Give the Gift of History – Genealogy

Give the gift of family history this year!

The Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library (OHS), the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society (FCGHS) and the Columbus Metropolitan Library jointly offer a series of programs designed to introduce family history researchers to the many records and resources available to them.

The workshops will offer an in-depth introduction to the basic methods, tools and sources for getting started in your family history research. These programs are recommended to those who have not previously had genealogical instruction or who are looking to refresh or jump-start their genealogical research skills. Continuing education hours can be credited to teachers.

Many sessions will be held at OHS, but some will be held at the Main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Saturday Workshops are held from 10 am to 12 pm, Thursday Workshops from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and Saturday Seminars are held from 9am to 1pm.

2011 OHS/CML/FCGHS Genealogical Programs:

Cornerstones of Genealogy
Date/Time: January 22, 2011, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here.

Family History Sources at OHS (GW 1)
Date/Time: January 29, 2011, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here.

Getting the Most from Online Sources (GW 24)
Date/Time: February 17, 2011, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here.

Discovering Your Family History on the Web (GW 27)
Date/Time: February 24, 2011, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here.

A Trip through Time with the Census (GW 3)
Date/Time: March 10, 2011, 6:30 PM-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here.

Genealogy Forum (GW 19)
Are you not sure how to start your family history? Do you have a genealogy problem or “brick wall” that seems nearly impossible to solve? Bring us your questions and we’ll guide you to search strategies and resources that might help you break through those genealogical “brick walls”. Even if you’re not sure what to ask, you’re welcome to come to listen and learn from others. Panelists will include representatives of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society, Ohio Historical Society, and Palatines to America-Ohio Chapter.
Date/Time: March 19, 2011, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library Auditorium at 96 S. Grant Ave. Seating is limited please register through CML’s “Events” page or call 614-645-2275 for more information or to register.
Cost: FREE

Boys baseball team possibly composed of children who were residents at the McIntire Children's Home in Zanesville, Ohio, ca. 1890-1899. From the Collections of the Ohio Historical Society

Institutional Records Seminar: Records from Ohio’s Prisons, Asylums, and Children’s Homes (GS 1)
Date/Time: April 16, 2011, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $30.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $35.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here

Introduction to Land Office Records in Ohio (GW 18A)
Date/Time: May 5, 2011, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here

More Land Office Records in Ohio (GW 18B)
Date/Time: May 19, 2011, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click  here

How Object Collections Compliment Paper Record Research (GW 28A)
Date/Time: June 2, 2011, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here

Alfretta Ronemus and her mother took home an engraved tea set as a prize in a baby contest held during the 1854 Clark County Fair. Shown here is a teapot decorated with grapes and vines. From the Collections of the Ohio Historical Society

How to Handle Object Collections (GW 28B)
Date/Time: June 9, 2011, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here

Courthouse Research Seminar: Probate, Recorder, Auditor, and Clerk of Courts (GS 2)
Date/Time: July 9, 2011, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $ 30.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $35.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here

Genealogy Forum (GW 19)
Are you not sure how to start your family history? Do you have a genealogy problem or “brick wall” that seems nearly impossible to solve? Bring us your questions and we’ll guide you to search strategies and resources that might help you break through those genealogical “brick walls”. Even if you’re not sure what to ask, you’re welcome to come to listen and learn from others. Panelists will include representatives of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society, Ohio Historical Society, and Palatines to America-Ohio Chapter.
Date/Time: August 6, 2011, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library Auditorium at 96 S. Grant Ave. Seating is limited please register through CML’s “Events” page or call 614-645-2275 for more information or to register.
Cost: FREE

Portrait of an African American man and woman by traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing, ca. 1890-1910. From the Collections of the Ohio Historical Society

Putting the Clues Together: Learning More about Your Family Photographs (GW 16)
Date: August 20, 2011, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here

Geographical Resources for Ohio Genealogy (GW 8)
Maps, atlases and other geographical materials can be useful to you as a genealogist. Some resources provide information about specific ancestors, while others offer important geographical context to add flavor and completeness to your family history. This program will examine what to look for in county atlases, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, historical atlases, land office records and other material.
Date/Time: September 24, 2011, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library Auditorium at 96 S. Grant Ave. Seating is limited please register through CML’s “Events” page or call 614-645-2275 for more information or to register.
Cost: FREE

Cornerstones of Genealogy (GW 2)
Date/Time: October 6, 2011, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here

Family History Sources at OHS (GW 1)
Date/Time: October 20, 2011, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here

Military History Seminar: Family History Research War of 1812 and the Civil War (GS 3)
Date/Time: November 12, 2011, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Ohio Historical Center
Cost: $30.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $35.00 non members
To read a full description and register for this session click here

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