I recently worked on the family of my son-in-law. It had been a while since working on a family I knew little about and more interestingly, either did he. The term 'getting blood from a stone' was what it was like. Going backwards and forwards requesting little pieces of information here and there and although he is excited seeing where he originated, there is such a long way to go. He believes the family is from Ireland and so far I only have links to the U.K.
The research will continue and I may even ask for assistance from the expert volunteers located in the U.K. One thing for sure it is refreshing working on something and asking the old grey matter 'how do I do this and find that'.