I have been researching my family roots for over 50 years. I love to roam around cemeteries and imagine these names I see as actual people living in the conditions presented during their lifetime. I find myself asking them questions [and hope I never really hear an answer!]. Traveling to my ancestor's hometowns is an exciting adventure for me. I always find new information and clues to their lives. I try to help others as much as possible in the area that I live in. I have been using Find a grave for quite a while but only recently joined as a volunteer. I taught beginners genealogy at a local night school. That was a fantastic opportunity. Meeting new people through this website has added more joy to the research than I ever imagined!