I started researching my family tree back on 14 Dec 1974 by asking my mom about her Gaskill family. She knew so very little, that I set my mind to find out everything I could. I went to archives, LDS Lib.,etc. and lived in KY after I retired from California, and did nothing for 2-1/2 years but go to every place that my progenitors lived. I have over 62 (2") binders on my shelves beside drawers filled with Heflinabilia/Gaskill Data, et al.
Last toll, I had over 34,000 names and almost 1,800 photos in Ancestry.
I, even, spent 30 days in Denmark, visiting a 2nd cuz who took me to all of the places that my Dansk Cuzine lived. Wonderful experience.
No Find a Grave members followed yet.