As a 6th generation Ohioan, Carolyn Johnson Burns' family roots go back to 1805 in Montgomery County, Ohio. To quote Carolyn:
"They say genealogy is a disease. The 'bug' bit me in the early 1990's, midway between celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary and my father's 80th birthday. I suppose it was either a sense of my own mortality or that of the Johnson name that made me want to know about those who came before me. In any event, I began the process of researching my own family tree that will continue the rest of my life."
Carolyn's personal genealogy has led her to a passion for helping others who are also searching for ancestors and descendants.
Publicity Officer and Webmaster
Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
Genealogist specializing in Military Research
Dayton VA Medical Center, formerly the Central Branch of the National Military Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers - see my website:
Carolyn's genealogical research and photographs pertaining to President Obama's Irish ancestors were published in the book titled Hey, America; Your Roots Are Showing by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, author and consultant for the popular TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Family history research that Carolyn performed was published in a biography of Dr. Robert Atkins titled The True Story of the Man Behind the War on Carbohydrates by Lisa Rogak.