Our chapter was formed in 1974 to create and promote interest in collecting, indexing, preserving and publishing material on Montgomery County, and to assist individuals in tracing their ancestry and in compiling family and local histories by means of lectures, educational classes, and the Chapter's Family Tree newsletter.
Regular chapter meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
in the auditorium of the Dayton Metro Library, 215 East 3rd Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402.
Regular chapter meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dayton Metro Library, 215 East 3rd Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402.
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio
and Installation of New Officers
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1 p.m.
How to Supplement Missing Public Records
by Joanne Yeck
In this presentation, historian Joanne Yeck traces her journey from what might have been a passing interest in her mother's Virginia roots to her second career as a widely published author of the history of Buckingham County and its environs in central Virginia.
Buckingham is one of Virginia's many so-called burned counties. After surviving the Civil War, the courthouse was burned by arson in 1869, taking over 100 years of county documents with it. Loss of courthouse records can be very discouraging for both the genealogist and the historian though the situation is never hopeless. Missing records demand creative approaches to both genealogy and history. Researchers must seek out non-traditional sources to replace lost vital records and deeds.
Many families living in southern Ohio have Virginia roots and find that their research eventually takes them back to the oldest permanent British colony in North America. Join Dr. Yeck for "From Family History to Local History," and learn more about research in Old Dominion and how to break through brick walls, wherever they may be.
Historian Joanne Yeck has been delving into her Virginia roots since 1995. After earning her doctorate in cinema studies at the University of Southern California, she taught and wrote about film history for many years. She is the co-author of Movie Westerns and Our Movie Heritage. Today, her love for Virginia, especially Buckingham County, has translated into a full-time occupation. The results include two books, At a Place Called Buckingham...Historic Sketches of Buckingham County, Virginia (2011) and The Jefferson Brothers (2012). In 2012, she launched an Internet blog, Slate River Ramblings (slateriver.wordpress.com), which features the history of people, places, and events in Buckingham County and its environs. She is a frequent contributor to the Buckingham Beacon. When not exploring Virginia, either in the field or in the archives, she lives in Kettering, Ohio.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1 p.m.
by Kenny Burck
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1 p.m.
by Debra Dunbar Nowell
Discover how DNA testing has created a dynamic new tool that can take your genealogy research from "Dead End" to "On the Road Again."
Our speaker, Debra Dunbar Nowell, has been actively involved with Genetic Genealogy since 2005. She is the DNA Administrator for the Dunbar Surname Project, Coyne/Kilcoyne Surname Project, and the South Africa Cape Coloured Geographic Project. In addition to leading a monthly DNA Interest Group at the Columbus Main Library, Debra is the DNA Administrator for Clan Dunbar, Inc. and The Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society of Columbus, Ohio. She has given numerous DNA presentations to the Ohio Historical Society, Palatines to America Society, Columbus Libraries, Worthington Libraries, African-American Interest Group of Columbus OH, the Licensed Practical Nursing Group, New Neighbors Columbus, and the New Hampshire Highland Games. Debra is also a member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogists.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1 p.m.
by Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Retired)
Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1 p.m.
(Details to be announced.)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1 p.m.
by Amie Tennant
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1 p.m.
by Jenni Salamon and Kevin Latta
Did you know that there are over 200,000 pages of historic Ohio newspapers available for free online? Join the staff of the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio to learn how you can access decades worth of historic newspapers on the Library of Congress website Chronicling America. Staff will demonstrate how to use the website and provide tips for working with digitized newspaper collections and historic newspapers in general to find family history tidbits and much more.
Jenni Salamon is the Project Coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio and has been with the Ohio Historical Society since 2009. She has a BA in English from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University.
Kevin Latta is the Quality Control Technician for the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio and the Electronic Records Assistant for the State Archives at the Ohio Historical Society. He has been with the Society since 2011. He has a BA in Early European History from Ohio Dominican University and an MLIS from Kent State University.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.
by William J Priest
You cannot easily replace all the genealogy data and family photographs you have collected. Our speaker, William J Priest will discuss what you can do today to protect that data and what plans you should have in place in case a disaster strikes.
William J Priest is a retired records manager, with advanced training in disaster prevention/recovery and methodologies of filing systems. He is a genealogy teacher and nationally known speaker. He is a trustee on the board of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) and he is also an active member of the Lucas County Chapter OGS, Genealogy by Computer Society (GCS), National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Guest Speaker, Dr. Mike Lacopo
(Details to be announced.)
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1 p.m.
by Dana Palmer
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.
and Installation of 2015 Officers
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