Do you have one in the family tree? If not you're missing a colourful component in the family history. Find a wide selection, some of whom could be relatives, in House Document No. 108-222, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - 2005 available for download at www.gpoaccess.gov/serialset/cdocuments/hd108-222/index.html . Basic information on members of Canada's Parliament, both houses, since 1867 is at www.parl.gc.ca/common/SenatorsMembers.asp?Language=E . Equivalent information for the British Parliament is in a series of publications entitled "The History of Parliament", some available at area libraries. The information isn't on line although a compilation CD is available at a modest £525 plus tax!