I use ancestory.com and familysearch.com, those two are great. It got me as far as my great great grandparents. One of my great great grandparents came from Maryland. I had trouble finding her parents of course, because records listed blacks as property. However, I have not given up hope. I hope this helps you if you are researching your family. Also, speak to the elders in your family. I informed one of my uncles I was at a stand still for my great great grandfather. He had a picture of him and sent it to me. I was in tears just seeing his face.