I have always been fascinated by my family - they have deep roots in Lancaster County, PA. I started collecting photos, info, stories, and clippings early in my teens. I visited many of the old cemeteries where family was buried and helped clean graves - great time to talk to older relatives about their memories.
In the 1980's I interviewed many family members fully intending to really get digging - but children came along and relocations for work, so all the family papers were safely boxed up for "later". In the meantime, most of the older folks have died, so my memories are precious. In the last couple years I have finally been able to dig again, and what fun it is. Find-a-grave has been a wonderful help and just flat out a lot of fun. [Edit]