Things like this warm the heart of a genealogist:
Today I called a nephew who lives in another state to ask if he would be willing to take a few photos in a cemetery where some of our ancestors are interred. He gladly agreed to do so … and then added, “I’ll take Rachel along since she likes to explore cemeteries.”
Bells went off in my head: this is exactly how I started my interest in genealogy at approximately the age my grandniece is now! Could she be on her way to developing as the next family historian? What can I do to help her?
Well, as long as she is already going to explore the cemetery with her dad anyway, I am going to list the other relatives who are also buried there and tell how they are related. Maybe she will be my successor and keeper of all things genealogy!
A youthful interest in genealogy is not to be wasted!