I initially started my genealogy research when I was 12 years old. I was assigned a project in history class where I had to interview one of my elder relatives and see how their life was growing up compared to ours. I chose my grandfather Lymus SIMMONS, Jr.
I continued researching on and off for about 10 years and gathered quite a bit of research. Due to a very tragic accident and some unforeseen circumstances, I lost all of my research. It was very devastating to have to start all over, bur it was also a blessing. Most of the information I had collected was not properly documented and by the time I learned how to properly cite sources, I had forgotten where I had found the information.
Now that I have no choice but to start over, I know how to properly document my sources and preserve my research for future generations.