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

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DNA Workshop with Kelli Bergheimer - “From Unknown DNA Match to Known Match”
Saturday, June 1
DNA Workshop with Kelli Bergheimer - “From Unknown DNA Match to Known Match”  (Programs)
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Walnut Hills Branch Library of the CHPL, 2533 Kemper Lane, Cincinnati
 
Program: “From Unknown DNA Match to Known Match.” 
 
Presenter: Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, editor, and international genealogical speaker. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master’s in Business Management. Kelli works as the Director of Education for Your DNA Guide. She operates a small business—Mess on the Desk, a genealogical organization company with a YouTube channel. Kelli is the facilitator for Genetics, Genealogy, and You, an online DNA Interest Group and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speaker's Guild.
 
The Workshop: The hard part of figuring out who is who in your DNA match lists is where to start and what to do. Learn tips for identifying cousins in your match list. This is an interactive program that is part lecture, part hands-on independent work. We will work together using an unknown match at AncestryDNA to figure out who he or she is. Then we will spend time for you to attempt to figure out one of your DNA matches. You can use any of the five DNA testing companies (AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage DNA, Living DNA, or FamilyTreeDNA) to work on your own unknown match. You will leave this workshop with a clear direction, new skills, and strategies to identify those matches in your lists! 
 
Student Prerequisites:
To fully participate, here are some requirements:
  • Bring your laptop computer (not a tablet) for the hands-on session. 
  • You need to be proficient in your laptop functionality, operations, and file management, and have troubleshooting skills and the knowledge of how to join a wi-fi network.
  • Bring your DNA account login information. 
  • Make sure your laptop is fully charged since outlets are limited.
Here is a link to a 60-minute video Kelli presented at Rootstech called “DNA Misconceptions.” This video discusses some basic information about DNA testing and common misconceptions that people have about DNA results. This is excellent background for the workshop. 
 
The workshop is free but you must register no later than 8:00pm EDT Saturday May 25
Registration is now closed.
 
NOTE: There is a parking lot across from the library and ample on-street parking.



HCGS Board meeting
Thursday, June 20
HCGS Board meeting  (Other Events)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
In-Person: Century Inn, 10675 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215
All members are welcome to attend and can just listen or you may jump in and join any discussion.  We meet in January, February, March, April, May, June, no meetings in July or August, then meet again in September, October, November, and December. You may come early to eat at 5:30pm, then the meeting starts at 6:30pm and goes until about 8:00pm. Come and find out what’s happening!
 
 If you're interested in attending, please contact us at info@hcgsohio.org or (513) 956-7078.
 




Tram Tours of Spring Grove Cemetery
Sunday, September 15
Tram Tours of Spring Grove Cemetery  (Other Events)
1:00 pm
Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove, Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Time: First Tour – 1 p.m. Second Tour – 3 p.m.
Topic: History and Heritage of Spring Grove Cemetery
 
Several times in the past, HCGS scheduled Tram Tours at Spring Grove Cemetery, and they were very popular. We have scheduled two tours for Sunday, 15 September. They are limited to twenty-four participants each. The topic is History and Heritage of Spring Grove Cemetery with some architectural information about the mausoleums. It is a beautiful tour where you will learn about many notable families of Cincinnati. Spring Grove’s magnificent funerary art takes on a different light on this tour. You will see some of the interesting monuments that make Spring Grove a National Historic Landmark. You will also hear about the meaning of some of the carved symbols.
 
A few weeks in advance, members will receive an email about this program. Reservations will be required and limited to the first forty-eight responses. Individuals will be confirmed to tours on a first come, first assigned basis. Once the 1 p.m. tour is filled, registrants will be automatically assigned to the second tour. A confirmation email will be sent that provides details and the time of the assigned tour. 
 
Please note that you can always sign up for a Public Tram Tour. They are listed on the Spring Grove Cemetery website.
 



HCGS Board meeting
Thursday, September 19
HCGS Board meeting  (Other Events)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
In-Person: Century Inn, 10675 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215
All members are welcome to attend and can just listen or you may jump in and join any discussion.  We meet in January, February, March, April, May, June, no meetings in July or August, then meet again in September, October, November, and December. You may come early to eat at 5:30pm, then the meeting starts at 6:30pm and goes until about 8:00pm. Come and find out what’s happening!
 
 If you're interested in attending, please contact us at info@hcgsohio.org or (513) 956-7078.
 




Heritage Luncheon and Lineage Society Inductions
Saturday, November 9
Heritage Luncheon and Lineage Society Inductions  (Other Events)
Clovernook Country Club 2035 W. Galbraith Rd. Cincinnati OH
*Save the Date*
Heritage Luncheon and Lineage Society Inductions
“The Story of the Verdun Bell ‘company of Cincinnati”
Presenter: Erika Broenner