Here's how you can combine a love of collecting (in this case, antique Victorian era picture frames) with a passion for genealogy.
Haunt junk stores and antique stores and flea markets for old picture frames. Fix them up a bit, clean them, paint them with an air-brush if needed, even put a bit of plaster on the old plaster ones that are missing bits and pieces.
Next find photos of your ancestors, you know, great-grandma in a beautiful dress. Take the photo to a photographer and have it enlarged to fit the antique frame. Choose a mat and you're set.
Then hang the pictures on your walls. Here's an example.
I have lots of old picture frames for sale. contact me if interested.