I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't interested in genealogy, cemeteries, or history in one way or another. Instead of bedtime stories, I would ask my parents to tell me stories about when they were little. Whenever we passed a cemetery I would ask to stop and look at the gravestones. I loved looking through old photographs - the older the better. The summer I discovered old newspapers on microfilm I barely left the local library. And the first time I held my great-grandfather's brittle, 100-year-old family bible in my hands I was completely and totally awestruck. There was no turning back. I was hooked.
In addition to genealogical research (and knitting, my other obsession), I index and arbitrate for both FamilySearch Indexing and the World Archives Project. I've also recently signed up for Find A Grave. My husband enjoys the "field trip" parts of genealogical research: taking cemetery photos, looking up obituaries in a distant city, etc. I do most of the computer-type research and he does most of the legwork. We make a pretty good team.
I decided to start this blog because I wanted to interact with other genealogists; share my discoveries, crazy stories, and pictures; and hopefully connect with a distant relative or two. I'm not exactly sure what path this blog will take, but you're more than welcome to come along for the ride.