Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
Information for Attendees
The Ohio Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the program schedule and registration for its 54th Annual Conference, OHIO: Your Genealogical Cornerstone. The conference will be held April 9-11, 2015, at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square in Columbus, with numerous pre-conference activities on April 8. The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, will give the keynote address.
The twelve-page program brochure is now available to view and download:
Download Conference Booklet
Online registration is now closed. However, you may register for the conference in person beginning Wednesday April 8. The registration area will be open:
- Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Thursday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Hotel reservations may be made at the special conference rate. Attendees will enjoy free Wifi in all guest rooms and conference
facilities, as well as complimentary parking for one car per room.
Book Your Hotel Room
Pre-conference activities on Wednesday, April 8, include tours and research opportunities at the Ohio History Center, tours of the Ohio Statehouse, and several workshops at the hotel. From Thursday through Saturday, family historians of all experience levels can select from over 90 presentations on a wide variety of topics to enhance their genealogical skills and understanding of their ancestors. The conference features 44 expert speakers from across the country. Tracks include:
Thursday: Organizing & Productivity, Problem-Solving Strategies, Records & Resources, Across the Ocean, Sharing Family History,
and Forensic Genealogy
Friday: Skill Building, Technology Tools, German Ancestors, Methods for Success, Military Research, and African American & Southern Ancestors
Saturday: Getting Started, Records & Resources, DNA/Genetic Genealogy, Ohio Ancestors, Research Challenges, and Preserving Your Heritage
A variety of social events, including luncheons and an informal evening gathering with live music, are offered for attendees to make and renew connections with others who share a passion for genealogy. New this year are express breakfast and grab-and-go lunch options. Businesses and societies will offer their products, books, software, expertise, and more in the exhibit hall.
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The Ohio Genealogical Society, founded in 1959, is the largest state genealogical society in the nation. We look forward to welcoming you to Columbus in April!
Please plan to visit with each of the following exhibitors. Their corresponding map locations are included in this list.
|66||Ashland County Chapter OGS||http://www.ashlandohiogenealogy.org|
|49||Board for Certification of Genealogists||http://www.bcgcertification.org|
|10||Capture Your Pictures||http://www.CaptureYourPictures.com|
|15||Carol Montrose Publications||http://www.thegenealogybooks.net|
|48||Cashel Cadence House||http://jessejamessoulliberty.ericjames.org|
|39||Columbus Metropolitan Library||http://www.columbuslibrary.org|
|3||Criminal Research Press||http://www.RonArons.com|
|42-43||Fairfield County Chapter OGS||http://www.fairfieldgenealogy.org|
|50||Family Tree Magazine||http://www.familytreemagazine.com|
|51||First Hand Farewell||http://www.firsthandfarewell.com|
|40||Franklin County Chapter OGS||http://www.fcghs-oh.org|
|79||Friends of the Athens Asylum Cemeteries||http://www.FAACofOhio.org|
|16-20||Fun Stuff For Genealogist||http://www.funstuffforgenealogists.com|
|72-73||Gallia County Chapter OGS||http://www.galliagenealogy.org|
|47||Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)||http://www.GRIPitt.org|
|52-53||Hamilton County Chapter OGS||http://www.HCGSOhio.org|
|68||Huron County Chapter OGS||http://www.hccogs.org|
|Director's Boardroom||JAMB Tapes Inc||http://www.jamb-inc.com/|
|14||James M. Beidler Research||http://www.jamesmbeidler.com|
|74||Lawrence County Chapter OGS||http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com|
|24-31||Maia's Genealogy and History Books||http://www.maiasbooks.com|
|9-May||Michiana History Publications||http://www.MichianaHistoryPublications.com|
|23, 32||Moorshead Magazines Ltd.||http://yourgenealogytoday.com/|
|69||Morrow County Chapter OGS||http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmorrow|
|11||MT Publishing Co.||http://www.mtpublishing.com|
|44||Muskingum County Chapter OGS||http://www.mccogs.org|
|63||National Institute for Genealogical Studies||http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/|
|45||Noble County Chapter OGS & Morgan County Chapter OGS||http://www.morgancountyogs.org/|
|36-38||OGS Door Prizes|
|35||OGS Raffle Prizes|
|55-58||Ohio Genealogical Society||http://www.OGS.org|
|1||Ohio History Connection||http://www.OhioHistory.org|
|34||Ohio Society, US Daughters of 1812||http://www.ohiodaughters1812.org|
|21-22||Presentation is Everything|
|67||Richland County Chapter OGS||http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohrichgs|
|70-71||Ross County Chapter OGS||http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohrcgs|
|46||Seeking Michigan / Archives of Michigan||http://www.seekingmichigan.org|
|75||Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Ohio||http://www.ohiomayflower.org|
|78||Trumbull County Chapter OGS||http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohtcgs|
|2||Your DNA Guide||http://www.YourDNAGuide.com|
SECOND FLOOR SHERATON COLUMBUS
This is where a lot of the action is. The OGS Registration booth is in the Governor’s Foyer and the largest lecture room is the right half of the Governor’s Ballroom. The “ladder like” figure in front of booth 47 are the escalators up and down to the first floor where the other lectures will be held.
FIRST FLOOR SHERATON COLUMBUS
Exhibitors have access from the lobby area of the hotel and the front door through the doorway to the right in the below map that says "To Front Desk." These rooms on the first floor are where most of the lectures will be held.
Information for Exhibitors
Exhibitor Registration Form
(Exhibitor registration is closed)
The hall is open and free to the general public.
The hours are:
- Thursday, April 9, 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Friday, April 10, 9:30am to 6:00pm
- Saturday, April 11, 9:30am to 4:00pm