Genealogy Workshops

Selected Saturdays, February - October 2014

Ohio History Center Archives/Library

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Have you ever wished you could find out more about the old photographs you've collected? There may be information captured in those images that can tell you more than you realize. Learning to sharpen your observation skills and picking up some pointers on how to date a photograph can give you tools to use when doing family genealogy and research. This class will be hands on and focus on 19th and early 20th century photography. Plan to bring a photograph of your own to practice using the tips learned in this workshop.
Single class scheduled on 5/17/2014 at 10:30AM
Researchers typically refer to estate settlement information as finding a probate record, but did you know that the Probate Courts of Ohio were abolished with the state's 1802 Constitution and only came back into existence in 1851 when a new Ohio State Constitution was written? Between 1803 to 1851, the court system was different from our present day experience and those differences can affect how you research the distribution of a deceased person's estate. This presentation will describe records kept by Ohio's early courts including the Supreme Court in Bank, the Supreme Court on Circuit, County Courts of Common Pleas and Chancery Courts. Discover the importance of the Docket, Minutes, Case Files, Journal/Order Book, and Complete Record collections to your research. You will learn about the type of information that can be found or not found in each type of record.
Single class scheduled on 7/19/2014 at 10:30AM
This workshop will give researchers an orientation to the Kentucky Historical Society collections and programs, including the Kentucky Ancestors Online Portal, the historic markers program, and the cemetery locator database.
Single class scheduled on 8/16/2014 at 10:30AM
Learn about the history of adoption, the adoption process, access and restrictions regarding adoption records, adoption research strategies & the use of DNA testing .Ohio Historical Society collections that include adoption information will be highlighted with examples of original records available in the Archives/Library at Columbus. You will learn what information is in these records, how the information was obtained, where the records are located and how to access them.
Single class scheduled on 10/18/2014 at 10:30AM

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