Family History Day

Family History Day features local and national speakers who will provide insight into techniques and resources to strengthen your genealogical pursuits. This fully- virtual event will have something to offer for people of all skill levels – whether you are researching family in the United States or around the world, trying to learn more about a historic family home, or just getting started with research.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Online via Zoom
10:00am – 5:45pm

Event Schedule

TimeClass AClass B
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.The 1950 Census | Michael BrophyMeet PERSI, and Discover Treasures in Genealogy Periodicals | Sunny Morton
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Genealogy and Dual Citizenship | Christine CochranAre You My Cousin?: Using AncestryDNA Matches | Mary Jamba
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch BreakLunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.Italian Genealogy 101: Tracing Your Ancestors Back to Italy | Alec Feretti Researching with Maps | Lauren Kuntzman
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.Buckeye Research: Using FamilySearch to Find Ohio Records | Dana Ann PalmerPaul Newman: The Genealogy of Shaker’s Favorite Son | Deborah Abbott
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Free Persons of Color – Migrating to Ohio in the Antebellum Period | Denyce Porter PeytonForensic Genealogy and DNA | Katharine O’Connell
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.Your Results Are In! Using DNA in Your African American Research | Jessica Trotter Jumping into German and Austro-Hungarian Family Research | Stephen Wendt

A Zoom link will be emailed to attendees prior to the event and Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature will be used to allow attendees to select between simultaneous events. 

Questions? Please contact the Center for Local & Global History at or (216) 623-2864