Using PERSI Old Style!

At Rustic Pathways, the recent OGS virtual fall seminar, OGS editor Sunny Morton spoke on PERSI, the PERiodical Source Index, a project of the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana). This is an online index,…

Open Doors

Ohio Open Doors is September 11-20 this year, and this is 2020, so it is a virtual event! This program is sponsored by the Ohio History Connection, our state archives, and this year, Open Doors is celebrating “buildings and landmarks…

Getting Your Detective On!

Genealogy often takes a bit of detective work! Sometimes record groups do not appear as we think they should. Richland, the home county of the Ohio Genealogical Society, has administration records nicely labeled – Volume 1, 2, 3, etc. Perhaps…

Writing Contests

I’ve always been second best, but it feels so good to win! Did you know that the Ohio Genealogical Society sponsors a writing contest? The deadline is December 31st each year, but if you use 10 point Calibri font, you…

Rustic Pathways, OGS Fall Seminar

Imagine yourself balancing on a hewn log crossing above a meandering stream on a crisp early fall day in Ohio. Well, things have changed a bit! Our Rustic Pathways seminar in that relaxing lodge in the deep woods has morphed…

Using Coroner’s Inquests

Coroner’s Inquests are among my favorite record groups. My grandfather died in 1942 in Marion, Ohio while unloading a delivery truck. I thought I knew the whole story. I had talked genealogy with my grandmother, the widow, on many occasions.…

COVID-19 and Your Genealogy Hobby

With some of you (like me), the work-at-home piles have invaded every room of the house, and the hobbies have taken a back seat. For the better organized among us, this might be a time to take advantage of all…

What if We All Gave?

You can support your favorite local nonprofit organization during Richland Gives. Donations will be accepted from November 1 through 7 p.m. on November 27 for Richland Gives. November 27 is designated as Giving Tuesday to encourage people to contribute to…

Annual Writing Contest

2019 Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Competition 1 September – 31 December 2018 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…

15th Annual OGS Genealogy Librarians’ Seminar Oct 12th

Do you need to fuel up that librarian in you to do a better research job? The Ohio Genealogical Society is holding its 15th annual OGS Genealogy Librarians’ Seminar on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Samuel Isaly Library, Ohio…