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17 Jan 2019 - Fairfield County Chapter - 7 pm - DNA with Amanda Reno. All are welcome. 503 Lenwood Dr, Lancaster, OH.
19 Jan 2019 - Richland County-Shelby Chapter - 6 p.m., Show and Tell. Bring an interesting piece of family history to discuss. 29 West Whitney Ave, Shelby, OH.
22 Jan 2019 - Wood County Chapter - 6:30 pm - “Tales from the Misty Past, Vol. 1 & Base Ball Today: The Interurban in Northwest Ohio”-Michael McMaster. Education Programs Coordinator, Wood County Historical Center and Museum . 251 N Main St, Bowling Green, Ohio.
4 Feb 2019 - Cuyahoga Valley Chapter - 7 pm - "Unpacking a Civil War Pension File" presented by Jane Gramlich. Independence Civic Center. . 6363 Selig Dr, Independence, OH.
4 Feb 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Creating a Research Plan – Cynthia Turk, forensic genealogist & Past-President, Lake County Genealogical Society & NEOCAG. Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
06 Feb 2019 - Cuyahoga West Chapter - 1:00-2:30 p.m. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.. 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH.
11 Feb 2019 - Lorain County Chapter - 7 pm - EPITAPHS and ICONS: WHAT YOU CAN DISCOVER IN THE GRAVEYARD with Mary Milne Jamba. Learn how to interpret often overlooked messages on tombstones.. 35700 Bainbridge Rd, North Ridgeville, OH.
12 Feb 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Shelby County Historical Society Records presented by Tilda Philpot. Tilda Philpot, Director, will discuss how the Shelby County Historical Society staff partners with the Shelby County Genealogical Society by sharing genealogical information with the visitors of the Ross Historical Center. Visitors are invited to visit the Barbara Adams room while the staff of the society helps them use the research materials such as Ancestry.com, local newspapers on microfilm, and the many books written by the Shelby County Genealogical Society members, along with Shelby County history books to find information on their ancestors who once lived in Shelby County. Public is welcome.. 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
14 Feb 2019 - Richland County-Shelby Chapter - 6 pm - Mary Jamba, “Epitaths & Icons: What you can discover in the Graveyard” Cemetery records, carvings, and statues provide clues to aid your genealogical research. Learn how to interpret often overlooked messages on headstones. 29 West Whitney Ave, Shelby, OH.
20 Feb 2019 - Cuyahoga West Chapter - 6:30- 8:30 p.m PLEASE NOTE LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING ONLY. LDS Westlake Family History Center, 25000 Westwood, Westlake. Meet in the lobby (southeast entrance). . , Westlake, OH.
21 Feb 2019 - Fairfield County Chapter - 7 pm - SPIRIT OF 1799 at ALLEY PARK by Mark Howe.. 503 Lenwood Dr, Lancaster, OH.
4 Mar 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - 100 Years Ago: Three History-Shaking Events That Impacted Your Ancestors:World War I, the Influenza Pandemic and Womens Suffrage, Cheryl McClellan, Genealogy Specialist, Geauga County Public Library, Chardon. Mayfield Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
06 Mar 2019 - Cuyahoga West Chapter - 1:00-2:30 p.m. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.. 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH.
11 Mar 2019 - Lorain County Chapter - 7 pm SEARCHING FOR YOUR PRUSSIAN ANCESTORS: A CASE STUDY with Stephen Wendt of Tree Tidings Genealogy.. 35700 Bainbridge Rd, North Ridgeville, OH.
12 Mar 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Shelby County Probate Court Records. Judge Jeff Beigel will discuss the record-keeping history and how to find marriage records, birth and death records, and estate records located in the Probate Court. Public is welcome.. 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
20 Mar 2019 - Cuyahoga West Chapter - 6:30-8:30 p.m. John Noble presents, “Using City Directories in Your Family History Research,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library.. 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH.
