Thursday, October 31, 2019

Next Meeting of the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group - Debra Renard Presenter

The next meeting of the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group will be held on Tuesday, December 10th at the West Chester MidPointe Library.


Debra Renard, the founder of Eureka! Genealogy, is a full-time Genetic Genealogist with Legacy Tree Genealogists. She is co-leader of the Louisville, Kentucky, Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group, a board member of the Louisville Genealogical Society, and is Secretary of the Kentucky Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

She is a frequent speaker at the local, regional and national level with a particular interest in the midwest. Debra has Ohio roots but makes her home in Louisville, KY.



Directions: https://www.midpointelibrary.org/page/westchester

In this presentation, "Hunting the Hunters" -- Hot on the Trail with DNA Strategies" Debra will discuss how she used Y-DNA, autosomal DNA, FAN club research and newspapers to reveal her family's truth. A hefty dose of scandal comes together resulting in the truth being WAY stranger than fiction. This presentation is designed for genealogists of all skill levels.

Debra gave this presentation at the OGS Conference 2019. It promises to be just what we need as we begin the holiday season. Hope to see you there.

Submitted by Kathy Reed
dna.interest@hcgsohio.org




Monday, October 7, 2019

Tour of the Cincinnati History and Library Archives


After a three-year closure while the Cincinnati Museum Center underwent a complete renovation, many patrons anxiously awaited the reopening of the Cincinnati History Library and Archives (CHLA). Now a few months in, the staff of the library has graciously agreed to host two tours of the new facility. Visitors will learn of the many resources available to them and get tips on how best to access them.

CHLA will sponsor two tours for HCGS members on Tuesday, November 12th and Saturday, November 16th. Both tours will take place at 10:30 am.

Both tours require a reservation and are limited to 20 people each. Complete the reservation form  https://hcgsohio.org/cpage.php?pt=197
and select your preferred date. Once the tours are filled, you will be put on a waiting list for possible future tours based on demand.

To learn more about the library, visit their website:
CHLA Website.



Submitted by: Kathy Reed
dna.interest@hcgsohio.org

Monday, September 30, 2019

2019 HCGS Heritage Luncheon Reservations Close October 2nd

Wednesday, October 2nd is the last day to make a reservation for this year's Heritage Luncheon!   It will be held on Saturday October 12th.  Clovernook County Club will again be our venue. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Ohio Medical College (University of Cincinnati.) With this in mind, our speaker will again be interpreter, Joyce Browning, this time as  "Mary Cunningham, the Body Snatcher's wife."  It is a funny/sad tale of how the earliest doctors became educated. Ms. Browning plays an amazing role!
 
 
 
Registration opens at 10:45 a.m. New member recognition will begin at 11:30 with a welcome and the presentation of awards. Lunch will be served at noon followed by Ms. Browning’s program.  Reservations are required with payment and are due by 2 October 2019.  The reservation form for the Heritage Luncheon is available:
 
 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Reliability, Ethics and Privacy in the DNA Age with Kelli Bergheimer



What: Meeting of the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA)
Where:  West Chester Mid-Pointe Library
Who: Guest Speaker - Kelli Bergheimer
When: Tuesday, October 8th
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Directions: https://www.midpointelibrary.org/page/westchester

At this next meeting, Kelli Bergheimer will lead us in a discussion about some of the timely issues facing genetic genealogists. Topics discussed will include the reliability of DNA testing, ethics and privacy concerns. We will learn about the laws and terms of service that apply to this ever-changing field. Catch up on the DNA cases making the news.

In addition, Kathy Reed will discuss a proposed study that she plans to use as the basis of lectures for  the PALAM Conference – Palatines to America National Conference (June 17-20, 2020) https://www.palam.org/ and possibly the IGGP – International German Genealogy Partnership Conference (July 16-18, 2021) https://iggpartner.org/index.php. The focus of these talks will be on making DNA connections between Americans of German descent and their German ancestors. Find out how you can play a role. Don't have German ancestors? No problem. The techniques used will be applicable to any family study regardless of ethnicity.

We hope to see you at what promises to be a very interesting meeting. This meeting is especially appropriate for those new to DNA testing.

