I've dabbled in family history research for about 25 years now. Find it fascinating and frustrating all at the same time! I followed my maternal side back to the Revolutionary war and have been in the DAR for a few years. Am now working on trying to follow another line back for a supplemental patriot! I've retired from full time "corporate" work and our family has been farming for nine years...raising alpacas and wondering why we waited so long! The biggest problem is it doesn't leave me enough research time...lol.