This blog contains posts about family history, genealogy, history, and all things related to these topics. This includes how-to's, as well as personal research and blog carnival topics. About the author: I have been engaged in genealogical and family history research since 1992. I have in-depth research experience in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and the American Civil War. I have taken numerous genealogy classes, as well as attending genealogy conferences. I hold memberships in DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), the National Genealogical Society, the Illinois State Genealogical Society, and the McLean County Genealogical Society, where I attend local meetings. In addition, I am the County Coordinator and Webmaster for four USGenWeb sites, which are dedicated to genealogy. That leads to my next interest, which is Website design and development. I am also a member of a Civil War re-enacting and living history group.