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

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AGF: Pamela Stone Eagleson's
Saturday, September 30
AGF: Pamela Stone Eagleson's "Finding Thomas's Father..." including a Lecture by the Author  (Education)
10:30 am
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch, Room 3A
Pamela Stone Eagleson, CG, is a professional genealogist based in Maine where she operates Gen-nections, http://www.gen-nections.com/. Pamela regularly attends institutes including Practical Genetic Genealogy (GRIP, 2014), Virginia: Her Records & Her Laws (IGHR, 2009), Virginia Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR, 2000). Eagleson has numerous publications including three articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ). She is a board member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and past winner of the NGS Family History Writing Contest for "The Art, Trade and Mystery of a Mariner: Captain William Greenway of Philadelphia, Mariner and Patriot."
 
Pamela Stone Eagleson will present "Finding Thomas's Father: An 18th Century Prince William County, Virginia Case Study" remotely. The presentation is based on an NGSQ article written by Eagleson. Thomas Stone left few records when he died in 1791 in Prince William County, Virginia. No document or reference names his parentage. Finding Thomas's father took thirty years. Using indirect evidence and helped by technological advances, Thomas's father has been found. This lecture demonstrates the process of creating a proof argument to identify Thomas's father.
 
The presentation is open to all. Participation in the AGF article discussion is not required. After Pamela's presentation, the AGF will discuss how Y-DNA was used to support Eagleson's argument and other methodologies she used to make her indirect evidence case. Platting metes-and-bounds property descriptions will be included. 
 
 
Article: Pamela Stone Eagleson, "Leaving No Stone Unturned: A Father for Thomas Stone (d. 1791) of Prince William County, Virginia," NGSQ 98 (June 2010): 121-136.
Discussion Leaders: Bruce Weir, Y-DNA and Liz Stratton, Land Platting
 
 
Please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org if you have any questions or wish to be added to the email list for this group. If you have difficulties obtaining the article, please let me know.
 
The Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF) is a peer-led discussion group. We meet 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.



Introduction to Genealogy: Resources at the Public Library
Monday, October 2
Introduction to Genealogy: Resources at the Public Library  (Other Events)
7:00 pm
Harrison Branch Library, 10398 New Haven Road, Harrison, Ohio
Learn strategies for researching your family and resources available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH). Information available online will be included. This presentation is co-sponsored by PLCH and the Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS). The presenters for this session include a PLCH Genealogy Department Librarian, Liz Stratton, HCGS and a representative from DAR.
 
This is one of three identical presentations being held at various branch libraries:
Harrison Branch Library – Monday, October 2, 7 p.m.
Miami Township Branch Library – Monday, October 16, 6 p.m.
Reading Branch Library – Monday, October 30, 6 p.m.


Genealogy and Local History Department Orientation (PLCH)
Saturday, October 7
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 in this tour. 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. Stay for the Family History Day programs!
 
Preregistration is not required.


A Day with the Genealogical Experts
Saturday, October 7
A Day with the Genealogical Experts  (Programs)
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Main Library
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is sponsoring their annual “Day with Genealogy Experts.” This year’s featured speaker will be Debra Dudek from the Fountaindale Public Library. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Genealogical, Heraldic, and Paleographic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
Debra will do two presentations:
Session 1: 11:00 am – Discovering your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry - There is no such thing as "one stop genealogy shopping"! This program will lead you through the resources and search techniques for the three big UK and Irish databases: FindMyPast, ScotlandsPeople and RootsIreland. Learn what's new on these databases, how you can apply them to your research and how privacy and information rights impact your quest for records.
From 12:00 – 2:00 pm -Tables staffed with regional genealogy experts will take place from Noon until 2 pm providing personal consultations with guests.
Session 2: 2:00 pm - Crime, Prison, and Punishment: Researching UK Criminal and Prisoner Records online and at the National Archives – Whether by choice or circumstance, some of your ancestors may have found themselves on the wrong side of the law.  The vast array of criminal and prison records available online and at the National Archives in Kew can offer researchers a great deal of information for their ancestors in a pre-census world.
In the past, this has been a very popular event. Where else can you find more than 20 regional genealogy experts just waiting to help you with your questions. Put it on your calendar. We hope to see you then.
 


