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

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HCGS Board Meeting
Thursday, September 19
HCGS Board Meeting  (Calendar)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Perkins Restaurant, 7108 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH
HCGS Board Meeting - Members are welcome and can just listen or you may jump in and join any discussion.  We meet in January, February, March, April, May, (June is held at another location), no meetings in July or August, then meet again in September, October, November, and December. You may come early to eat, then the meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and go until about 8:00 p.m. Come and find out what’s happening.



Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF)
Saturday, September 21
Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF)  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Branch, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd Floor Computer Lab
The Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF) is a peer-led discussion group that explores strategies to solve complex genealogical problems. AGF will focus on using "reasonably exhaustive research" to reach unbiased conclusions.  We will also plan future sessions. This AGF meeting will discuss:
     Article: Trish Hackett Nicola, “The Two Deaths of Arthur J. Crim…,” NGSQ  107 (June 2019): 125-136.
     Discussion Leader: Foote Lund, CG
If you have difficulty obtaining a copy of the article or would like to be added to the email list, please contact education@hcgsohio.org. Article discussion questions will be posted on the website about a month before each session.
 


Spring Grove Cemetery Tram Tour
Sunday, September 22
Spring Grove Cemetery Tram Tour  (Programs)
1:00 pm
Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Sunday, September 22nd
Time: First Tour – 1:00 pm     Second Tour – about 2:30 pm
Where: Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove, Cincinnati, OH 45232
Topic: History and Heritage of Spring Grove Cemetery
 
We have scheduled two tram tours at Spring Grove Cemetery for Sunday, September 22nd. The topic is “History and Heritage.” Some architectural information about the mausoleums will be discussed. It is a beautiful tour and 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 go past some of the beautiful and interesting monuments that make Spring Grove a National Historic Landmark.  You will also hear what some of the carved symbols mean.
 
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You must use the online registration form linked below in order to reserve a space. If you do not have access to a computer, please call Kathy Reed at 513-295-1970 for assistance.
 
Registrants will be assigned to the tours on a first-come-first-assigned basis. Once the 1:00 PM tour is filled, you will automatically be assigned to the 2:30 PM tour until all the spaces are filled.
 
Link to the online registration form: THIS PROGRAM IS NOW BOOKED FULL. Registration is now closed (9/2 5:48pm).
 
Additional Information:
  1. Enter the main entrance off Spring Grove Ave.;  take the first right just past the chapel where you will see the Office. We will gather in front of the office building.
  2. Should it be cancelled because of rain, I will try to notify you.
  3. If you find you cannot attend, PLEASE call Kathy Reed at 513-295-1970 or email her at dna.interest@hcgsohio.org with Spring Grove in the subject line. We will then be able to add people from the Waiting List.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email letter after you register that will list the tour to which you have been assigned.
There is no cost for this tour. The Society is covering the cost as a Member Benefit


Introduction to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Sacramental Records on Findmypast
Saturday, September 28
Introduction to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Sacramental Records on Findmypast  (Programs)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Symmes Township Library, 11850 Enyart Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

Date: Saturday, September 28

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Symmes Township Library, 11850 Enyart Rd, Loveland, OH 45140 (map)

Cost: FREE, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

Capacity: Seating is limited to 75 people. 

Parking: Please park in the elementary school parking lot next door to the library. The library has a small parking lot which is reserved for regular library patrons. 

 

Genealogists have waited a long time for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Sacramental records to be available online. Earlier this year, Findmypast (FMP) released transcriptions of some digitized records on their website. Images are now available too. 

 

Julie Ross has volunteered at The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Archives for years, fulfilling hundreds of genealogy research requests. Julie has been very successful in finding elusive ancestors and is the perfect person to teach us how to navigate this new record set on FMP. Julie will do a live demonstration on how to find Catholic baptism, marriage, and burial records for Southwest Ohio families on FMP. She will also discuss tips, tricks, limitations and work-arounds. FMP subscribers, bring your laptops/tablets for hands-on practice. For non-FMP subscribers, you may wish to take advantage of FMP’s free 14-day trial at https://www.findmypast.com/free-trial to participate with your device during the program.

  

We hope you join us on September 28 for what promises to be very helpful instruction. Reserve your spot today! 




