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 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 10, 2018 WCGS Open House - Please come celebrate our new space within the Warren County Administration Building from 1:00pm - 3:00pm See Flyer
May 16, 2018 "Cincinnati-Miami-Erie Canal" by Cincinnati Heritage Programs
2018 - Summer Classes

SUMMER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP - Presented by Dana Palmer, CG, Lebanon, Ohio and other instructors.
All are offered at the Warren County Administration Building 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio in the Commissioners Meeting Room from 1-3pm. Classes are $10 per session. A 400+ page Summer Workshop (2016) book is available for $27 (spiral bound) or $22 three hole punch (unbound and binder-ready). Call 513-695-1144 or email wcgs@co.warren.oh.us to reserve your seat. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptop computers/smartphones to classes.
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13 June 2018 -Publishing a Family Book Workshop - Do you ever wish grandma left stories and photos for you to enjoy? Learn how to create a cherished family book using MS Word. In this workshop you will be working on your family book and have time to ask questions. Attendees should come prepared with their own computer and book template pre-formatted. If you do no have the book template or instructions on getting started, please email WCS for the files. - Instr. Dana Palmer, CG.

20 June 2018 - Tracking Family Footprints Using U.S. Land Records - Discover what you can learn using U.S. Land Management Tract Books with federal land sales listed on the Bureau of Land Management's website. - Instr. Debbie Large

27 June 2018 -Tips for Completing Lineage Society Applications- Instr. Jean Muetzel.

4 July 2018 - No Class

11 July 2018 - RootsMagic Workshop - This interactive workshop will allow attendees time to work on their RootsMagic file and ask questions about the software. Please bring your laptop and RootsMagic file with you.- Inst. Dana Palmer, CG

18 July 2018 - German Handwriting

25 July 2018 - DNA Workshop - You've had your DNA tested, now what? This workshop will discuss how to use your test results to get the most out of your DNA. - Instr. Kathy Reed

1 Aug 2018 - Irish Research- room 350 (NOTE ROOM CHANGE). - Instr. Kathe Edwards

8 July 2018 - Finding Records on FamilySearch- Learn how to effectively find records on FamilySearch using historical records, catalog, books and Wiki - Instr. Dana Palmer, CG 

7 September 2018

Zoar Red Lion Methodist Cemetery Restoration Workshop, Clearcreek Twp - To Register, see flyer

September 19, 2018

"Deed You Hear About These Records" presented by Amie Tennant, See flyer

Deeds are just one of many underutilized record sets genealogists need to use. Warranty and quit-claim deeds hold vital information that will lead you to great discoveries in your family tree. We will also discuss estate packets, guardianship records, civil case files, and more. Audience level: All

October 17, 2018

"Searching for Elizabeth; Discovering Northern Ireland" presented by Debbie Large, See flyer

Researching for Irish records can be overwhelming and frustrating. More Irish records are becoming available online each day. Northern Ireland holds distinct and separate repositories from those in the Republic of Ireland.  These archives are often overlooked when searching for Irish roots, particularly for records of Northern Ireland ancestors. Learn more about this beautiful part of the island with recent scenes of the Northern Ireland countryside and Belfast. Review some important Northern Ireland libraries and archives as well as British/UK websites you should consider exploring in your search for your Irish roots. Audience level: All

November 14, 2018

"What's New in German Genealogy" presented by Jeff Herbert, See flyer

This presentation will show new online for researching German ancestors. Audience level: All

December 19, 2018

Annual Holiday Social Gathering - "My Favorite Ancestor and Why" See flyer

This year, we would love to hear about your favorite ancestor and why this person is your favorite. If you received an heirloom from that person, please bring it along to share its story with us. Maybe you've determined a new way to research the history for this person and can share this to help us break down some of our "brick walls". If able to do so, please bring a goodie along with you to share. This is our last meeting for the year and we look forward to seeing you. Audience level: All

March 20, 2019 "Irish Research" presented by Kathie Edwards
April 17, 2019

38th Anniversary Banquet and Lineage Society Inductions

Program: "Julia Grant" by Joyce Browning

May 15, 2019 "Lineage Societies" by Jean Muetzel
September 18, 2019 "Land Records - Using Bureau of Land Management Website for Warrants and Patents" presented by Debbie Large
October 16, 2019 "German Research" presented by Fred Buck
November 20, 2019 To be determined
December 18, 2019 Annual Holiday Social Gathering

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