X- Inheritance Patterns
Tuesday, October 10
X- Inheritance Patterns  (Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Mid-Pointe Library, West Chester
We are pleased to announce that Kelli Bergheimer, coordinator of the Central Ohio DNA Interest Group, has agreed to come and speak to us about X-Inheritance Patterns. Do you know that x-chromosomes have different inheritance patterns than other DNA? Learn about the differences in x-chromosome inheritance in men and women. We will learn about DNA recombination. We will talk about using fan charts to narrow down which ancestor may or may not have contributed to your x-DNA. Then we will talk about how to use this information within GedMatch to find our largest segment matches on the x-chromosome and how to organize the results using spreadsheets.
 
More information: https://goo.gl/SySAqC
 


Grave Research: Digging for Clues in the Cemetery by Liz Stratton
Thursday, October 12
Grave Research: Digging for Clues in the Cemetery by Liz Stratton  (Other Events)
1:00 pm
Kenton County Public Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, Kentucky
We’ll be digging for clues in the cemetery in this interactive session. Don’t do bare bones research! Recognize and investigate all leads found in records, on tombstones and in the graveyard. Use information discovered to develop plans for further research.
 
This program is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Genealogical Society.
 
Image: Mysticartdesign, image 395953, Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/cemetery-creepy-moon-wolf-night-395953/ : downloaded 21 July 2017), CC0 Public Domain.


Genealogy Roundtable: Organizing Genealogy Records
Sunday, October 15
Genealogy Roundtable: Organizing Genealogy Records  (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 "Organizing Genealogy Records." Share you own strategies or come to learn what others do to organize their genealogical information.


Introduction to Genealogy: Resources at the Public Library
Monday, October 16
Introduction to Genealogy: Resources at the Public Library  (Other Events)
6:00 pm
Miami Township Branch, 8 North Miami Ave., Cleves, Ohio 45002
Learn strategies for researching your family and resources available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH). Information available online will be included. This presentation is co-sponsored by PLCH and the Hamilton County Genealogical Society. The presenters for this session include a PLCH Genealogy Department Librarian, Nancy Chouteau, HCGS and a representative from DAR.
 
This is one of three identical presentations being held at various branch libraries:
Harrison Branch Library – Monday, October 2, 7 p.m.
Miami Township Branch Library – Monday, October 16, 6 p.m.
Reading Branch Library – Monday, October 30, 6 p.m.


Heritage Luncheon
Saturday, October 21
Heritage Luncheon  (Other Events)
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Clovernook Country Club

https://goo.gl/tcpgpW2017 is the 100th anniversary of the end of The Great War, World War I. Along with the patriotism and heroism of our Doughboys, citizens of Cincinnati and Hamilton County experienced another kind of emotional state - -  "German Hysteria".  Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, will be the featured speaker about this subject, at this year's annual Heritage Luncheon to be held on Saturday, October 21 at Clovernook Country Club in North College Hill.  For additional information and registration, check out the last page of the September issue of The Tracer or click on the blog post linked here.  All are invited.  Join us for a very pleasant afternoon.

Click for registration info: https://goo.gl/tcpgpW



PLCH Genealogy Lock In
Saturday, October 21
PLCH Genealogy Lock In  (Other Events)
6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch, Genealogy Department
What is a lock in?
Genealogists who have pre-registered are admitted to the library 6:30-7:00 pm after the library has closed. Do research, visit with fellow researchers over snacks or attend one of the optional mini-tech instructional seminars. Participants can leave at any time. This is a great opportunity to bring your laptop and/or scanner to the library.
 
