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

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Hands-on: Lessons Learned, New Jersey Proprietors' Records (Preregistration Required)
Saturday, September 5
Hands-on: Lessons Learned, New Jersey Proprietors' Records (Preregistration Required)  (Education)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd floor computer lab
Bring your list of New Jersey ancestor for this hands-on session. Apply lessons learned in Jerry Smith's lecture (HCGS Annual Seminar, 2015). Look up your New Jersey ancestors in online proprietors' records. Explore published New Jersey sources available at PLCH. Share successes and online sources with your peers. There are duplicate sessions at 1 and 3 pm.
 
1:00 - 2:45 PM Session 1 (Preregistration: http://goo.gl/RnbZBA)
3:00 - 4:45 PM Session 2 (Preregistration: http://goo.gl/ppp42s)
 
 
Image attribution: Tpsdave, Cape May schooner, digital image, Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/cape-may-new-jersey-schooner-ship-90626/ : downloaded 11 July 2015). CC0 Public Domain.



Finding Immigrant Ancestors Using American Records
Saturday, September 12
Finding Immigrant Ancestors Using American Records  (Programs)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Clifton Branch Library, 3400 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Many of us know that our ancestors came from Germany, Ireland or fill-in-the-blank. However, we don't know the specific town or can't read the language and have no idea where to begin. 
 
Amie Bowser Tennant has some fantastic tips on how to find this information without ever having to "cross the pond." She also has some amazing tips and tricks on how to make best use of Ancestry and familysearch.
 
This talk is appropriate for beginners and long-time researchers alike. It will be held in the Meeting Room of the new Clifton Library. Parking is free and the building is handicap-accessible. 
 
Additional Information and Directions
http://goo.gl/bF170z



DNA and Genealogy
Tuesday, September 15
DNA and Genealogy  (Other Events)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Kenton County Public Library, 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011
Presented by Kathy Reed.  DNA is playing a more and more ubiquitous role in genealogical research. But Genetic Genealogy can have a steep learning curve. How does a Y-DNA test compare/contrast with a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) test or an autosomal DNA test? Is there an advantage to using one company over the other? I’ve got my results, now what? Come to the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Library and get your questions answered.
 



AGF: Historical and Social Context
Saturday, September 19
AGF: Historical and Social Context  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Clifton Branch Library, 3400 Brookline Avenue, Cincinnati
The Advanced Genealogical Forum is a peer-led group. The Forum meets bi-monthly to discuss journal articles, advanced methodology and complex records.
 
Article Titles:
John Philip Colletta, “Developing Family Narrative from Leads in Sources: The Case of James W. and Nancy Parberry,” NGSQ 94 (March 2006): 23-37.
 
Sandra MacLean Cluneis, “Writing the Family History: Creative Concepts for a Lasting Legacy,” NGSQ 88 (December 2000): 247-65.
Discussion Moderator: Steve Hoard
 
It is recommended that you read the article 4 times following either the method described by Litchman or the process demonstrated in Mastering Genealogical Proof.
 
If you have difficulty obtaining the article or have any questions, please contact Liz Stratton at education@hcgsohio.org put "AGF" in the topic line.
 
Resources:
Jones, Dr. Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Proof. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013.
Litchman, Dr. William M. "Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach." National Genealogical Society Newsmagazine, November/December 2000, 340-343. A typescript of this article can be found on Dr. Litchman's website: Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. "QuickLesson 17: Evidence Analysis Process Model." Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & Source Usage. http://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-17-the-evidence-analysis-process-model: 8 June 2015.
 
 
Image attribution: Unsplash, digital image, Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/books-library-education-literature-768426/ : downloaded 8 June 2015). CC0 Public Domain. Thanks Pixabay!


Saturday, September 19 through Saturday, September 19
Franklin County Genealogical Society, AAIG 2015 Annual Conference  (Seminar)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Columbus: Ohio History Connection Center, 800 E. 17th Ave.
The following event is sponsored by the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society but may be of interest to HCGS members. For more information, see their website, http://fcghs-oh.org/.
AAIG 2015 Annual Conference
Hosted by the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society
African American Interest Group
"Mining for Gold: Researching Ancestors in Coal Mining Towns and Black Newspapers"
When:  Saturday  September 19,  2015
Time:  10 am - 5 pm
Cost: $40.00 pre-paid Conference fee
         $45.00 After August 31st.           Fee includes a Box Lunch from Panera Bread Restaurant
  • Mining for Gold: Researching Ancestors in Coal Mining Towns
  • Researching Black Newspapers
  • Using Manuscripts & Oral Histories in African American Research
  • Round Table Discussion
Where: Ohio History Connection Center    800 E. 17th Ave.  Columbus, OH 43211
 
AAIG and Ohio History Connection will offer complimentary tours and research opportunities.



