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, April 1
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


Humor in History or How Could a City Nicknamed 'Porkopolis' be Anything but Funny?
Saturday, April 1
Humor in History or How Could a City Nicknamed 'Porkopolis' be Anything but Funny?  (Other Events)
11:00 am
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main, Genealogy and Local History Program Space
This program is sponsored by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
 
"From its original name of Losantiville to Mrs. Trollope's Bazaar to August Herrmann's love for wursts, German fried potatoes and baseball, Cincinnati has provided the stuff to make us smile if not burst out laughing. From a trained bear that escaped the People's Theater in Over-the-Rhine to beer suds and popping sewer lids, our town has hundreds of humorous stories that are a part of its history."


The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell
Saturday, April 8
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell  (Seminar)
8:30 am
Mill Race Banquet Center, Winton Woods, Great Parks
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. Her blog – chosen as one of the American Bar Association’s top 100 in 2013, 2014 and 2015 – appears at The Legal Genealogist website, http://www.legalgenealogist.com. We are pleased to welcome Judy G. Russell as the speaker at HCGS’s 2017 Annual Seminar on April 8. The seminar will be in the Mill Race Banquet Center in Winton Woods, Great Parks.
 
Space is limited and registration is required. Preregister before April 1. Download the seminar flier (below), complete the preregistration panel and mail it in or preregister online: https://goo.gl/DjCqRr.
 
When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Genealogical Proof Standard says to resolve conflicts in data... but like so many things that sound good, it’s easier said than done. What exactly are we supposed to do when we encounter conflicting evidence? What are the basic types of evidence conflicts and the methods – and tips and tricks – we can use to resolve them?
 
The Gentlemen Judges: Justices of the Peace
Landowners but legal laymen, America’s early justices of the peace served up ground-level justice and local governance, creating records unparalleled for genealogists.
 
Beyond X and Y: The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing
Autosomal DNA testing is the new kid on the block. Learn more about this exciting addition to the toolkit of 21st century genealogists. What's in it for you, and how can you make the most of this test?
 
NARA Mythbusters: Your Family IS in the Archives
“All the military records were burned in the fire.” “There isn't any birth, marriage or death information in federal records.” “There aren't any details about ordinary families at the National Archives.” These kinds of myth-statements stop genealogists from breaking down all kinds of brick walls using the wealth of information in NARA records. Join the mythbusters with the treasures the National Archives holds for your family.


Using Estate Settlement Records in Genealogy, Liz Stratton
Thursday, April 20
Using Estate Settlement Records in Genealogy, Liz Stratton  (Education)
11:00 am
Green Township Genealogy Club, Green Township Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati
What can wills do for your genealogy? Liz Stratton, HCGS Education Director, will demonstrate how wills and other estate records can advance your genealogy. This introduction to estate research will help you identify records that may unlock new generations of descendants or ancestors. Case studies will be used to illustrate the value of all kinds of estate records.
 
 


Saturday, April 22
Ohio Palatines to America German Genealogy  (Other Events)
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus
Seminar sponsored by the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America.
 
"Beyond the Obvious-German Genealogy" by Dr. Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., German Research Specialist at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
 
For further information, please download the registration brochure by following the link below.


Genealogy Roundtable: City Directories
Saturday, April 22
Genealogy Roundtable: City Directories  (Education)
10:30 am
Room 3A, Main Branch, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
The Genealogy Roundtable is a new discussion group intended for beginning and intermediate genealogists. The purpose of the Roundtable is to give researchers the opportunity to get questions answered, learn, share ideas, and network.  Each Roundtable will consist of a short overview and discussion of one topic. The floor will then be opened to the attendees to discuss any genealogy topics of interest. Sessions will be held bi-monthly.
 
