Amy Johnson Crow

Expert Author

Amy Johnson Crow is a Certified Genealogist and is a Genealogical Content Manager for Archives.com. She holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. Amy is a frequent lecturer at genealogical seminars and conferences and has published numerous articles.

Amy has served on the boards of several genealogical societies and is a former editor of the Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. She has deep roots in Ohio and the mid-Atlantic states. Amy's interests include military research, preserving stories, and tombstones. She likes to say that she has never been to a cemetery that she didn't like.

Favorite Genealogy Quote

"We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors' wisdom." ~ Maya Angelou

What are your specific genealogical interests?

I enjoy research in the Midwest, especially in Ohio. I'm also fascinated with researching veterans, especially the Civil War as well as those from "forgotten" or "overlooked" wars, such as the War of 1812 and World War I.

What got you into genealogy?

I've always had an interest, even when I was a child. Maybe it was the regular trips to the family cemetery or maybe it was listening to my Grandma Johnson tell family stories.

Most surprising genealogical find:

I was a rather surprised to find in my third-great-grandfather's Civil War pension file that his second wife was divorced just a few weeks before they were married. Somehow, that was a story that hadn't been passed down!

What family history question would you most like to solve?

Tracking down my third-great-grandmother Matilda Debolt Skinner Crossen Brown McFillen. I'm not even sure if J. W. McFillen was her last husband, so that makes finding her a bit challenging!

Sign up for a free trial account and begin tracing your family history today.

Start 7-Day Free Trial »