This is a weblog about genealogy in and about the State of Ohio. It will feature news and views (mostly mine) about developments of interest to genealogists doing research in Ohio, no matter where they reside.--Wally Huskonen

Monday, February 11, 2008

Genealogy Seminar in Austintown, OH, on April 12

Dr. Deborah A. Abbott, professor of counseling at Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio, will present a three-part genealogical seminar on April 12 at the Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road. Austintown, OH. In the seminar, which is co-sponsored by the Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, she will discuss:

1) Getting Started: A Librarian Is Your Best Friend (discover how to fill out family group sheets and pedigree charts, as well as genealogy resources available at libraries).

2) A Needle in a Haystack: Slave Genealogy (find out how to do African-American research prior to 1870, with techniques applicable to all types of research).

3) Going Beyond the Basics: The Federal Census and Vital Records (learn how to get the most out of census, birth, marriage and death records).

To register, call the Austintown Branch at 330-792-6982.

Let me comment on Debbie as a genealogical speaker: she knows her stuff and her use of Powerpoint is very effective. I'm sure everybody who attends will conclude it was time well spent.