SCHEDULE

The Jazz Age, Prohibition, Temperance,
European Immigration, and More!

Join us in person in 2022 as we explore topics from the 1920s, that might have impacted ancestors’ lives, such as prohibition, temperance societies and suffrage. There are also plenty of sessions to choose from that will help you grow as a genealogist. 

A virtual option includes live-streaming of the Thursday Keynote session and one pre-selected session each hour Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

WORKSHOPS

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

W01 Data Visualization for Document Correlation and Timelines

This session provides hands-on experience with data visualization software that can help see patterns in data and improve the data correlation process.

Ron Arons Ron Arons
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

W02 Beyond the Book: Storytelling in a Digital World

Not ready to write a family history book yet? Learn how to share and illustrate family stores online for relatives near and far.

Christina Drain Christina Drain
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

W03 Memory Keepers

There is so much more to FamilySearch than the FamilySearch Family Tree and records research. One of the best things we can leave for our descendants is a plethora of memories.

Peggy C. Lauritzen Peggy C. Lauritzen
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

W04 Writing and Reading Old German Handwriting

Repeat kindergarten to third grade: learn the alphabet and German cursive writing. Master helpful reading tips. Obtain resources for understanding records written in script. Practice!

Carol Whitten Carol Whitten
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

W05 The Civil War In 4D

In this session attendees will walk in a soldier’s shoes, building skills to be better story tellers by focusing on sensory-based questions.

Lauren Peightel Lauren Peightel
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

W06 Medical Genealogy: A Primer of Diseases That Killed Our Ancestors and the Epidemics They Lived Through

So many researchers hunt for the death certificates of their ancestors but rarely read or understand the cause of death. Disease and death were commonplace occurrences in our ancestors’ lives, and knowing what afflicted them and their communities can help you understand the lives they lived.

Michael Lacopo Michael Lacopo
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

W07 Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy

In this session attendees will learn how to look at ethical dilemmas in genealogy and be able to debate case studies provided by the presenter.

Penny Walters Penny Walters
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

W08 Power of the Censuses : Federal, State, and More!

Censuses are the backbone to a strong foundation for most genealogical research. Some of the information contained in them is easy to see, but there are secrets hiding in nearly every one! Join us as we unlock the amazing clues in federal, state, and other censuses.

Amie Tennant Amie Tennant
6:00 PM -

W09 Wednesday Night Social: Welcome to the Ancestors Lounge

Jump back in time to the "Roaring 20's" & sneak into a liquor free speakeasy. We will have Ron Arons and Peggy Clemens Lauritzen host a 1920's themed version of Family Feud & lots of other exciting 1920's themed events.

Ron Arons Ron Arons
Peggy C. Lauritzen Peggy C. Lauritzen

DAILY SESSIONS

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Live Stream

Keynote T01 The Bourbon King, The Life and Crimes of George Remus

Local author Bob Bachelor will set the theme for our conference with his story of “The Bourbon King” - George Remus of Cincinnati. All the elements of the Roaring Twenties are present in this story of the pharmacist turned bootlegger, and more.

Bob Batchelor Bob Batchelor
9:15 AM - 6:00 PM

Vendor Hall Opening

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Live Stream

T02 Why Did the Welsh Leave Wales-The Origins of Early Ohio Settlers

This session will look at research strategies for finding a Welsh immigrant ancestor’s place of origin utilizing civil records, maps, DNA testing, translation tools and censuses.

Penny Walters Penny Walters
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

T03 Using Family Tree Maker

Learn strategies to build a robust, portable, sourced, cloud-synchronized digital tree. Learn about privacy options, tree sharing, and how to back up your tree to prevent losing everything. Learn how Family Tree Maker can help organize and identify your DNA matches by building quick-and-dirty trees connecting those matches to each other. Learn to use the publishing tools to insert charts into research logs, research reports, and compiled family histories.

Kelli Bergheimer Kelli Bergheimer
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

T04 More Than the Census - Our Families Did Exist Within Those Ten-Year Intervals

This lecture will show the researcher that it is important to identify our ancestors’ whereabouts in as many local records as possible. A lot can happen in ten years!

