I started in Genealogy when my aunt brought me two boxes full of pictures from the 1880 through the 1950's, that my Grandmother had written names and dates on. That was 1980. Then with the advent of the computer, and the on line data bases, it became easier, or rather, faster.
When the kids left home I became addicted.
Pictures and information added or taken by me for Find A Grave may be considered public domain and you are welcome to use them.