Warren County Genealogical Society
Warren County, Ohio
Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society
Meeting Schedule


(513) 695-1144


406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Hours: 9 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday

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Warren County Genealogy Society Meeting Schedule
Our Program Coordinator has been busy preparing our 2018 program schedule.

The Warren County Genealogical Society meetings are open to the public without charge. They are usually held the third Wednesday of most months (excluding January and February) at 7:30 PM in the Phillippi Meeting Room of the Campus Center at the Otterbein Retirement Community, 585 North State Route 741 (north of State Route 63), Lebanon, Ohio.



March 15, 2017

"Finding Your German Ancestor's Place of Origin" Presented by Dana Palmer (CG)
Where did my Germans come from? Learn how to determine your ancestor's place of origin using auswanderungen (emigration) and other helpful records.

April 19, 2017

36th Annual First Families & Early Settlers Banquet
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Lineage Society Inductions
"Jenny Wiley - White Squaw" - a dramatic monologue presented by Patsy Gaines

To Be Announced 2017

Zoar Red Lion Methodist Cemetery Restoration Workshop, Clearcreek Twp

May 17, 2017

"Google Your Way to Genealogy Success" Presented by Amie Bowser Tennant
You'll never believe how many wonderful tools exist on Google these days! From successful keyword searches, mapping, books, translating documents, and much, much more! Googling your way to genealogy success is simple once you know a few key points. You wil be a Google guru in no time!

May - June - July - August

SUMMER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP - Presented by Dana Palmer, CG, Lebanon, Ohio except DNA Workshops.
All are offered at the Warren County Administration Building 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio in the Commissioners Meeting Room from 1-3pm. Classes are $5 per session. A 400+ page Summer Workshop book is available for $25 (spiral bound) or $20 three hole punch (unbound and binder-ready). Call 513-695-1144 or email wcgs@co.warren.oh.us to reserve your seat.
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31 May 2017 - Join the Club: Submitting Successful Lineage Society Applications - Do you want to join a local, state or national lineage society? Come learn what you need to submit so you can be accepted successfully!

7 June 2017 - Are You My Mother? Proving Kinship for Lineage Society Applications - How do you prove kinship for lineage society applications when there is no direct proof? This lecture will discuss techniques to be successful.

14 June 2017 - Who's Your Daddy? Reconciling Conflicting Evidence - What happens when the record you find have contradicting information? Learn how to resolve these issues by using GPS and develop an effective research plan.

21 June 2017 - DNA Workshop - Understanding your DNA Results - Learn how to understand your DNA results. Presented byInstrs. Kathy Reed & Pam White

28 June 2017 - DNA Workshop - Q&A about your DNA reports - This question and answer session will allow attendees to interact and ask questions about their DNA report. Bring your reports with so you can get the help you need. Presented by Instrs. Kathy Reed & Pam White

5 July 2017 - No Class

12 July 2017 - Locating Newspapers using Chronicling America - Learn how to find what newspapers exist, which issues are online and how to get copies of those not online using Chronicling America.  

19 July 2017 - Connect your Family Using Find-A-Grave - Learn how to connect your family on Find-a-Grave, manage your relatives’ memorials and get the most from this great website! 

26 July 2017 - Become a Pro Using Family Tree on FamilySearch - Get the most out of FamilySearch’s FamilyTree. Learn how to attach historical records, pictures and link family members and collaborate with others.

2 Aug 2017 - Creating & Publishing a Cherished Family Book - Do you ever wish grandma left stories and photos for you to enjoy?  Learn how to create a cherished family book using MS Word.

September 20, 2017

"Facebook for Genealogy" Presented by Mark Middleton.
Facebook has many features that can be used by a Genealogist. Learn how the leading social media site can help your genealogy and family history efforts. From simple things like pictures with names and descriptions to more advanced features such as private groups and albums created just for families are available. Some of the many Genealogy focused pages will also be covered. Audience level: All

Mark has been employed in the IT industry for over 20 years and has a Masters in Information Systems. He is a certified Project Manager (PMP). Major Middleton is a retired US Army officer. Member: Ohio Genealogical Society, National Genealogy Society, Genealogy Speakers Guild & Project Management Institute. Member of Ohio lineage societies: Society of Civil War Families, Settlers and Builders. Mark has spoken at local, state and national genealogy events over the past 10 years. Mark credits his mother for his interest in genealogy.

