Inspired by some discussion about history and families in another thread, I was wondering about everyone's family history. There are three aspects to this: Whatever has been handed down to you by word of mouth, photographs, letters and documents etc. Ancestral research using ancestry.com or similar, searching out birth, marriage, death records etc. Getting a DNA test/search So, what do you know about your family history? How far back in time can you go? Have you ever done ancestral research or a DNA test/search?