Topic: Getting the Most from City Directories
 


 “Spessart Roots: On the History of the People of a German Forest”
Saturday, April 22
“Spessart Roots: On the History of the People of a German Forest”  (Programs)
1:00 pm
Main Library - Third Floor Program Area
Native Cincinnatian Mary E. Wuest, will present “On the History of the People of a German Forest.” This non-fiction work gives us a vivid account of how events and circumstances played out in one location—Spessart Forest—in northwest Bavaria. Travel the road of peasant life through the centuries: through the wars, witch persecutions, famines, and heavy governance. Learn about life as a serf from the time of earliest settlements until the time of mass emigrations; and how religion, schooling, and customs affected everyday existence. Read gripping stories of individuals, including stories of the author’s own ancestors, which bring the forest’s history to life. Finally, in the last few chapters, travel with the emigrants as they transplant their roots in new lands. And, as a bonus, in the last chapter, learn what DNA can tell us about our deep ancestry, our original roots.Books will be available for purchase.


Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, Sandusky, Ohio
Wednesday, April 26 through Saturday, April 29
Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, Sandusky, Ohio  (Conferences)
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Sandusky, Ohio

The OGS 2017 Annual Conference will be held at Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky,Ohio (between Toledo & Cleveland, Ohio and just down the road from Cedar Point Amusement Park) on April 26-29, 2017.

HCGS Education Director Liz Stratton will be presenting a workshop, "Panning for Gold in Specialized Ohio Property Indexes." The session will demonstrate how to use geographical indexes to deeds to solve genealogical problems.

For further information including programming and registration, please see the OGS Conference website, http://www.ogsconference.org/.




Genealogy and Local History Department Orientation (PLCH)
Saturday, May 6
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 introduction to online genealogical resources available at a library or from home. Sessions are held the first Saturday of every other month at 10 am in the computer lab near the Genealogy and Local History Department on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.
 
Preregistration is not required


25th Anniversary Luncheon, Franklin County African American Interest Group
Saturday, May 6
25th Anniversary Luncheon, Franklin County African American Interest Group  (Other Events)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus
This program is sponsored by the Franklin County African American Interest Group.
 
Keynote speaker Char McMargo Bah will present "Lest We Forget" at this luncheon to celebrate Franklin County African American Interest Group's 25th Anniversary. For further information, see their website, https://goo.gl/4ZnytG.
 
The Hamilton County Genealogy Society is seeking a Chair for our African American Interest Group. If you would be interested in serving, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org


A Visit to the Waldschmidt House and Civil War Museum.
Saturday, May 13
A Visit to the Waldschmidt House and Civil War Museum.  (Programs)
10:30 am
7567 Glendale Milford Road Camp Dennison, Ohio 45111
Ohio Daughter of the American Revolution Member (DAR)  Darlene West, will do a short presentation on the Christian Waldschmidt family and its impact on this early post-Revolutionary War community. Following lunch, we will explore both the homestead and the Civil War Museum located on the property. Download the blog post below for directions and more information on the Waldschmidt properties. Included is a form for making a reservation and purchasing a box lunch.Drinks will be provided by the society.
 


AGF: Autosomal DNA Article Discussion
Saturday, May 20
AGF: Autosomal DNA Article Discussion  (Education)
10:00 am
Forest Park Branch Library Meeting Room, 655 Waycross Road, Cincinnati
The Advanced Genealogical Forum is a peer-led group. The Forum meets bi-monthly to discuss journal articles, advanced methodology and complex records. The forum is open to anyone willing to read the articles and contribute to the discussion.
 
Discussion Leader: Pam White
 
Article: Thomas W. Jones, "Too Few Sources to Solve a Family Mystery? Some Greenfields of Central and Western New York," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (June 2015): 85-103.
 
For more about autosomal DNA see Debbie Parker Wayne, "Using autosomal DNA for Genealogy," NGS Magazine 40 (Apr-June 2014): 50-54.
 
The National Genealogical Society Quarterly is currently not available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The 2015 issues are out for binding. Back issues are also available to National Genealogy Society members on their website. If you are unable to get a copy of the article, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org
 
Discussion questions will be added to this post about 1 month before the session.
 
If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email list for this group, please contact Liz Stratton, education@hcgsohio.org.



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



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.