Connecting the Dots: Ohio Genealogical Society’s Efforts to Empower Chapters for Success

July 5, 2023


In the vast realm of genealogy, where individuals are driven to discover their ancestral roots, one organization stands out for its commitment to fostering connections and supporting local communities. The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) has been working tirelessly to enhance its Chapters’ experience and provide them with the tools they need to flourish. In this blog post, we’ll explore how OGS is revolutionizing chapter support by leveraging technology, communication, and social media platforms, all without cost. Let’s dive in!

Up-to-Date Contact Information:

Maintaining accurate and up-to-date contact information is crucial for effective communication within any organization. OGS has taken the initiative to seek out the latest contact details for its chapters, ensuring seamless connectivity and eliminating any barriers that may hinder collaboration.

Enhanced Online Chapter Finder:

The first step towards creating a thriving community is making it easy for like-minded individuals to connect. OGS recognizes this and has bolstered its online chapter finder, making it more user-friendly and efficient. With just a few clicks, genealogy enthusiasts can locate their nearest chapter and join a community passionate about preserving Ohio’s rich history.

Chapter Surveys for Feedback:

OGS values the opinions and ideas of its chapter members. To understand their needs better, the society has conducted chapter surveys, providing an opportunity for Chapters to share their thoughts, suggestions, and concerns. This valuable feedback helps OGS tailor its support to match the specific requirements of each chapter, fostering a sense of inclusivity and involvement.

Online “Chapter Connections” Leadership Meetings:

To strengthen the bond between the society’s leadership and chapter members, OGS facilitates online chapter leadership meetings. This unique platform allows chapter leaders to directly interact with OGS staff and board members, discussing strategies, sharing success stories, and addressing any challenges they may be facing. These meetings provide a valuable space for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and mentorship. Visit the OGS Events Calendar to see when the next meeting is scheduled.

Submission of Chapter Events:

Chapters often organize exciting events and programs for genealogy enthusiasts, which deserve recognition and wider reach. OGS recognizes this and offers chapters the option to submit their events to the society’s online events calendar. This powerful promotional tool amplifies the visibility of chapter events, attracting more participants and fostering a stronger sense of community engagement.

Promotion on Social Media Platforms:

In today’s digital age, social media platforms are a powerful means to connect with audiences far and wide. OGS understands this and actively promotes chapter membership and programs to its thousands of followers on its social media channels. By sharing updates, success stories, and upcoming events, OGS increases the visibility of its chapters, driving engagement and encouraging more individuals to join these vibrant communities.

The Ohio Genealogical Society is leading the way in empowering its chapters to thrive and succeed. Through enhanced online tools, up-to-date contact information, chapter surveys, online leadership meetings, event promotion, and social media support, OGS is building stronger connections among genealogy enthusiasts in Ohio. The society’s unwavering commitment to facilitating these resources without cost showcases their dedication to fostering inclusive and vibrant communities of passionate family historians. Together, OGS and its chapters are preserving Ohio’s rich history and paving the way for future generations to explore their ancestral roots. Thank you to all our OGS Chapters for all they do!

If your genealogical organization would like to explore becoming an OGS Chapter, please reach out to us at: [email protected].