My name is Amy Crow and I’m a genealogist in central Ohio. I recently graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in history. I am currently pursing my Masters in Library and Information Science at Kent State.

On this blog, I will be sharing things about genealogy and history. I’ve been a genealogist for more years than I’ll admit to. This is a very exciting time to be involved in genealogy; there are so many innovations that greatly assist us in our research, making it easier to find data than ever before.

I will also share observations about my latest hobby — Waymarking. Waymarking is a game/project/obsession which uses GPS coordinates to mark locations of interest and share them with others. Some of the largest Waymarking categories are historical in nature, such as the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Some of my favorite categories include Worldwide Cemeteries and Ohio Historic Markers. Waymarking is a good fit for a genealogist/historian/photographer/techie person like me.


13 thoughts on “About”

  1. Sandusky Library said:

    Your blog is terrific!

    Here is a nostalgic photo from the Archives of the Sandusky Library, if you care to take a look:


  2. wendylittrell said:

    Amy, I’ve added your blog to my blog network on Facebook & have bookmarked it! I am always on the lookout for Ohio information! Thanks!

  3. Thank you! It’s always nice to hear someone is enjoying the blog 🙂 Let me know if you have any special requests for topics.

  4. That Texaco station looks just the ones
    around Erie County, Ohio in the 1950’s and 1960’s!

    Brings back great memories!

  5. This one was near Main Street and James Road in that sliver of Columbus between Bexley and Whitehall. The photo was from the late 50s/early 60s. (I need to ask my dad for a more exact date )

  6. Where did you find the Ohio census on line for free? Researching the census on line would make my life a bit easier to do wome research from our library for other folk.

  7. Pat,

    Go to http://pilot.familysearch.org and click on North America on the map to see a full list of all the collections they have online. You can then click on any of those links to get more information about a specific collection or to search. It won’t specifically say “Ohio census.” It’s included in the U.S. census collections they have.

  8. Geri Roth said:

    I am interested in city directories from Ohio, especially Cincinnati.
    How can I get a good view of them on the internet or can I order copies?
    Thank you.

  9. Geri,
    There are many city directories online at Ancestry.com. Your local public library might have a subscription; be sure to check! The Ohio Historical Society has a large collection of Ohio city directories. I’m sure the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has a nice collection of Cincinnati directories. Also, the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana has one of the largest city directory collections in the nation. None of these libraries will send you a directory via Interlibrary Loan; however, if you can’t visit in person, contact them to see about having copies made of pages with particular surnames.

  10. Dear Amy,

    My name is Nils Schnelle; I am Country Manager UK/US at dynastree.com, a social network and genealogy site for families. The users can create their family tree, invite relatives to it, and collaborate to expand the tree. We offer a wide variety of features, such as photo and document upload, a family page, and much more – for free. Furthermore, dynastree offers a premium subscription with a lot of advanced features, such as printable PDF lists of one’s tree, an advanced search function to find potential relatives, and many more. As we would like to give more people a chance to test our premium services with no obligation and free of charge, I would like to offer you 10 vouchers for 1-month premium subscriptions to dynastree, which you can freely distribute to your users. The voucher code can be used 11 times, please feel free to use one for yourself if you would like to.

    Best regards,

    Nils Schnelle

  11. Do you know of any reference on the woodmen of the world tree stump markers. I know they all mean something as they are presented but I have found some I cannot figure out.

    you can reach me at the above E-mail address.

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