Family History Month perfect time to discover your genealogical roots

If you’re like Thane Maynard and want to explore your family tree, then October’s Family History Month is the perfect time to get started at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. And keep your eye on the Library’s social media accounts as we reveal what Maynard, the director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, discovered about himself with the help of the Library.

Day with the Genealogy Experts at the Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.
Internationally known genealogist Debra M. Dudek leads you through three big United Kingdom and Irish databases. Learn what's new on these databases, how you can apply them to your research, and how privacy and information rights impact your quest for records.
Saturday, Oct. 7, noon–2 p.m.
Take advantage of free one-on-one consultations provided by more than 20 experts representing two dozen regional organizations with specializations ranging from ethnic genealogy to court records.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m.
Dudek outlines the vast array of UK criminal and prison records available online and at the National Archives in Kew which can offer researchers a great deal of information for their ancestors in a pre-census world.

Genealogy Lock-In 
Saturday, Oct. 21, 6:30–11:30 p.m.
Join fellow genealogists for some after-hours research.  Pre-registration is required. 

Introduction to Genealogy Class  
Learn techniques and explore resources designed to help whether you are just getting started or have hit a brick wall in your research.
• Monday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. at the Harrison Branch
• Monday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. at the Miami Township Branch 
• Monday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. at the Reading Branch
All events are co-sponsored by the Hamilton County Genealogical Society.  To register (if required) or for details call the Genealogy & Local History Department at 513-369-6905 or visit