I started working on my family genealogy, Carson/Blake/Kee/Renfro, in the 1960s. My father, Donald Kee, left me a very detailed paper tree (multiple pages) on my family after he researched Bibles and did in-depth interviews with all the older generation.
I have been working on Pool/Davis/Moon/Ross genealogy since back in the early 1980s after interviewing a number of my husband's family, getting birth & death certificates and looking at Family Bibles.
I find that the memorials are a wonderful place to enter not only a bio and family links but to tell an interesting story about that particular person that otherwise might not ever be heard.
Researching cemeteries has been a great asset for all of my research and especially online records such as Find-A-Grave. However, I feel you should confirm each piece of information with other pieces to put together the whole picture.
I use birth certificates, death certificates, draft registrations, census, Bibles, cemetery records and family accounts to complete each and every member of our family.
My wonderful husband passed away in June 2015. We had 5 children; but, we lost a son in March 2005.
At last count (March 2017) we had 24 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren, with 2 more on the way. And just had our first great great grandchild, a girl, named Audrey Rose.