Yep. I think I've been able to trace back a good amount on my father's side. Right now if I pull up a family list for my father, back to 15 generations, I get 138 people. I've done much better on my mother's side though... back 15 generations I get 457 people!
I also have yet to find anyone that appears to have much of a history on my father's side. On my mother's side, it appears I'm a direct descendant of at least 14 of the 25 surety barons, a Barby coast pirate, and a good number of knights and other members of the nobility.