My interest in genealogy started about five years ago. I received a gift certificate to a computer store. I decided it would be used for software but I had no idea what kind of software. I ended up getting a genealogy program. I installed it on my computer but within a week it crashed. Several months later I was at a computer conference for educators and to my astonishment I won a computer. When I got home I installed my genealogy program on it and it worked fine. Thus began my adventures into my families history/genealogy.