Welcome to WT!
I hope you will feel home here soon and like it as much as I do.
We all are volunteers here as you are. So all are equal. Only difference is some started years earlier and knew or got help how to find RELIABLE (original birth- marriage- and death documents to prove dates) sources.
But as we are volunteers we also have a normal live. That means you sometimes have to be patient to get answers and/or help. But all here are very friendly and always willing to help.
Wonderful you added the tag Garretson here to your G2G question. As I checked it there is only one other question about the Garretson's so far.
Please try this: Go to your profile page and hit the magnifying glass/search icon behind Garretson at your profile page at the top. You will see there are about 404 profiles at WT of Garretsons. Maybe you find some family.
Garretson sound very much as an Americation of the Dutch Gerritszoon (son of a Gerrit). So you might have Dutch Roots!
Do you have a (free) FamilySearch account? If not please get one and you can search for your family.
If you do not find anything send me a message please and I will see if I can help you how to search for your family.
Summer Greetings from The Netherlands,