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Our next meeting will be Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m. See details under Upcoming Programs below.

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. unless otherwise indicated. The location for each meeting varies and is included with the announcement under Upcoming Programs below.

Current News

Dayton Metro Library's Genealogy Room Has Moved
The Dayton Metro Library at 215 E. Third Street in downtown Dayton is currently undergoing reconstruction. The Genealogy collection has been moved to a temporary location at 359 Maryland Avenue. The Special Collections and other archives have been moved to temporary storage. To read more details about the move and reconstruction of the library, go to Dayton Metro Library.

In the meantime, here are a few pictures of the temporary facility: Genealogy Collection at 359 Maryland Avenue, Dayton.

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.

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m.
at the Routsong Funeral Home
2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering

Free Genealogy Resources on the Web
by Dana Palmer

Learn how to find and use some of the most popular free genealogy websites. Topics discussed will include: Family Search, RootsWeb, US GenWeb, Find a Grave, Billion Graves, Mocavo, Google Translate, Newberry Library's Online Historical Maps, Chronicling America, Internet Archive, and other miscellaneous online resources.

Our speaker for this presentation, Dana Palmer, is a teacher, lecturer, author and professional genealogist. She is immediate Past-President of Warren County (Ohio) Genealogical Society, web designer and web master, in addition to genealogy instructor at Sinclair Community College and the Warren County Career Center. Dana has done extensive work with digital photo restoration and scanning, writing and compiling family books, cemeteries and Midwestern research. She was a speaker at 2013 FGS Conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and is a frequent guest lecturer at various genealogical societies in Ohio. Dana is a member of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), National Genealogical Society (NGS), Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), Warren County Genealogical Society (WCGS), Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) and a delegate for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), in addition to OGS Conference Co-Chair and program chair in 2013 and 2016.

Saturday, December 12 at 1 p.m.
at the Routsong Funeral Home
2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering

Holiday Party, Show & Tell, Installation of 2016 Officers

Our society will gather together to celebrate the holidays at our annual party. This year the Board Members will be providing the treats for our party and there will be plenty.

If you have something genealogical to share, please bring it for our Show & Tell. There will be tables for display purposes. If you are not sure what to bring, here are some suggestions: A family history project you have been working on, a family heirloom, a book you have written, a book or something you have found helpful in your research.

This will be a time to share our ideas, share our love of family history, and share the holiday spirit.

Again this year we will be collecting gifts for veterans at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The following items are from the VAs patient needs list:

  • Clothing items: Underwear, T-shirts, socks
  • Personal Hygiene items (full size not travel size): deodorant, 3-in1 bodywash, shampoo and conditioner, shave cream, razors (multi-pack), toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Recreational: Big-print word search books, checkers, dominos and basketballs
  • $10 or $20 Walmart gift cards for long term care Veteran residents.

    Donated items must be new. You do not need to wrap them. There will be a collection box at the December meeting and the items will be delivered to the VA the week after the meeting.

    In addition to the above festivities, the Chapter will install its new officers for 2016.

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