21 Mar 2019 - Fairfield County Chapter - 7 pm - OHIO VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGY by Jarrod Burks. All are welcome.. 503 Lenwood Dr, Lancaster, OH.
26 Mar 2019 - Wood County Chapter - 6:30 pm - “Exploring our Genealogy Web Site, Followed by a Library Lock In” Meet in Local History Meeting Room for Orientation and Then Move to Computer Lab . 251 N Main St, Bowling Green, Ohio.
1 Apr 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - How Google Smashed My Brick Wall – Candy Meeson. Mayfield Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
01 Apr 2019 - Wood County Chapter - “Genealogy Research Trip” – Annual Ft. Wayne Trip – Members only . 251 N Main St, Bowling Green, Ohio.
03 Apr 2019 - Cuyahoga West Chapter - 1:00-2:30 p.m. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.. 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH.
8 Apr 2019 - Lorain County Chapter - 7 pm - UNTIL DEATH DO US PART: AN EXAMINATION OF THE MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE LAWS OF THE 1800s with Tom Neel.. 35700 Bainbridge Rd, North Ridgeville, OH.
9 Apr 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - The Life & Times of Marion S. Hoover presented by Rex Maggert. To understand the lives of our ancestors it helps to see the many changes going on in their time period, from the use of steam engines on the farm, and the change of oil lamps to electrification of our towns. Let’s walk down the lane from the 1870s to 1960s as Marion Hoover did and get to know your ancestors. This program will be held at Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., Sidney, Ohio. Public is welcome. 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
11 April 2019 - Southern Ohio Genealogical Society of Highland County - 7 pm - Liz Stratton, speaker - Your Ancestors in the Civil War - Highland County Service Center Conference Room. 1487 North High St., Rt. 62, Hillsboro, Ohio.
11 April 2019 - Richland County-Shelby Chapter - 6 p.m., Brett Dunbar, “Interurban Days in Shelby, Ohio” The interurban train was a valued mode of travel between towns from 1901 – 1934. Discover where Shelbians traveled, and the towns that were connected by rail.. 29 West Whitney Ave, Shelby, OH.
23 Apr 2019 - Wood County Chapter - 6:30 pm “What Do I Do With My DNA Results?” Speaker: Steve Frank, Seneca County Genealogical Society . 251 N Main St, Bowling Green, Ohio.
24 Apr 2019 - Wood County Chapter - Thursday, Apr 25 – 9:00 a.m. – Collating – 10:30 a.m. Business Meeting – Lunch . 251 N Main St, Bowling Green, Ohio.
6 May 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Meet PERSI, and Discover Treasures in Genealogy Periodicals – Sunny McClellan Morton, editor, Ohio Genealogy News, & author & instructor. Mayfield Height Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library.. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
9 May 2019 - Richland County-Shelby Chapter - 6 p.m., Laverne Piatt, “Military Lineage Societies” Chapter member Laverne Piatt has been inducted into several linage societies, including Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of 1812. She uses her hands-on knowledge to discuss groups that honor military and patriotic societies, with some time spent learning how to apply to a society.. 29 West Whitney Ave, Shelby, OH.
13 May 2019 - Lorain County Chapter - 7 pm - HOW A FISH BECAME A KITTY: A CAUTIONARY TALE OF HOW CAREFUL RESEARCH CAN BE SO WRONG with Richard Spector of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.. 35700 Bainbridge Rd, North Ridgeville, OH.
14 May 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - May 14 – The life of Philip Milhoff presented by Douglas Millhoff. Philip Millhoff immigrated to the United States from France in 1750 and fought in the Revolutionary War. His grandson, Rev. Philip Millhoff, was a soldier in the Civil War and is buried at the Houston, Ohio, cemetery. Douglas Millhoff is a member of the SAR and a direct descendent. Public is welcome.. 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
28 May 2019 - Wood County Chapter - 6:00 p.m. Annual Awards Banquet - Nazareth Hall, Grand Rapids, Ohio Installation of Officers Presentation of Certificates to new “First Families and Settlers and Builders” Inductees Entertainment: “Note Worthy” . 251 N Main St, Bowling Green, Ohio.
