About Barry

Barry J. Ewell is the founder of MyGenShare.com, a website for individuals interested in learning, sharing, and discovering family history. He is a writer, presenter, researcher and mentor of genealogists. He has presented and shared his knowledge and experience at local, regional, and national conferences. Research interests include Eastern U.S., United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Germany, and Russia. Throughout his professional career in advertising and public relations strategy for technology companies, he has worked for companies like IBM, 3M, and Rational Software.


About Barry's Blog on Genealogy

Family history is a journey of discovery. It’s about finding answers to the questions one ponders at one time or another.

  • Who are my ancestors?
  • Where did they live?
  • What did they do?

The steps of the journey are guided by the questions we ask. With each answer comes another question. In time, you begin to feel a sense of connection and bond that spans generations. Each individual ancestor contributed in some way to your very existence.

This journey will lead you to discover the names of ancestors and important events such as birth, marriage, and death. As you uncover information from memories, objects, and resources, you are able to create and preserve a documented record.

The weekly posts of Barry’s Blog on Genealogy will:

Introduce Barry and his experiences as a genealogist.



This will not be a “how-to,” but rather, an expression of his journey in becoming a genealogist. The experiences will range from sacred and cherished to funny and disappointing. The focus will be to share what he has learned in hopes that it will provide assurance that you are not alone in your search for generations and that you can do it.

Provide insights to priorities that genealogists care about.



Barry’s Blog on Genealogy will provide insights to help you gather, organize, and preserve information about your ancestors and share what you find with others. You are encouraged to:

  • Open your mind to ideas
  • Choose what you need
  • Use what you take
  • Share what you learn

Come join Barry in “Sharing Information to Join Generations.”

Barry's Photo Gallery

As a genealogist, my travels have taken me to the land’s of my ancestors. During those trips, I have taken time to see the surroundings from all angles and capture the images that remind me that beauty is all around. I’d like to share a few photos with you. And yes, there are a few personal images.