The old web site introduction seemed a little long-winded, so I'm trying the following on for size:
Welcome to Midwest Roots!I have been a professional writer since 1979, a genealogist since 1999, a professional genealogist since 2009, and a Board-certified professional genealogist since 1 June 2012. Use the “Contact Harold” box to get in touch.
I hope this site will help your genealogy quest in at least one of the following ways:
(1) Use free resources here, including
- my guide to researching at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne,
- a selection of free lookups,
- a list of Family History microfilms already in the Midwest,
- a list of state and regional genealogy periodicals nationwide,
- lists of the above-average holdings of Midwestern city directories in Valparaiso and Indiana newspapers in Mishawaka, and
- my finding aids for small-city city directory microfilm reels from Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
(3) Hire writing or citation help. I can critique or edit your draft of an article or presentation. (If you’re not sure whether this will help, send me 5 pages and I’ll send you a free critique.) Or I can focus on bringing your source citations closer to Evidence Explained standards.
(4) Find a presentation that appeals to your society.
(5) Find a useful blog post at midwesternmicrohistory.blogspot.com.
Harold Henderson, "Self-referential Sunday with a new web site intro," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 14 April 2013 (http://midwesternmicrohistory.blogspot.com : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]