I like family history because it makes ordinary people important. We all would like to be remembered and what better way than through your family's history?
My Grandma Davis would take me along when she went to the cemetery to tend our family graves. I learned who was important to her and now that she's gone, I keep all those stories alive and try to pass them on.
As my children grew up, I took them to cemeteries and told them about the people there. Some of my nieces and nephews might remember going, as well. Cemeteries are beautiful places with wonderful memories.
Find A Grave is a great web site. I have found a lot of family here. It's exciting when you can see a photo of a place you may never get to visit. The information is given freely through generous efforts by people who just want to help others.