Paul Milner Scheduled to Speak at Annual Seminar
The Montgomery County Chapter OGS will hold its Annual Seminar, featuring speaker Paul Milner, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairview United Methodist Church, 828 W. Fiarview Avenue, Dayton.
Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books, and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology. He is currently the book review editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois Newsletter. Paul is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois.
Paul will present these four topics:
Preregistrations for the seminar are currently being accepted and must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2017. Please see the following registration form for additional details.
- Finding Your English Ancestors: The Big Four
This lecture examines available indexes, how to access and interpret the four primary records groups for English research: civil registration, census, church records and probate. These are the primary records you need when searching for anyone from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
- Are You Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories
Learn what maps, gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in the British Isles. Learn from examples how to make good use of these tools to find where your ancestors are, what they did, when, where, and why they may have moved.
- Irish Emigrants to North America
Before, During and After the Famine: Learn about the routes taken and the reasons for the emigration from Ireland to the U.S. and Canada before, during and after the famine. Learn how this mass movement of people can affect your research, plus what tools and records are available to trace your Irish ancestor.
- New Resources for British Isles Research
Learn what new primary and secondary sources have become available and how to access them. Keep up to date on the constantly changing face of British Isles research by learning about recently released original records, new indexes, book, CD-ROM and web sites.
Seminar Registration Form
Germantown Cemetery Book
Work has been completed on the new book containing burial records from Germantown Cemetery in German Township. Formerly called Germantown-Union Cemetery, the site is located on State Route 725 in Germantown, Ohio. The book is up-to-date with burials through the end of 2016 and fully indexed. To order your copy, use this order form.
Publications Order Form
Dayton Metro Library's Main Branch Opens
The new main branch of the Dayton Metro Library in downtown Dayton is now open to the public. The Dayton Room, housing local genealogy and history, is available for research. To check out the new facility, go to http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/locations/history
Annual Genealogy Seminar
Speaker - Paul Milner
Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Fairview United Methodist Church, 828 W. Fairview Avenue, Dayton
Paul Milner, internationally lecturer and professional genealogist, will present four topics. See full description under Current News
Seminar Registration Form
Advanced Research Techniques
Speaker - Dana Palmer
Saturday, November 11 at 1 p.m. - Dayton Metro Library, Community Room 2-B, 215 E. Third Street, Dayton
Dana Ann Palmer is a Board Certified Genealogist (CG) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Math Education. She has been interested in family history and using computers (Mac & PC) since childhood. She is the immediate past President of the Warren County Genealogical Society and is also their web master. She has been a volunteer at various Family History Centers since 1997. She has presented many lectures at various local genealogical societies, libraries and other groups in southwestern Ohio, Indiana and Utah and at the FGS Conference in 2013. She currently teaches genealogy classes at Sinclair Community College and the Warren County Career Center in Lebanon, Ohio. She belongs to many genealogical societies, and has authored several books, two of which have won awards from the Ohio Genealogical Society.
Holiday Get-together - Genealogy Show & Tell - 2018 Board Inductions
Saturday, December 9 at 1 p.m. - Dayton Metro Library, Community Room 2-B, 215 E. Third Street, Dayton
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