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

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FULL: Genealogy Foundations 5
Saturday, February 17
FULL: Genealogy Foundations 5  (Education)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
PLCH Main Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab
This class is now FULL. If you would like to attend and bring your own laptop, please preregister at https://goo.gl/PBuaPg, or email Liz Stratton at Education@hcgsohio.org. Space is limited.
The new Genealogy Foundations Series is designed for those who are just getting started or looking to fill gaps in knowledge. This multi-class series lays the groundwork for tracing your ancestry. Participants will work on their own family history in these hands-on sessions. Key resources for nineteenth and twentieth century research will be covered—newspapers, censuses, published sources, vital records. Along the way explore search strategies and name variants, learn to estimate dates and identify places, use records as stepping stones to further research, and discover ways to organize research.
For best results, plan on attending all sessions. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Register online using the form at https://goo.gl/PBuaPg, or email Liz Stratton at Education@hcgsohio.org. All classes are held on Saturdays at PLCH Main Library in the 3rd floor computer lab:
Remaining sessions:
February 17, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
February 24, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Snow Makeup Day

Researching your German and Early Hamilton County Ancestors
Saturday, March 3
Researching your German and Early Hamilton County Ancestors  (Programs)
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Rd., Cincinnati, 45231
NOTE: This program is rescheduled from January 13th which was cancelled due to the weather forecast.
NOTE ALSO: Change in location.  Directions: http://www.kolpingcenter.com/page/about
Jeff Herbert will be 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.
Detailed schedule:
9:30 - 10:00 Setup and socializing
10:00 - 11:00 Session 1:
Researching Early Hamilton County Ancestors
11:00 – 11:30 Food and socializing
11:30 – 12:30 Session 2: Researching Your German Ancestors – What’s New?
12:30 – 1:00 Cleanup
Registration/RSVP is Not necessary. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
If you’re not familiar with Jeff’s work, you may want to watch three webinars Jeff has done on “Researching Your German Ancestors Using Newspapers” and “Researching Your German Ancestors Using Church Records.” They can be found in the “Members Only” section of our website. https://hcgsohio.org/cpage.php?pt=140

AGF: Ancestral Identities
Saturday, March 10
AGF: Ancestral Identities  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
PLCH Main Library, Room 3A
The focus of this session will be on ancestral identities. The often illusive question of whether there was one person or more who bore the same name. We will be exploring strategies for sorting out identities and discussing them in the context of the article.
Article: William M. Litchman, "In Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Elsewhere: One Paul Richard Stockton, or More?," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 105 (December 2017): 251-59. 
Discussion Leader: Liz Stratton
The Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF) is a peer led discussion group that focuses on advanced research and analysis techniques. Typically participants discuss a journal article and the strategies or sources used to solve complex questions. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive the discussion questions, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org. Discussion questions will be attached here about a month before the meeting.

Michael L. Strauss, AG, Annual Seminar
Saturday, April 7
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.

AGF: Cluster Analysis (FAN)
Saturday, May 5
AGF: Cluster Analysis (FAN)  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
PLCH Main Library, Room 3B
The Advanced Genealogy Forum continues to explore identity issues this month using Mills's FAN principle. There are two readings for this month:
Blog Post: Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 11: Identity Problems & the FAN Principle,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-11-identity-problems-fan-principle: accessed 31 January 2018).
Article: Jean Andrews, CG, “Using Cluster Research: A Step by Step Example,” National Genealogical Society Magazine, 42 (October-December 2016): 51-55.
The Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF) is a peer led discussion group that focuses on advanced research and analysis techniques. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive the discussion questions, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org. Discussion questions will be attached here about a month before the meeting.