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

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Feb. 20: Using Newspapers to Enhance African-American Genealogy
Saturday, February 20
Feb. 20: Using Newspapers to Enhance African-American Genealogy  (Programs)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
PLCH - Main Library
Using Newspapers to Enhance African-American Genealogy
11:00 AM - Thomas Jordan will discuss how newspapers can be used in African-American Genealogy. African-Americans faced special challenges as mainstream newspapers, at one time, did not accept Death Notices for African-Americans. Mr. Jordan has suggestions on how best to make use of newspapers despite these limitations.
 
2:00 PM – Jan Michele Lemon Kearney and Mae Najiyyah Duncan will discuss the history of Black Newspapers in this region. Ms. Lemon Kearney is an employee of WLW and the owner of the Cincinnati Herald. Ms. Najiyyah Duncan edited a book called A Survey of Cincinnati’s Black Press and Its Editors, 1844-2006.
 
 


Behringer-Crawford Museum Special Event
Friday, February 26
Behringer-Crawford Museum Special Event  (Programs)
11:30 am
1600 Montague Rd., Covington, KY 41011
We have been invited to attend a brown-bag lunch event on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington, KY. Tiffany Hoppenjans will present a few artifacts from the museum's collection and discuss what she has learned about the families who once owned them. As the date gets closer, additional details will be provided. Save the date!
 
For directions:  http://goo.gl/akdjFX
 



AGF: Historical Context
Saturday, March 5
AGF: Historical Context  (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.
 
Please note the change in date and time to March 5, 9:30-11:30 am!
 
Discussion Leader: Bruce Weir
Pamela S. Eagleson, “The Art, Trade, and Mystery of a Mariner: Captain William Greenway of Philadelphia, Mariner and Patriot,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 92 (December 2004): 285-300. This is the 2004 winner of the Family History Writing Contest.
 
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.


Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records Part 2 of 3 (FULL)
Saturday, March 5
Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records Part 2 of 3 (FULL)  (Education)
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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.
 
This event is Full. A duplicate session was added at 3 pm and it is also full. To add your name to the wait list, see the PLCH event sign up: http://goo.gl/HJbY7R.
 
 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.
 
"Hamilton County Courthouse, Fifth and Main Streets," slide, Cincinnati History Slide Collection, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati; digital image, Greater Cincinnati Memory Project (http://cincinnatimemory.org/ : downloaded 14 November 2015). Image used with permission of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


Irish Interest Group
Sunday, March 6
Irish Interest Group  (Interest Group)
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Clifton Branch Library, 3400 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Kathe Edwards has graciously agreed to head up the Irish Interest Group. She would like to get input from members of the society to determine those areas of Irish genealogy/history would be of most value to them. We invite you to a planning meeting to be held Sunday, March 13th, from 1:15 – 3:15 at the Clifton Branch Library in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room. Parking is free and the library is handicap-accessible. Some events are already in the planning stages. We’d love to hear what would make this Interest Group meet your needs.
 
Click on this link for a map to the Clifton Branch. http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/branches/clifton.html


Living With Your Irish Ancestors: Milestones of Proud Generations, Past and Present!
Saturday, March 12
Living With Your Irish Ancestors: Milestones of Proud Generations, Past and Present!  (Programs)
10:00 pm
PLCH - Main Library, Genealogy and Local History Program Space, 3rd Floor
Pat Mallory of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernanians will present a program on "Living with Your Irish Ancestors." The program will focus on the impact of the Irish in Cincinnati. The program will finish in time for participants to attend the 2016 St Patrick's Day Parade. This program is co-sponsored by PLCH and HCGS.
 
Photo Credit: Cincinnati Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
 



Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records Part 3 of 3 (FULL)
Saturday, April 2
Hands on: Researching Estate Settlement Records Part 3 of 3 (FULL)  (Education)
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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.
 
This event is Full. A duplicate session was added at 3 pm and it is also full. To add your name to the wait list, see the PLCH event sign up: http://goo.gl/h8XkBL.
 
 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.
 
"Hamilton County Courthouse, Fifth and Main Streets," slide, Cincinnati History Slide Collection, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati; digital image, Greater Cincinnati Memory Project (http://cincinnatimemory.org/ : downloaded 14 November 2015). Image used with permission of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


Genealogy 101 (Registration Required)
Tuesday, April 26
Genealogy 101 (Registration Required)  (Education)
6:30 pm
Deer Park Branch, PLCH, 3970 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati
Join genealogists Rick and Paul Cauthen on a family history journey. This session is for those just beginning to learn about their ancestors.  Learn tips and techniques to ensure genealogical success! Preregistration is required, please call the Deer Park Branch Library, 513-369-4450.
 
Digital Image 314515 licensed CC0 public domain, Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/ : downloaded 14 November 2015).


OGS Conference 2016: Tracking Your Ancestors
Wednesday, April 27 through Saturday, April 30
OGS Conference 2016: Tracking Your Ancestors  (Conferences)
Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, OH (25 miles north of Cincinnati next to Kings Island Amusement Park)
The Ohio Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that the 2016 OGS Conference will be held April 28-30, 2016.   Speakers have been finalized for the conference.   For more information see:
 



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)
1:00 pm to 2:45 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.
 
"ernie," digital image 175966 licensed CC0 public domain (https://pixabay.com/en/ : downloaded 14 November 2015).


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
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.
 
"Bluesnap," digital image 175433 licensed CC0 public domain (https://pixabay.com/en/ : downloaded 14 November 2015).



Irish Genealogy Day at the Irish Heritage Center - Save the Date!
Sunday, June 5
Irish Genealogy Day at the Irish Heritage Center - Save the Date!  (Programs)
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226
Save the date for what is certain to be a great day for those interested in Irish genealogy. In conjunction with the Irish Heritage Center, we are in the process of planning an afternoon with two speakers and some Irish food, drink and craic (good conversation and companionship). Look for more details in early 2016.
 
Visit the Irish Heritage Center Website:



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.
 
"ClkerFreeVectorImages," digital image 31507 licensed CC0 public domain (https://pixabay.com/en/ : downloaded 14 November 2015).