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Ohio Genealogical Society's Inaugural Annual Fall Conference Features Cyndi Howells
25 July 2005
On Saturday, October 1, the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold its inaugural Fall Seminar featuring Cyndi Howells, a well-known speaker on using the Internet for genealogical research. The event will also serve to launch Family History Month in Ohio.
The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning; North Central State College (Shelby Campus); 175 Mansfield Ave., Shelby, Ohio. A map and directions are available on the Internet at http://attc.ncstatecollege.edu/drivingdirections.htm.
Cyndi Howells is the owner and Webmaster of Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (www.CyndisList.com), a categorized index to over 209,500 online resources. It has three times been voted the best genealogy site on the Web and receives more than 3.2 million visits each month. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 24 years, is a member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. She is author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet titled, Netting Your Ancestors, Cyndi's List, and Planting Your Family Tree Online: How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site.
Ms. Howells will present three lectures during the day-long session: "Googling for Grandma," "Internet Communications Depot," and "Planting Your Family Tree Online." She also will field questions from the audience during an hour-long question and answer session.
A post-conference reception honoring Cyndi Howells will be held at the Ohio Genealogical Society's Library, 713 South Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio. The library will remain open for extended research hours following the reception.
OGS officials urge potential attendees to register early as seating will be limited. The fee for OGS members is $25.00 and for non-members it is $35.00. To register, go to the OGS website at www.OGS.org. The society also can be contacted by phone at 419-756-7294 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OGS also holds an annual three-day conference each spring. In 2006, OGS will be meeting at the Radisson Hotel and Seagate Center in Toledo, Ohio. Theme for the conference, to be held on April 27-29, will be "Planting the Seed: Tools for Growing Your Family Tree."