Thursday, September 4, 2014

October is German-American Heritage Month

October is always a very busy month. Not only is it Family History Month, but it is also German-American Heritage Month. Chapter President, Kenny Burck, shared a list of activities scheduled for October that are sponsored by the German-American Citizens' League. In addition, Jean Morrison supplied a flier from the Tri-State German-American School. If you have an interest in learning to speak German, this school is for you. 




Since October 1989, German-American Heritage Month has been sponsored in the Ohio Valley by the German-American Citizens’ League, which was founded in 1895. The month is centered around October 6th, which was the day in 1683 when the first permanent German settlement was established in Germantown, Pennsylvania.  October is also Family History Month.

October 12 & 19 & 26, 2014 - (Sundays) - Visit the German Heritage Museum at  West Fork Park in Green Township at 4764 West Fork Road, located off North Bend Road in Monfort Heights - (phone museum on this day only after 1:00 p.m. at 598-5732 for directions if needed)  from 1 to 5 p.m (The Museum is closed October 5, 2015, please attend the Donauschwaben Oktoberfest in Colerain Township.)

October 4, 2014 - (Saturday) - Downtown Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County at 8th & Vine Streets - Annual Genealogy Fair with various groups including the Germany Genealogy Interest Group where you can ask the experts German Genealogy questions and trace your German roots - 11:00 to 3:00 p.m.

October 5, 2014 - (Sunday) - German Heritage Auxiliary of the German-American Club of Louisville at 1840 Lincoln Avenue, Louisville, KY - “German-Americans as Huns: The Anti-German Hysteria of WWI” - Presented by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann (President of the German-American Citizens’ League) - 2:00 p.m.

October 6, 2014 - (Monday) - Landrum Academic Center 110 on the campus of  Northern Kentucky University (Maps/Directions http://www.nku.edu/campusmaps.html)  - “A Diverse Community: Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Germans” (The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion held by four German immigrants. Each of them will tell us where and when they immigrated and will be open for questions) - Presented by Paul A. Tenkotte, PhD - 2:00 p.m.

October 6, 2014 - (Monday) - Pleasant Ridge Public Library at 6233 Montgomery Road - “Reading Old German Script in Genealogical Records - Part 1” - Presented by Kenny Burck and/or Deb Cyprych  of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society for four nights in October - 6:00 p.m .

October 11, 2014 - (Saturday)  - Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints Family History Center at 144 Buttermilk Pike in Lakeside Park, KY (Exit 186 off  of  I-75) - “Germans From the Tri-State in the Civil War” - Presented by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann (President of the German-American Citizens’ League)  - This event is open to the public - Phone 859-468-4866 for additional details if needed) - 11:45 a.m.      
           
October 12, 2014 - (Sunday) - German Heritage Museum  at West Fork Park in Green Township at 4764 West Fork Road, located off North Bend Road in Monfort Heights - (phone museum on this day only after 1:00 p.m. at 598-5732 for directions if needed) - Museum open 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and attendance is free - “Cincinnati North Turners and the Anti-German Backlash during World War I”- Presented by Dann Woellert - 2:00 p.m.

October 13, 2014 - (Monday) - Pleasant Ridge Public Library at 6233 Montgomery Road - “Reading Old German Script in Genealogical Records - Part 2” - Presented by Kenny Burck and/or Deb Cyprych of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society for four nights in October - 6:00 p.m .

October 16, 2014 - (Thursday) - Green Township Regional Library at  6525 Bridgetown Road  - “Tracing Your German Genealogy” - Presented by Kenny Burck of the Hamilton  County Genealogical Society - 11:00 a.m.
    
October 21, 2014 - (Tuesday) - Pleasant Ridge Public Library at 6233 Montgomery Road - “Reading Old German Script in Genealogical Records - Part 3” - Presented by Kenny Burck and/or Deb Cyprych of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society for four nights in October - 6:00 p.m .

October 23, 2014 - (Thursday) - Kenton County, KY Public Library at 5th & Scott Streets, Covington, KY - “Locating Your German Family’s Village of Origin” - Presented by Kenny Burck of the Hamilton County, OH Genealogical Society - 7:00 p.m.

October 26, 2014 - (Sunday) - German Heritage Museum at West Fork Park in Green Township at 4764 West Fork Road, located off North Bend Road in Monfort Heights - (phone museum on this day only after 1:00 p.m. at 598-5732 for directions if needed) - Museum open 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and attendance is free - “The Anti-German Hysteria of World War I in Northern Kentucky”- Presented by Lisa Gillham - 2:00 p.m.

October 27, 2014 - (Monday) - Pleasant Ridge Public Library at 6233 Montgomery Road - “Reading Old German Script in Genealogical Records - Part 4” - Presented by Kenny Burck and/or Deb Cyprych of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society for four nights in October - 6:00 p.m .

Programs sponsored by the:

German-American Citizens’ League of Greater Cincinnati                      
Hamilton County (OH) Genealogical Society
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, OH                                
LDS Family History Center in Lakeside Park, KY               
German Heritage Auxiliary - German-American Club of Louisville     
Kenton County (KY) Public Library    
NKU’s Department of World Languages and Literature

Call Kenny Burck for any other details at 513-260-0238



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Day with Genalogy Experts 2014



On Saturday, October 4, HCGS will be co-sponsoring the annual “Day with Genealogy Experts.” This year’s topic will feature the contributions of the Quakers to this region. In addition to the chance to tour the Genealogy and Local History Department, two speakers are scheduled during the day. At 11:00 AM, Dr. Diane Van Skiver Gagel, Past President of OGS, will be discussing “The Inner Light: Researching Our Quaker Ancestors.” Dr. Robert Wimberg, a popular local historian and Adjunct Professor at Wilmington College will discuss “The Quakers of Cincinnati and Their Contributions” at 2:00 PM.

As usual, a variety of “experts” from around the area will have tables set up that you will be able to visit between 12:00 and 2:00. This has been a very popular program in year’s past, and this year should be no exception. 

You may also want to mark your calendar for the annual Genealogy Lock-In at the Main Library. It will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 6:30 - 11:30 PM. Space is limited and a reservation is required. You may reserve a spot at this link.

Submitted by:

Kathy Reed