I recently discovered a family tree which was filled out by my grandmother for my mother when she was in elementary school. The tree is very basic, with names filled out everywhere, but there are no birth dates, death dates, etc. that would give any information other than an ancestor's name.
Since I have an account to Ancestry.com, I inputted the names into the family tree builder, and usually many hints come up for you to view and discern whether or not they are your ancestor or not. But barely any hints showed up, and there were no hints that came up for many of the names high up on the family tree.
I thought, well, I'll try searching for them manually. So I went to the search and began searching for the names, only to find out that they have absolutely no results for a man named Astruc Dupont!
Astruc Dupont is one of the highest names on the tree. I have tried FamilySearch and other websites, with no luck. I went to my local library and asked how I might go about doing this, and the genealogy department had no advice for me. They said I was in a tough spot.
Here is a picture of the section of the tree I am interested in. I blocked out the names of anyone born within the last 100 years. I am only interested in the ancestors of Lillie Maude Butler and up.