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…

OGS Participates in Statehood Day

March 1, 1803 is Statehood Day for Ohio, the day that we were created (although they technically didn’t ratify it until 1953). Historians of all types get together in Columbus this time each year and talk to our State Senators…

Lineage Societies

Today, at the Samuel D. Isaly library of the Ohio Genealogical Society, a workshop was held to help individuals that wanted to apply to a lineage society. OGS now has 5 different lineage societies, each unique in its own way.…

Family Search Adding Land Records

 The opening up of the land was the major reason for our pioneer ancestors to migrate into Ohio. OGS Trustee Cheryl Abernathy just sent out a Facebook note that her county land records were now online. We checked and, sure…

Family Search Is In the House

Family Search representative, John DeJong, along with Ashland County Probate Court Administrator, Nancy Dyer and Ohio Genealogical Society representative, Marleen Applegate met today at the Ashland County Probate Court to review and assess material for digitization. Exciting things are going…