If you're working on your family history, how far back have you been able to trace?
I have gone back as far as the 1200s on some of my lines. I have found artisans, statesmen, military leaders, and even some unsavory folks that could have stayed hidden. :) However, these are not verified relationships. It is my intention to verify relationships as far back as I can. These lists of possible relatives and their vital dates gives me a good starting place for the verification process. Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org have been a big help in my research.
If you aren't into genealogy, who is the oldest relative that you have known? What was the oldest generation alive in your family when you were born? Were there great-grandparents still alive or further back still?
When I was born, all of my grandparents and two great-grandmothers were living. They were my mama's grandmas, Carrie Williams Pressley and Lula Carter Spence. I missed meeting Big Mama - Annie Black Gunter, the one this blog is named for - by about five years. I wish that I could have met her and Callie James Fowler, too.
Please put your answers down in the comment section or leave a link to your blog so that we can read about your families, too!