Research Skills

Genealogy, Volunteerism, Collaboration, Sharing and Social Media

(Third article in a series, “Introduction to Genealogy”)  By Karen S. Campbell Southwest Ohio Research American genealogists and family historians have always been social. They have always practiced volunteerism and collaboration.   The Genealogical pursuit of information is a community endeavor of familial and friendly contacts. Local genealogy societies are funded and maintained by volunteers. Long […]

I am an Ancestry.com Ace

I am an Ancestry.com Ace. Aces will be receiving the latest news from ancestry.com concerning the publication of the 1940 Federal Census on ancestry.com. This is the first message: “The National Archives and Records Administration will open the 1940 U.S. Federal Census on April 2, 2012—the first time this collection will be made available to the […]

It’s Best to Begin in the Present ~ With What You Already Know and Then Work Back in Time!

(Second article in a series, “Introduction to Genealogy”) by Karen S. Campbell, Southwest Ohio Research It’s not news today that Americans gorge on unhealthy food and that many of us have become obese  because of our “food Junkie’s” love of sugar, fats, and salts.   We also have become  “information junkies” gorging ourselves on information from […]

Genealogy and History ~ Two Sides of the Same Coin

(First article in a series, “Introduction to Genealogy”) by Karen S. Campbell, Southwest Ohio Research Arnold Toynbee gave us the simplest definition of history.  History is “just one d__n thing after another.”    However, it is not quite that simple.  What makes the study of history complicated is that this stream of “one thing after another” […]