OGS Summer Sessions

The Ohio Genealogical Society is gearing up for its Summer Sessions program at the Isaly Library, 611 State Route 97 W, Bellville OH 44813. All sessions are free but please call 419-886-1903 to reserve your spot in a given class.…

Tips on Applying to Lineage Societies

1.  Read the Rules 2.  Properly fill out the front page of the application and sign the       application 3.  Fill out the Ascent Chart starting with yourself and working       backwards 4.  Collect the documentation required to prove the…

Using Source Citations

Below you will find some suggestions and examples concerning source citations that will be helpful when submitting lineage application documents.  Also attached is a list of further suggestions, websites, and books that will help you with source citations. Source citations…

Copyright Protocol

Authors invest much time, money and talent in their books.  Please remember that a couple of pages of a copyrighted book/magazine article, manuscript, etc. can be copied for your personal research use. Any more than that, you need to obtain permission…

Pesky Pre-1850 Tic Marks

“Ticked Off: Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks” will by the topic of a class by world-renowned speaker Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, who luckily lives just up the road from the Ohio Genealogical Society library. The date is Saturday, June 25th…

Eric Johnson to Speak on World War I Records

 School may be out, but learning doesn’t take a break at the Ohio Genealogical Society! Eric Johnson, ex-military and an OGS Trustee, will speak on World War I Research Tips tomorrow, Saturday, May 14th, at 10:00 AM at the Isaly…

Social Media Workshop

Please join us on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the OGS Library in Bellville, Ohio as we host Amie Bowser Tennant as she discusses different forms of social media that chapters/societies can use to help promote a…

The Summer of Learning

Join us at the Ohio Genealogical Society tomorrow morning, Friday, April 15th, at 10:00 AM to start off our Summer of Learning with a free class by OGS Library Director Tom Neel – “A Visit to the Cemetery.” We’ll take…

2016 Summer Learning Schedule

The 2016 Summer Learning Sessions line-up has been released. We hope you will find something of interest to bring you to the Samuel D. Isaly Library of the Ohio Genealogical Society. All programs are free and open to the public…

Two Important Workshops in June

Two important workshops are coming up in June.The first workshop is designed for chapters and societies to learn how to embrace social media as a part of their publicity plan. This workshop will be held on Saturday, June 11 at…