Ohio Open Doors

September 2, 2016

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 landmark sponsors open their doors to the public for special tours and programs. Join us in honoring the history, design and stories of our historic place! Learn more about Ohio Open Doors at ohiohistory.org/ood.

The Ohio Genealogical Society was founded in 1959 in Mansfield, Ohio. In 2008 a new state-of-the-art building was built in Bellville, Ohio.

The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society

in the United States. Its mission is to meet the educational needs of

its members and the general public through the acquisition, preservation,

and dissemination of genealogical and historical information. 

OGS is a non-profit organization, incorporated under Internal Revenue

Code 501(c)(3) whose purposes are:

Fostering an interest in all of the peoples who contributed in any

way to the establishment and perpetuation of the state of Ohio. Searching for the reasons and forces behind the migration of early

settlers into this state. Preserving and safeguarding manuscripts, books, and memorabilia relating

to the early settlers of Ohio. Securing and holding copyrights, master copies and plates of books,

periodicals, tracts, and pamphlets of genealogical and historical interest

to the people of Ohio. Publishing, printing, buying, selling and circulating literature regarding

the purposes, records, acquisitions and discoveries of the Society. Aiding others in the publication and dissemination of materials pertaining

to Ohio, including biography and family and local history. Receiving and holding gifts and bequests from any source for the benefit

of the Society, disposing of such gifts and bequests not needed and

using funds derived therefrom solely for the purposes of the Society. Doing all things incidental to the perpetuation of the purposes of

the Society, and exercising the powers legally and properly requisite


With the fast-growing hobby of genealogy, the Samuel D. Isaly Library of the Ohio Genealogical Society is a research center for all who are interested in finding their ancestors.

We will hold an open house on Saturday, September  17, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Stop in and learn more about how to research your ancestors. Light refreshments will be served.