The next program of the Southern Ohio Genealogical Society on will be Thurday, April 13 when the guest speaker will be Thomas Jordan, author and genealogist. Thomas will be presenting a Power Point program called Photography and Genealogical Research, and Preserving Your Family Photos.
Behind every photo lies a story. Jordan will explore genealogical clues just waiting to be discovered in cabinets and photo albums found at home. Preserving those family photos is key to passing family history to future generations. He will also cover steps to protect and preserve family photos using the latest scanning and storage technology.
Thomas D. Jordan still refers to himself as the “new kid on the block” in terms of his genealogical experience, but he has achieved a huge amount of success after nine years of research. He has identified 13 of 16 of his great-great grandparents and authored the book “Double Jordan: My Journey Towards Discovering My Paternal Ancestors.” In addition to the Hamilton County, the Ohio and the National Genealogical Societies, he is a member of the African-American Genealogical Group of the Miami Valley.
Thomas is a native of Cincinnati and graduate of Purcell-Marian High School and Xavier University. He has been employed for 29 years with WCPO-TV, Channel 9 where he is a content coordinator in the newsroom. He is the co-host of “New Day,” WCPO’s community affairs program which airs the first Sunday of every month at 11:30 a.m. Thomas is also an ordained minister and currently serves on staff as an assistant pastor and director of education at New Jerusalem Apostolic Temple located in Oakley.
All programs are open to the public. The program which will begin at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in Hillsboro at the Highland County Service Center Conference Room, 1487 N. High St. [This is the old K-Mart building located close to Southern State Community College and also houses the Highland County Health Department.]
Upcoming meetings will include the following programs: May 11 – Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center presented by Elizabeth Plummer, outreach specialist, Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society), and June 8 – 1st and 2nd Family Induction Banquet, Highland House Museum.
Submitted by Dwight Crum, vice president of programs, Southern Ohio Genealogical Society.