Michael Lacopo Michael Lacopo
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

T05 Sheriff Minnie: Forgotten No More! Women's Records (1880-1950)

No birth, death, military, family records? No detailed obituary for “Mrs. John Doe”? Look in the right places and use “his” records to find “hers”.

Cheryl McClellan Cheryl McClellan
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

T06 Volunteer Motivations: Getting and Keeping Your Volunteers

Society management includes many things beyond hosting presentations or a lock-in at the library. Recruiting volunteers includes strategies, ways of working, outreach and recruitment.

Judy Nimer Muhn Judy Nimer Muhn
10:15 PM - 11:15 PM

T07 Clues Your Ancestor Might Have Been a Suffragist

The nation just celebrated the centennial of the adoption of women’s right to vote. How can you tell if your ancestor campaigned for equal franchise?

Christina Drain Christina Drain
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

T08 Luncheon: John Johnson the Indian Agent of Ohio

John Johnston was appointed an Indian agent in both Fort Wayne (Indiana) and Piqua (Ohio). Born in Ireland, this unlikely young man finds the Ohio region his heaven on earth. Johnston was known and loved by both the Shawnee and Wyandot tribes. This lecture will take a peek into the remarkable life of John Johnston the Indian Agent of Ohio.

Amie Tennant Amie Tennant
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

T09 We Were Supposed to be Neals - Reconstructing an Enslaved Ancestral Family Using DNA

Learn how targeted DNA analysis combined with careful traditional research led to finding the family of an enslaved ancestor.

Renate Y. Sanders Renate Y. Sanders
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

T10 Utilizing MyHeritage Search Engine to Find Your Family

Learn about the technology behind the MyHeritage search engine and find out how to search billions of multilingual records to find information about your ancestors.

Daniel Horowitz Daniel Horowitz
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

T11 Enumerators, Transcribers, and Indexers: Finding Ancestors in Spite of Them

Genealogists rely on good indexing. Errors can occur. See examples that can disrupt or complicate research; learn how to resolve conflicts in order to establish identity.

Beth A. Stahr Beth A. Stahr
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

T12 If Walls Could Talk

Using sources such as deeds, maps, city directories, censuses, newspapers and more, learn to construct house histories of those who lived in a home or business.

Christina Drain Christina Drain
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Live Stream

T13 Facilitating Effective Brainstorming for Genealogy and Local History Programming

Explore examples of creating programming, obtain ideas for outside of the box to attract new audiences, and keys to unlock untapped potential for small organizations.

Lauren Peightel Lauren Peightel
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

T14 Ohio's Role and Participation in Prohibition

Explore Ohio’s role in the story of Prohibition: alcohol production and distribution, the push for temperance, key figures, groups, locals, and enforcement.

Ron Arons Ron Arons
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

T15 Separating Same Name Ancestors with German Parish Records

Do available parish records contain enough elements to help distinguish the same name persons from each other?

Carol Whitten Carol Whitten
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

T16 The Psychology of Searching

Why are you compiling your family tree? What are the psychological explanations? Are you searching for who your ancestors were, or who you are?

Penny Walters Penny Walters
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

T17 Social Trends, the Census, and Your Family: 1920-1950

The 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s brought many historical and social changes. Learn how census records reflect the way your family lived through these times.

Shelley Bishop Shelley Bishop
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Live Stream

T18 Before They Were Counties: Pennsylvania's Western Tier

Pennsylvania counties bordering Ohio were set before the Buckeye State’s admission, but many have records in counties from where they were birthed. Learn about them!

James Beidler James Beidler
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

T19 A Millennial's Guide to Genealogy

Hear a millennial genealogist’s perspective on how to recruit the younger generations into genealogy and what skills millennials can bring to the table.

Adina Newman Adina Newman
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

T20 The Saloon-Keepers Rebellion

Learn how industrialization, corrupt politicians, big city bosses and “moral” tax laws created an anti-saloon attitude and dramatic legislation resulting in the Saloon Keepers Rebellion.

Joy Neighbors Joy Neighbors
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

T21 Discover Your Inner Viking-A Scandinavian Genealogy Tutorial

" Studying the genealogy of Scandinavia presents a number of challenges. This lecture will be a crash course of knowledge that will assist novice and intermediate researchers.

