“African-American Genealogy 101 presented by Thomas Jordan ” – Sept. 12, 2017

Join us at the MidPointe Library in West Chester, Ohio at 7;00 p.m. as Thomas Jordan will present “African-American Genealogy 101,” He will discuss the basics of sound African-American genealogy research with tips on doing slave research.

“Early Military Records presented by James Phillabaum” – July 11, 2017

Join us at the MidPointe Library in West Chester, Ohio at 7:00 p.m. as James Phillabaum will present “Early Military Records.” He will discuss military records ranging from the Colonial Wars through the Spanish American War.

“Meet the Experts at the Smith Library of Regional History” – June 10, 2017

Join us at the Smith Library of Regional History the Lane Library, Oxford, Ohio at 10.00 a.m. The Library staff will speak on the resources that are available in this facility. Afterwards, Library Staff and Genealogists from the Butler County Chapter of OGS will be available to assist in doing research.


Miami University at Oxford, Ohio was created by the State of Ohio on February 17, 1809. A school was set up on the campus almost immediately, but college classes were not opened until the fall of 1824. The first class graduated in 1826. These lists continue as a series in this publication. The series began ...

“Nineteenth Century Tombstones Raised”

The latest Pathways has been uploaded to the members only portion of this website. One of the Articles in this quarters newsletter is “Nineteenth Century Tombstones Raised”. St. Stephen Cemetery was the first Catholic cemetery in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. It is located on both sides of Greenwood Avenue. The German speaking Catholics of St. Stephen ...