“Help I’m Adopted! Finding Your Biological Family Using DNA” will be the topic at the Firelands Genealogical Society meeting on Monday, March 27th, at 7 PM. The speaker, Dana Ann Palmer, CG, CGL, will come to us from her Warren County home via Zoom, and will entertain questions afterward at our in person gathering at […]
The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is pleased to announce the first of four webinars for forensic genealogists and the genealogical community at large. On March 28th CAFG will present Juli Whitaker’s lecture, Forensic Genealogy. Have you ever wondered what type of work forensic genealogists do? In this webinar you will get […]
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 […]
On Monday, April 10, 7 pm., Margaret Cheney, Chapter president, will present a virtual program at the Ohio Genealogical Society - Lorain County Chapter. This presentation, "You CAN find your ancestors in the Census Records!" She will give clues on how to find your ancestors when they don't appear in any of the indexes but […]
Culture groups migrating from New England, Middle Atlantic states and from the South settled in various regions of Ohio, and their distinct farms and barns can be observed when travelling throughout the state. The barn builders have left an architectural legacy throughout rural Ohio that can help one understand much about the heritage of the […]
Speaker will present on Zoom. Watch the Zoom program at the Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH or watch on Zoom Registration: visit http://www.gcgsoh.org and select Programs and Links, then select the appropriate registration link. You will receive a confirmation email from LibCal. Focus: Methodology, Records
The Union County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will be holding their first meeting of 2023 on Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at the Marysville Public Library in Meeting Room A. The library is located at 231 South Plum Street, Marysville, Ohio. Our speaker will be John Lambert on "Labor Saving Devices of […]
Lots of reasons why our family ancestry should be shared but, what is the best way to share? What to do with keepsakes, bibles, photos, videos, pedigree charts, family group sheets, birth, marriage and death records? This presentation will take a look at different ways of sharing a little or a lot of the results […]
The next Sandusky County Kin Hunters meeting will be Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2 PM at the Sandusky Township House, next to the Fire Station, 2207 Oak Harbor Rd (N SR 19), north of Fremont. The subject will be “So, You Wanna Join A Lineage Society?!” Heather Reichert will share the basics of joining lineage […]
Teresa Margraf will present a program on the history of the village of Arcadai. She will have power point presentation along with photos and items to share. Arcadia is located in Washington Township of Hancock Co, OH. There will be a business meeting after the speaker. Metting is free and open to the public.
Ashland County Chapter OGS April Meeting with Lauren Kuntzman presenting - Email [email protected] to receive virtual invite
Genealogist and family historian Shane Conley will share how to sort through your family artifacts.
Thomas Stephen Neel, former OGS Library Director, will present "Military Records." This will be a hybrid meeting, on Zoom and in person. Contact [email protected] if you want to receive an invitation as a guest. Members will receive Zoom links prior to the meeting. Guests are welcome.
Six free hybrid genealogy lectures in Metropolitan Cleveland. Lecture 1: If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now! Doing Genealogy, The Right Way. When an unexpected record threw a wrench in Daniel’s 35 years of genealogical research, he was forced to retrace his steps — and discovered many details he’d missed before. Now he […]
Genealogy can be expensive, so take advantage of free resources offered by public libraries. In an afternoon of mini-presentations, get an introduction to 12 resources offered, created, and recommended by Medina County District Library's Genealogy Team. Many of the resources can be accessed for free by everyone, some require a library card to MCDL or […]
Free hybrid genealogical education in Metropolitan Cleveland. Lecture 3: Where There's a Will There's a Way ... To Research Your Family. When Daniel was asked to review the will of a distant relative to help find that person’s descendants, he utilized a number of tools and strategies to crack the case and find the people […]
Free hybrid genealogical education in Metropolitan Cleveland. Lecture 5: Reuniting Holocaust Survivors ... Not Mission Impossible. Thousands of people think all their family members died in the Holocaust and there is no one left, all was lost, and no records survived. Today is has been proved this is not the case and people and records […]
Monthly meeting of the Wayne County Genealogical Society. Program: "Collateral, Circumstantial, and Negative Evidence: Finding Abraham Summer's Density" by Pam Blaha. It will be a hybrid meeting. To be added to the virtual portion, please email [email protected].
The Firelands Genealogical Society (OGS) is holding its Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Monday, April 24th, at the Elks Club, 2949 State Route 250 in Norwalk (just south of Fisher-Titus Hospital). Social time will start at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. The meal is $20 per person and includes […]
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 […]
Experience the rich history of the Great Lakes region, particularly its role in the U.S. expansion, through transportation, economic growth, and defense.
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The lives of your ancestors were far more interesting than dates of birth, marriage, and death. Understanding the social history of your subject can enhance your narrative. Learn to use common genealogical record sources in a broader context. There’s a gripping story to tell!
Roads and trails are the “go-to” places we look at first when determining how our ancestors moved throughout America. However, there were other means of transportation available to them. Could your ancestor have traveled other by-ways?
Join us for the Annual OGS Business Meeting. This is where we recognize our annual OGS Chapter award winners and writers’ awards, induct new board members, and present other recognitions. This is also when we announce the next annual OGS Conference details. You do not need to be a member of OGS to join us […]
Attend a presentation or speak with local history and genealogy organizations to learn more about what local resources are available or how they can help build your family tree. Presentations: 1:00pm | Mark Holland, Archivist at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum | “A Labor of Love” How Jessie June Burroway Came into the World […]
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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!