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Genealogy News from the Hayes Presidential Center - December 22, 2011

2012 Classes Sponsored by RootsMagic

All classes are held at the Hayes Presidential Center, 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Call 419.332.2081 to register.

$10.00 fee for each class ($5.00 for students through high school) -
May be paid the day of the class

Jan. 21 – Saturday – Beginning Genealogy – Becky Hill, Head Librarian– An overview of how to get started doing your family history, especially using the resources available at the Hayes Library.

Feb. 11 – Saturday – Internet Genealogy I – Free genealogical websites - Becky Hill - Attendees will be provided with instruction on the basics of how to utilize the free genealogical websites in their family history research. Such internet sources as the Center's Ohio Obituary Index, along with FamilySearch.org, USGenweb.org, Worldcat.org, EllisIsland.org and other popular websites will be explored in depth

March 10 – Saturday – Internet Genealogy II – Becky Hill - How to make the most of the paid subscription sites available at the Hayes Presidential Center – Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3(formerly Footnote.com); NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com. Learn the tricks of how to search efficiently and printing out and sharing what you have found.

March 31- Saturday - Care and Identification of Family Photos – Gil Gonzalez

April 15 - Sunday – RootsMagic Workshop with Bruce Buzbee; 1 – 4 pm – Free- Bruce will demonstrate and answer questions on the new Version 5 of RM

April 28 – Saturday – Tracing Your House’s History – Becky Hill, Head Librarian, will switch gears and explore the genealogy of a house. She will explain how to use printed and online sources to track down the owners and history of a property through deeds, Sanborn Maps, city directories, tax records and other sources.

Ohio Obituary Index

Things are perking along with the Obituary Index. John Ransom and Becky Hill went to the Ohio Library Conference and Expo in Toledo in October to man a booth explaining the Index and many librarians stopped by to tell us that they use it a lot, are already members or would like to be.

As a result, Meigs County District Public Library came on board in November – 50+ libraries are now partners, along with Ancestry.com and Archives.com .

Holidays

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? If not, don’t you deserve something to help bind the family together? Consider joining the Hayes Presidential Center and reaping the genealogical benefits of a Hayes Membership

If you are a $45 or over member of the Hayes Presidential Center, you get the benefit of having at-home access of HeritageQuestOnline and our new partner, www.Archives.com. Both of these sites provide searchable databases of over one billion vital records and historical documents and newspapers and books. The newspaper component alone makes this a very useful new resource in your genealogy toolkit.

To join and get these genealogical benefits, go to
http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/joinmember/scroll down and click on the appropriate box to renew or join as a new member.

Thank You

Thanks to the following who have given donations of money or materials to the
Hayes Library and its genealogical collections since the last newsletter:

Judith C. Ware
Brett Dicken Brown
St. Joseph’s Class of 1964 – In Memory of Joan Gillis
Roots Magic
Molly & James Cress
Charles Weiker
Richard L. Huffine
Anita Hahn for the Sandusky County Republican Women
Cynthia Boldra
Tom Fishbaugh
Henry Timman
James Weaver, Jr.
Irene Byrne
Lucy Hough Ackerman
David Lehmann

New Books at the Hayes Library

Please check our website often to see the list of new books we receive. http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/libnews/newbooks.asp

The St. Joseph High School Class of 1964 donated money for four volumes of The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-35 which completes the partial set we have had. These books are in memory of Joan Gillis and are great for early New England research.

Virginia Roots in Kentucky Soil; The History of Dr. James Ware II & His Wife, Virginia Catherine Todd Ware by Judith C. Ware (2011)
This is a very handsome book that covers some of Lucy Webb Hayes’s Ware ancestors. Dr. James Ware was her great-grandfather and Ms. Ware did a wonderful job pulling together original sources, weaving them together with new facts and presenting it all in an easy to read format. It is topped off by a good index too – important for all genealogy books.

Speaking of Hayes relatives...

Do you know relatives of President R.B. Hayes or Lucy Webb Hayes that are not receiving information from the Hayes Presidential Center? If so, please email or mail Kathy Boukissen (kboukissen@rbhayes.org) their information: Name, address, phone, email and who they are related to. This information is especially important as we organize events for the 2012 completion of the historic restoration of the Hayes Home and the 100th Anniversary of the Center in 2016.

