I confirmed some information I thought about my ancestry this morning. I was almost positive my dad's side came from Scotland and my mom's side came from Ireland. But I found out for sure this morning. I'll post more in another thread later.
I'm with you there. It can get really expensive and can be really time consuming. Fortunately my oldest brother's wife has done a bunch of research on this. She went back to 1560 on one side and 1690 on the other. That's one of the nice things about being the youngest of nine kids. The chances are pretty good that at least one of us or one of our spouses has some useful information or experience in whatever you need.I always wanted to look up stuff like that for my family. Didn't wanna spend the money to do it though.