I am a family historian/genealogist and have been researching my family for over 10 years. I found family members through the internet and through distant family as they learned of my interest in our family genealogy.
I have many memories of visiting cemeteries as a child. My parents always took us to the cemeteries where I would watch them clean the grave and leave new flowers at the graves. As kids, we would walk around and look at other graves. Little did I know how this experience would affect me as an adult. I have great respect for cemeteries and view them as peaceful places and the current physical residence where I can visit my ancestors.
It is not uncommon for me to stop at unknown and unrelated cemeteries because they look old or unique. I have taken many pictures of unknown graves for this reason which is also the reason I created this blog.
I am just getting my feet wet as a speaker on cemeteries and still experience the jitters in front of people, but once I start talking about cemeteries and interacting with people, I calm down.
I doubt I will ever stop looking at cemeteries or for cemeteries -- they are too interesting to just pass by.