October 18, 2017

"Newspaper Research at the Ohio History Connection" Presented by Jenni Salmon

The Ohio History Connection has the largest collection of Ohio newspapers in the world, covering 1796-present and all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Learn how you can access this collection of over 50,000 microfilm reels, hundreds of volumes of original newsprint, and 600,000 digitized newspaper pages. We’ll cover search strategies for locating newspaper holdings and related resources in the online collection catalog, as well as a brief overview on how to search digital content on Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov) and Ohio Memory (www.ohiomemory.org).

Jenni Salamon is the Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection. She has a BA in English from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University. Her areas of expertise include newspaper digitization as well as traditional and digital newspaper research on various topics.

November 15, 2017

"World War I: Ohio Journeys" Presented by Cheri Brinkman

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the United States entrance into WW 1, this program brings historic photos of the war and documents together to make history of this event come to life through the experiences of  local people.

Cheri Brinkman is the author of Cincinnati and Soup: Recipes from the Queen City and Great Soup, Cincinnati and Soup: A Second Helping : More Recipes from the Queen City and Cincinnati and Soup: Festivals and Frolics: Classic Cincinnati Festival Recipes. These are currently the best selling local cookbooks and the only Cincinnati historic series cookbooks ever published. Profits from the books go to many local charities including, WCET, Cancer Free Kids Butterfly Walk, etc.
Ms. Brinkman is a graduate of Monterey Peninsula College and the University of Cincinnati. She is a lifelong resident of the Queen City, and a college educator, having taught at Univ. of Cincinnati, Miami University and DeVry University for numerous years. Cheri  also spent 20 years with Ohio 4-H and has been an Ohio State Fair Judge for Health and Safety competitions. As a historian, she is a member of the Ohio History Connection, Warren County Historical Society and A.S.E.A. (American Spirit Education Alliance)
She is  an accomplished singer and has sung in many local churches and opera  as well as acting credits which include many regional theatres, WLW- television and the Playhouse in the Park. Cheri has been a regular food presenter with FOX 19 and FOX 45 in Cincinnati and Dayton and other area media.

December 13, 2017 Annual Holiday Social Gathering
March 21 2018

"Taxing Situations: Using Tax Lists in Genealogical Research" presented by Liz Stratton

Few records are as effective as tax lists at pinning your ancestor to the ground in a specific place and time. Creative use of tax lists can solve complex genealogical problems. Learn about Ohio tax lists, where to find them, and how to use them. A case study demonstrates using tax records with other sources to establish a family relationship.

Liz Stratton, PLCGS, specializes in Ohio’s complex land and court records. She developed and teaches three interactive multi-session series—"Foundations,” “Hands on with Land,” and “Estate Research.” Liz lectures and writes on a variety of genealogical topics. She is Education Director for the Hamilton County Genealogical Society and President of the Association of Professional Genealogists Virtual Chapter. She was a GenProof mentor (2013-2016) and a coordinator for ProGen (2010-2012). Liz has completed extensive research in several Ohio counties giving her personal experience with Ohio’s records. Liz holds a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. She has attended numerous week-long courses including “Advanced Research Tools, Land Records” and “Law Libraries and Government Documents.” She lectures frequently on a variety of genealogical topics.

April 18, 2018

36th Anniversary Banquet and Lineage Society Inductions

Program: "Teddy Roosevelt 1904" by Larry & Julia Marple

May 16, 2018 "Cincinnati-Miami-Erie Canal" by Cincinnati Heritage Programs
Summer Classes To Be Determined
September 19, 2018 "Deed You Hear About These Records" presented by Amie Tennant
October 17, 2018 "Searching for Elizabeth; Discovering Northern Ireland" presented by Debbie Large
November 14, 2018 "German Heritage" presented by Jeff Herbert
December 19, 2018 Annual Holiday Social Gathering

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