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Using Social Security in Your Research By James Dowler

The latest Pathways has been uploaded to the members only portion of this website. One of the Articles in last quarters newsletter was “Using Social Security in Your Research”.

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, which is a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. To qualify for most of these benefits, most workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; the claimant’s benefits are based on the wage earner’s contributions. This tax is collected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). With a few exceptions, all salaried income, up to an amount specifically determined by law, is subject to the Social Security payroll tax. Some benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are given based on need.

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NEW MAILING ADDRESS!!!!!!

Please note that our mailing address has changed. In order to make my centralized to obtain the mail we have move our P.O. Box to Hamilton, Ohio. The new address is as follows:
 
Butler County Chapter of OGS
P.O. Box 13006
Hamilton, OH 45013
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“Estate Settlement Research: There’s a Way with or without a Will! by Liz Stratton ” – March 13, 2018

Join us at the MidPointe Library in West Chester, Ohio as The Genealogical Surveyor, Liz Stratton, PLCGS presents “Estate Settlement Research: There’s a Way with or without a Will!” Estate settlement records often identify married names of daughters, confirm parentage, and establish migrations. Understand wills and how to get the most information from them. Learn about the estate settlement process and how to research estates even if there is no will. Discover how county boundary changes might affect your research and how to find estate records in print, online, or at the courthouse.

Liz Stratton, PLCGS, specializes in Ohio’s complex land and court records. She lectures and writes on a variety of genealogical topics. Her article “Docket: The Court’s Index” is in the National Genealogical Society Magazine’s October-December 2017 issue. Liz has attended numerous week-long courses including “Law Libraries and Government Documents.” She has completed extensive research in several Ohio counties giving her personal experience with Ohio’s probate court records. Liz serves as Education Director of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society and President of the Association of Professional Genealogists Virtual Chapter.

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“ How To Pick Apart An Obituary or Death Notice presented by Thomas Jordan ” – Jan. 9, 2018

Join us at the MidPointe Library in West Chester, Ohio as Thomas Jordan presents “HOW TO PICK APART A DEATH NOTICE AND OBITUARY”. Genealogist, Family Historian and Author, Thomas Jordan shows us to “pick apart a death notice and obituary” and shares how this skill led to a discovery about his connection to one of the most pivotal events in Civil Rights History.

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“Kentucky Online Resources: Maximizing Your Search of the Bluegrass State presented by Elaine M. Kuhn, MLS” – May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:00 pm

Join us at the MidPointe Library at 9363 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, Ohio

“Kentucky Online Resources: Maximizing Your Search of the Bluegrass State!” This presentation highlights the many avenues for online research of Kentucky records. Resources covering the entire state as well as region-specific collections will be discussed. Presented by Elaine Kuhn Elaine, who is the Local History and Genealogy Services Coordinator for the Kenton County Public Library in Kentucky. She is a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Hamilton County Chapter of OGS. She also serves on the boards of the Historic Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Covington, Kentucky, and the Kenton County Historical Society.

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“Genealogy Apps for Smartphones: 2018 presented by Mark Middleton” – July 10th, 2018

Join us at the MidPointe Library in West Chester, Ohio as Mark Middleton presents “Genealogy Apps for Smartphones: 2018”. Smartphone applications are constantly being updated with newer capabilities and many get abandoned. New Genealogy applications are constantly introduced. I’ll cover genealogy-specific applications. These applications make a smartphone the perfect companion in any location from Courthouse to Graveyard. As new hardware is introduced and operating systems for smartphones are updated, recommendations from just a few years ago may not be valid.
Mark Middleton is a highly experienced digital technologist that has been working in the computer technology field since the 1990’s. Mark has personally lead efforts to create and update mobile applications as well as using many online technologies. Mark’s takes technology and brings it to a level that can be understood and used by all genealogists. His experience and education allows him go beyond the limited technology recommendations of many speakers and provide accurate and actionable steps a genealogist can take.

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“ Using DNA to Identify an Adoptee’s Family presented by Kathy Reed” – Sept. 11, 2018

Join us at the MidPointe Library in West Chester, Ohio as Kathy Reed, who is currently serving in the role of Program Director for the Hamilton County Chapter of OGS and leads a regional DNA Interest Group presents ““USING DNA TO IDENTIFY AN ADOPTEE’S FAMILY ”. In this talk, she will discuss how she used Gedmatch and other tools to uncover this family secret. And just when she thought she knew it all, two more mysteries popped up. Come along for the genealogical ride of a lifetime.

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MARRIAGE RECORDS: Their History and Evolution in Butler County By: James A. Dowler

The latest Pathways has been uploaded to the members only portion of this website. One of the Articles in last quarters newsletter was “MARRIAGE RECORDS: Their History and Evolution in Butler County By: James A. Dowler”.

Historically, marriage registration within the United States has been primarily a spiritual and social celebration that has been influenced by religious beliefs, customs, and at times the English law since the settlement of the thirteen colonies. It is important for the researcher to understand the history and evolution of the marriage record within Butler County, Ohio, and who was and is currently responsible for maintaining these records as it will make their research more effective.

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“Habits of the Effective Genealogy Strategist” Amie Bowser Tennant, TheGenealogyReporter.com – Nov. 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 pm
West Chester Library
9363 Centre Pointe Drive

“Habits of the Effective Genealogy Strategist”

Learn to create a Standard Operating Procedure (S.O.P.),
Implement the Genealogical Proof Standard (G.P.S.); and
Generate a research plan to save time & find answers to your specific genealogy questions presented by Amie Bowser Tennant

Amie Bowser Tennant has been passionate about genealogy and family history for the last 18 years. She actively speaks on the national level, has been a Roots Tech speaker for the past 2 years, and a presenter at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Amie was awarded the NGS Home Study Scholarship in 2011 and is currently “on the clock” for national certification. She has been very involved in the genealogical community as she served as newsletter editor for Miami Meanderings; Lead Content Specialist at RootsBid.com and a content creator for Lisa Louise Cooke’s: Genealogy Gems.
She has been published in many genealogy publications such as the OGS Quarterly, the OGS News, NGS Magazine, and Relatively Speaking, from the Alberta (Canada) Genealogical Society. Be inspired by her genealogy know-how
by reading her blog The Genealogy Reporter at www.TheGenealogyReporter.com

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