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OGS Car Raffle
And the winner is...John E. Cook of North Fairfield, Huron County, Ohio.
The lucky winner of the OGS Ohio Built Car Raffle claimed his prize on May 2, 2013, at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library on State Route 97 West, Bellville.
John chose to receive the $24,000 check, since his wife had recently purchased a 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco. After he pays the taxes on his prize, he says he will pay off the loan on his wife Kathleen’s car. Read more about John in the full announcement.
Announcing the OGS 2013 Writing Contest WinnersAgain this year, OGS has received a wonderful group of genealogical article entries for the annual contest. Thank you, family historians, for sharing your genealogical scholarship with the OGS membership. Read the full announcement
Win-Win Returns!OGS is excited to re-introduce a proven membership program which benefits OGS and OGS chapters as well. Effective immediately, new members to OGS may designate that their local OGS chapter receives a $5.00 rebate from their new membership application. This does not apply to renewals. Dues are $35.00 for twelve months for a single membership. Other rates are available here. Download this form and join now!
Read the latest issue of OGSQThe Spring 2013 issue of OGSQ has been posted on the website. OGS members may log in and access the latest issue as well as all back issues. This is just one of the great benefits of being a member of OGS. Click here to become a member!
Ohio Genealogy News is hereThe Spring 2013 issue of Ohio Genealogy News is now available. OGS members may log in and access the latest issue as well as all back issues. Not a member of OGS? Click here to become a member!
Call for Papers for the 2014 Annual OGS Conference
The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) announces a request for lecture proposals for the OGS 2014 Annual Conference, “Genealogical Expedition,” to be held April 30-May 4, 2014, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio. Among the topics being considered are lectures on the history, records, repositories, and ethnic and religious groups of Ohio, including migrations into, within, and out of the area. Other topics of interest include the origins of early Ohio settlers; land and military records; technology, including DNA, mobile devices, and apps; methodology, analysis, and problem solving in genealogical research.
As the conference theme implies, the program committee is specifically seeking new and dynamic proposals, offering a “hands-on” approach, to provide a unique and adventuresome experience for conference attendees. Interested speakers are strongly encouraged to submit multiple proposals for either one-hour general sessions, or three-hour in-depth sessions. There is no limit to the number of proposals a speaker may submit. The deadline for submission of lecture proposals is June 30, 2013. Download the full announcement here.
With the merging of the formerly separate publications, Ohio Records and Pioneer Families and the Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal into the greatly expanded Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly, all OGS members now have access to the Ohio Civil War Center including searchable back issues of OCWGJ (1997 to 2012). In addition, we will gradually be adding searchable back issues of the Report/OGSQ and ORPF for the benefit of all OGS members.
Find Your Family History with OGS
Tracing your roots is fascinating and rewarding — and tricky sometimes. The Ohio Genealogical Society makes it easier and more fun! Local chapters throughout the state host regular meetings that cover the how-tos in a casual group setting. Annual state conferences, summer workshops, boot camp for beginners — all offer assistance for beginners and even experienced family history researchers. Online databases and educational resources help members find ancestors in Ohio and beyond. Publications target Ohio research and history.
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