I am also interested in updates for any Hayes descendants to keep our online Hayes Genealogy information up to date and accurate.

Genealogy on TV

Who Do You Think You Are?
The new series of this popular television show will start Feb. 3, 2012
with Marisa Tomei, Martin Sheen and Blair Underwood will be some of the featured actors

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr ., the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar will premier Sunday, March 25 on PBS channels at 8:00 p.m. The 10-part series delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family, and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, among many others.

Give us your tired, your poor – well, how about your old and nice-looking?

Tom Culbertson is looking for old books in good condition to populate the shelves of the restored Hayes Home. Click here for details http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/newsroom/display.asp?id=1207

On The Road

Becky Hill will be speaking at the following events the next few months:

Feb. 4 – Saturday- 10:30 a.m. – Sandusky Public Library, Sandusky, Ohio – How to Trace Your House’s History

March 29-National Association of Interpretion regional conference- Perrysburg, Ohio – Using the Internet for Genealogy

April 13- Ohio Genealogical Society- “Blurb.com – One Way to Publish Your Family Memories”

2012 Genealogy Classes

We have put together our calendar of genealogy classes for 2012 and list them below.

Thanks to RootsMagic Inc. for its continued sponsorship of these classes.

Learning about YOUR Past – Genealogy, Photos, and House History

Class Schedule 2012

All classes 9:30- 11:30 Sponsored by RootsMagic Inc.

Jan. 21 – Saturday – Beginning Genealogy – Becky Hill, Head Librarian– An overview of how to get started doing your family history, especially using the resources available at the Hayes Library.

Feb. 11 – Saturday – Internet Genealogy I – Free genealogical websites - Becky Hill - Attendees will be provided with instruction on the basics of how to utilize the free genealogical websites in their family history research. Such internet sources as the Center's Ohio Obituary Index, along with FamilySearch.org, USGenweb.org, Worldcat.org, EllisIsland.org and other popular websites will be explored in depth

March 10 – Saturday – Internet Genealogy II – Becky Hill - How to make the most of the paid subscription sites available at the Hayes Presidential Center – Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3(formerly Footnote.com); NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com. Learn the tricks of how to search efficiently and printing out and sharing what you have found.

March 31- Saturday - Care and Identification of Family Photos – Gil Gonzalez

April 15 - Sunday – RootsMagic Workshop with Bruce Buzbee; 1 – 4 pm – Free- Bruce will demonstrate and answer questions on the new Version 5 of RM

April 28 – Saturday – Tracing Your House’s History – Becky Hill, Head Librarian, will switch gears and explore the genealogy of a house. She will explain how to use printed and online sources to track down the owners and history of a property through deeds, Sanborn Maps, city directories, tax records and other sources.

May 19- Saturday - Beginning Genealogy - Becky Hill

June 16 – Saturday - How to Copy and Preserve Your Family Photos – Gil Gonzalez

July 7 – Saturday - Internet Genealogy I – Free genealogical websites. (Ohio Obit Index, Family Search, USGenweb) - Becky Hill

Aug 18 - Online Resources for Photo Management - Gil Gonzalez

Aug.25 – Saturday – Internet Genealogy II – How to make the most of the paid subscription sites (ancestry, heritagequest, fold3(footnote)) - Becky Hill

Sept. 15 – Saturday - Searching Your Ohio Roots – Becky Hill, Head Librarian, will concentrate on Ohio resources for tracking down your family in the Buckeye state – vital records, land records, printed and online materials. She will also touch on the migration patterns to the state.

Oct. 20 – Saturday - NEW! - Make a Book - Learn how to make your own great quality, customized book economically with Blurb.com. Great for photo books, family history memorabilia, heritage cookbooks, personal stories or children's books. Becky Hill, Head Librarian and Gil Gonzalez, Head of Photographic Resources.

Nov. 3 – Saturday- Using RootsMagic Genealogical Software- Becky Hill, Head Librarian, will give a basic workshop on how to use RootsMagic - how to get started, add sources, print out reports, add photos, share with other researchers, etc. Genealogical software is the best way to organize and share your research.

Becky Hill, Head Librarian
Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420

419.332.2081

bhill@rbhayes.org