Saturday, October 5
"Family History Fair" & "Day with the Experts"  (Programs)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Main Branch, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3rd Floor Genealogy & Local History
11 AM "Reconstruct Your Ancestors’ Neighborhood: 5 Powerful Sources for Local History" by Sunny Morton
Many of our U.S. relatives lived in cities and towns. Their local records offer unique insight into the daily lives of their residents. See powerful and creative examples for using city directories, urban and suburban maps, local histories, newspapers, business records and images to reconstruct your ancestors’ stories.
 
12 - 2 PM Consultations with Experts
 
Lab: "Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com" with Sunny Morton
These “genealogy giants” all provide international audiences with tools and records for researching family trees online. But which should you use? Learn why you should be familiar with all four sites; subscription and free access options; and how they compare for historical record content, family trees and DNA tools. Get insider tips on each site’s best features—and cautions or challenges for working with each.

 
2 PM “They Survived the Johnstown Flood?!” How to Reconstruct Your Ancestors’ Amazing Stories" by Sunny Morton
A heroic rescue, a love story and a 30-foot wall of water. That’s just part of my ancestors’ experience in the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. Come learn how to reconstruct fascinating experiences from your own family history by combining clues from your family’s knowledge, documents from genealogy websites, good historical research and Googling to fill in the gaps. All while learning the riveting story of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.
 


Tuesday, October 8
Reliability, Ethics and Privacy in the DNA Age  (Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
MidPointe Library, 9363 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, OH
"Reliability, Ethics and Privacy in the DNA Age", Presenter: Kelli Bergheimer of the Central Ohio DIG.
 
Brought to you by the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA)


2019 Heritage Luncheon
Saturday, October 12
2019 Heritage Luncheon  (Other Events)
10:45 am
Clovernook Country Club, 2035 West Galbraith Road, 45239
Mark the date for this year's Heritage Luncheon!   It will be held on Saturday October 12th. Clovernook County Club will again be our venue. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Ohio Medical College (University of Cincinnati.) With this in mind, our speaker will again be interpreter, Joyce Browning, this time as  "Mary Cunningham, the Body Snatcher's wife."  It is a funny/sad tale of how the earliest doctors became educated. Ms. Browning plays an amazing role!
 
Registration opens at 10:45 a.m. New member recognition will begin at 11:30 with a welcome and the presentation of awards. Lunch will be served at noon followed by Ms. Browning’s program.  Reservations are required with payment and are due by 2 October 2019.  The reservation form for the Heritage Luncheon is available:
See you there! Thanks!


HCGS Board Meeting
Thursday, October 17
HCGS Board Meeting  (Calendar)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Perkins Restaurant, 7108 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH
HCGS Board Meeting - Members are welcome and can just listen or you may jump in and join any discussion.  We meet in January, February, March, April, May, (June is held at another location), no meetings in July or August, then meet again in September, October, November, and December. You may come early to eat, then the meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and go until about 8:00 p.m. Come and find out what’s happening.



Saturday, October 19
Genealogy Lock-in, and mini-Tech Programs  (Other Events)
6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Main Branch, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Save the date!  Mini labs will be presented by Kathy Reed
Registration required
http://cincinnatilibrary.evanced.info/signup/List



HCGS Board Meeting
Thursday, November 21
HCGS Board Meeting  (Calendar)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Perkins Restaurant, 7108 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH
HCGS Board Meeting - Members are welcome and can just listen or you may jump in and join any discussion.  We meet in January, February, March, April, May, (June is held at another location), no meetings in July or August, then meet again in September, October, November, and December. You may come early to eat, then the meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and go until about 8:00 p.m. Come and find out what’s happening.




Tuesday, December 10
Hunting the Hunters with Debra Renard  (Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
MidPointe Library, 9363 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, OH
"Hunting the Hunters", Presenter: Debra Renard from the Louisville DNA Interest Group.
 
Brought to you by the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA)



Saturday, March 7, 2020
HCGS Annual Seminar  (Seminar)
Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH
Save the Date!  Presenter: Dr. Roger Minert, Ph.D., A.G.
More information will be available in the coming months.



Wednesday, April 29, 2020 through Saturday, May 2, 2020
Unlocking the Pieces - 2020 OGS Conference  (Conferences)
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Sandusky, OH
The Premier Midwest Genealogical Conference.




Wednesday, June 17, 2020 through Saturday, June 20, 2020
“Cross the Bridge to Yesterday” Palatines to America National Conference  (Conferences)
Cross the Bridge to Yesterday” Palatines to America National Conference