Rustic Pathways, OGS Fall Seminar

August 20, 2020

Imagine yourself balancing on a hewn log crossing above a meandering stream on a crisp early fall day in Ohio. Well, things have changed a bit! Our Rustic Pathways seminar in that relaxing lodge in the deep woods has morphed into an OGS Virtual Retreat to be held online from your home computer on September 11-12, 2020. You can still relax a bit. An easy chair is required and perhaps a hot chocolate with marshmallow topping or an Ohio-produced fine wine!
Rustic wood log bridge over a stream
Registration is just $100.00 for an OGS members or $115 for a non-member. Send an email to [email protected] for a seminar booklet and information on how to register. Syllabus material will be distributed prior to the event. Each session is 90 minutes, including Q&A. There will be a 30-minute break between sessions and an extended break for lunch. Sessions will be live and interactive through BlueJeans meeting rooms. Registrants will receive information on using BlueJeans prior to the seminar. The speakers this year include Kelli J. Bergheimer, Eric E. Johnson, Peggy C. Lauritzen, and Sunny J. Morton. This is the schedule:

Friday 2 PM – A Mystery Cousin – Kelli Bergheimer – Uncovering person in autosomal DNA match list.
Friday 2 PM – Understanding Military Records – Eric Johnson – Bounties, service records, and pensions.
Friday 4 PM – Up in Smoke – Peggy Lauritzen – How to get around that courthouse fire.
Friday 4 PM – Meet PERSI – Sunny Morton – Finding articles in periodicals.
Saturday 8 AM – Understanding X-Inheritance – Kelli Bergheimer – Using the X-chromosome test.
Saturday 8 AM – War of 1812 Ancestors – Eric Johnson – Using Internet resources for 1812 research.
Saturday 10 AM – Digitized US Newspapers – Sunny Morton – Research online for newspapers.
Saturday 10 AM – Dark as a Dungeon – Peggy Lauritzen – Records on those who worked in the mines.
Saturday 2 PM – Special Censuses – Sunny Morton – Veterans, mortality, slave, agriculture, and more.
Saturday 2 PM – Old Northwest Territory – Eric Johnson – Where are those pre-1803 records for Ohio?
Saturday 4 PM – Human Genome Project – Kelly Bergheimer – Making DNA testing affordable.
Saturday 4 PM – Scots-Irish in America – Peggy Lauritzen – Finding a Location in the British Isles.

The mission of the Ohio Genealogical Society is to protect and share Ohio’s family history resources, to develop engaging educational opportunities, and to connect genealogists. Our OGS Virtual Retreat meets this requirement. So, put on your hiking boots, get out your mosquito spray, grab that easy chair and locally brewed specialty beer, and join us for a virtual education on September 11th and 12th.

Tom Neel, OGS Library Director