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

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Genealogy and Local History Department Orientation (PLCH)
Saturday, December 2
Genealogy and Local History Department Orientation (PLCH)  (Other Events)
10:00 am
Main Branch, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
This program is provided by the librarians at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Get an overview of the resources available in the department. Orientations are held the first Saturday of every other month at 10 am in the Genealogy and Local History Department on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.
Preregistration is not required.

Genealogy Roundtable: Archives and Repositories
Sunday, December 3
Genealogy Roundtable: Archives and Repositories  (Education)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Room 3A
The genealogy roundtable is a discussion group that meets bi-monthly to discuss a wide variety of genealogical topics. Nancy Chouteau is the series moderator.
This month's topic is "Archives and Repositories." The roundtable will talk about using archives and repositories to find genealogical materials. Those who just want to learn more should feel free to come and listen in.

Using Tools to Organize Your DNA Research
Tuesday, December 12
Using Tools to Organize Your DNA Research  (Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
MidPointe Library- West Chester
Now that you have your results, how do you organize them to make the most of the information? Learn how to make your matches work for you. Use tools like Excel and OneNote to get yourself organized and make progress in your search. Kelli Bergheimer of the Central Ohio DNA Interest Group returns to discuss this follow-up topic. Click on the attachment for additional information and a link to directions.

AGF: Conundrums and Resolutions
Saturday, January 6, 2018
AGF: Conundrums and Resolutions  (Education)
10:30 am to 12:00 am
PLCH Main Branch, Room 3A
The Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF) is a peer-led discussion group. AGF meets every 2 months to discuss journal articles, learn about complex sources, explore advanced research techniques, share genealogical conundrums and present complex reasoning to reach genealogical conclusions. 

Conundrums and Resolutions—Bring your genealogical conundrum or a recent project to this session. Share what you learned in 2017 and the conundrum you hope to solve in 2018. The issues raised will form the basis for discussions and articles in future sessions. Have a suggested topic or article? Bring it to this planning session.

Save-the-date for future sessions: 
Main Library - Room 3A, 10 March 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
Main Library - Room 3B, 5 May 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
Please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org if you have any questions or wish to be added to the email list for this group.

Researching your German and Early Hamilton County Ancestors
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Researching your German and Early Hamilton County Ancestors  (Programs)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Clifton Library
Start off your new year with Jeff Herbert discussing resources for researching your German and early Hamilton County ancestors. If you’ve ever considered submitting your family’s lineage for inclusion in one of our HCGS Lineage Societies, you may find these topics to be especially helpful.
Topics:  Researching Your German Ancestors – What’s New?
              Researching Early Hamilton County Ancestors

Michael L. Strauss, AG, Annual Seminar
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Michael L. Strauss, AG, Annual Seminar  (Seminar)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 West Sharon Road, Cincinnati
HCGS is pleased to welcome Michael L. Strauss, AG, as the speaker for the 2018 Annual Seminar. Preregistration is required by March 28, 2018. Online preregistration can be found at https://goo.gl/DjCqRr or download the brochure using the link below and mail in your registration.
Michael L. Strauss, AG is the principal owner of Genealogy Research Network—a forensic genealogy company. Michael has been an Accredited Genealogist since 1995 and an avid genealogist for more than 30 years. He is a Private Investigator in Virginia and Qualified Expert Witness in courts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He is an approved genealogist for the United States Army to locate DNA-qualified members of MIAs and POWs from WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. Strauss lectures widely throughout the United States and is on the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. He has taught genealogy courses at Brigham Young University, Warren County Community College, and Shepherd University.
Women’s Suffrage: Rights, Roles, and Limitations
Life for early American women was often burdened with setbacks. Restricted by society, without voting rights, limited educational opportunities, and virtually no legal identity, women sought to be equals. This lecture focuses on the history of women and the Suffrage Movement from colonial times to the early twentieth century. Genealogical records from the Anti-Slavery, Temperance, and Suffrage Movement are explored.
Revolutionary War Genealogical Research
This lecture focuses on genealogical and historical materials from the War for Independence. Records covered include: compiled service records, pensions, bounty land, local militia lists and rolls, Navy and Marine Corps records, and the Continental Congress papers. After the War officially ended, smaller conflicts continued including Shay’s Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion—learn about their historical significance and records. Genealogists will find materials both online and onsite at local repositories.
Free Trade and Sailors Rights: War of 1812
The War of 1812 often called “The Forgotten War” was our second domestic conflict with England. Records of the United States Army, Navy, Marines, and the Privateers that harassed British shipping will be explored. This lecture includes research material covering Federal and State Pensions, and Bounty Land warrants.
Prisoners, Thieves, and Scoundrels: Black Sheep Ancestors
Was there a horse thief in your family? Are there skeletons in your closet? This lecture is for you as it focuses on genealogical records of men and women who led more colorful lives. Discover valuable resources in Federal, State, and local records as you glean details about black sheep members of your family.