Today I had more time to follow the link you sent - Wow! the problem however is that so few have names, only numbers. I sent a second message today so hoping to hear from him(?) her (?). As I suspected the person I was trying to research does come from my Hoffman family, 2nd generation Hoffman who md. a Kinter. Now hoping to make contact so we can exchange info. Kinter is not my ancestry but a lot of them married into my Hoffman families. Thank you for the tip - it may pay off big time finally - I am long overdue for some good solutions !!