But hey, no problem, right? Instead I moved on to my grandfather's paternal side, assuming that as someone had apparently done enough research on them in the past to know that we were related to a person who came over on the Mayflower, that they wouldn't be too hard to find on ancestry.com.
Unfortunately...wrong. I pretty much immediately hit another road block - I had my great-grandfather's name, and my great-great-grandfather's name...and there my information ran dry. And so, apparently, did ancestry.com's. Even after poring through censuses and the like...and thinking I'd found the next person in line...I still wasn't getting any hints. Which is rendered even more unfortunate by the knowledge that this branch is where that whole Mayflower story came from :(
Pictured above: My great-grandmother Hulda (who I never met) and great-grandfather Frank (who I met briefly when I was very, very young). I was able to get up to Frank's father Alpheus on my tree, and that's where I kind of "lost it" :-/
But that, my dears, is a different story for a different time ;)