Hello from Northern Ohio!
I'm not new to genealogy, but both my husband and I are new to Wikitree. We feel a bit slow starting with this because the format is still a little confusing, but it's getting easier.
We began our research back in the mid-1990's by taking journeys through old cemeteries in areas where we knew family had lived. We were kind of made fun of by family and friends who though our pastime was a bit morbid, but cemeteries are fascinating because of what you can learn just by reading headstones! We found family members we never knew existed, especially those with infants who had died in their first year -- somehow records weren't readily available for the little ones. Sad, but true in many instances.
Anyway, when we got our first computer (IBM is all I remember with about 250mb hard drive that one of the guys at work built for us), my husband began putting all our data into Family Tree Maker and within the next few years had compiled a database of more than 50K names. There was a stubborn brick wall which continues even today -- his grandfather. We know he existed (obviously), but other than varying stories about his age, birthplace, occupation, date and cause of death, we've found nothing solid to go on.
My husband had his DNA tested through FTDNA (37-Marker) a few years ago but we're still learning how to read it. I recently had mine tested to see where I could get with my biological family since I was adopted; I've been able to prove ancestry back to the Revolutionary War, learn when and where my bio-father passed away, and help piece in some of the misinformation I'd been given about his family circumstances. Since I've had fairly good results with Ancestry.com's DNA testing, my husband has just submitted his sample for testing to hopefully help us understand his results better.
So, here we are almost 20 years since our quest for family history began. We've made great strides, but some of the most important information to us is still missing. That's why we're here ... hopeful, full of anticipation, and excited to learn more.
By the way, my husband (Ron "Ross-8350") lost about half of his left index finger a few years ago which prevents him from successfully handling a keyboard with any efficiency. So, I'm working on filling in his family profile and mine at the same time. He's reading, but he's not doing much of the work. It's a lot of work for me!!
Anyway, we're thankful for the warm welcome we've received. We both hope that by filling in our blanks, others will be able to make connections they've been waiting for as well. If we can answer any questions, we'll do our best. It's the least we can do when so many have graciously helped us along the way.