Saturday, October 3
Cincinnati Cholera Epidemics with Dr. Peter Frame and more!  (Programs)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, 3rd Floor
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 participate in guided tours of the Library resources (10 a.m. and noon).  This year’s seminars (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) focus on Diseases of our Ancestors and how they impacted the lives of our ancestors and the records they generated.  
 
10 AM, Guided Tours of Library Resources
 
11 AM, Dr. Peter Frame, physician and genealogist, will present Cincinnati’s Cholera Epidemics.
 
12 PM, Guided Tours of Library Resources
 
12 PM-2 PM, Day with the Experts!
 
2 PM, Effect of diseases including the small pox outbreak in Cincinnati, influenza, tuberculosis, and common diseases eradicated today, through the eyes of genealogists.
 
Submitted by Chris Smith, Librarian, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County



Monday, October 5
Introduction to Genealogy Resources in Cincinnati  (Education)
6:00 pm
Offered at three PLCH locations, this class will help beginners get started and those who have already explored go to the next level, focusing on “how-to” and online resources.
Loveland Branch-Monday, October 5, 6 p.m.
Northside Branch-Tuesday, October 13, 6 p.m.
Wyoming Branch-Monday, October 27, 6 p.m.
 
Submitted by Chris Smith, Librarian, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH)



Monday, October 5
German Script Class  (Education)
6:00 pm
Pleasant Ridge Branch of the PLCH, 6233 Montgomery Road

Also on October 13, 20, and 28. Learn to extract genealogical information from German script in this 4-class series taught by Kenny Burck and Deb Cyprych and held at the Pleasant Ridge Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County (PLCH).




Tuesday, October 13
German Script Class  (Education)
6:00 pm
Pleasant Ridge Branch of the PLCH, 6233 Montgomery Road

Also on October 5, 20, and 28. Learn to extract genealogical information from German script in this 4-class series taught by Kenny Burck and Deb Cyprych and held at the Pleasant Ridge Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County (PLCH).




Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18
Ohio River National Freedom Corridor's Underground Railroad Conference  (Other Events)
Holiday Inn East Gate Conference Center
This event is sponsored by the Ohio River National Freedom Corridor adn the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
 
"I walked with bold courage:" Connecting Communites with Shared Stories of the Underground Railroad.
 



Mining Cincinnati’s Digital Library for Genealogy
Saturday, October 17
Mining Cincinnati’s Digital Library for Genealogy  (Other Events)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, 3rd Floor
The Public Library is rapidly adding digital genealogy resources to its website.  Join the librarians of the Genealogy and Local History Department as they present two workshops:
Part 1 –Overview of the Digital Library and Search Strategies
Saturday, October 17, 11 a.m.
 
Part 2—Hands on Computer Searching in the Digital Library (offered again on October 24 in the computer lab, see the event on that date)
Saturday, October 17, 1 p.m., bring your own laptop



Tuesday, October 20
German Script Class  (Education)
6:00 pm
Pleasant Ridge Branch of the PLCH, 6233 Montgomery Road

Also on October 5, 13, and 28. Learn to extract genealogical information from German script in this 4-class series taught by Kenny Burck and Deb Cyprych and held at the Pleasant Ridge Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County (PLCH).




Saturday, October 24
HCGS Heritage Awards Luncheon  (Other Events)
10:45 am
Clovernook Country Club 2035 West Galbraith Road
HCGS Lineage societies' annual recognition luncheon. Medals and certificates, specific to each lineage society, will be awarded.  Featured guest: Lincoln presentor Stan Wernz.  More details to be announced.



Hands on Computer Searching in the Digital Library (duplicate session)
Saturday, October 24
Hands on Computer Searching in the Digital Library (duplicate session)  (Other Events)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd floor computer lab
The Public Library is rapidly adding digital genealogy resources to its website.  Join the librarians of the Genealogy and Local History Department as they present two workshops:
 
Hands on Computer Searching in the Digital Library (also offered on October 17)
In this session, you can use the Library’s computers. Pre-reservation required, details to follow.



Wednesday, October 28
German Script Class  (Education)
6:00 pm
Pleasant Ridge Branch of the PLCH, 6233 Montgomery Road

Also on October 5, 13, and 20. Learn to extract genealogical information from German script in this 4-class series taught by Kenny Burck and Deb Cyprych and held at the Pleasant Ridge Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County (PLCH).




Saturday, October 31
Genealogy Lock-in at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County  (Other Events)
6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Join fellow genealogists for an after-hours research event.  During the lock-in, optional mini-tech instructional sessions will be offered.  Pre-registration required. Details to follow.
 