Pre-registration is required for the Lock-In. Registration is now open at http://cincinnatilibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar or by calling 513-369-6905.
 
Image credit: Lenzpointer, image, Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/latch-door-keyhole-wooden-door-2214477/ : downloaded 18 September 2017). CC0 Creative Commons.


Introduction to Genealogy: Resources at the Public Library
Monday, October 30
Introduction to Genealogy: Resources at the Public Library  (Other Events)
6:00 pm
Reading Branch Library, 8740 Reading Rd., Reading, Ohio
Learn strategies for researching your family and resources available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH). Information available online will be included. This presentation is co-sponsored by PLCH and the Hamilton County Genealogical Society. The presenters for this session include a PLCH Genealogy Department Librarian, Kathe Edwards, HCGS and a representative from DAR.
 
This is one of three identical presentations being held at various branch libraries:
Harrison Branch Library – Monday, October 2, 7 p.m.
Miami Township Branch Library – Monday, October 16, 6 p.m.
Reading Branch Library – Monday, October 30, 6 p.m.



AGF: Parents of Stephen Preston Bennett of Franklin County, Virginia by Mary Foote W. Lund
Saturday, November 4
AGF: Parents of Stephen Preston Bennett of Franklin County, Virginia by Mary Foote W. Lund  (Education)
10:30 am
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch, Room 3A
The Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF) is a peer-led discussion group. We meet 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.
 
This month's article is about determining parentage in Virginia before civil birth and death registrations. Many of the issues encountered are common themes for those with Virginia ancestors.
 
The article was written by AGF participant, Mary Foote W. Lund. Foote has agreed to share the article she submitted for publication and discuss the publication process. We will also discuss the sources and methodology Foote used to draw her conclusions.
 
Article: Mary Foote W. Lund, "Parents of Stephen Preston Bennett of Franklin County, Virginia," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 102 (March 2014): 5-10.
Discussion Leader: Foote Lund
 
Please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org if you have any questions or wish to be added to the email list for this group. If you have difficulties obtaining the article, please let me know.
 
Image: Contributor 3844328, digital image 1870721 (https://pixabay.com/en/correcting-proof-paper-correction-1870721/ : downloaded 20 July 2017), CC0 Public Domain.


The DAR Genealogical Research System: A Resource for Everyone by Carla Cegielski
Wednesday, November 8
The DAR Genealogical Research System: A Resource for Everyone by Carla Cegielski  (Webinars)
8:00 pm
Please register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4853803262122703875
Carla Cegielski will take us on a guided tour of the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). The multi-faceted GRS is a great genealogical resource available for anyone. It offers a variety of indices, many of which cannot be found elsewhere. 

Carla Cegielski is a full-time family history researcher specializing in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia research. She has been providing professional research services to attorneys, historians, genealogists, hobbyists, and others since 2007.
 
Please register for "The DAR Genealogical Research System: A Resource for Everyone" on Nov 1, 2017 8:00 PM EDT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4853803262122703875

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


When Cincinnati Was a Navy Town - Cincinnati in the Civil War
Saturday, November 18
When Cincinnati Was a Navy Town - Cincinnati in the Civil War  (Programs)
1:00 pm
Main Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Gary Johnson has documented more than 3000 people who enlisted in the Navy out of Cincinnati during the Civil War. Although 625 miles from blue water, the US Navy was a significant presence in Cincinnati during the Civil War.  Cincinnati had a long history of experienced rivermen and major steamboat infrastructure to support modifying steamboats into warships suited for fighting in the shallow water rivers of the west.  Armed and armored steam boats were needed to support Grant and Sherman as they recaptured the Mississippi River from the Confederacy.  Lightly armored "tinclad" steamboats then helped keep the rivers open.  Some 3300 Ohioans served in the Navy, many recruited at the Public Landing.  Examples of some of the Naval genealogical documents for Cincinnati naval personnel will be included.



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.