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Genealogy News from the Hayes Presidential Center

2014 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

January 18 - 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.

NEW! - February 1 – Saturday – Make a Family Tree on Ancestry.com – Becky Hill, along with veteran Ancestry.com users, Dustin Austin and John Swint, will conduct an informal session on how compile a family tree online using Ancestry.com. They will cover how to start, how to import data from another family tree program, and the pros and cons of the program. Questions and input from participants will be encouraged.

February 22 – Saturday – 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

March 15 - 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.

The Ohio Obituary Index has been growing by leaps and bounds. We are almost up to 2.8 million names thanks to all the libraries’ staff and volunteers working hard to input data so that you can find more ancestors! Licking County Ohio will be joining us in January 2014 and we look forward to working with them.

We have a new corporate partner –findmypast.com

They now have a copy of the Obit Index and will be incorporating it into their American collections. Findmypast is a privately held United Kingdom-based online genealogy service owned by British company brightsolid. It was the first company in the world to make the complete birth, marriage and death indexes for England & Wales available online More exposure for our wonderful genealogical grassroot tool built by Ohio genealogists, library staff and volunteers across the state!

Watch this space for information on how to get a reduced price for membership at FindMyPast because of this partnership.

Earlier this month, we also gave an update of the Obituary Index to Ancestry.com so all data up to December 2013 will eventually appear in Ancestry. 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.

Ohio readers know about the Best Damn Band in the Land (Ohio State’s Marching Band), but did you know that the Hayes Center has the Best Genealogical Website in the State?

In November we received the following email:

Your organization’s website has been named to Family Tree Magazine’s list of Best State Websites for Genealogy for 2013, published in the December 2013 issue and online at http://familytreemagazine.com/article/75-best-state-sites-2013 .

This list honors the best websites that specialize in genealogy research for one of the 50 US states. The 75 stellar sites on the list represent the go-to bookmarks for browsing America’s past, state by state. Thank you for your work on behalf of genealogists across the USA.

Diane Haddad
Editor
Family Tree Magazine | Family Tree University | Family Tree Books | ShopFamilyTree.com

Going to that link, we find that we are the only one listed for Ohio, so that makes us the best one in the state, right? Thanks Family Tree Magazine for the honor!

Christmas is coming – remember to give a Hayes Membership

A Hayes Presidential Center membership makes a great gift to your friends or family or better yet, yourself with that Christmas cash you get. Remember if you are 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. In 2014, the Sidney Frohman Foundation has allowed us 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.

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:

Michael E. Shay
Grace Gessner Clulow
John and Vera Sengstock
SUNY Press
Vince Guerrieri
Sandusky County Kin Hunters
Jill Knuth
Nancy Stanford
Larry Michaels
David Lehman

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.

Hayes Family Genealogy

One of the functions of the Hayes Presidential Library is to keep track of President Hayes’s many descendants. We have had his genealogy online on our website, but have not updated it for quite a while. One of RootsMagic 6's new features is an improved website creator for its users, along with web space to store it. I have updated the site with all the additions and corrections since 2010. It has a new look – try it out! Go here and click on the link:

http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/genealogy/

We also have had contact with several of the Hayes descendants in recent months – here in Fremont and in various other cities. We love meeting the great-(great) grandchildren and sharing information about their illustrious ancestor.

And speaking of Hayes Genealogy….

Do you see the resemblance?

Back in August, we were glued to the Who Do You Think You Are series on TLC. One of the episodes was focused on model Cindy Crawford and one of her ancestors, Thomas Trowbridge. It was fascinating history going back to England, but it also struck a note with me. I checked our database and President Hayes was a fifth great-grandson of Thomas Trowbridge (1600-1672)! Cindy and Rud were cousins!!

After pulling up these photos I was shocked that there actually WAS a resemblance – check out those noses!

http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/videos/cindy-crawford-trowbridge.htm

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:

Jan. 11 – Getting started tracing your family history and Civil War ancestors. American Civil War Museum Of Ohio, 217 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio. 1 pm.

May 1-3 – Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Sandusky, Ohio . Talks will be: A Presidential Library With a Genealogical Slant and
German Migration to Northwestern Ohio

Genealogy Classes 2014
Sponsored by RootsMagic, Inc
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January 18 - 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.

February 1 – Saturday – Make a Family Tree on Ancestry.com – Becky Hill, along with veteran Ancestry.com users, Dustin Austin and possibly John Swint, will have an informal session on how compile a family tree online at Ancestry.com. How do you start, how to import data from another family tree program, and the pro’s and con’s of the program. Questions and input from participants will be encouraged.

February 22 – Saturday – 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

March 15 - 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.

April 12 – Saturday - Internet Genealogy IFree Genealogical Websites - Becky Hill - Attendees will be provided 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, Findagrave.com, EllisIsland.org and other popular websites will be explored in depth.

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

May 17 – 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; NewspaperArchives.com, NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com.

May 24 – Saturday – Old Family Photos - Care, Digitizing and Organization - Gil Gonzalez, Head of Photographic Resources – Learn how to identify the photographic process, preserve, digitize and organize your family photos in this one extended workshop.

June 7 -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

June 21 – Saturday – How to Take Better Family Photos - Gil Gonzalez, Head of Photographic Resources – Learn how to use your camera to its best potential to take great family photos.

September 13 – 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.

Oct. 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

November 15 - 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; NewspaperArchives NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com.

Becky Hill, Head Librarian

bhill@rbhayes.org

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