I am thrilled to share that I broke down a huge brick wall today. My great grandmother was born in 1875 and married by 1892, so the only census I could find her on was 1880. On this census she is living with an unknown family as an orphan. Her death certificate didn't have parent names and neither did her marriage certificate. To top it off her maiden name was somewhat common--Campbell. Then last night I decided to check in on my DNA matches on Ancestry because it had been a while. I found one extremely high match with the Campbell surname, which originated near the counties I was searching. After exchanging messages and emails, we talked on the phone and agreed to dig a little deeper. She then sends me a report from a genealogist her mother had hired and on page 31 of 55, there was the proof..my g. grandmother was listed as a sister to her Campbell relative. It only took 20 years, but she is no longer lost to history. I just wanted to share this to encourage others not to give up.