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611 State Route 97 West
Bellville, OH 44813
Phone: 419-886-1903
Fax: 419-886-0092

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The Ohio Genealogy Society Speakers Bureau

HODGES, Shirley J.
14850 23 Mile Rd.
Albion, Mi. 49224-9508
T Anytime but Jan. or Feb, Weekends Preferred
F Transportation, Lodging, food, Honorarium

Shirley is a native of Michigan, and has been actively doing genealogical research since 1967. She has taught genealogy classes in Community Education Programs a various high school in Michigan. She has also been a guest lecturer for several Michigan State University Programs. Shirley is frequent speaker at many societies in Michigan. She has also been a speaker at the Great Lakes Conference in Ft. Wayne In: THe Ontario Genealogical Society seminars in 1995, 1996, and 1998. and OGS Annual Conference in 1997. 1889, and 1999. Shirley in the Co-founder of the Hodges Family Association and serves as the editor of the Hodges Family Association Newsletter.


  • Census Records
  • Church Records
  • Ethnic Migration to Michigan
  • Family Skeletons
  • Genealogy and Genetics.
  • Little Known Facts about the Census.
  • Genealogy Tips and Tidbits.
  • Making the most of Genealogical Research Trip.
  • Research Facilities n the Mid-Michigan Area.
  • Researching You Ohio Ancestors.
  • The importance of Women in the Civil War.
  • Tiptoeing Through the Tombstones - a Lecture and slide show
  • Using Vital Records to Their Full Advantage.
  • What' in a Nome?
  • Whither Thou Guest: Tracing Your Female Ancestors

Special notes:
All topics require an overhead projector with the exception of No. 12 which requires a slide projector.