Monday, November 27, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
"The DAR Genealogical Research System: A Resource for Everyone"
Wednesday, November 8, 8:00 pm
Are you getting everything you can from the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System (DAR-GRS)? Whether you have a Revolutionary War ancestor or not, the indices and other genealogy resources on the DAR website are invaluable. Many are not available elsewhere.
Carla Cegielski is our tour guide in this webinar that demonstrates effective use of the DAR-GRS. Carla is a full-time family history researcher specializing in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia research. She provides research services to attorneys, historians, genealogists, hobbyists, and others.
To attend the webinar, register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4853803262122703875. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link that will allow you to join the webinar.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Do you know that x-chromosomes have different inheritance patterns than other DNA? Learn about the differences in x-chromosome inheritance in men and women. We will learn about DNA recombination. We will talk about using fan charts to narrow down which ancestor may or may not have contributed to your x-DNA. Then we will talk about how to use this information within GedMatch to find our largest segment matches on the x-chromosome and how to organize the results using spreadsheets.
Co-Chair, Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group
Sunday, September 17, 2017
You can make a reservation in one of two ways:
1) Go to the September Tracer mailed to you or posted electronically in the Members Area of the website. The registration form is on the last page.
Fill it in and mail it to: HCGS, P.O. Box 15865, Cincinnati, OH 45215.
2) To reserve using Paypal, click on the link: http://tinyurl.com/HeritageLuncheon2017
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Submitted by: Kathy Reed
Member, Heritage Committee
Friday, September 15, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Except as noted, all sessions will be held in the 3rd floor computer lab behind the Genealogy and Local History Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch, 800 Vine.
Sunday, September 10, 1:30-3:30 pm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way"
Wills often include a wealth of genealogical information by identifying married names of daughters, establishing parentage and migration routes. Learn where to find wills and how to get the most from them. Discover how to use wills as a stepping stone to further research.
Sunday, September 17, 1:30-3:30 pm, "Even is there is no Will, There's a Way"
Learn to locate wills that have not been made available online or on microfilm. Explore the many documents created during the estate settlement process. Discover how to locate estate records even when there is no will.
Sunday, September 24, 1:30-3:30 pm, "Getting the Most from Estate Records"
Learn how to use estate records to discover relationships, birth dates and death dates even when they are not directly stated. Understand regional and historic variations in inheritance law and their impact on women’s inheritance.
If you have any questions, contact Liz Stratton at Education@hcgsohio.org.
Submitted by Liz Stratton, Education Director, HCGS
Monday, July 17, 2017
It is our pleasure to introduce you to Rev. David McDonald. He recently held a week-long institute at GRIP (Geneaological Research Institute of Pittsburgh) on the Northwest Territories. As an ordained minister, Rev. McDonald has also developed expertise in the use of religious records for genealogical use.
1:00 – 2:15 Session 3 – including time for questions.
The following topics will be discussed:
Session 1: Primer on Religious Records and Jewish Resources Session
Conversation and consideration of various types of religious records and their utility to genealogists as tools to advance your research. Special focus on realities and records for Jewish research.
Session 2: Catholic and Protestant Churches and Their Records
- Catholic records with emphasis on German Catholic churches.
- German Protestant churches with emphasis on records likely to be accessible to advance your research.
The last time we met at this venue, we almost exceeded the capacity. To avoid this issue, reservations are required. There is no cost for the event. You can reserve by completing and submitting the online form linked below.
Submitted by Kathy Reed
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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What: Meeting of the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA)
Where: MidPointe Library, West Chester
When: 7:00 - 8:45 PM, Tuesday, August 15th
Who: Doug Beezely
Why: Learn about Y-DNA and how it can help your genealogical research
We are fortunate to have among our members, Doug Beezley. He has worked with Y-DNA and manages a One-Name Study on the Beasley (and its variations) surname. It is connected to the Guild of One-Name Studies.
Up until now, we have only discussed autosomal (atDNA). Y-DNA is unique to males. It is passed from father to son, and so on, with little change. We will discuss the following:
Come join other group members in learning about Y-DNA. This talk will also be presented as a webinar. More information on how to sign up for the webinar with be provided soon.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Our Rivermen Ancestors
- Steamboat pilots
- Steamboat engineers
- Steamboat company owners/operators
- Foundrymen (iron or brass)
- Machinists (like Miles Greenwood's Eagle Iron Works, etc.)
- Iron miners and furnace operators from the Hanging Rock iron area in Ohio
- Coal miners, coal processors, coal tipples and suppliers who brought the coal to Cincinnati
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
What: Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA) Presentation
When: Tuesday, June 13th, 7:00 - 8:45 PM
Where: MidPointe Library, West Chester (in person)
Webinar Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2720064606922795010
What's worse is that if you've tested with more than one company, the results are not comparable. How can this be? Well, there really is a reason.
Join us for a discussion of what is "real" and "not so real" about these results. Can't make it? Live out-of-town? We are simultaneously presenting this talk as a webinar. In order to participate, you must preregister using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2720064606922795010
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation.
Questions? Email Kathy Reed, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Board is constantly discussing ways to better serve our out-of-town members. To that end, the Board recently approved the purchase of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar software. Over time, we hope to present several webinars on a variety of topics.
You can find this webinar by clicking on this link: https://vimeo.com/214124083 If you choose to watch this one, try to watch it to the end. You aren't going to believe how this story evolves! It falls into the "truth is stranger than fiction" category.
Submitted by Kathy Reed
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
To take advantage of this opportunity, click on this link and click on "Webinars."
