30 September 2009

Complete Program for 2009 Tri-C GO Genealogy Conference

I'm proud to announce that I am a presenter at the upcoming Tri-C GO Seminar. Here is the news release:

On Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, the Cuyahoga County Council of Genealogical Organizations (Tri-C GO) will hold its 2009 all-day Genealogy Seminar at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, with the theme of “Finding Your Ancestors Using New and Time-Tested Resources.” A registration form with program details is available at www.wrhs.org (click on Library/Archives and Genealogy Center, then Genealogy).

There will be two presentation tracks in this all-day event with handout materials provided for all lectures.

Track l: Using lime-Tested Research Resources
'Tapping into Archived Courthouse Records"–Dr. Judith Cetina , manager & archivist, Cuyahoga County Archives.
"Get 'Em Talking-Interviewing Relatives for Ancestral Information"–Sunny Morton, writer and lecturer.
"Discovering Archival Collections & Resources"–Ann Sindelar, reference supervisor, WRHS Library.
"Researching in German & Other Ethnic Newspapers"–Jean Hoffrnan, Gertified Genealogist.

Track 2: Using New Research Resources
"Finding Family on Footnote.com"–Wally Huskonen, Certified Genealogist.
"New Approaches to Researching Passenger Lists for Ellis Island and Other Ports of Entry"–Robert Jerin, lecturer, author, travel guide.
"New Resources for Internet Research”–Jann Pflieger, former director, Sandusky Family History Center.
"Googling for Great Grandpa & Other Ancestors"–Wally Huskonen, Certified Genealogist.

The Tri-C GO seminar is organized each year by a committee representing genealogical organizations throughout Cuyahoga County, hence the name Cuyahoga County Council of Genealogical Organizations. The WRHS Genealogical Committee has the lead responsibility for developing and hosting the 2009 program.

The WRHS website provides driving directions to the University Circle location. The registration fee includes parking in the WRHS parking lot. For information, call Stacy Murry at 216-851-7768.

Historical Marker for Erie Street Cemetery, Cleveland

The Ohio Cemetery Alliance is holding a dedication of the Eire Street Cemetery Ohio Historical Marker on Saturday, October 3rd at 1 P.M. OCA members and guests are invited.

Dr. John Grabowski, Case Western Reserve University history professor and Western Reserve Historical Society vice president-collections will offer historic commentary. Following the formal dedication, brief tours of the cemetery will be led by OCA members..

Erie Street Cemetery is at 2254 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH (across from Progressive Field, between East 9th and East 14th Streets). About nine acres were acquired in Sep 1825, by Leonard Case and on 29 Mar, 1826, he and his wife, Elizabeth, conveyed the land by quit-claim to the then-village of Cleveland. The cemetery currently is considered "inactive" but it has 17,935 interments, records for which are housed at Cleveland's Highland Cemetery.

For photos and more background on the cemetery, go to http://www.deadohio.com/eriestreet.htm

Here's hoping that the weather is nice for this event.

28 September 2009

Learning about Military Records Is Focus of the OGS Fall Seminar on Oct. 3

There is still time to register for the Ohio Genealogical Society Fall Conference on military records on Saturday, Oct. 3. The society has lined up three speakers who know their subjects well. I have heard them speak before.

Eric Johnson, Lois Lambert, and Marjorie Waterfield will be the keynote speakers at the Ohio Genealogical Society’s Fall Seminar on “Researching Military Records in Ohio”. Visitors are welcome to join the group at the Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning at North Central State College, Shelby Campus, on Saturday, October 3rd.

Eric Johnson, an expert on the War of 1812 in Ohio, is a major contributor of articles on the subject to several Ohio publications.

Lois Lambert has won numerous awards on her Civil War regimental histories – on the 33rd OVI and the 91st OVI.

Marjorie Waterfield is a colorful speaker and author on many topics and will be addressing the group on researching soldiers of the Spanish American War along with World Wars I and II.

Sessions begin at 9:30 AM and last all day with a post-conference reception at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Mansfield from 4:00-8:00 PM. Registration for the event is $35.00 for non-members ($30.00 for OGS members paying by Oct. 1st). Reservations may be made by calling OGS at 419-756-7294, online at www.ogs.org/fallseminar.php, or by sending payment to the Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 S Main St, Mansfield OH 44907.

27 September 2009

Construction Progress at OGS New Library Posted Online

Are you aware that you can follow construction progress on the new Library building for the Ohio Genealogical Society in Bellville, OH? The steel trusses were erected recently, which means that the roof will be added shortly and the building will be enclosed before winter. That's good news, because it means that construction is on schedule for a Grand Opening by mid-2010.

To check progress, simply go to the OGS website at www.ogs.org and click on the hot link, "Follow the construction progress!" This like takes you to the OhigGenealogicalSociety blog where photos from the construction site are posted periodically.

02 September 2009

WRHS Genealogy Center Seminar: Land, Maps, and Migration Patterns

In an upcoming Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Institute class, John Dailey will present an intermediate level class on “Land, Maps, and Migration Patterns.” A retired surveyor, John brings his wealth of professional experience to his presentations, as well as a deep interest in the history of our region.

The 3-hr class is at noon on 26 Sep at WRHS, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Ph: (216) 721-5722

John is a member of the WRHS Genealogical Committee, an auxiliary of WRHS organized to promote genealogy and family history research.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to take advantage of John's knowledge, as I will be attending the bimonthly OGS Board meeting that day.