I am an amateur genealogist, interested in family history, and history in general. The primary line that I follow is the West family of the Cape Fear Valley in North Carolina. I am related to the Wests through my maternal grandmother. Other lines I follow are: Hair, Holder, Glover, Ochs, and Gabbard - and many more. Unfortunately I live in Florida and far from my home state of NC so I have to make the most of any trips which are few and far between. The rest of the time, I do the best I can online and in libraries - and I've found that you can accomplish quite a bit that way these days. I prefer to back up each entry and date in my lines with documentation, and grave markers are part of that process in addition to census, marriage, and other records. If you're interested in the lines I'm following - or if you're family, please... do say hello!