I started researching my family history in the 4th grade. I started actively searching at the age of 21 when my maternal grandmother gave me a manila folder filled with pedigree charts, copies of letters, and newspaper articles.
"If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are." - Madeline L'Engle