Submitted by Chris Smith, Librarian, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County



Hands-on: Lessons Learned, Pennsylvania Research (Preregistration Required)
Saturday, November 7
Hands-on: Lessons Learned, Pennsylvania Research (Preregistration Required)  (Education)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd floor computer lab
Bring what you know about one or more of your Pennsylvania ancestors for this hands-on session. Develop a focused research question for one of your ancestors. Explore sources available at PLCH and online that might answer your question. Apply lessons learned from Jerry Smith at the Annual Seminar (2015) to develop a research plan and begin it!
 
Duplicate Sessions:
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Session 1 (Preregistration: http://goo.gl/kT4FBF)
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM Session 2 (Preregistration: http://goo.gl/D4sPBS)
 
Image licensed CC0 Public Domain no attribution required. Thanks skeeze at Pixabay.



Saturday, November 7
AGF: Genealogical Proof Arguments  (Education)
10:00 am to 11:45 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.
 
Thomas W. Jones, "Logic Reveals the Parents of Philip Pritchett of Virginia and Kentucky," NGSQ 97 (March 2009): 29-38. [This article also appears in Mastering Genealogical Proof.]
 
Mills, “QuickLesson 2: Sources vs. Information vs. Evidence vs. Proof,” (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-2-sources-vs-information-vs-evidence-vs-proof : 2015).
 
Discussion leaders: Deb Cyprych (article) and Liz Stratton (source classifications and the genealogical proof standard)
 
It is recommended that you read the article 4 times following either the method described by Litchman (see link below) or the process demonstrated in Mastering Genealogical Proof.
 
If you have difficulty obtaining the article or have any questions, please contact Liz Stratton at education@hcgsohio.org put "AGF" in the topic line.
 
Resources:
Jones, Dr. Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Proof. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013.
Litchman, Dr. William M. "Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach." National Genealogical Society Newsmagazine, November/December 2000, 340-343. A typescript of this article can be found on Dr. Litchman's website: Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. "QuickLesson 17: Evidence Analysis Process Model." Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & Source Usage. http://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-17-the-evidence-analysis-process-model: 8 June 2015.



Hands On: Extra! Extra! Read all about it in the News!
Saturday, December 5
Hands On: Extra! Extra! Read all about it in the News!  (Education)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd floor computer lab
Jeff Herbert will lead this hands on session where you will learn how to find your ancestors’ United States newspapers both online and in print. For those with Hamilton County ancestors, explore HCGS newspaper indexes online and in print. (Preregistration required and will be available soon, PLCH event calendar, http://goo.gl/pDd4fB).
 
Image attribution: PublicDomainArchive, Cape May schooner, digital image, Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/child-labor-boys-group-newspaper-349990/ : downloaded 6 August 2015). CC0 Public Domain.



Saturday, January 30, 2016
Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records Part 1 of 3 (Preregister)  (Education)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd floor computer lab
This 3-session series will provide a detailed look at estate settlement records. Sessions will cover the estate settlement process, genealogically rich documents created in the process, and finding and interpreting records. For best results, plan on attending all the sessions. There will be hands-on exercises focused on your own ancestors in each session. These are general sessions that are not specific to Hamilton County.
 
Two Duplicate Times:
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Preregistration details to follow.
 
Part 2 will be on March 5 and Part 3 on April 2.
 



Saturday, March 5, 2016
Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records Part 2 of 3 (Preregister)  (Education)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd floor computer lab
This 3-session series will provide a detailed look at estate settlement records. Sessions will cover the estate settlement process, genealogically rich documents created in the process, and finding and interpreting records. For best results, plan on attending all the sessions. There will be hands-on exercises focused on your own ancestors in each session. These are general sessions that are not specific to Hamilton County.
 
Two Duplicate Times:
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Preregistration details to follow.
 
 If you were unable to attend the first session, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org, for syllabus materials and make-up work.
 
Part 3 is on April 2.
 



Saturday, April 2, 2016
Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records Part 3 of 3 (Preregister)  (Education)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd floor computer lab
This 3-session series will provide a detailed look at estate settlement records. Sessions will cover the estate settlement process, genealogically rich documents created in the process, and finding and interpreting records. For best results, plan on attending all the sessions. There will be hands-on exercises focused on your own ancestors in each session. These are general sessions that are not specific to Hamilton County.
 
Two Duplicate Times:
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Preregistration details to follow.
 
 If you were unable to attend the first and/or second session, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org, for syllabus materials and make-up work.
 



Saturday, May 7, 2016
Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records After the Court House Burns (Preregister)  (Education)
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.
 
Two Duplicate Times:
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Preregistration details to follow.
 
 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.