Episode 1 – Sunny Morton, 21 August 2023

Join OGS Executive Director Noel Poirier as he speaks with noted genealogists and speaker Sunny Jane Morton. Sunny is known to Ohio audiences as the past Editor of Ohio Genealogy News, which she did for 10 years. She’s also a longtime Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine and the Content Manager over at Diahan Southard’s Your DNA Guide website. She is co-author of How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, available at Genealogical.com or on Amazon and taught recently at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in July 2024 on the topic of U.S. church records. (32 minutes)

Episode 2 – Peggy Lauritzen, 4 September 2023

OGS Executive Director Noel Poirier speaks with Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS in this episode. Peggy serves as a Family History Director, and is a frequent conference speaker. She is the author of several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, she is also an instructor at Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, and a columnist for Reminisce magazine.  Peggy was recently named a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society. (24 minutes)

Episode 3 – Linda Swanson, 18 September 2023

This episode OGS Executive Director Noel Poirier speaks with the OGS Librarian Linda Swanson. Linda began with OGS as its Digital Librarian in September 2019. Today she manages the library’s print collections, supervises the archive collections, directs the library’s digital projects, oversees the computers and technology, and more! 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. (33 minutes)

Upcoming Episodes:

Episode 4 – Austin Reid, 2 October 2023

OGS Executive Director speaks with Austin Reid. Mr. Reid, a native of Lancaster, Ohio has been exploring the stories of Ohio’s smaller and vanished Jewish communities since 2017. His research has been featured in several media outlets including The Canton Repository, Columbus Jewish News, Richland Source, Steubenville Herald-Star, Zanesville Times Recorder, and WOSU. (27 minutes)

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