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OGS 14th Annual Genealogy Librarians' Seminar

The Changing Face of Genealogical Research

An educational gathering for professionals who work in the genealogical and local history field in Ohio’s libraries
Friday October 13, 2017
9:30am - 3:30pm

You may register for the seminar online using Paypal. If you prefer, you may print and mail in a registration form with your payment.
Seating is limited. Please register by October 10.

Schedule of Events

  9:00 -   9:30 Registration
  9:30 -   9:45 Welcome
Tom Neel, OGS Library Director; Margaret Cheney, OGS President; Bvenitta Williams, GenLib Seminar
  9:45 - 10:45 OGS’s Venture into Digitization: Projects we have Tried as Beginners
Tom Neel, Ohio Genealogical Society Library Director
Over 2,000 books and periodicals scanned, The Ohio Story and WWI cards on Omeka, OGS chapter contributions.
11:00 - 12:00 Appraising and Processing Manuscripts: When Your Library is Given that Pile of Stuff!
Connie Conner, Government Records Archivist, Ohio History Connection, Columbus
A lot of decisions have to be made—what to keep, how does one organize it, what is valuable for the research community.
12:00 -   1:00 Box Lunch (provided as part of seminar fee)
  1:00 -   2:00 Oral History Projects for Your Library: What to Do, What to Ask, and Why do it?
Dr. Deborah Abbott, OGS Trustee
Perhaps we need to initiate an oral history project again with today’s technology making it so easy for us to accomplish.
  2:15 -   2:30 Open Discussion - Problems in the Library World Bring your concerns,. Do you need help in some area? What do you fear is going to be lost to genealogists? This is your forum!
  2:30 -   3:30 The Younger the Better: Getting the Next Generation Involved in Local History & Genealogy
Bvenitta Williams, Chair, OGS GenLib Seminar
Should we wait for them to get old, or are we currently serving all ages in our library.

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Registration (includes lunch)
Lunch options
Registration (no lunch please)

Lunch choices include:

SANDWICHES: Smokin' Beef, Steviano (sausage), Veggie, Club, Red Drum Fish, Meatball OR
SALAD: Spinach & Strawberry, Taco, or Chef
Assortment of chips, cookies, other snacks, and beverages will be provided.

Prefer paying by mail? Click here for a printable registration form.