Scroll down the page until you find the Irish Genealogy series.
Watch them at your leisure. The information is invaluable to those engaged in Irish Genealogy. A donation was made on behalf of HCGS members to the Ulster Historical Foundation, so you can watch them guilt-free! I hope you take advantage of this opportunity.
Submitted by Kathy Reed
HCGS Program Director
Monday, April 17, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
"Humor in History or How Could a City Nicknamed 'Porkopolis' be Anything but Funny" by Robert J. Wimberg
Saturday, April 1, at 11 am in the Genealogy and Local History Program Space, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Library
"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 popping sewer lids, our town has hundreds of humorous stories that are a part of its history."This program is sponsored by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Friday, March 24, 2017
|Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL|
The Legal Genealogist
The annual seminar is held at the Mill Race Banquet Center in Winton Woods, Great Parks. Admission to the park, continental breakfast, and lunch are included with your registration.
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.
Judy will be presenting four lectures:
When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Gentlemen Judges: Justices of the Peace
Beyond X and Y: The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing
NARA Mythbusters: Your Family is in the Archives
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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 tour both the homestead and the Civil War Museum located on the property.
We will gather in the Memorial Barn behind the home which the Ohio Society DAR added in 1989 built to honor the Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance. It houses an extensive collection of stone-cutting and farm tools as well as a restored Conestoga wagon and a vehicle used by James Garfield.
To make a reservation and/or order a box lunch, please complete the form below and mail it to the address listed. You can also order and pay for lunch using PayPal through our website. For directions and a more detailed description of the Waldschmidt properties, click on this link.
Adapted from the Waldschmidt Homestead website by Kathy Reed, HCGS Program Director.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Genealogy Roundtable: Planning Session
Saturday, February 18 @ 10:30am - Blue Ash Branch Library
Genealogy Roundtable: First Discussion Topic: City Directories
Saturday April 22 @ 10:30am - Main Library Room 3A
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00 PM
Main Library - Third Floor Program Area
Tim Trainor, Writer and Editor, provided an excellent review of this book on Amazon.
More than a million Germans immigrated to the United States from the mid-1840s through the following decade, fleeing repression, political turmoil and bleak futures. Andreas Wust and his future wife Maria Magdalena Gessner were among this diaspora, joining fellow countrymen in 1848 in a noisome Cincinnati enclave called Over-the-Rhine, where German language and customs prevailed through the twentieth century. Former U. S. Navy Commander Mary E. Wuest, great-granddaughter of this Bavarian couple, tells their story through the broad sweep of German history, focusing on the Spessart Forest, a forbidding and magical realm where wild animals, poachers, rogues and robber knights roamed the dense woods and feudal nobility ruled a network of farms and villages.
A model of meticulous research and crisp, clear writing, Spessart Roots traces forest inhabitants to the twelfth-century settlements of the Kahlgrund Valley, a mining and glassmaking region known for crystal clear "talking" mirrors immortalized in Snow White, the Grimm Brothers fairy tale. The book chronicles eras of famine, epidemics, invasions and pillaging punctuated by times of quiet prosperity. The stream of events flows through the centuries-long reign of the Holy Roman Empire, the Thirty Years War, Napoleonic conquests and other epochs that uprooted and shaped German society and culture.
Spessart Roots also is the story of America revealed through the microcosm of poor immigrants seeking freedom and opportunities denied them in their homelands. After settling in Cincinnati, Andreas Wust (Americanized to Andrew Wuest) started a mattress-making business that grew and prospered, staying in the family until its sale to Serta International in 1999 -- the American Dream fulfilled.We hope to see you there.
Submitted by Kathy Reed
Saturday, January 21, 2017
010:30 a.m. Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
11:30 a.m. Irish Education and School Records (30 mins)
12 p.m. BREAK (30 mins)
12:30 p.m. Introduction to archives in Ireland (45 mins)
1:00 p.m. LUNCH
2:30 p.m. Sources available for Irish research by county (1 hr)
3:30 p.m. Gravestone inscriptions and newspapers as sources for Irish research (45 mins)
4:15 p.m. BREAK
4:30 p.m. Using the Registry of Deeds, with a short introduction to Irish wills (55 mins)
5:30 p.m. Q&A and solving brick walls
10:30 a.m. The Great Famine in Ireland, 1845–51: A brief historical overview (1 hr)
11:30 a.m. BREAK
11:50 a.m. Emigration from Ireland to North America: An Overview (1 hr)
12:50 p.m. The Great Famine in Ireland: Sources for Research Part 1 (45 mins)
1:45 p.m. LUNCH
3:00 p.m. The Great Famine in Ireland: Sources for Research Part 2 (45 mins)
3:45 p.m. Emigration from Ireland to North America: Strategies for Researching Emigrant Ancestors (1 hr)
4:45 p.m. BREAK
5:00 p.m. Q&A and Solving Brick Walls
Register for Famine Era Records and Emmigration online webinar reminder
Credit: Fountaindale Library and Genealogy Website
Submitted by Kathy Reed
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
We will have a "work session" at the MidPointe Library in West Chester, Ohio. Bring your laptop or other device and questions about using autosomal DNA. We will rely on the expertise of other group members to solve problems you may be experiencing.
Meeting Dates for 2017
February 14th – Using your FTDNA and 23andme results.
April 11th – Introduction to Gedmatch
Videos for the first two meetings are available at the following links:
Introduction to DNA and Genetic Genealogy
Using Autosomal DNA on Ancestry
If you want to be placed on the mailing list, email email@example.com
Friday, January 13, 2017
You may want to read Thomas' book.