Ross Nelson Ross Nelson
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

T22 Using Funeral Programs to Inform Genealogy Research

Funeral programs are biographical documents that preserve the history of a deceased person. They are often rich with information that can inform genealogical research.

Renate Y. Sanders Renate Y. Sanders
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

T23 Ticked Off! Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks

Those pesky tic marks seem to get in our way as we work to extend our pedigrees. Just what do they mean, and how can they help me?

Peggy C. Lauritzen Peggy C. Lauritzen
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

T24 The Tuberculosis Epidemic and Your Family Tree

In the early 20th century tuberculosis affected nearly everyone-patient, family, health worker, politician, or philanthropist. How might it have touched your family tree?

Jessica Trotter Jessica Trotter
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

T25 Fundraising Opportunities in Supporting Societies

Society fundraising efforts are often limited because background and skills aren’t tapped in volunteers. Join this session to learn about and share methods that work!

Judy Nimer Muhn Judy Nimer Muhn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Live Stream

T26 Who Survived? Who Died? Finding Our Ancestors’ 1918 Pandemic Stories

No surviving family accounts of the 1918 pandemic? Harrowing statistics, Cheryl’s family album and record way-pointers prompt you to find your ancestors’ experiences.

Cheryl McClellan Cheryl McClellan
6:00 PM -

T27 Dinner: My Family Had That: The Story of Our Stuff

Enjoy history, photos, and stories of iconic 20th -century products. Explore the role these possessions played in our American family narratives.

Cheryl McClellan Cheryl McClellan
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

F01 Q & A Breakfast Meet the Librarian

Meet other librarians from all over Ohio and have the chance to network with them. This session is not just limited to librarians it is open to any individual who has a question about what resources could be found at libraries and how to use those resources. This session will be moderated by OGS Librarian Linda Swanson.

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

F02 Irish and Germans into New Orleans and Up the Mississippi

Until completion of eastern canals and rail service to St. Louis, immigration via New Orleans was the cheapest and quickest route to the Midwest.

Beth A. Stahr Beth A. Stahr
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Live Stream

F03 Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape

This presentation demonstrates individual-focused genealogy-filling out an ancestor’s story by collecting as many documents as possible. Understanding their life helps explain your life.

Ron Arons Ron Arons
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

F04 What Can You Learn from A DNA Sibling Study?

Children are a subset of their parents’ DNA. Non-identical siblings inherit about 50% from mom and 50% from dad, but not the same mixture of DNA. Learn about genetic diversity among siblings and how this diversity can help your research.

Kelli Bergheimer Kelli Bergheimer
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

F05 Zigzagging Through German Church Records

Explaining the methodology of using the baptismal, confirmation, marriage and burial records from German church registers most effectively. By utilizing the different bits of information found in each, researchers can zigzag their way to adding centuries to a pedigree.

James Beidler James Beidler
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

F06 Making the Most of Ancestry.com's Search Engine

Learn tips and tricks to more effectively search Ancestry.com’s indexes, by understanding how the leverage their strengths and mitigate their weaknesses.

Alec Ferretti Alec Ferretti
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

F07 The Saloon Must Go: Resources of the Anti-Saloon League Museum

The Anti-Saloon League waged a crusade against alcohol that culminated Prohibition. Take a fascinating look at the propaganda, photographs, and records held by the League’s Museum in Ohio.

Shelley Bishop Shelley Bishop
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

F08 Building a Family to Find a German Village in U.S. Records

If an ancestor had no known U.S. family, what do you do? Seek potential family members, then add friends, associates, and neighbors. Someone provided their origin.

Carol Whitten Carol Whitten
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

F09 The Genealogist’s Quadfecta

In the age of digital databases and online resources genealogist forget the four-pronged approach to research onsite: visiting the state Archives, Historical Society, Genealogical Society, and Library. Although the roles of each seem self-explanatory, digging deeper reveals treasure for your research!

Michael Lacopo Michael Lacopo
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Live Stream

F10 Advanced DNA Features on MyHeritage

Based on your DNA, your family tree, records and other family trees, MyHeritage provides advanced features to help you discover relationships to your DNA matches.

