Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
Telephone:  (513) 956-7078

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NGS Conference 2016: Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time
Wednesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 7
NGS Conference 2016: Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time  (Conferences)
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The NGS 2016 Family History Conference will find genealogists from around the country gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 4–7 May 2016 for a four-day conference with more than 150 lectures on a wide range of topics.   For more information see:
 


Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records After the Court House Burns (Preregister)
Saturday, May 7
Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records After the Court House Burns (Preregister)  (Education)
3:00 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd floor computer lab
Learn how to reconstruct an estate file using fragmentary surviving court records in conjunction with other sources. Available online fragmentary court records will be used as a starting point. There will be hands-on exercises focused on your own ancestors in the session. An example can be provided for those who wish to learn the techniques but have not yet identified an ancestor's estate prior to the 1884 court house fire. The focus is on Hamilton County, Ohio but the techniques can be reapplied to other burned counties.
 
This event is Full. A duplicate session was added at 3 pm and there are a few spaces available. Register for the 3 pm session online at http://goo.gl/KunuCb. To add your name to the wait list for 1 pm, http://goo.gl/PDZDEy.
 
 If you were unable to attend the estate settlement sessions, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org, for syllabus materials and make-up work. Prior experience with estate settlement records will be helpful.
 
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Cultivating Your Genealogical Roots
Thursday, May 12
Cultivating Your Genealogical Roots  (Education)
6:00 pm
Monfort Heights Branch, PLCH, 3825 West Fork Road, Cincinnati
Discover your genealogical roots at the presentation co-sponsored by HCGS and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Learn how to get started with your genealogy and what resources are available through PLCH and HCGS to speed your progress! (This is a duplicate of the May 17 and May 24 sessions at other branches.)
 
Presenters: Jim Mainger, PLCH, and Liz Stratton, HCGS


AGF: Establishing Identities
Saturday, May 14
AGF: Establishing Identities  (Education)
9:30 am
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Room 3A
The Advanced Genealogical Forum is a peer-led group. The Forum meets bi-monthly to discuss journal articles, advanced methodology and complex records.
 
Discussion Leader: Jean Maxwell
 
Lessons and Articles:
Thomas W. Jones, "Inferential Genealogy," online course and course handout (pdf), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/inferential-genealogy/251 : 2016). The first part of this course was discussed in the January meeting. Before this meeting, complete the third case study which features Charles D. McLain.
 
Thomas W. Jones, "The Three Identities of Charles D. McLain of Muskegon, Michigan," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 96 (June 2008): 101-120. This article is also in Mastering Genealogical Proof.
 
The National Genealogical Society Quarterly is available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch. Back issues are available to NGS members on their website. If you have any questions, please email Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org.
 
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Cultivating your Genealogical Roots
Tuesday, May 17
Cultivating your Genealogical Roots  (Education)
6:00 pm
Madisonville Branch, PLCH, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Cincinnati
Discover your genealogical roots at the presentation co-sponsored by HCGS and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Learn how to get started with your genealogy and what resources are available through PLCH and HCGS to speed your progress! (This is a duplicate of the May 12 and May 24 sessions at other branches.)
 
Presenters: Brian Powers, PLCH, and Nancy Chouteau, HCGS


Cultivating your Genealogical Roots
Tuesday, May 24
Cultivating your Genealogical Roots  (Education)
7:00 pm
North Central Branch Library, PLCH, 11109 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati
Discover your genealogical roots at the presentation co-sponsored by HCGS and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Learn how to get started with your genealogy and what resources are available through PLCH and HCGS to speed your progress! (This is a duplicate of the May 12 and May 17 sessions at other branches.)
 
Presenters: Colleen Phillips, PLCH, and Kathe Edwards, HCGS



Irish Genealogy Day at the Irish Heritage Center
Sunday, June 5
Irish Genealogy Day at the Irish Heritage Center   (Programs)
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226
On Sunday, June 5th from 2:00 – 4:30, the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, in conjunction with the Irish Heritage Center, will hold a celebration of Irish-American genealogy and culture. The afternoon will include speakers Jim Mc Kiernan and Diane Kenyon Runyan, as well as a full bar and Irish desserts available for purchase. Jim Mc Kiernan will discuss how you can take advantage of the resources of the Irish Heritage Center to help trace your Irish ancestors, and Diane Kenyon Runyan will discuss “Unknown Tales of Irish Immigration.” 

Reservations are required. The cost is $5.00 for members of HCGS and $10 for non-members.There are two ways to make a reservation:

1)    Click on this link and submit your payment electronically by Paypal (preferred), or
2)    Complete the reservation form and mail a check to:  HCGS, P.O. Box 15865, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865 
 
You can download the flyer for this event.
 
Location of Event:
Irish Heritage Center
3905 Eastern Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45225
http://www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com/
Map and directions are on the website under the “Facility” tab
513-533-0100
 
Questions? Contact Kathy Reed, Program Director, at programs@hcgsohio.org or call her at 513-295-1970.
 
 
 



Thursday, August 4
Genetic Genealogy and Endogamy by Israel Pickholtz  (Seminar)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Third Floor
This program is sponsored by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
 
Israel Pickholtz, author of Endogamy: One Family, One People, will speak on genetic genealogy and endogamy. Israel specializes in Jewish genealogy including Holocaust research. More details to follow.
 


FGS Conference 2016: TIME TRAVEL Centuries of Memories
Wednesday, August 31 through Saturday, September 3
FGS Conference 2016: TIME TRAVEL Centuries of Memories  (Conferences)
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 Conference
Springfield, Illinois
Celebrate our 40th Anniversary with us and local host Illinois State Genealogical Society as we return to the Land of Lincoln in 2016!
 



AGF: Kentucky Research Article
Saturday, September 17
AGF: Kentucky Research Article  (Education)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Room 3A
The Advanced Genealogical Forum is a peer-led group. The Forum meets bi-monthly to discuss journal articles, advanced methodology and complex records.
 
Discussion Leader: Brian Russell
Bettie Cummings Cook, “Genealogical Research in Kentucky,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 97 (March 2009): 29-72.
 
The National Genealogical Society Quarterly is available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch. Back issues are also available to NGS members on their website. If you have any questions, please email Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org.
 
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