Social networking your family history may be the key to solving those research problems!
Today I noticed there are numerous Facebook groups related to searching for ancestors, so I decided to create one for the Curtis/s surname. Join the Curtis Genealogy Facebook group today and participate in all the networking options, including Discussion Boards, Photos, Videos, Links, and Wall postings.
My great-grandfather William Rushmer Curtis married Ella May Canfield. I volunteered to administrate the social networking site for the Canfield Surname on GenealogyWise. If you are interested in joining that group, I'd love to see you there! The group is new, so there's only two members right now.