|First Families Honorees|
The Chapter's first lineage group, First Families of Hamilton County, was started in 1988 and has established 419 members with over 1000 pioneer ancestors who were proven to be residents of Hamilton County before December 31st, 1820. Nine new members were able to prove 38 direct ancestors who lived in Hamilton County during this time period.
|Settlers and Builders Inductees|
|Charter Members of the Century Families Lineage Group|
Our guest speaker for the luncheon was Michael Morgan who entertained us with stories of Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. It was known for its large population of German immigrants, beer gardens, saloons and breweries. You can read more about his program by checking this previous post that discusses "When Beer Was King."
It's not too early to start thinking about next year's luncheon. Download an application at the Chapter's website. There are several Chapter members who would be happy to share advice on how to complete the application. Perhaps next year we will be able to recognize even more Hamilton County ancestors who had a part in creating such a great community.
You can view individual pictures of Century Families inductees by clicking on this link.
Photo Credits: John Tholking