I have been doing genealogical research for 33 years, but have only recently decided to blog about some of my experiences. My own family lines are Slovak, colonial New England and Danish/Swedish. One side of my husband’s family hails from Germany via colonial New York and the other is a mixture of German and British who settled in the colonial South. Like most everyone else, I have run into many brick walls, which led to empty family tree branches. The focus of this blog is to share some of the successes I’ve had in breaking through the stumbling blocks to fill more of the family tree. One of my emptiest branches was that of Anna Elisabeth Johnson, my maternal great grandmother who, according to my grandmother, was from Copenhagen, Denmark. It took 33 years for me to make real progress. Tomorrow I will begin to tell the story of Anna Elisabeth’s family and how I found them.