I'm sorry to say that I have not done much on this part. One side of my family has already done extensive work, and the other side has adoptees on it from the turn of the century, so there is not much to hunt down. But I know there is a whole lot of options online these days. My husband researched his family. There are ships manifests coming into Ellis Island published online, things like that. And I know the Mormon Church has a lot of great research. Hope that helps!