Sunday, October 2, 2011

"Ask the Experts" Day at the Library

Yesterday was a great day at the Main Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  Local genealogists had the opportunity to "pick the brains" of representatives from a wide variety of Tri-State organizations.  Included were experts from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.  Have African-American, German or Irish ancestors?  They had answers. Want to know more about technology?  Got it. Ancestors from Kentucky?  No problem.  One author even provided a historical perspective of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood as well as breweries from both sides of the river.

Irish Ancestry Table

Attendees also had the opportunity to attend a session on how to create a blog about their family history and research.  This was followed up with a hands-on session in the computer lab. 

On a personal note, I made some valuable connections and have filled up my calendar for November and December.  As a first-time attendee, I didn't know what I was missing.  I'm already thinking about how we can "get the word" out next year so that more people have the chance to "ask the experts."

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