Daniel Horowitz Daniel Horowitz
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

F11 Roman Catholic Research in America

An overview of the sacramental and other less commonly records used in for research in the Catholic church.

Michael Brophy Michael Brophy
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

F12 Using Social Media for Genealogy

Social media sites can help you break down brick walls, connect with others who share your interests, and serve as a platform to learn about and share family history with other family members.

Roslyn Torella Roslyn Torella
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

F13 Jazz Funerals: Cutting the Body Loose

We’ll discuss the somberness of jazz funerals and why, once the deceased is laid to rest, mourners celebrate in “cutting the body loose” with music.

Joy Neighbors Joy Neighbors
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Live Stream

F14 Discovering Your Black Sea German Ancestors

The complicated history of Germans in the Black Sea region can create a challenge in finding records. Learn what’s available and how to find these records.

Carolyn Schott Carolyn Schott
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

F15 Organizing Your Research Trip

Leaving home to do research will be most successful when you plan and prepare. Learn exactly what to do before, during, and after the trip.

Drew Smith Drew Smith
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

F16 What's Done in the Dark...DNA Doesn't Lie!

Do you wonder if DNA testing results are “real”? Learn about different types of DNA testing and how each can help to inform genealogy research.

Renate Y. Sanders Renate Y. Sanders
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

F17 Finding Your Ancestors in Ukrainian Church Records

Learn about the types of church records available to research Ukrainian ancestors, how to understand them, and where to find them.

Justin Houser Justin Houser
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

F18 Please Steal My Stuff: Sharing Trees

Many people complain that online trees are unreliable-don’t let yours be among them! Learn to share good information and how to help it stay that way.

Elissa S. Powell Elissa S. Powell
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

F19 Scandalous Ancestors

This session provides ideas for tracing and discussing “scandalous” ancestors including a rogue’s gallery of Midwest examples.

Jessica Trotter Jessica Trotter
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

F20 Luncheon: Tales of a Mad Genealogists

Laugh a little with Daniel as he shares some of the more bizarre techniques and resources he’s utilized as a genealogist.

Daniel Horowitz Daniel Horowitz
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

F21 Searching for Your Elusive Prussian Ancestors: A Case Study

Prussia once controlled parts of what are now modern Germany and Poland. Gain a better understanding of historical Prussia in the pursuit of records with numerous examples and resources.

Stephen Wendt Stephen Wendt
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

F22 Finding Living People on the Internet 2022

Presentation discusses many categories of websites providing info about living individuals. Demonstrations via examples of how using many sites together increases chances of success.

Ron Arons Ron Arons
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

F23 DNA and Endogamy: Making Sense When Matches Don't Make Sense

Does your family tree resemble tumbleweed? Learn strategies to recognize and deal with endogamy in your DNA matches at the various commercial testing sites.

Adina Newman Adina Newman
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Live Stream

F24 Orthodoxy in America: Understanding It's Ethnic Origins

Learn about the diverse history of the Orthodox Church in the United States that is rooted in the ethnic origins of its members from Central and Eastern Europe.

Michelle Chubenko Michelle Chubenko
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

F25 How to Find all Those Free Records on FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch is arguably the world's biggest free genealogy website. But this enormous online library keeps content in lots of different "rooms." Join this insider's tour, where we open all the doors and show you around! This beginner-friendly lecture also helps experienced researchers to understand why the site is organized like it is—and to find records they may be missing out on.

Sunny Jane Morton Sunny Jane Morton
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

F26 Alcoholics and Teatolers: Finding Yours in America's Temperance Movement

The Temperance Movement was a social movement in the United States to reduce the consumption of alcohol in the United States in the 19th and early 20th century. The movement has a large impact on Ohio from social lives to politics.

Michael Brophy Michael Brophy
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

F27 Is There a Tartan in Your Tree? Exploring Scottish Roots

Let’s explore those Scottish roots! Learn some search strategies and put them to use on Scotlandspeople, Ancestry, FamilySearch and other websites.

Debbie Large Debbie Large
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

F28 Case Study: Revisiting Sources to Blast a Brick Wall

An immigrant’s village origin was a mystery until returning to sources he’d previously checked as a greenhorn genealogist revealed this was a self-inflicted brick wall.

