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

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Saturday, October 1
"Ask the Experts Day" at the Main Library Featuring Amie Bowser Tennant  (Programs)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
PLCH - Main Library
The Genealogical Society and Library team up for exciting activities during this October’s Family History Month, kicking off with Experts’ Day on October 1. Take advantage of free one-on-one consultations provided by over 20 experts with specializations ranging from ethnic genealogy to court records (noon-2 p.m.) and join Amie Bowser Tennant, nationally-acclaimed speaker and content creator for the podcast Genealogy Gems, as she presents Have You Seen Me? Missing Persons and Proof of Parentage at 11 a.m. and Using Social Media to Break through Brick Walls at 2:00 p.m.
 
 


Monday, October 3
Finding Your German Ancestral Origins  (Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Madeira
Bob Brodbeck will present a review of the basic research steps and types of data typically needed for finding the origins of your German immigrant ancestors, along with a couple of research examples.  Talk is one hour including Q&A. For beginners to intermediate.  No reservation needed.


Cultivating your Genealogical Roots
Thursday, October 6
Cultivating your Genealogical Roots  (Education)
6:00 pm
Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Avenue, Cincinnati
This session reveals the many resources that are available to find out about your ancestors. Online and library sources will be covered and strategies for making the most of them to advance your research. This session is suitable for those just getting started and provides nuggets for those with more experience. This program is co-sponsored with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
 
Presenters:
Diane Mallstrom, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Liz Stratton, Education Director, HCGS
 
The same program is being presented at the following branch libraries (see event listings for further details):
October 6, Mariemont
October 12, Westwood
October 24, Blue Ash


Cultivating your Genealogical Roots
Monday, October 10
Cultivating your Genealogical Roots  (Education)
6:00 pm
Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Avenue, Cincinnati
This session reveals the many resources that are available to find out about your ancestors. Online and library sources will be covered and strategies for making the most of them to advance your research. This session is suitable for those just getting started and provides nuggets for those with more experience. This program is co-sponsored with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
 
Presenters:
Jim Mainger, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Liz Stratton, Education Director, HCGS
 
The same program is being presented at the following branch libraries (see event listings for further details):
October 6, Mariemont
October 12, Westwood
October 24, Blue Ash


2016 Heritage Luncheon: Whitewater Shaker Village
Saturday, October 22
2016 Heritage Luncheon: Whitewater Shaker Village  (Programs)
10:45 am
Clovernook Country Club, 2035 West Galbraith Rd., North College Hill 45239

This day we honor our ancestors who qualified for the Hamilton County Lineage Societies.  These groups are the First Families of Hamilton County, the Settlers and Builders of Hamilton County and the Century Families of Hamilton County.

 

Our speaker, Ed Creighton, has a great presentation on the Whitewater Shaker Village of Crosby Township. Ed Creighton is Executive Director of the Oxford Museum Association, speaker for the Butler County Historical Society, and a board member of The Friends of Whitewater Shaker Village.

 

For more information and to make reservations please see our Heritage Luncheon printable flyer.  For making an online reservation please see the link near the bottom of the flyer, or click on http://tinyurl.com/HeritageLuncheon2016 Deadline for registration is Friday October 14, 2016. 

 

Everyone Welcome!




Cultivating your Genealogical Roots
Monday, October 24
Cultivating your Genealogical Roots  (Education)
7:00 pm
Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Cincinnati
This session reveals the many resources that are available to find out about your ancestors. Online and library sources will be covered and strategies for making the most of them to advance your research. This session is suitable for those just getting started and provides nuggets for those with more experience. This program is co-sponsored with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
 
Presenters:
Colleen Phillips, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Kathe Edwards, Irish Special Interest Group Chair, HCGS
 
The same program is being presented at the following branch libraries (see event listings for further details):
October 6, Mariemont
October 12, Westwood
October 24, Blue Ash



Where There is a Will, There’s a Way--Finding Wills and Estate Settlement Records (Estate Series)
Saturday, November 5
Where There is a Will, There’s a Way--Finding Wills and Estate Settlement Records (Estate Series)  (Education)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Third Floor, Computer Lab
Estate settlement records often identify married names of daughters, confirm parentage, establish migration patterns and more. Learn about the estate settlement process, key records and where to find them. In print, online and court house research will be covered with hands-on activities using your own ancestral lines.
 
