If I'd have given up 4 years ago, then my family tree would have been left looking like this....however by never giving up searching, this week I have made contact with a relative in America. We found 1 joint relative and between our knowledge figured out that we were related. He has given me over 20 more directly related family names & story that need adding to this wall.
I jumped ahead in time, through spending time searching for and clarifying details in the mean time I've added so many names to my tree, it now refuses to print as it's too big.... imagine the issues when I add all the family members for these 20 families.
What am I saying? I am saying never give up, it may take years, but your hard work will pay off.
Have a wonderful weekend.