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OGS Annual Conference

April 26 - April 29

The 2023 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference will be April 26–29, 2023, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio. The Conference Chairs, Stacey Adger and Rebecca Plank, along with the Conference Coordinator, Marleen Applegate, and the entire 2023 Conference team, have been hard at work procuring top-notch speakers, both local as well as national, and international, who will be talking about a wide variety of interesting topics.

The theme for the conference is “What Brought Them Here 1803–2023”. One of the featured speakers will give a presentation on the Great Lakes, and another will talk about Turnpikes, Rivers, and Canals, which are appropriate topics, since we will be meeting on the shores of Lake Erie, and we will be hearing about how our ancestors traveled to and through the Great Lakes region. There will be workshops focusing on Pennsylvania and Ohio research, as well as sessions on slavery, African American cemeteries, employment, and migration. There is a plethora of sessions on various ethnic groups including Italian, Polish, Czech, Austro-Hungarian, German, Scottish, Canadian, and Irish, as well as tracts on DNA and the military. And we would like to encourage attendees to think about planning some family reunion activities as part of their conference experience.

We will once again be presenting the Chapter Awards and Book Awards at the Saturday business luncheon. New members of our six OGS lineage societies will be recognized and awarded certificates and medals. And as always, there will be a number of vendors offering all kinds of genealogical books, charts, software, and other fun and interesting things for purchase. Mark your calendar and plan to join us in April at Kalahari. I can’t wait to see you there!

Dot MartinOGS President


April 26
April 29
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Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
7000 Kalahari Dr
Sandusky, OH 44870
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419 433 7200
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Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Contests
OGN Contest 1 July – 30 September
OGSQ Contest 1 September – 31 December
OGS is sponsoring its genealogical writing contest to reward amateur and professional genealogical authorship and to help fill the pages of its renowned journals with articles.
Prizes range from $25 – $100. Full Writing Contest Details

PLEASE NOTE: All Lineage Society applications are due Nov 30!