New resources are constantly emerging for family history research. In October, designated both Family History Month, the Genealogy and Local History Department will offer an array of programs to help beginning and advanced genealogists uncover seldom-used resources and reveal new ways to achieve optimal online research results.
Saturday, October 2: Discover Your Ancestors and How They Lived
10:00 a.m. A Lean, Mean, Searching Machine: Getting The Most From Your Online Research with Elaine Kuhn, Kentucky History Services Coordinator for Kenton County Public Library (Huenefeld Tower Room)
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free Consultations with the Experts - Genealogical advice on German, Irish, African American, land record research and more from area specialists (Genealogy and Local History Department)
12:00 p.m. Tours and Orientation to One of the Nation’s Top Ranked Genealogy Collections (Genealogy and Local History Department)
1:00 p.m. Wikis: Changing the Way We Work Through Increased Collaboration and Communication by professional genealogist Liz Stratton (Huenefeld Tower Room)
2:30 p.m. Wiki Computer Lab – Join Liz Stratton for a hands-on Computer Lab focusing on subjects discussed during her class. (3rd Floor Media Room. Reservations required: call 513-369-6905)
Saturday, October 16: Special Presentations by Regional Experts
11:00 a.m. You Never Know Unless You Ask: Some Overlooked and Under Used Resources for African American Genealogy by African American specialist Denis Daly (Huenefeld Tower Room)
2:00 p.m. Beneath the Banks: Investigating Cincinnati’s Changing Riverfront by Karen Niemel Garrard, Project Manager and Archeologist at Gray & Pape for the Banks excavation, (Co-Sponsored by the Ohio Archaeological Council) (Huenefeld Tower Room)
Saturday, October 30: Genealogy Lock-in
6:30 - 11:30 p.m. Join a group of genealogists to conduct research “after hours” at the Main Library. Reservations required: Call 513-369-6905 or email
7:00 p.m. Special Census Schedules by Genealogy and Local History Department Manager and Ohio Genealogical Society Trustee Patricia Van Skaik.
Who Do You Think You Are and How Do You Find Out? An Introduction
Presented by Karen Everett, Education Director, Hamilton County Genealogical Society, at: