My name is William, I currently live (and grew up) in California, USA, and I’m in my mid-30’s. I mention my age because I’m often mistaken for my Grandfather or Father, both of whom are also named William, by relatives who find my postings and information on other sites related to family history and assume that someone my age wouldn’t be involved in something like genealogy. 🙂
Although I started looking into my family’s history in college while taking a research course, I have always had an interest in history. There is just something compelling about the past. Whether it’s world history, art history, natural history, or architectural history, history is interesting to me. Since college, I have continued researching my family history when I’ve had the time in order to fill in gaps or compile a more complete history.
I have other interests apart from genealogy and history in general, but I must admit that what people say is true, genealogy is addicting.