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OGS 2012 and Western Reserve Historical Society

Western Reserve Historical Society Extends Hours for OGS Attendees

The Western Reserve Historical Society announces that there will be extended hours at its Research Center during the OGS Conference. It will be open 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 12, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both Friday and Saturday, and open again on Sunday, April 15, from Noon to 5:00 pm. Plus, there will be free admission and free parking for OGS Conference attendees on those days. Just show your Conference registration documentation.
Research Center staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist you with your research during these hours and additional activities are being planned. The Genealogical Committee, an auxiliary of WRHS, will have a booth in the OGS Conference Exhibit Hall, describing the extensive genealogical research resources available at the WRHS Research Center, including the family history holdings, genealogical databases, ethnic history collections and more. Details about Genealogy Committee classes and seminars also will be available. Daily drawings will offer Conference attendees a chance to win their choice of free WRHS and Genealogical Committee memberships or free staff research time in the Research Center.
For information about WRHS, go to
(From OGS Dateline)

21 Mar 2012

OGS “Pink Sheets”

This year at the OGS conference, you will be receiving legal sized pink sheets of paper. These Pink Sheets will contain information you need to know about the conference. The Pinks will contain information regarding the registration and check-in process, the daily schedule, parking information, door prizes, meals, special conference events, and seating information, plus more!

Early-bird hotel rates have passed the the conference hotel is full. There are hotels in the Cleveland area still available.

20 Mar 2012

OGS 2012 Shuttle

The Intercontinental Hotel offers a free shuttle anywhere within a three mile distance from the hotel. Seats are limited and it is on a first come first serve basis. The shuttle runs from 5am to 10pm Monday through Friday, and 7am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday. There are regular stops Monday through Friday at Beachwood and Legacy Village; Saturday at the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame & Great Lakes Science Center; and Sunday at Beachwood and Legacy Village.

16 Mar 2012

OGS 2012 conference parking

Great news! If one is staying at the conference hotel the parking is free and if you are staying elsewhere the parking is $12 per day with in and out privileges. Much better than the $24. Make sure you say you are with the OGS conference.

Have you registered for the conference yet? It’s less than a month til we get together for great sessions, lots of learning, and networking. Make sure to visit the exhibit hall where vendors have a variety of items.

15 Mar 2012

OGS only a month away!

The countdown begins as the OGS conference begins April 12! Are you ready?

The hotel offers not only restaurants, but there is a walkway from the hotel/conference center to the Cleveland Clinic. This walkway has many restaurants available. Also there is a shuttle from the hotel that will take you to the wonderful restaurants of Cleveland. Be sure to visit Little Italy for some fantastic food.

11 Mar 2012

OGS Conference Registration

As many of you may know by clicking on the registration booklet on the site, the registration form is not online. We do ask that you copy the form and mail it to OGS at the address indicated on the form. We do apologize for any confusion regarding online registration. We are hoping that this will be in place next year for the 2013 annual conference.

18 Feb 2012

OGS 2012 and the Western Reserve Historical Society

The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society is planning activities to support the OGS Annual Conference in Cleveland April 12-14, 2012. Your members will be interested in these plans, as the Western Reserve Historical Society is located only a few minutes from the InterContinental Hotel where the Conference will be held.
First, the Research Center at WRHS will be open for extended hours during the OGS Conference. On Thursday, April 12, hours will be from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. On Friday and Saturday, the Center will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. And on Sunday, April 15, it will be open from Noon to 5:00 pm. In addition, admission and parking at the WRHS will be free for all OGS Conference attendees. They need only show their Conference registration materials. Research Center staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist in research.
The Genealogical Committee will have an exhibit in the OGS Conference Exhibit Hall and will conduct daily prize drawings offering WRHS and Committee memberships, free research time, and other prizes. Members will be on hand to answer questions and describe the research help and resources available at the WRHS Research Center.

07 Feb 2012

Change in program

For those of you interested in the session by Deborah Carder Mayes, titled “May They Rest Peacefully”  this is the accurate description of her topic: How a nearly destroyed 1828 cemetery was saved, the story of Cheney Cemetery, Union County, Ohio and how to save, restore, and protect the burial places of our ancestors.

We apologize for any confusion. 

26 Jan 2012

OGS Conference Registration Booklet now online

Conference registration booklet.

We’ve received a few notes regarding not being able to find the registration booklet, or having trouble opening it.

On the homepage, you will see the logo for the 2012 conference. It will state, “The registration booklet is now available.” If you don’t see it right away, wait, as this is a rotating home page and other screens become visible.

If you can’t open it in Internet Explorer, you may want to try Google Chrome, or FireFox. This isn’t an endorsement for these search engines, but another way to open the booklet.

This is also a reminder to get your hotel reservations quickly. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is having their induction the Saturday of conference. Make sure you have a room!

26 Jan 2012

OGS conference hotel

It has been learned that April 14th is the induction date at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Get your conference hotel reservations early!

09 Jan 2012