I thought I would revisit the surnames I am researching, this time listing them by country of origin. It will be interesting to see where the majority my research is taking me. Because I have chosen to orient my family tree from my grandchildren's viewpoint, this list includes the surnames in both Dave's and my backgrounds as well as the surnames of my son-in-law's adoptive parents.
In no particular order, the list is:
Germany: Burbach, Caspari, Siglar/Ziglar, Sempstrott, Coan/Coon, Haas
Ireland: Connery, Fleming, Hennessy, Leahy, Mc Carthy, Ryan
Sweden: Peterson, Hanson (2 different lines)
Hungary: Gulyban, Palinkas, Fendrik, Biro
As I suspected the preponderance of my research will be using German resources. Thank heavens they are abundant. One German line I have traced back to 1732 and another to 1604. The Ferguson line goes back to 1641 in Virginia. Haven't begun to check Scottish resources yet. I suspect this is a never ending project.