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The genealogy bug bit me early in life. As a boy I used to run the cemeteries with my great grandmother Margaret (Gearhart) Ashcraft and listen to her talk about the family. In my adult years my grandmother Helen (Ashcraft) Banks was my shotgun rider to the cemeteries. |
History was my favorite class in school. I got serious at 21 about my history and got 3 genealogy books from the library. I outlined those books and outlined the outlines.
The folks at the Licking County Genealogy Society were eager to help a young genealogist get started right. That was almost 30 years ago and I am still learning a bit but have become the teacher for others.