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There's still time to preregister for the annual seminar on April 7, 2018. Preregistration is required and will close on March 28th. Preregistration is available online or print out and mail in the registration form, Annual Seminar Brochure and Registration Form.
Michael L. Strauss is the annual seminar speaker and will entertain us with a broad range of topics. Learn about life for early American women and their struggle for rights. Genealogical records from the anti-slavery, temperance and suffrage movement will be covered. For Revolutionary War ancestors, learn about the records created including those of smaller conflicts that continued after the war ended. Often overshadowed by the Revolutionary War, discover ancestral records created by service in the War or 1812. The day will end with tips and techniques for researching black sheep ancestors.
Women's Suffrage: Their Rights, Roles, and Limitations
Researching your Revolutionary War Ancestors
Free Trade and Sailor's Rights: War of 1812 Ancestors
Prisoners, Thieves, and Scoundrels: Black Sheep Ancestors
Michael lectures widely throughout the United States and is on the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. He was the film historian and genealogist for the documentary "Finding Vivian Maier," a 2015 Documentary Oscar nominee.
Mill Race Banquet Center
The annual seminar is held at the Mill Race Banquet Center in Winton Woods Park. Admission to the park and parking is included with your registration. The center is accessible with ample parking. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided.
When: 7:00 - 8:45 PM, Tuesday, February 13th Who: Kathy Reed Topic: Gedmatch - A Deep Dive
Last April, the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group had a session on how to analyze autosomal DNA results using Gedmatch. If you missed it, you can see thee video here. Members were encouraged to upload their autosomal results, regardless of testing company, to Gedmatch.com and experiment with some of the tools. Users should be cautioned that any other Gedmatch user can compare their kit to yours. It has the advantage of allowing you to see chromosome by chromosome how you match other users.
The April presentation was an overview of the available tools. At this session, we hope to demonstrate more of the tools in a live presentation. Included will be a discussion of the Tier 1 tools and an explanation of the new Genesis Beta feature.
To take full advantage of the session, consider uploading your autosomal results to the website in advance of the meeting. You may want to bring your laptop. As this is not a powerpoint presentation, there should be plenty of time to discuss individual questions.
We hope to see you there.
Submitted by Kathy Reed Co-Chair SWOHDNA firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Herbert will discuss 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
Researching Your German Ancestors – What’s New?
Researching Early Hamilton County Ancestor
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
At the last meeting of SWOHDNA in December 2017, Kelli Bergheimer of the Central Ohio DNA Interest Group, returned to discuss "Using Tools to Organize Your DNA Results." It has now been recorded and uploaded to our website. Kelli also created a document to accompany this presentation that describes step-by-step how to create an excel spreadsheet that can be used in conjunction with the presentation.
next meeting is scheduled for April 10th, 7:00 pm at the MidPointe Library.
Information about the library, located just off I-75 in West Chester, can be
found at this link. At this meeting, we will discuss the program DNAGedcom. If you are on the mailing list for The Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group, you will receive additional information in advance of the meeting. If you want to be added to the mailing list, email your name and email address to Kathy Reed, Program Director, at email@example.com. Submitted by Kathy Reed SWOHDNA
your new year with Jeff Herbert 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.
Researching Your German Ancestors – What’s New?
Researching Early Hamilton
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
Time is running out to preregister for two education series being offered in January and February. Come warm your hands over the computer keyboard as you learn tips and techniques for effective research in the Genealogy Foundations Series or master land research with the Hands on with Land (HOWL) Series.
Hands on with Land (HOWL) Series, Sunday Afternoons in January HOWL is now full. If you would like to attend and can use your own laptop, please register. Space
is limited and preregistration is required. Register online using the form at https://goo.gl/mNZ3ib. All classes are held on Sundays at PLCH Main
Library in the 3rd floor computer lab. HOWL gives participants the opportunity to learn about land records while researching their own ancestors. Activities include a mix of personal research and instructional examples. For best results, plan on attending all sessions.
Genealogy Foundations Series in January and February Genealogy Foundations is now full. If you would like to attend and can use your own laptop, please register. A couple of additional people can be accommodated this way. Foundations is full of tips and techniques to improve your genealogical research and make the most of core genealogical sources. Participants work on their own family in these hands-on sessions. Key resources for 19th and 20th century research will be covered: newspapers, census, published sources, and vital records.
·January 13, 10:00-12:15 am, Foundations 1
·January 20, 1:30-4:30 pm, Foundations 2
·January 27, 1:30-4:30 pm, Foundations 3
·February 10, 1:30-4:30 pm, Foundations 4
·February 17, 1:30-4:30 pm, Foundations 5
·February 24, 1:30-4:30 pm, Snow Make-up Day or
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.
All classes are held on Saturdays at PLCH Main Library in the 3rd floor
We look forward to seeing you!
Submitted by Liz Stratton, Educ. Dir., HCGS Updated: 7 January 2018
Speaker: Kelli Bergheimer, Chair of the
Central Ohio DNA Interest Group, will be returning for a follow-up to her
wonderful October presentation.
Tools to Organize DNA Results
that you have your results, how do you organize them to make the most of the
information? Learn how to make your matches work for you. Use tools like Excel
and OneNote to get yourself organized and make progress in your search.
If you missed the October meeting,
you may want to watch Kelli’s present on X-Inheritance Patterns. This is a
complex topic and the source of confusion for many genetic genealogists. You
can watch it at this link: https://vimeo.com/238154161