What event or person inspired you to start your genealogy research?

When I was a child, we would go to visit my paternal grandmother. She had folders full of charts and letters and I was fascinated by it all. My dad thought it was a huge waste of time and didn’t want to talk about any of it, but I felt like it was a challenge to be solved!

I didn’t really start my own research until I had started a family of my own, but I have loved every minute of being a “genealogy detective” who solves those mysteries! Thank heavens for the internet and the opportunities we have for research now that my grandmother never imagined!