I apologize for the time delay. As most of you know I was fortunate enough to travel to Italy early this month. It was definitely a trip of a life time. The history of Italy is so long, it makes the history of my genealogical studies seem so small in comparison. When I was able to trace an ancestor to the other side of the pond, it has been a major discovery. But seeing buildings and works of art that are centuries old seem to put things in a different light. What if that ancestor I found in Germany was a descendent of another great battle? Or if that ancestor I found in France was a descendent of a queen or king? That is why I continue to trace my ancestors and explore backwards.