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

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Extracting Gold: Reading and Interpreting Deeds (Hands-on with Land)
Saturday, December 3
Extracting Gold: Reading and Interpreting Deeds (Hands-on with Land)  (Education)
10:00 am to 11:55 am
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Third Floor, Computer Lab
The Land Records Sessions are full. Please complete the form at http://goo.gl/vY5eWN to be put on the notification list for future series.
 
Several deeds will be reviewed to familiarize participants with deed terminology and structure. Learn how to eliminate ‘boilerplate,’ and extract family relationships from deeds even when they are not directly stated. Work with your own or provided deeds to draw conclusions and develop further research.
 
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Some prior genealogical research experience is recommended. These sessions are NOT specific to Hamilton County. For best results, plan on attending all sessions.
 
Hands-on with Land (HOWL) Series:
November 5, 11 am-1 pm, Finding Genealogical Gold in Land Records (Lecture); Identifying Land Owners and Locating Published Sources (hands-on)
November 19, 10 am-12 noon, Prospecting for Gold: Finding Land Records in Online, on Microfilm and in Person (hands-on)
December 3, 10 am-12 noon, Extracting Gold: Reading and Interpreting Deeds (hands-on)


Putting Estates in Historical Context--Women, Children and Inheritance
Saturday, December 3
Putting Estates in Historical Context--Women, Children and Inheritance  (Education)
1:00 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Third Floor, Computer Lab
The Estate Settlement Records Sessions at 1 pm are full. The 3 pm session has been cancelled. Please complete the form at http://goo.gl/LbN4tU to be put on the notification list for future series.
 
Learn to read between the lines and infer names and dates by using all estate records and the law.  Estate settlement is largely governed by state laws. Learn how regional settlement patterns influenced inheritance laws. Understand the impact changing laws had on women’s and children's inheritance and the ancestral clues they provide.
 
Some prior genealogical research experience is recommended. Sessions are not specific to Hamilton County. All sessions are a mix of lecture and hands-on application.
 
November 5, Where There is a Will, There’s a Way--Finding Wills and Estate Settlement Records
November 19, Even if There is no Will, There’s a Way--Beyond Wills, Using Other Estate Settlement Records
December 3, Putting Estates in Historical Context--Women, Children and Inheritance



AGF: Ancestral Origins: Focus on England
Saturday, January 7, 2017
AGF: Ancestral Origins: Focus on England  (Education)
10:00 am
Room 3A, PLCH, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Advanced Genealogical Forum is a peer-led group. The Forum meets bi-monthly to discuss journal articles, advanced methodology and complex records. The forum is open to anyone willing to read the articles and contribute to the discussion.
 
Discussion Leader: Steve Hoard
 
Article: Stay tuned. Article title is coming soon.
 
Discussion questions will be added to this post about 1 month before the session.
 
If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email list for this group, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org.



AGF: Ancestral Origins, Focus Ireland
Saturday, March 4, 2017
AGF: Ancestral Origins, Focus Ireland  (Education)
10:00 am
Room 3A, PLCH, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Advanced Genealogical Forum is a peer-led group. The Forum meets bi-monthly to discuss journal articles, advanced methodology and complex records. The forum is open to anyone willing to read the articles and contribute to the discussion.
 
Discussion Leader: Kathe Edwards
 
Article: Marya Myers, "Overcoming Irishness in Boston: Anna (Anglin-Pettengill) Merritt's Climb to "Respectability"," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 86 (September 1998): 166-88.
 
The National Genealogical Society Quarterly is available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Back issues are also available to National Genealogy Society members on their website.
 
Discussion questions will be added to this post about 1 month before the session.
 
If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email list for this group, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org.



The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell
Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell  (Seminar)
8:30 am
Mill Race Banquet Center, Winton Woods, Great Parks
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. Her blog – chosen as one of the American Bar Association’s top 100 in 2013, 2014 and 2015 – appears at The Legal Genealogist website, http://www.legalgenealogist.com. We are pleased to welcome Judy G. Russell as the speaker at HCGS’s 2017 Annual Seminar on April 8. The seminar will be in the Mill Race Banquet Center in Winton Woods, Great Parks.
 
Space is limited and registration is required. Preregister before April 1. Download the seminar flier (below), complete the preregistration panel and mail it in or preregister online: https://goo.gl/DjCqRr.
 
When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Genealogical Proof Standard says to resolve conflicts in data... but like so many things that sound good, it’s easier said than done. What exactly are we supposed to do when we encounter conflicting evidence? What are the basic types of evidence conflicts and the methods – and tips and tricks – we can use to resolve them?
 
The Gentlemen Judges: Justices of the Peace
Landowners but legal laymen, America’s early justices of the peace served up ground-level justice and local governance, creating records unparalleled for genealogists.
 
Beyond X and Y: The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing
Autosomal DNA testing is the new kid on the block. Learn more about this exciting addition to the toolkit of 21st century genealogists. What's in it for you, and how can you make the most of this test?
 
NARA Mythbusters: Your Family IS in the Archives
“All the military records were burned in the fire.” “There isn't any birth, marriage or death information in federal records.” “There aren't any details about ordinary families at the National Archives.” These kinds of myth-statements stop genealogists from breaking down all kinds of brick walls using the wealth of information in NARA records. Join the mythbusters with the treasures the National Archives holds for your family.


Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, Sandusky, Ohio
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 through Saturday, April 29, 2017
Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, Sandusky, Ohio  (Conferences)
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Sandusky, Ohio

The OGS 2017 Annual Conference will be held at Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky,Ohio (between Toledo & Cleveland, Ohio and just down the road from Cedar Point Amusement Park) on April 26-29, 2017.

For further information including programming and registration, please see the OGS Conference website, http://www.ogsconference.org/.




AGF: Autosomal DNA Article Discussion
Saturday, May 20, 2017
AGF: Autosomal DNA Article Discussion  (Education)
10:00 am
Forest Park Branch Library Meeting Room, 655 Waycross Road, Cincinnati
The Advanced Genealogical Forum is a peer-led group. The Forum meets bi-monthly to discuss journal articles, advanced methodology and complex records. The forum is open to anyone willing to read the articles and contribute to the discussion.
 
Discussion Leader: Pam White
 
Article: Thomas W. Jones, "Too Few Sources to Solve a Family Mystery? Some Greenfields of Central and Western New York," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (June 2015): 85-103.
 
The National Genealogical Society Quarterly is available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Back issues are also available to National Genealogy Society members on their website.
 
Discussion questions will be added to this post about 1 month before the session.
 
If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email list for this group, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org.



2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference
Friday, July 28, 2017 through Sunday, July 30, 2017
2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel, 7025 Northland Dr. N., Brooklyn Park, Minn.
The inaugural international conference of the German-American Genealogical Partnership (GAGP) presents a unique opportunity for Germanic genealogy researchers. The day preceding the conference, Thursday July 27th, is partner leadership day. The HCGS is a member society of this partnership. For more information on the conference and to make lodging reservations please see the News Release and Conference Flyer. More conference details will be available in October.