The earliest family member I know is my great grandmother, Viola Pinkett-Smith who was born circa 1920's. Searching her name on genealogy sites, I've hit immediate roadblocks as these sites require a middle-name, the street she grew up on, her favorite color, favorite ice-cream, panty-size, blood-type, turn-ons and turn-offs, and her 3rd grade teacher's maiden name spelled backwards in Yiddish (okay I'm exaggerating but only because I'm frustrated with how many fucking questions they ask). So I'm seeking help first of all to find a genealogy site where a fucking name, county/state and time period of birth are sufficient as I'm sure this is atleast enough info to get me started. Seriously, how many Viola Pinkett-Smiths can there be in a dirtroad county in Georgia in the 1920'? It's not like I'm searching for a John Smith in NY or a Jessica Miller (I've known 7 Jessica Millers) in Cali. An interesting aspect my sister introduced me to is that part of my heritage is German. She explained that, at some point, there was a significant movement of German immigrants to Georgia. I'll ask her later today but at this point I'm unsure if these Germans came from somewhere else in the US, from Germany, or somewhere else entirely. I imagine that if she knows this information it may make things slightly easier. The only reason I'm asking now is that I can't sleep and this is sorta my project for the morning (that along with a good wank, a smoke, and making some grits, sausage, biscuits, and eggs). Anyhow, any information, links, etc.. would be greatly appreciated. This includes general German culture/history, or specifics regarding Germans settling in Georgia, in or around Macon County. The reason I'm searching for articles now is, the way it was explained to me, this was not a mere family or two of Germans moving to Georgia, but a large enough movement that it's possibly referenced in an article somewhere on the web (nowadays, what isn't?). Maybe I'll see something that clicks or coincides with what I already know (which isn't much but a few names, dates, etc...) Insomnia sucks.