I have been researching my family history for two years now. My regret and probably the one of many thousands of others is that they did not start sooner. I guess it was one of those thing where you do not think of it till you get passed middle age. My husbands cousin was searching for a long time and I thought it was interesting but it was not until my parents had died and I was going thru their papers that I found some interesting things.
First was naturalization certificates for my great grandfather and grandparents. Second was cemetery lots and the original purchase papers, birth certificate and marriage certificates for my grandmother written in Old German Script. I needed to know more.....I feel that my progress has been good for such a novice, and I will try to post things with tags so perhaps I may find some more cousins looking for the same people.