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Genealogy News from the Hayes Presidential Center

There was an error in the sending of this Newsletter, so we are sending it again. Please disregard if duplicate.

2013 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. 19 – 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. 23 – 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 16 – 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; NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com.

Ohio Obituary Index

More libraries have joined the Obit Index this Fall and will be importing some large quantities of data, along with manually entering obits daily. Our newest members are Massillon (Stark County) Public Library and Holmes County District Library in Millersburg. In January, Akron-Summit County will be joining us with their large holdings, bringing the number of libraries in the partnership to 55. Northeast Ohio is looking better and better. Counties in red have libraries which are partners in the Obit Index.

A repeat caution: When you find a reference to the Ohio Obituary Index on Ancestry.com or Archives.com, always be sure to click through and go to our site directly for the most complete information. Although these are great gateways to our data they are quite incomplete. Ancestry only displays 1.2 million names and we are now up to 2.2 million on our website. Also any corrections or additions to the original information given to them does not show up at this time.

Early Christmas gift for Members

Earlier this year, you received a shiny, new benefit if you were a $45 or over member of the Hayes Presidential Center. You now get the benefit of having unlimited at-home access to Newspaper Archives, along with HeritageQuestOnline and www.Archives.com. Thanks to an anonymous donor, we were able to offer unlimited in-house and remote access to this site:

NewspaperARCHIVE.com is the world's largest online newspaper archive.Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world, NewspaperARCHIVE makes exploring history and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old - including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more – to fill in the life stories you are interested in. All of our historical newspapers are full-page and fully searchable

All you need to do if you are a member, is log into the Hayes member page and NewspaperArchive will be one of your choices for at-home access.

http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/members/authenticate.asp

Not a member? To join and give YOURSELF a Christmas present and 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.

More on Newspapers

A free website that also has digitized newspapers is the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers . Click here for a list of newspapers across the country that have at least partial holdings digitized and searchable online:

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/

I have found it a little difficult to use, but there are some early years of Tiffin and Fremont online that local people might like to browse or search. And it is FREE.

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:

Leanna Elder Shaberly
Joan Shurtliff
James & Molly Cress
Doug Crowell, Jr.
Dr. Harry Burger
Janice Stockman
Henry Timman
J Richard Florance
Deborah Lalonder
David Lehman
John Fatherley
Huron County Chapter, OGS
Kristine Deacon

New Books at the Hayes Library

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

Thanks to Julie Mayle for keeping it up to date.

On The Road

Becky Hill will be speaking at the following events the next few months which are open to the public. Email her for details, if interested in attending:

February 7, 2013 – Bellevue Public Library – How to Trace the History of Your House

February 16, 2013 – Florida Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference, featured speaker; Leesburg (FL) Public Library - Snowbird alert!

2013 Genealogy Classes

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

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

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

Jan. 19 – 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. 23 – 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 16 – 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; NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com..

April 6 – 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.

April 28 – Sunday- 1 – 4 pm -RootsMagic Workshop with Bruce Buzbee (Free – no charge) -The author of the program, from Utah, spends an afternoon explaining his popular genealogy software.

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

419.332.2081

bhill@rbhayes.org