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OGS Librarian Day

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT


The Ohio Genealogical Society is once again offering Librarian’s Day at the Samuel D. Isaly Library in Bellville, Ohio. The theme of this year’s program is “Back to Basics” with presentations for librarians about how they can assist their patrons with conducting genealogical research in their own libraries. Additionally, attendees will tour the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library and the OGS Lyle H. West Archives to better understand the resources available through the Ohio Genealogical Society. Box lunches will be available for an additional charge. 


Helpful Genealogy Tips for Yourself and Others – Susan Matthews is the President of the Marion chapter, a DAR member, started researching while she was just a kid, and has worked in many offices that hold genealogy records including Vital Statistics, Family Court and Probate Court.

Online Resources for Genealogists – Deborah Kitko has been employed as a full-time genealogy librarian for nearly 25 years with the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio.

Library Tour – Linda Swanson serves as OGS Librarian. She manages the library’s print collections, supervises the archive collections, directs the library’s digital projects, and oversees the day-to-day activities of the library. Her undergraduate work was done at Denison University in Granville (majors in English literature and music) and her Master’s in Library and Information Science was secured from Kent State University. She has also worked at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Ashland University Library.

Archives Tour – Jenna Kish serves as the Archivist of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Jenna oversees the care and use of over 850 individual archival collections. She creates indexes and finding aids so that patrons can effectively use OGS’s archival collections. She also organizes new, in-coming archival materials, including accepted lineage society applications. She received both her BA in English and her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.

Tickets are $25.00. Box lunch orders are closed.



March 31
9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT


The Ohio Genealogical Society
611 State Rte 97 W
Bellville, OH 44813 United States
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419 886 1903
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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!