I have been doing genealogy on my family since I was 24 years old...I am soon to turn 73. That is a lot of research in Town Halls and cemeteries!
Family history is addictive to me and now with computers, there is even more to learn, as people are updating info daily. I hope I can in some way add to the family history by adding Biographies to my ancestors on, "Find a Grave". We all should have our story told.
On the sites I manage, I will be quite accurate and even list medical information that future generations might need to know.
The Biographies will not be sugar coated, they will be as they were lived.
Life is full of bumps in the road that make us who we are. Ideally, we should live the way we want to be remembered...alas that is not our human nature. We all make mistakes.