My interest in genealogy grew out of a parallel interest in literature and biography. When I was in college studying literature, I did a lot of work on the life and works of Willa Cather. One day I realized that, while I knew almost every picayune detail of Cather's life and family history, I didn't know much about my own. I've been working on my own family ever since--for about 30 years.
Find A Grave is a great site for sharing information. Anyone who wants to use what I've posted is welcome to it--no need to ask. Thank you and happy searching!