Thursday, March 6, 2014
Her fourteen great-grandchildren, to whom she is “Gram” or “Great”, are: Brynn and Ian Searcy; Lindsay, Wyatt, Charlie, and Ella Beaman; Riley and Ryan Muto; Kolbey and Jamison Walker; Kylie Seaton; and Max, Nikolaus and Juliana vonWulffen.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
National Genealogical Society Announces Live Streaming Broadcast 2014 Family History Conference Richmond, Virginia 7–10 May 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
|Cincinatti Union Station|
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I managed to find a few hours to research at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, located in the beautiful Union Station. What an amazing building, and so appropriate for museums and archives. The staff at the archives was delightful. I’m sorry I did not get the name of the person who helped me so much. Once she found out what I was researching she went out of her way to think of sources that might be helpful.
While I did not locate the exact “orphan train” I was looking for, I did find lots of useful information about orphanages in the area. Many of the staff did not realize that there were orphan trains from Ohio, believing as many people do, that they all originated in New York. I showed them some information that children were indeed sent out from Ohio orphanages. In a nine year period one of the “visitors” from one orphanage logged nearly 180,000 railroad miles placing and visiting children, according to an annual statistical report by the Cincinnati Children’s Home.
My interest in orphan train children began with one line in a family history of a family I was researching. It has become a major interest of mine, in part because it involves a huge number of children, and partly because I used to do social work with abused children and their families. Every time I do a presentation about orphan trains, I have people in the audience with orphan train children in their family who are looking for answers about their heritage.
I hope to follow up at the public library in Cincinnati, starting with local newspapers to find information about the particular trip I'm looking for in 1892.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Summer Genealogy Fest
Pack your genealogy passport and plan to repack your genealogical toolbox!
2 August 2014
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Thomas W. Jones
Will Your Family History Have Lasting Value?
Additional Classes Available:
Naturalizations: All The Papers in Packet, by Jewell Dunn
Cutting Through the Confusion: Research in Upstate New York, by Karen Mauer Green, CG, FGBS
Fabulous and Free FamilySearch.org, by JoAnne Haugen, AG®
Using the Flip-Pal Scanner with Photoshop Elements, by Jim Johnson
Getting From Then To Now Locating People In The Last Century, by Leslie Lawson
Ancestry.com—Tips and Tricks, by Susan LeBlanc, AG®
Artifacts and Our Ancestor’s Lives, by Connie Lenzen, CG
What’s A Deed?, by Kevin Mittge
Start Writing—Your ancestor’s legacy depends upon it!, by Steven W. Morrison
Placing Out: The Story of America’s Orphan Train Children, by Judith Beaman Scott
Dating and Identifying Your Family Photographs, by Karen Wallace Steely
Correlation for Beginners: How to use simple tables to see your evidence differently., by Eric Stroschein
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Clark County Genealogical Society
Saturday, Nov. 23
The theme is Westward Migration and will feature three speakers.
•Judith Beaman Scott will start the day with a session on Colonial Migration Routes, Where When and Why. Knowing migration routes and some of the reasons they were traveled may help fill gaps in your ancestor’s story. This session will be of particular interest to those with ancestors in Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Judith is one of the editors of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon Quarterly Bulletin and is the co-leader of the Virginia Interest Group.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
On Friday I spent the afternoon with an uncle walking a cemetery in Boyd County, Kentucky. We walked about 85 % of a large cemetery before finally finding the group of graves we were looking for. It was well worth the trek, although I advise not to wear sandals when walking through unmowed grass on the hills of Kentucky. (I know of two people bitten by copperheads recently.) But the trip to the cemetery was an impromptu one, and sandals were what I was wearing. Fortunately the weather was 25° cooler than the 105° temperature the last cemetery walk I took.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Tuesday night’s Who Do You Think You Are? with Christina Applegate was surely one of the saddest episodes I’ve seen. Her father had scant memories about his mother, and the ones he shared on the program were not happy ones. Now that he has some facts concerning his childhood perhaps he’ll remember more. We won’t know how the information he received and any resultant memories will affect him, but I think we, as genealogists and “history detectives”, should be aware of the results our actions may cause.
Of course there are always those people who don’t want to hear that one of their ancestors was imprisoned or spent time in a mental hospital. Sometimes, however, our probing can trigger other, more troublesome, memories. There are times the questioning should stop; so the information can be digested, or perhaps halted altogether. Sometimes people need to deal with the memories before they can go on. We need to recognize this situation and respect those boundaries.