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, June 3
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 Foundations, Session 1
Saturday, June 3
Genealogy Foundations, Session 1  (Education)
11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main, Computer Lab
This multi-class series will lay the foundation for effective family research. Work on your own family history in these hands-on sessions. All sessions will be held at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) in the third-floor computer lab. Space is limited and preregistration is required, registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org.
 
“Getting Started on Your Family History” and “What’s in a Name”
 
Participants are encouraged to attend the 10 AM tour of the Genealogy and Local History Department, PLCH. The tour will be led by PLCH librarians. No preregistration is required for the tour.
 
After the tour, we will meet in the computer lab. Learn strategies for collecting and using family information. Evaluate and choose a genealogical software program or alternate recording method. Identify alternate name spellings and uncover likely transcription errors. Understand how naming patterns can help you identify ancestors. This session includes a lunch break.
 
Beginning to Intermediate Researchers will benefit most from this session.
 
Photo: MonikaP, "Klasse Perspektive + eine schöne Stimmung," Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/arches-architecture-bridge-columns-1837166/ : accessed 9 May 2017), CC0 Public Domain.


Genealogy Foundations: Session 2
Saturday, June 10
Genealogy Foundations: Session 2  (Education)
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main, Computer Lab
This multi-class series will lay the foundation for effective family research. Work on your own family history in these hands-on sessions. All sessions will be held at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) in the third-floor computer lab. Space is limited and preregistration is required, registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org.
 
“Estimating Dates and Places—from Memories to Pedigrees” and “Extra! Extra! Read all about your Ancestors in the News”
 
Learn to estimate dates and places of your ancestors’ major life events. Learn about pedigree analysis to estimate dates and evaluate online trees. Identify newspapers available where your ancestors lived. Learn how to locate online and in print historic newspapers. Find obituaries and other news items whether they are online, on microfilm or in print. Search for your ancestors using a variety of search strategies including the alternate name list developed in Session 1.
 
 
Beginning to intermediate researchers will benefit most from this session.
 
Photo: MonikaP, "Klasse Perspektive + eine schöne Stimmung," Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/arches-architecture-bridge-columns-1837166/ : accessed 9 May 2017), CC0 Public Domain.


Genealogy Foundations: Session 3
Saturday, June 17
Genealogy Foundations: Session 3  (Education)
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main, Computer Lab
This multi-class series will lay the foundation for effective family research. Work on your own family history in these hands-on sessions. All sessions will be held at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) in the third-floor computer lab. Space is limited and preregistration is required, registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org.. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org.
 
“Making Sense of the Census” and “Using Census and other Records to Identify Next Steps”
Find ancestors in all census years using a variety of search strategies. Expand your search skills by creating customized search terms using the alternate name list developed in Session 1. Learn to maximize your effectiveness by identifying all clues. Use census records as a steppingstone to further research. Refine estimates of dates and places of your ancestor’s major live events using information from the census.
 
Beginning to Intermediate Researchers will benefit most from this session.
 
Photo: MonikaP, "Klasse Perspektive + eine schöne Stimmung," Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/arches-architecture-bridge-columns-1837166/ : accessed 9 May 2017), CC0 Public Domain.


Genealogy Foundations: Session 4
Saturday, June 24
Genealogy Foundations: Session 4  (Education)
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main, Computer Lab
This multi-class series will lay the foundation for effective family research. Work on your own family history in these hands-on sessions. All sessions will be held at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) in the third-floor computer lab. Space is limited and preregistration is required, registration formIf you have any questions, please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org.
 
“It’s Vital to Find Births, Marriages and Deaths” and “Using Research Plans and Logs to Track Progress”
Learn about vital registrations of deaths, marriages and births. Find out when registrations were available, what you can learn from them, and how to obtain them. Discover alternate sources to use when vital records are not available. Work with information learned about your ancestor to write a focused research question and identify sources most likely to answer that question. Learn how research logs can help you avoid retracing your steps.
 
Beginning to Intermediate Researchers will benefit most from this session.
 
Photo: MonikaP, "Klasse Perspektive + eine schöne Stimmung," Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/arches-architecture-bridge-columns-1837166/ : accessed 9 May 2017), CC0 Public Domain.



Genealogy Foundations: Session 5
Saturday, July 8
Genealogy Foundations: Session 5  (Education)
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main, Computer Lab
This multi-class series will lay the foundation for effective family research. Work on your own family history in these hands-on sessions. All sessions will be held at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) in the third-floor computer lab. Space is limited and preregistration is required, registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Stratton, Education@hcgsohio.org.
 
“Finding and Using Published Sources” and “Organizing your Genealogy and Connecting with Cousins”
Speed your research by taking advantage of information about your ancestors in online and print sources. Use indexes and abstracts to identify records. Learn why obtaining the original record is crucial. Maximize your effectiveness at using online catalogs. Discover digitized books available for free online. Learn some organization strategies. Connecting with cousins – they may have clues you do not.
 
Beginning to Intermediate Researchers will benefit most from this session.
 
Photo: MonikaP, "Klasse Perspektive + eine schöne Stimmung," Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/en/arches-architecture-bridge-columns-1837166/ : accessed 9 May 2017), CC0 Public Domain.
 


2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference
Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30
2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel, 7025 Northland Dr. N., Brooklyn Park, Minn.
The inaugural international conference of the German-American Genealogical Partnership (GAGP) presents a unique opportunity for Germanic genealogy researchers. The day preceding the conference, Thursday July 27th, is partner leadership day. The German Interest Group of the HCGS is a member of this partnership. For conference information, including program and venue detals, registration form, lodging and food information, please see the Conference Brochure.