The Genealogy bug bit me when I had to write down the names of my brothers and sisters in late 1969, early 1970s of Oupa Izaak Jacobus Louw. Although he could basically remember sixteen (he was born 4.3.1887, died at 103 years and 6 months on 13 September 1990) it was later proved by research that there were at least 22 children. It may in itself have been 24, if accepting the fact that names of early deceased children where used again.
In 2009 I was elected as president of the Genealogical Society of South Africa. I resigned during the 2012 AGM due to health, pressure and own business responsibilities. However, I first stayed on as a product representative and treasurer. Very soon thereafter I would just be handling the products for GGSA and do that still today.