James Beidler James Beidler
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

F29 DNA Clustering: Automating Shared Matches

This presentation will demystify DNA clustering and explain how this is simply new-and fantastic-tool to group your DNA matches into useful categories.

Alec Ferretti Alec Ferretti
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

F30 From Church Archives to KGB Archives

Follow one family’s migration story from Germany to Russia to the Dakota’s, where one branch found safety, while the branch left behind experienced persecution and death.

Carolyn Schott Carolyn Schott
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Live Stream

F31 Feedly-Make the Internet Work for You

Learn tips and techniques of an aggregator such as Feedly to organize source websites, blogs, and Ancestry surname message boards groups.

Kelli Bergheimer Kelli Bergheimer
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

F32 Hallelujahs in the Hooch Age

Learn what the 1926 U.S. religious census reveals about Ohioans’ church affiliations in the Roaring ‘20s and how their records could help your genealogy.

Sunny Jane Morton Sunny Jane Morton
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

F33 An Introduction to Ukrainian/Rusyn Fraternals and Their Roots

Discover the wealth of genealogical documentation created by immigrant fraternal societies and how to find these documents today.

Justin Houser Justin Houser
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

F34 Who Ya Gonna Call? Myth Busters!

Was it the Cherokee ancestor of the Ellis Island name change that got you going? Let’s expose common genealogy stories for what they are-myths!

Renate Y. Sanders Renate Y. Sanders
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

F35 Introduction to GEDmatch

Gedmatch is a free website where you can upload your data from DNA testing companies. Learn to use basic Gedmatch features to match relatives.

Drew Smith Drew Smith
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

F36 Rest in Peace-Uncovering Death Records

Death records can be crucial to solving brick walls. Discover what clues are hidden in them and how to find them online and in repositories.

Dana Palmer Dana Palmer
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

F37 The MyHeritage Photo World

Learn how MyHeritage’s widely popular photo tools can breathe new life into family photos, including animation with Deep Nostalgia TM, enhancement, colorization, and much more.

Daniel Horowitz Daniel Horowitz
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Live Stream

F38 The Spiritous Adventures of Rumrunners, Bootleggers and Revenuers

Prohibition offered intoxicating opportunities for wealth, fame, and notoriety for the ordinary man and women. We’ll discover who got involved, how, and what cost.

Joy Neighbors Joy Neighbors
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

F39 OGS Lineage Society Induction Ceremony

Join us as we honor those individuals who have worked diligently to prove their ancestors for membership in all five different lineage societies. This is always a highlight of the conference experience. You do not need to be a lineage inductee or previous inductee to join us, just an interest in the lineage societies.

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

S01 Jewish Genealogy 101

This presentation provides fundamental skills to conduct Jewish genealogical research. Strategies to locate ancestral origins and understand nuances found in Jewish genealogy will be discussed.

Adina Newman Adina Newman
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

S02 Front Page News (and Beyond): Finding Archived Newspapers

The stories of our ancestors’ lives can be found in the pages of archived newspapers. Learn whether those stories are online or in a library.

Drew Smith Drew Smith
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Live Stream

S03 Finding Vital Records in Ohio

Ohio has a wealth of vital records right at your fingertips. Do you know how to find them? Come learn how to be successful.

Dana Palmer Dana Palmer
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

S04 Preparing for the Future: Connecting with Younger Researchers

Learn about a newer focus of research, shifts in content interest, and applying this to our work can inspire the younger generations around us.

Lauren Peightel Lauren Peightel
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

S05 Was My William Smith in the Civil War?

Tips on how to determine if your ancestor was in the Civil War, using (mostly) free resources and how to differentiate between all of those common named soldiers.

Brian Rhinehart Brian Rhinehart
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

S06 Researching Recent Immigrant Ancestors in Regional Repositories

Passenger lists and naturalization records are valuable records for our late 19th-century and 20th-century ancestors, but there are many other record types to seek for our later arriving American ancestors.

