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Our next monthly meeting will be Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Dayton Metro Library, downtown Dayton, 1:00 p.m. See details below under Upcoming Programs.

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 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dayton Metro Library, 215 East 3rd Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402.

Current News

Fall Educational Seminar
Looking for information about our seminar on October 18? Here is the Flyer and Registration Form.

Hope Lutheran Church Project Complete!
We are happy to announce that the project to upload scans of the original ledgers from Hope Lutheran Church in Dayton, Ohio has been completed. These records consist of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials for the years 1890-1946. Click on the page numbers to see original pages from the ledgers.

You can access these records at Hope Lutheran Church Records.

Settlers & Builders of Montgomery County, Ohio
The Montgomery County Chapter OGS is excited to announce that 2014 marks the inaugural year for our new lineage society -- Settlers & Builders of Montgomery County. Our first recipients will be inducted at the June 14th 40th Anniversary celebration, along with any First Families inductees. Click here for more information about our new lineage society and an application form:

Settlers & Builders Application and Procedures

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Montgomery County Chapter OGS Annual Educational Seminar
Guest Speaker, Dr. Mike Lacopo

The Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold its annual educational seminar on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Sinclair Community College Ponitz Conference Center, 444 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio. Nationally known speaker, Dr. Mike Lacopo will present four topics: More Than The Census—Our Families Did Exist Between Those Ten-Year Intervals; Finding and Using German Church Records, “She Came From Nowhere…”—A Case Study; and Incorporating Social History Into Your Research. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; sessions run from 9 a.m.—4 p.m. $30 for members of the Montgomery County Chapter OGS, $35 for OGS members, $40 for non-members, and $45 for registrations after October 11, 2014. Parking and lunch are provided. For questions, email Lori Rotterman at Lori Rotterman or call (937) 496-8682.

Please see the flyer and registration form to register for the seminar.

Flyer and Registration Form

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Beginner Photo and Document Editing Using Adobe Photoshop Elements
by Dana Palmer

Genealogists love photos and genealogy documents. Photoshop Elements is a perfect solution for using great photo editing software at an affordable price. This presentation geared for beginners will focus on using basic tools used in Adobe Photoshop Elements to fix moldy, torn, and damaged photos and enhance downloaded genealogy documents such as census and vital records. Some tools to be shown include: rotating images, cropping, dust and scratched filter, color correction, and clone stamp. An example of converting a pdf file to jpg or tiff will also be shown.

Dana Palmer, CG, is a teacher, lecturer, author and professional genealogist. She is Immediate Past President of the Warren County Genealogical Society and a genealogy instructor at Sinclair Community College and the Warren County Career Center. Dana has done extensive work with digital photo restoration and imaging, writing and compiling family books, cemeteries and Midwestern research.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Holiday Carry-in, Genealogy Show and Tell,
and Installation of 2015 Officers

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