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Some prior genealogical research experience is recommended. Sessions are not specific to Hamilton County.There are two duplicate sets of courses to allow maximum possible participation—one section begins at 1 pm and one at 3 pm. All sessions are a mix of lecture and hands-on application. Please complete the form at http://goo.gl/LbN4tU to register. For best results, plan on attending all sessions.
 
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 Germany
Saturday, November 5
AGF: Ancestral Origins, Focus on Germany  (Education)
9:00 am to 10:45 am
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Room 3B
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: Mary C. Boyd
 
Article: Henry Z. Jones, “Finding the Ancestral Home of a Palatine Forefather: The Case of Martin Zerbe," Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 29, no. 2 (1975): 129-32.
 
Please read one of the following:
 
The Pennsylvania Genealogy Magazine and The Source are available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch.
 
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.
 
Photo: “Immigrants on the deck of S.S. ‘Amerika’,” (n.p.: H. C. White Company, 1907), LOT 11021 [item]; Stereograph Cards; Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC; digital image, “Prints & Photographs Online Catalog,” Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2012646360/ : accessed 24 August 2016).


Finding Genealogical Gold in Land Records (Hands-on with Land)
Saturday, November 5
Finding Genealogical Gold in Land Records (Hands-on with Land)  (Education)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Third Floor, Computer Lab
You don't need to be a surveyor to glean genealogical gold from property records! Learn to identify which ancestors owned property and how to use their records to expand family lines. Identify migration patterns, names of wives, married names of daughters and more.
 
In the hands-on session, determine which ancestors owned land and where their land records are recorded. Search online resources to locate published indexes and abstracts.
 
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Some prior genealogical research experience is recommended. These sessions are NOT specific to Hamilton County. Please complete the form at http://goo.gl/vY5eWN to register. 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 Original Land Records in Online, on Microfilm and in Person (hands-on)
December 3, 10 am-12 noon, The Extracting Gold: Reading and Interpreting Deeds (hands-on)


Even if There is no Will, There’s a Way--Beyond Wills, Using Other Estate Settlement Records
Saturday, November 19
Even if There is no Will, There’s a Way--Beyond Wills, Using Other Estate Settlement Records  (Education)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Third Floor, Computer Lab
Learn typical distribution succession rules for intestate (no will) estates and what they mean for your genealogy. Discover the records created during the estate settlement process, where to find them, and how they can advance your genealogy. Use probate records with other information to gain the most from your research.
 
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Some prior genealogical research experience is recommended. Sessions are not specific to Hamilton County.There are two duplicate sets of courses to allow maximum possible participation—one section begins at 1 pm and one at 3 pm. All sessions are a mix of lecture and hands-on application. Please complete the form at http://goo.gl/LbN4tU to register. For best results, plan on attending all sessions.
 
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


Prospecting for Gold: Finding Land Records Online, on Microfilm or in Person (Hands-on with Land)
Saturday, November 19
Prospecting for Gold: Finding Land Records Online, on Microfilm or in Person (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
Online tools make it easier than ever to find property records. Learn strategies to locate land records whether they are online, on microfilm or only available in person. Many different indexing systems are used in property records. Learn tips to locate your ancestor's name in any index. Mine indexes to identify land records likely to answer specific genealogical questions. Strategies for overcoming index limitations will be explored.
 
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Some prior genealogical research experience is recommended. These sessions are NOT specific to Hamilton County. Please complete the form at http://goo.gl/vY5eWN to register. 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, The 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)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Third Floor, Computer Lab
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.
 
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Some prior genealogical research experience is recommended. Sessions are not specific to Hamilton County.There are two duplicate sets of courses to allow maximum possible participation—one section begins at 1 pm and one at 3 pm. All sessions are a mix of lecture and hands-on application. Please complete the form at http://goo.gl/LbN4tU to register. For best results, plan on attending all sessions.
 
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


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
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. Please complete the form at http://goo.gl/vY5eWN to register. 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)



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. Registration will open on October 21, 2016 at 10 am.
 
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.



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.