Genealogy Workshops

Selected Saturdays, February - November 2015

Ohio History Center Archives/Library

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Not sure how to start your family history? Do you have a genealogy problem or "brick wall" that seems nearly impossible to solve? Bring your questions to our free panel discussion 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 History Connection, and Palatines to America-Ohio Chapter.
Single class scheduled on 5/30/2015 at 10:30AM
Learn how oral history interviews can bring authentic voice to your community or family's story. Find out about the steps used to prepare for, conduct, and preserve the video and audio of a person's description of a moment in history. This workshop is designed for the novice to gain practical techniques for interviewing and recording an individual's memories.
Single class scheduled on 7/18/2015 at 10:30AM
Join us for an evening of discovery with nationally known speaker Dwight Radford. Learn how to research your immigrant ancestors who lived in the United States. Find out about the resources in our country that will lead you to the point when you are ready to track your Irish Immigrant back "over the water." Identify some of the quirks in Irish research including religious influence, social status, common names, and that seeming indifference to keeping track of a person's true age. See how to use online resources that can aid your research. Receive guidance on knowing when you have gathered enough evidence to have confidence that you've identified which one of the many people with the same name is your Irish immigrant ancestor.
Single class scheduled on 8/11/2015 at 7:00PM
Not sure how to start your family history research for African American ancestors? Do you have a genealogy problem or "brick wall" that seems nearly impossible to solve? Bring your questions to our free panel discussion 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, and Ohio History Connection.
Single class scheduled on 8/29/2015 at 10:30AM
Where someone lived influences your family story. Find out how to develop a research plan for uncovering information about the building your ancestor called home.
Single class scheduled on 10/17/2015 at 10:30AM
Are you interested in how to research the experience of an Ohio soldier during World War II? Are you having difficulty identifying records of military service during this conflict? This presentation will focus on Ohio Sinking Fund Commission Records, private manuscript, and published sources that provide resources for you.
Single class scheduled on 11/14/2015 at 10:30AM