Originally Posted by Dr Vorlauf
Did you use an online service? I have often thought about doing this. very coll that you got the pics of your great grandparents.
I did sign up on Ancestry.com on a monthly basis for the English side of my family.
For the Scottish side I used scotlandspeople.gov.uk. With this site I was able to get copies of documents going back to 1688. I also used the Mormon website "Family search". That is a good one and it's free. The information isn't always the most accurate, but it does help get you going and can sometimes confirm suspicions.