In March of 2012 I had taken a lovely weekend trip to the western side of Colorado. While on the trip, a friend mentioned she wanted to take a side trip to the town of Paonia, Colorado. I, in an off the cuff comment, mentioned I had heard from an aunt that I had family from England in Paonia. I really didn't have a clue as who they were or what their last name could be. And, I had only two last names to go on from England; Chinery and Page. So when I got home that night, I started an online search to see if I could figure out whom these long lost distant relative were. To make a long story short, I was completely unsuccessful.
But, that night of "googling" unveiled to me the vast number of genealogy sites that were on the internet. Somehow, I ended up joining Archives.com that night for a "free 7 day trial". Since I failed in finding my English relatives in western Colorado, I started checking to see just who in my family I could find records for online in the limited time my family has been in the US. That is when I came across my dad's birth certificate.
Now, there were no surprises on the certificate. The surprise for me was that I was able to find something like that so easily. My father would be (and was) a bit dismayed to find out I had gotten a digital copy of it off the internet.
My grandfather has always just been a name to me. Yes, he was my father's dad, but even my father never met him. He died sometime in the months before my dad was born. So, if I could find a birth certificate from 1935 online, why couldn't I find a death certificate from the same year?
AND I DID! My first breakthrough. And for the first time in my life I saw the names of my great grandparents.
That was the moment I got sucked in. I didn't sleep much that night.
 If you know my father, his copy is locked away in a vault somewhere for sure.
 "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25239-59714-44?cc=1983324 : accessed 15 Sep 2014), Death certificates > 1935 > Vol 074, certificates 036501-037000, Aug, Bexar-Comanche counties > image 334 of 521; citing State Registrar Office, Austin.