Events Calendar

2024 OGS Conference

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center 7000 Kalahari Dr, Sandusky, OH

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OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library Closed

The OGS Library and Offices are closed Wednesday, April 10 to Saturday, April 13, 2024 for the OGS Conference. They will reopen on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

Stark County – Beginning Genealogy

Stark Library-East Canton Branch 224 N Wood St, East Canton, OH 44730, East Canton, United States

Get help taking the most important step in finding your ancestors – your first! Learn how to get started searching, gathering, and organizing your family history.

Free

SPECIAL OGS PROGRAM: Where There’s a Will There’s a Way… to Research Your Family

OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library 611 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH, United States

Join noted genealogist Daniel Horowitz for a special program, "Where There's a Will There's a Way… to Research Your Family", at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library on Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 pm. Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board-level position at […]

Stark County – Accessing Historical Newspapers

Stark Library-DeHoff 216 Hartford Ave SE, Canton

Find out how to access historical newspapers using the Stark Library databases - to find your family history or conduct another research project. Newspapers are living history, capturing important events and personal information, such as births, weddings, and obituaries.

Free

“DNA and its use in Genealogical Research” Webinar by Eric Migdal

Virtual Event Virtual Event

This program, presented by Eric Migdal of It's All Relative Genealogy LLC, highlights the understanding of genetic genealogy for use in your research of your family. I will cover using your DNA matches to enlarge your family tree. About Eric Migdal: I am an 13 year resident of Pompton Lakes NJ, I am happily married […]

Stark County – Shame and Trauma in Your Family Tree: Presented by Miyamoto Jensen

Stark County Library-Main 715 Market Ave N., Canton

Join us in person or online to hear Miya Jensen discuss shame and trauma in family histories. Hear about her experiences and get tips on how to process these difficult parts of the past. Miyamoto Loretta Jensen, of Laie, Hawaii, is a professional genealogist that specializes in Polynesian family history work. On social media, Miya […]

Free

Stark County – Court House Records

Stark Library-DeHoff 216 Hartford Ave SE, Canton

Court House records are rich with information to learn about your ancestors - deeds, marriages, and more! Find out what you can learn at Ohio Court Houses.

Free

OGS Chapter Connection Virtual Meeting

Leaders of OGS Chapters meet with Board members from OGS to discuss strategies in keeping your chapter running smoothly. This is a virtual meeting. We'll be discussing future America-250 Ohio grant programs. For more information on the America-250 Ohio grant program visit https://america250-ohio.org/grants/ To register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoc-GvqD4sE9UbCSNq5LZC42y-4Qscqryz  

Stark County-West Lawn Cemetery Tour

West Lawn Cemetery 1919 7th St. NW, Canton, United States

Carey Coates, a local historian, will present a walking tour of Canton's Historic West Lawn Cemetery. Hear stories and discover the rich history of those buried there. Please meet at West Lawn Cemetery. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Rain Date will be 6/8/2024

Free

Stark County-Beginning Genealogy

Stark County Library-Jackson Community Branch 7487 Fulton Dr. NW, Massillon, United States

Embark on your genealogy expedition! Discover the skills to effectively search, collect, and arrange your family history.

Free

Stark County-How to Plan the Best Family Reunion

Stark Library-DeHoff 216 Hartford Ave SE, Canton

Plan a stress-free family reunion by learning to organize enough activities, food, and accommodations to make everyone happy. And have fun with it at the same time!

Free

Stark County-From the Sea to the Stars with Fold3

Stark Library-Lake Community Branch 565 Market Ave. SW, Uniontown, OH 44685, Uniontown, United States

A genealogist from Stark Library will explain how to find ancestors' military records using Fold3, an Ancestry database provided free by Stark Library.

Free

Stark County-Journaling My Story

Stark Library-DeHoff 216 Hartford Ave SE, Canton

One of the best gifts we can give future generations is recording our stories. Learn how to capture your memories through journaling. Trust us – future great-great grandchildren will be glad you did!

Free

Stark County-The Titanic and the Edwardian Era

Stark County Library-Main 715 Market Ave N., Canton

Grab your boarding pass and discover why the Titanic was so significant through stories, documents and a reenactment of that fateful night in 1912. Each attendee will receive a boarding pass featuring a real passenger aboard the Titanic and after the program passengers may check for their name in the sea of 2,208 passengers on […]

Free

Stark County-How to Plan the Best Family Reunion

Stark County Library-Main 715 Market Ave N., Canton

Plan a stress-free family reunion by learning to organize enough activities, food, and accommodations to make everyone happy. And have fun with it at the same time!

Free

Stark County-Beginning Genealogy

Stark Library-Perry Sippo Branch 5710 12th St. NW, Canton, OH, United States

Get help taking the most important step in finding your ancestors - your first! Learn how to get started searching, gathering, and organizing your family history.

Free

Stark County-Beginning Genealogy

Stark Library-DeHoff 216 Hartford Ave SE, Canton

Get help taking the most important step in finding your ancestors – your first! Learn how to get started searching, gathering, and organizing your family history.

Free

2024 OGS Fall Retreat

Double Tree by Hilton Columbus Dublin , United States

SAVE THE DATE! Speakers: Cheryl Abernathy, Kelli J. Bergheimer, Deboarh Kitko, Amber Oldenburg Check back on Ogs.org for more details to come!  

OGS Virginia Historic Triangle Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through history with the OGS Tour to Williamsburg, Virginia, from September 16th to 19th, 2024. This exclusive package includes everything you need for a seamless and enriching experience. Picture yourself traveling in comfort aboard a motor coach, with expertly planned stops along the way. Your accommodations at The Woodlands Hotel […]

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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!