Just a reminder that the ACGS workshop featuring Peggy Clemens Lauritzen is October 26th. Pre-registration by October 19th gives a $5 discount on registration. Pre-registration-$15, $20 at the door. Info and registration form is on the ACGS website at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/ . Hope to see you there.
I don't know why I didn't think to post this until now. Guess it's because the past few months have been so hectic and crazy. Awhile back, I wrote a guest article for my friend, Derek Davey's blog. If you missed it, you can read it here: http://nwogenalogy.blogspot.com/2013/08/civil-war-prisoners-of-war-not-always.html
I'll be speaking in Urbana for the Champaign County Genealogical Society on September 26, 2013. The program will be So You Want to do Your Family History? and is about how to get started doing your family history. On September 26th, I'll be speaking for the Richland County Genealogical Society at the OGS Library. The topic will be Copus Hill: A Tragedy in Ohio History. I will be presenting the program for the Daughters of Union Civil War Veterans District Meeting on September 28th in Lima. Finding Eliza Jane will be the topic. Hope to see you at one of these events!
I can't believe that it's almost the end of August and the FGS Conference is this week in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. It's been such a busy summer, I didn't get to give you as much information about it on here as I had planned. I hope that you've been reading some of the other FGS Ambassador's blogs and the FGS Conference blog. With so much about the conference online, everyone ought to be well-informed by now. I'll fill you in on my conference experiences and what i learn after it's ove.
If you haven't registered, it's not too late. Registrations can be made at the door, however, the opportu nity for the pre-registration discount is over.
I'll be working at the APG booth in the Exhibition Hall on Thursday from 12-1:45 and will be at the APG luncheon on Friday and the GSG/ISFHWE luncheon on Saturday. Stop and say hi. I'll be looking for you and hope you'll be looking for me. It's going to be great so don't miss it!
This coming week is going to be crazy. I'll be all over the state in just a few days. On Wednesday, I'll be joining my buddies from the Allen County Genealogical Society to go to the Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Bellville, Ohio for our annual field trip. Then, on Saturday, August 10, 2013, I'll be presenting Finding Eliza Jane's Family for the Montgomery County Genealogical Society in Dayton, Ohio. The next day, Sunday, August 11, 2013, I'll be zipping to the other end of the state to Fremont, Ohio to speak for the Sandusky Kinhunters. The program, 2 x 2 = 4 x . . . is a new one I'll be doing for the first time. I'm going to be worn out, but it will be worth it, because I know I'll have so much fun! Hope to see you somewhere this coming week!
If you missed the latest issue of Going In-Depth, you can catch it here: http://issuu.com/indepthgen/docs/2013-07-15-idg_goingindepth/1?e=6765931%2F4039196 My article begins on p. 47.
My latest blog article appeared on The In-Depth Genealogist blog the other day. I've been so busy this month, I haven't had time to share it with you or write on my blog, as you've probably noticed. Hope you enjoy it. I've got a couple of August 1st deadlines to meet. I'll be back on here soon.
Bunker Hill Monument
Today is the birthday of the United States of America. I had 3 6th great grandfathers, 6 5th great grandfathers, and 4 4th great grandfathers fight for our independence in the Revolutionary War. These are just the ones I've been able to trace. There could have been more. Now, add their sons, sons-in-law, brothers, and brothers-in-law, uncles, and cousins, and who knows how many of my earlier family members took up arms to defend this great land. Of these, my 5th great grandfather, William Cheney was killed at Bunker Hill, while fighting along side of his sons, including my 4th great grandfather, Thomas Cheney. William was 58 years old when he gave his life that we may be free.
Today, I want to honor my Revolutionary War ancestors and those of every American whose forefathers fought for our country.
William Cheney, 1717-1775
Thomas Cheney, 1742-1811 or 1828
James Morris, 1763-1844
James/Nathaniel Neely, dates unknown
Elisha Mason, 1756-1827
Joshua Hall, 1703-1789
William Hall, 1741-1824
Enoch Hall, 1764-1847
James Raymond, 1729-1798
Moses St. John, 1705-1785
Henry Safley, 1759-1838
Sebastian Mershimer, 1755-1845
Noah Bowser, 1748-1831
Today, let us all honor our ancestors who fought to let freedom ring. Happy Birthday, U. S. A.!
Chuck and Debbie Carder December 25, 1953
Today is Father's Day, a day of sadness for those of us who have lost our dads. It's a mixed day, because it's also a day of joyous memories of the times we had with our dads. My dad was the best. He was always there for me. He took good care of his family, even making sure that my dolly got fed.
I wish I could spend today with him, but in a way, I am. My thoughts, my memories, my heart is with him today, remembering how special he was and all of the good times with him.
Happy Father's Day, Daddy. I love you and miss you.
For more about my dad, see posts for February 2, 2013 and April 11, 2013.
I will be presenting a free workshop, Completing A Lineage Society Application, sponsored by the Miami County Chapter, O. G. S. on June 22, 2013. It starts at 10:30 at the Ft. Piqua Conference Center, Piqua, Ohio in the library. Registration is requested, but not required. Hope to see you there.
Rambling Along the Ancestral Trail
Deborah A. Carder Mayes is a genealogist and speaker in Northwestern and West Central Ohio. She has been researching her family history and actively involved in the genealogy community since 1998.
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