3 Jun 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Discover the NEW Cuyahoga County Archives – Judy Cetina, Archivist - Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
11 June 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - Annual Member Banquet. Time and place to be determined.. 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
13 June 2019 - Richland County-Shelby Chapter - 6 p.m., Annual Chapter Picnic at Girl Scout House. Bring a covered dish and join in with fellow genealogists for great conversations and games. Seltzer Park. 29 West Whitney Ave, Shelby, OH.
1 July 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - You Only Have a Death Announcement – Now What? – Debbie Abbott, genealogist - Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
9 July 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Grandpa’s in the Newspaper! Searching for Your Ancestors in Online Newspapers presented by Debbie Carder Mayes. Debbie will speak about finding and using free and subscription newspaper websites to find your family history. Public is welcome.. 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
18 Jul 2019 - Fairfield County Chapter - 6:30 p.m. This is our annual Homecoming Picnic. Please bring a covered dish to share; meat, drinks, and table service provided. RSVP to 740-653-2573 . 503 Lenwood Dr, Lancaster, OH.
5 Aug 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - The History of Travel in America – Mark Holbrook, executive director for the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau – Presented as part of the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau. Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
13 Aug 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Funeral Home Records presented by Eric Edwards, Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home & Crematory. Eric will discuss how to get death information, birth information, names of parents, and information not found on death certificates. Public is welcome.. 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
9 Sept 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Ladies of the Club: Your Ancestors and their Social Groups – Tom Neel,Library Director, Ohio Genealogical Society. Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
10 Sept 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Introduction to Wright State Special Collections & Archives presented by Bill Stolz, Archivist for Reference & Outreach. Did you know Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) is home to cemetery records, funeral home records, local government records, family papers, city directories, and other resources vital for genealogical research? Bill Stolz of the Wright State SC&A will provide a “virtual tour” of the Archives and share the wide variety of material available for research. Public is welcome. . 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
7 Oct 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Monumental Makeover: Caring for Tombstones - Cheryl McClellan, Genealogy Specialist, Geauga County Public Library, Chardon Branch. Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
8 Oct 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Secrets and Clues Hidden in the 1790-1840 U.S. Censuses presented by Amie Bowser Tennant. The US has taken a federal census since 1790 and they have been invaluable to your genealogy research. However, there are secrets hiding in nearly each one. Do you know them all? These hidden findings are brick wall busters for sure. This lecture covers little known facts about each of the US censuses from 1790 to 1860. Public is welcome.. 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
17 Oct 2019 - Fairfield County Chapter - 7 pm - TREASURER IN THE ATTIC with local auctioneers, Mike Lemay and George Barnes, who will appraise items you bring from home. All are welcome.. 503 Lenwood Dr, Lancaster, OH.
4 Nov 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Extra! Extra!: Using Newspapers in Genealogy – Tom Cirincione, President, Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization. Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, .
12 Nov 2019 - Shelby County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - Round Table Discussion. Members and guests are encouraged to bring questions to assist in breaking down their brick wall/s or share how they discovered the answer to a brick wall. Public is welcome. . 201 N Main St, Sidney, OH.
21 Nov 2019 - Fairfield County Chapter - 7 pm - AMERICAN INDIAN MONTH with Kim and Sherry Black. All are welcome.. 503 Lenwood Dr, Lancaster, OH.
2 Dec 2019 - East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 7 pm - International Night: Ethnic Traditions, Customs & Food – Open Forum. Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH.
7 Dec 2019 - Fairfield County Chapter - 1 to 4 pm - ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE WALK. 503 Lenwood Dr, Lancaster, OH.
19 Dec 2019 - Fairfield County Chapter - 6:30 pm - ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Griley House Museum, 209 E Market St, Baltimore, OH. Bring a covered dish to share and a white elephant gift exchange item.. 503 Lenwood Dr, Lancaster, OH.