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…

We Want New OGS Members

Half price MARCH MADNESS Membership Special – $40 single NEW membership (digital) in the Ohio Genealogical Society is just $20 through the end of March. Now is the time to get your relatives and friends involved. Why join a group?…

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…

Ohio Open Doors

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, we’re participating in Ohio Open Doors on September 17, 2016 from 2-4 p.m..Brought to you by Ohio History Connection, Ohio Open Doors is a statewide effort where building and…

Busy Weekend at OGS

It will be another busy weekend at the Ohio Genealogical Society library as our 2016 Summer Sessions are winding down. Deborah Abbott, PhD, will speak on “Researching Funeral Home Records” on Friday, August 26th, at 10:00 AM. Mary Milne Jamba…

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…

OGS is a Sponsor of Statehood Day 2016

The biggest message out of Statehood Day in Columbus this morning was to promote the tax check-off box on the Ohio state income tax forms to promote the History Fund. Support dropped from $171,000 in donations in 2014 to just…

Rootstech Streaming Schedule

Even though over 30,000 individuals are registered to attend 2016 Rootstech in Salt Lake City, Utah, there are that many and more that would love to be there but just can’t manage it in their busy daily schedules. Here is…

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…