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Samuel D. Isaly Library

611 State Route 97 West
Bellville, OH 44813
Phone: 419-886-1903
Fax: 419-886-0092

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Upcoming Events

Annual Fall Seminar

Come join us October 6, 2018, for the OGS Annual Fall Seminar, featuring Kelli Jo Bergheimer. This event will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 1000 Comfort Plaza Dr, Bellville, Ohio 44813, which is conveniently located off I-71 and one mile east of the OGS Library. There is a fee to attend. To register for the event, click here.

Annual Librarian's Seminar

Come join us October 12, 2018, for the OGS Annual Librarian's Seminar. This year's theme is New Tools for Today's Genealogical Library. The seminar is an educational gathering for professionals who work in the genealogical and local history field in Ohio's libraries. This event will be held at the Samuel D. Isaly Library of the Ohio Genealogical Society. To register for the event, click here.


findmypast Partnership

The Ohio Genealogical Society is excited to announce a new partnership with find my past.

As a benefit of membership in the Ohio Genealogical Society, you can enjoy a complimentary 12 month starter subscription to find my past. Explore over 2 billion historical records and discover your ancestors today.

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.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.

2019 OGS Writing Contest

OGS is excited to announce that the 2019 Writing Contest is now open for submissions. OGS is 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 the award-winning Ohio Genealogy News (OGN) or the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly (OGSQ). Editors will select the appropriate journal for each winning article and cash prizes will be awarded. To learn more about the contest, click here. To download the rules and style guide, click 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 $40.00 for twelve months for a single membership. Other rates are available here. Download this form and join now!