the beginning ...
... there was ...
... a box.
Just about every family has
such a box, what you might call a genealogy box, where all the old
family photos, letters and notes, and all the other little treasured
bits and pieces of past times and family history are kept.
type of storage ranges in type from that old standby, the trusty shoebox,
stored, and maybe even lost, in a dark closet somewhere, to the rustic old trunk or chest
found in attics or basements.
The modern genealogist or family
historian might at first replace the old shoebox with a Tupperware
container or a spiral notebook or two, perhaps even a three-ring-binder.
However, the effectiveness of these methods won't last for long. Soon a file
box or two will become necessary, and then even more and more boxes,
until visits to your local office supply store will seem to be as
numerous as those to the local grocery!
for Harrison County,
In Print & Available
here or on the image to learn more.
As I have made visits to Kentucky over
the years I have sought out, collected, and saved all the information I
could that would make my own research go a little more smoothly from
home, information that I only wish I had only known about or had access
to from the beginning of my research.
Thus the genesis of the
title of this little newsletter, a few pages of print and a website to tell of all the
research tools and methods I have learned about in climbing my own
family tree and building a family history with Harrison County records.
Supplement to the
Harrison Heritage News - Since 2007 this special supplement,
published three to four times a year on average, has been added to issues of the
Harrison Heritage News, the monthly newsletter of the Harrison
County Historical Society. The Genealogy Box is its name
goal is to bring to light all of the genealogy and local history
resources that are available for research, both online and in person in
Cynthiana and at other facilities.
Each issue basically serves as a
research guide to one particular topic, as much as just a few printed
pages can. More recent issues have not only served as guides to
individual topics, but also contain content not to be found anywhere
else such as transcriptions, abstracts, and indexes of records. News of recent genealogical events, features at this
site, and other items of interest are also included.
With the publication of the
thirty-first issue nearly at hand, now seems a good time to commemorate the event and so all
of those which have been published will soon be posted online for the first
Just click on any of the links above to begin your
learning experience with The Genealogy Box (Adobe
Reader or other PDF viewer required).
Issue No. 1 - About "the Box;" What is a Marriage Record?
Issue No. 2 - Motherhood Statistics, To Find the Degrees, Count the G's;
Reading Books Backwards and Taking Notes (2-page edition)
Issue No. 3 - The Last-Known-To-Be-Living Date; Breaking News!; Keeping
Up with the In-Laws; "Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who is that Knocking at
the Door?" (2-page edition)
Issue No. 4 - "Free at Last, Free at Last, Genealogy is Free at Last!"
(Research resources free to genealogists) (2-page edition)
Issue No. 5 - Just Passing Through (Family history as found in passport
records) (2-page edition)
Issue No. 6 - Local Treasures (E.E. Barton Papers and the Pease
Abstracts); Climbing Other Branches of the Family Tree; Research...Free for
the Asking! (2-page edition)
Issue No. 7 - Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Family Jewels
(Research facilities in Harrison County) (2-page edition)
Issue No. 8 - Writing the "1-Hour Autobiography;" Biographies @
HarrisonCountyKy.US (4-page edition)
Issue No. 9 - What is an Obituary and How Do You Find One?; The 1896
Special Edition of the Cynthiana Democrat & the 1905 Souvenir Supplement of
the Log Cabin (4-page edition)
Issue No. 10 - Farmers Going "Postal" (Rural Free Delivery (R.F.D.))
Issues 11-31 - Coming soon . . .
If you are interested in researching
a family history in or the local history of Harrison County, please
for even more information and resources, such as the home page of the
Harrison County Historical Society and
the online archives of its newsletter, the
Harrison Heritage News.
Thanks for visiting, and the best of
luck to you in your research!
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