Submitted by Kathy Reed
dna.interest@hcgsohio.org

Friday, September 27, 2019

Video on Hangouts, Podcasts, Webinars and YouTube for Genealogy Now Available



On September 7th, Nancy Chouteau did a presentation on the use of a variety of social media tools for genealogy. Nancy also provided attendees with a list of links to some of the valuable online resources she has used. The list has been posted on the HCGS website:
https://hcgsohio.org/cpage.php?pt=196

You can view the video at this link: https://vimeo.com/361203412 or on the Hamilton County Genealogical Society YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEHdY_xOeww.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

October 2019 German-American Heritage Month Events


This is the 30th Anniversary Year for Our Heritage Month


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.

September 27, 2019 - (Friday) - German Heritage Month Kick-off Party at the Sam Adams Taproom in Over-the-Rhine (OTR) - 1727 Logan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 - 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

October 2, 2019 - (Wednesday) - Northern Kentucky University (Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Literatures) - “German Immigration, Settlement and Influences in the Greater Cincinnati Area” - Presented by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann - 3:30 p.m.

October 5, 2019 - (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 help you trace your German roots - 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. (German genealogy questions answered noon to 2:00 p.m.)

October 6, 2019 - (Sunday) - German-American Day

October 10, 2019 - (Thursday) - Covington (KY) Library (Local History Department), 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41071 - “Finding and Translating German Church Records and Newspaper Articles” - Presented by Kenton County Library staff Cierra Earl and Abby Carney - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Registration required at www.kentonlibrary.org/events or 859-962-4070)

October 12, 2019 - (Saturday) - Mother of God Cemetery, 3125 Madison Avenue, Ft. Wright, KY 41015 - “A Biographical Walking Tour of  the Mother of God Cemetery” - Presented by the Local History & Genealogy staff of the Kenton County Library - (Learn about the German Catholic people and families who shaped the history of Northern Kentucky. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged) - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

October 13 & 20 & 27, 2019 - (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 6, 2019, please attend the Donauschwaben Oktoberfest in Colerain Township October 4, 5, & 6)

October 13, 2019 - (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 - “Gerhard Lammers: German Immigrant Church Painter in Cincinnati” - Presented by Dann Woellert - 2:00 p.m.

October 19, 2019 - (Saturday) - James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Avenue, Ft. Wright, KY 41011 - “Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War: The 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry” - Presented by Andrew Houghtaling - 1:00 p.m.
  
October 20, 2019 - (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 - “German Heritage Book Talk & Signing with Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann” - 2:00 p.m.

October 23, 2019 - (Wednesday) - Erlanger Brach of the Kenton County (KY) Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018, in the Twain/Clemens Combined Meeting Room - “Lunch and Learn: German Immigration to Greater Cincinnati” - Presented by Dave Schroeder, Executive Director of the Kenton County Public Library - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Registration required at www.kentonlibrary.org,events or 859-962-4070)

October 24, 2019 - (Thursday) - Covington (KY) Library (Local History Department), 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41071 - “Finding and Translating German Church Records and Newspaper Articles” - Presented by Kenton County Library staff Cierra Earl and Abby Carney - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Registration required at www.kentonlibrary.org/events or 859-962-4070)

October 27, 2019 - (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’s Berlin Wall Memorial in a German-American Context” - Dr. Richard E. Schade - 2:00 p.m.

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




Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Introduction to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Sacramental Records on Findmypast



Hamilton County Genealogical Society presents:

Introduction to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati 
Sacramental Records on Findmypast, by Julie Ross 

Date: Saturday, September 28

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Symmes Township Library, 11850 Enyart Rd, Loveland, OH 45140 (map)

Cost: FREE, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

Capacity: Seating is limited to 75 people. 

Parking: Please park in the elementary school parking lot next door to the library. The library has a small parking lot which is reserved for regular library patrons. 

Genealogists have waited a long time for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Sacramental records to be available online. Earlier this year, Findmypast (FMP) released transcriptions of some digitized records on their website. Images are now available too. 

Julie Ross has volunteered at The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Archives for years, fulfilling hundreds of genealogy research requests. Julie has been very successful in finding elusive ancestors and is the perfect person to teach us how to navigate this new record set on FMP. Julie will do a live demonstration on how to find Catholic baptism, marriage, and burial records for Southwest Ohio families on FMP. She will also discuss tips, tricks, limitations and work-arounds. FMP subscribers, bring your laptops/tablets for hands-on practice. For non-FMP subscribers, you may wish to take advantage of FMP’s free 14-day trial at https://www.findmypast.com/free-trial to participate with your device during the program.
  
We hope you join us on September 28 for what promises to be very helpful instruction. Reserve your spot today!