In the beginning there was . . . the 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. The type of storage ranges in type from the old standby, the trusty shoebox, stored in a dark closet somewhere, to the rustic old trunk or chest found in a lot of attics and basements.
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 and its 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, in as much as any two 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.