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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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It's OGS Election Time

As promised in the Ohio Genealogy News, here are the full statements of each candidate running for OGS officer and OGS trustee. Official ballots and voting instructions will be sent to all OGS members.

OGS Announces New Lineage Society

The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) is proud to announce the formation of its fifth lineage society, The Society of Families of the Old Northwest Territory (SFONT). This new lineage society will be open to both members and non-members. Applications will be accepted starting on January 1, 2016 with the first induction ceremony to be held during the 2017 annual conference in Sandusky, Ohio. More information can be found here.

OGS Writing Contest

OGS is once again sponsoring its genealogical writing contest to reward amateur and professional genealogical authorship and to fill the pages of its renowned journals with quality articles. All entries fitting the criteria will be considered for publication in Ohio Genealogy News(OGN) or the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly (OGSQ). More information can be found here.

Cemetery Workshop DVD

The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society in collaboration with OGS and Misti Spillman has released a DVD presentation of the 2015 OGS Cemetery Workshop. More information can be found here.

Win-Win is Still Available!

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!