Did you attend my workshop at Stake Women's Conference on Saturday? I talked about how to make your ancestors come alive! Don't fall into the trap of looking at these people in your database as just names, dates and places. More than likely this "name" is your favorite grandmother's favorite great-uncle. She knew him, she loved him; just as you loved your grandma. So find out more about him.
Research, research, research! All those little bits and pieces of information that you find will build an outline of your ancestor's life. Look around for what other's have done and build from there.
I'll elaborate on this one of these days, but, in the meantime check out this article that was posted in the LDS Church News.
'It's the stories' that make for good history'