Tag Archive: Ohio Genealogical Society

Apr 26

2013 OGS Conference in Cincinnati

Greetings from downtown Cincinnati! Cincinnati, the Queen City, Porkopolis, home to the Reds, the Bengals, numerous breweries, and this weekend, the host city of the annual <!–[if gte mso 9]> This year’s conference is being held at the Millennium Hotel, just a couple blocks from Fountain Square. The Millennium has become our place to stay when we …

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Apr 15

Our Century Families of Ohio

Karen, Joe, Jeff, Sunda Peters, OGS President at 2010 Century Families Inductions

A couple of weeks ago we were in Columbus for the 50th Annual Ohio Genealogical Society Conference. Thursday evening Joe, Jeff and I attended the Century Families of Ohio banquet and afterward the three of us were inducted into the new lineage society. Century Families of Ohio (CFO) is the newest OGS lineage society and we …

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Mar 22

Tombstone Tuesday—J. J. Schumm

JJ-Schumm

Although the inscription “JJ Schumm” is all that is legible on this tombstone, I believe that this is the grave marker of Johann Jacob Schumm, one of the Schumms who immigrated to America in 1833 from Wuerttemberg. I will show how I arrived at this conclusion by using the church records of Zion Lutheran Church, …

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Mar 05

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Ed Roesner, Brakeman (far left) April 1914

There is a railroad worker in my husband’s family history. Edward Roesner, Joe’s grandfather, worked for the railroad for 46 years, first as a brakeman and later as a crossing watchman. The postcard shown here is dated 2 April 1914 and shows Edward standing at the far left. Edward identified the New York Central steam …

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Feb 23

It’s OGS Conference Time

2011 OGS Conference Logo 001

It’s about time–time for the Ohio Genealogical Society’s annual conference. That means that I need to send in my conference registration, and soon. The early registration deadline is quickly approaching (14 March). The conference will be held 31 March-2 April 2011 in Columbus, Ohio, and the theme is “Genealogy through the Centuries.” This year I …

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