Everyone has interesting roots but me. Didn't have any relatives in the new world until around 1910 from Poland. Can't go too far back geneologically because most of them were illiterate and a lot of churches with Baptismal records were destroyed during a couple of wars. My wife has the interesting background. Her ancestors came up from central Mexico and settled in Northern New Mexico in the late 16th century. They've been intermarrying with the various Indian tribes there for hundreds of years. The novel "The Milagro Beanfield War" is a great description of that Spanish Speaking culture of Northern New Mexico.