I began my family history at age 19, not even knowing my paternal grandparents' names. Thirty years later, I have researched and found thousands of my kinfolk all over the United States. I teach and lecture -- all in my "free" time. I still have three children at home. That might translate into a bit of dust in the home, but it surely brings a warm heart to my children to know about their ancestors and their lives. There is definitely something wonderful about family history. :)