Michael Lacopo Michael Lacopo
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

S07 Voyages of the Donauschwaben

Follow the journeys of the Donauschwaben, Germans who migrated to Hungary/Romania/Serbia/Croatia, to learn the history of this migration, and resources for family history research.

Carolyn Schott Carolyn Schott
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

S08 Efficient Genealogy: What You Can Do with the Time You Have

You can make significant progress with your genealogy research even if you only have a few minutes at a time! Daniel will show you how.

Daniel Horowitz Daniel Horowitz
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

S09 Prisoners, Pavement & Progress: Ohio's 3C Highway

The end of WWI and cars created statewide paved road demand. Learn how coalitions created Ohio’s main throughfare till the advent of the interstate.

Cecilia McFadden Cecilia McFadden
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Live Stream

S10 The Dawes Rolls and Beyond: The Stores of Laura and Polly

Descendants of Native Americans struggle to find records which document family stories. The lives of Polly and Laura provide examples for the five civilized tribes.

Beth A. Stahr Beth A. Stahr
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

S11 Dollar Poor but Land Rich-Rewarding the Soldiers of the Revolutionary War

The United States had exhausted much of its monies to finance the Revolutionary War. Yet it still had an obligation to pay its soldiers. In this presentation we will learn of the Congressional Acts that provided land for your soldiers, and what may have brought them to a new area of the country.

Peggy C. Lauritzen Peggy C. Lauritzen
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

S12 A Look at the Darker Side of the Jazz Age and How to Find Your Ancestors Indiscretions

Explore the impact of prohibition, rise of organized crime, resurgence of the KKK, increased nativism, and anti-immigrant sentiments and how they may have impacted your family and what records exist.

Roslyn Torella Roslyn Torella
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Live Stream

S13 Harlem Renaissance Influence in Ohio: Publications of Black Directories 1919-1930

Cincinnati and Columbus African American Directories provide genealogical stories of residents

Nettie L. Ferguson Nettie L. Ferguson
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

S14 Tracking Family Footprints Using Early Land Records

What are land office tract books? Learn how to find and use these records along with others to help qualify for lineage society membership.

Debbie Large Debbie Large
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

S15 Clash of Spirits-The Ohio Whisky War

Ohio temperance groups demanded an end to alcohol consumption. Saloon keepers refused. The result? Ohio’s Whisky War of 1875 where the pious and purposeful clashed.

Joy Neighbors Joy Neighbors
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

S16 Navigating Department of State Consular Correspondence 1835-1914

Learn how to find data on private citizens and how to cope with the quirky records management schema American consulates used to file records

Kenneth W. Heger Kenneth W. Heger
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

S17 Discovering the Displaced: Tracing Ukrainians Resettled from Southeastern Poland, 1944-1951

As the Eastern Front in World War II moved westward, the Soviet Union set up satellite governments in the areas that it now controlled. Part of this effort included the resettlement of minority populations to make these new territories easier to control. Between 1944 and 1951, approximately 750,000 Ukrainians (including Lemkos and Boykos) were resettled from the Polish-Ukrainian border to areas in Ukraine as well as northern and western Poland.

Justin Houser Justin Houser
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

S18 National Register of Historic Places, Breweries, and Their German Entrepreneurs

An experienced property researcher shows how Ohio brewery National Register nominations reveal surprising historic context and detailed genealogical information.

Michelle Spencer Michelle Spencer
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

S19 OGS Business Luncheon

Join us for the Annual OGS Business Meeting, this is where we recognize our annual OGS Chapter award winners, writer's awards, induct new board members, and present other recognition's. This is also when we make the announcement about the next annual OGS Conference details. You do not need to be a member of OGS to join us at this annual Business Meeting!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

S20 Luxurious Labor: Ohio Black Barber's Golden Age

The paradoxical history of Ohio’s black barber will be presented via historical case study of the 1920’s with archival evidence.

Cecilia McFadden Cecilia McFadden
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Live Stream

S21 Unscrambling the New Orleans Passenger Lists

New Orleans was the second largest U.S. port of immigration in the early nineteenth century. Learn a chronological approach to navigating overlapping indexes and lists.

Beth A. Stahr Beth A. Stahr
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

S22 Adoption Research in Ohio: History, Genealogy, Legacy

Adoption research requires special methodologies and often runs into roadblocks due to current law and privacy concerns. Historic context is presented with research tips.

