The Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society 2013 Annual Educational Seminar will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sinclair Community College.
The event will feature well-known genealogist, author, and teacher, J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, a favorite speaker at national and local genealogical events. Mark is Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance, an instructor at the Institute for Genealogical & Historical Research at Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and has appeared on the popular series Who Do You Think You Are.
Topics for the seminar are:
- Land Barons or Dirt Farmers: Finding Land Transactions — Following the land will often identify the Ancestor and family. Learn how to trace an individual through property records and how to trace a specific property.
- Making Those Early Census Records Talk To You – Stop avoiding those pre-1850 census records. Turn those 1’s and 0’s into clues and lively pictures of your family.
- Write That Source Down – Did you ever wonder where you found that date for Great Aunt Sally’s birth? Learn the basics of documentation and discover why it can become your most important family research tool.
- Finding Black Roots in a White World – Learn how to find African-American family members in the pre-1870 U.S. Utilize the tools and techniques that will help you identify and find resources to lead you to a family.
Registration Begins at 8 a.m. Sessions will start at 9 a.m. There are Question & Answer periods planned as well.
Download the registration form here.
Accessible Archives is pleased to be providing two annual Personal Subscriptions to our complete set of databases as door prizes at this event.
This chapter was formed in 1974 to create and promote interest in collecting, indexing, preserving and publishing material on Montgomery County, and to assist individuals in tracing their ancestry and in compiling family and local histories by means of lectures, educational classes, and the Chapter’s Family Tree newsletter.
Regular chapter meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dayton Metro Library, 215 East 3rd Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402.