On her side one family tree is known back to the 800's
I'm not sure how far back my cousin has researched mom's side of the family; my maternal grandmother's side is from Sweden (she was a first generation American, both of her parents had immigrated from Sweden), but if I recall correctly from the one Lindstrom family reunion I attended, in St. George, UT, (one of mom's brothers lives there and hosted it, that's the only UT connection) they've traced back to Lief the Lucky; I don't know enough about their research to know if I should believe them or not. My maternal grandfather's line goes way back in South Carolina, I think, my cousin would know more about that. Dad's side, the family name we can trace back to circa 1850 when they moved to Oregon, but where they came from is real murky; you'd think that Minor Moss Mead would be pretty unique, but two of them appear in the same census, and I haven't checked into the dates of the census for those areas to see if it's the same guy, different guys, and neither of the entries looks right, anyway. My paternal grandmother, the one who died at 27, was from England, and the family there has prettty good records; I've no idea how to contact them, we're completely out of touch since dad died; I'm sure if I really tried, I could track them down, but my sister and I are the end of this branch of the family so it doesn't really matter all that much. Well, other than to let them know that; well, I do have one surviving cousin on dad's side, in California, but I haven't had contact since shortly after dad died back in 2001. It's amazing my sister and I have stayed in touch as well as we have.