Michael Brophy Michael Brophy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

S23 My Fellow Italians: The Process of Recognizing Your Italian Dual-Citizenship

Learn how to determine if your Italian immigrant ancestors passed their citizenship on to their descendants, and how this citizenship is recognized.

Alec Ferretti Alec Ferretti
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

S24 Breaking the Silence: Understanding One Man's Naval Experience in WW II

Follow on sailor from the Ohio River Valley to the South Pacific, and his granddaughter’s research to understand his silence at the helm of LST-504.

Lauren Peightel Lauren Peightel
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

S25 Life As a Bootlegger

With the enactment of prohibition, the manufacture and sale of alcohol went underground. In this session, learn about the life of bootleggers and how to find one in your family.

Roslyn Torella Roslyn Torella
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

S26 Mapping an Empire: Austria-Hungary

Learn how to locate map collections, interpret the maps and explore tools to compare cadastral maps with modern maps and how to document the location of your ancestor’s home.

Michelle Chubenko Michelle Chubenko
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

S27 Born to Be Filed: Ohio Birth/Delayed Birth Records 1900's-1940's

Ohio newspapers reveal a fascinating narrative about regular and delayed birth record practices. Learn why you’d look for flapper-era family in delayed birth records.

Sunny Jane Morton Sunny Jane Morton
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

S28 Finding Ohio Ancestors Before 1850

Stuck in the early 1800’s with the hunt for Buckeye State ancestors? The scarcity of records can be overcome with these eight strategies for early Ohio research.

Shelley Bishop Shelley Bishop
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

S29 Occupational Records; Finding Gems in Work-Related Paper Trails

What types of gems can you find in occupational records? Farmers, Teachers, Coopers, and more all created records that may enhance our research.

Jessica Trotter Jessica Trotter
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

S30 The Watchfires of a Hundred Circling Camps

America's Civil War became one of the darkest times in our nation's history. However, the records produced from this war can open up the life of our soldiers, and their families. This presentation will concentrate on information gleaned from a soldier's pension file, and the second family that came to light.

Peggy C. Lauritzen Peggy C. Lauritzen
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Live Stream

S31 Patriotism, Prohibition, and (k)ein Prosit: Being German in 1920's America

Using Ohio-specific cases, examine changing views of German immigrants before and after WWI and how they affect your family tree.

Michelle Spencer Michelle Spencer
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

S32 German Gazetteers Locating Historical German Place Names

Learn new tools for locating the ancestral birthplace of your German ancestors. This presentation covers regions in the former German and the Austro-Hungarian Empires.

Stephen Wendt Stephen Wendt
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

S33 How Social Security Records Can Help with Brick Walls

Social Security records can provide clues to your ancestor’s name, origin, and social history. Learn what records are available and how to find and interpret them.

Roslyn Torella Roslyn Torella
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

S34 The Sun Shines Bright; Beginning Your Kentucky Research

The best place to research your ancestors in Kentucky is not always in Kentucky! Let’s learn what is available to help discover our ancestors. This presentation concentrates on researching in this state which neighbors us just beyond the Ohio River. Its beginnings were in Virginia, and were part of its rich history before becoming a state of its own.

Peggy C. Lauritzen Peggy C. Lauritzen
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

S35 Orphan Trains: History, Genealogy, Legacy

The Orphan Trains operated between 1854 and 1929, transporting 200,000 children from New York to the Midwest and beyond. Over two million descendants live on to tell the stories of this uniquely American Movement through oral history, genealogy research and careful care of relevant records.

Michael Brophy Michael Brophy
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Live Stream

S36 Beyond the Pension File, 1849-1907

Learn how to use the Secretary of the Interior’s correspondence and pension appeals files to fill the gaps in your ancestor’s consolidated pension file.

Kenneth W. Heger Kenneth W. Heger
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

S37 Blue Skies: The Rise of Ohio's Skyscrapers

The skyscraper was the milestone measure of a great city in the early 20th century. Learn of Ohio’s early prototypes that were models for decades.

Cecilia McFadden Cecilia McFadden