I was raised with family stories. My grandparents collected some and wrote others about the relatives they personally knew.
In college I actually got an associate degree in genealogy. A few years after that I was asked to teach a class on organizing research. That started a process that took decades to complete. Not that it was a long process, but my life was busy raising kids. After many years, I was again asked to help people with their research – how to do it and how to file it, so I pulled out what I had done, adapted some parts for the internet, and decided to put it online as In a Pile or a File.
Eventually I decided to put some of the family stories, pictures, and other information I had been given online as My Family’s Histories.