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Samuel D. Isaly Library

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

NEEL, Thomas Stephen
169 East Main Street
New London OH 44851-1253
T Available evenings
F $35.00
50-75 miles maximum travel

Biography: Lifelong resident of Huron County, Ohio; BA Liberal Arts, majors history and botany-bacteriology, Ohio Wesleyan University; MA Library & Information Science, Kent State University; Library Director, Ohio Genealogical Society; President, New London Area Historical Society; Active in Ashland Co Chapter OGS and Huron Co Chapter OGS; Member FFO, SCWFO, SBO, CFO, Sons War of 1812; Author of several genealogical books and articles; Speaker at Ohio and national genealogical conferences


  • Beginning Your Family History Research
  • Census Records: Are we Comfortable with them being the Standard Again?
  • Census Records: The Special Schedules
  • Clues to Your Ancestors in the Newspapers
  • Courthouse Records: An Overlooked Source?
  • Creating a Family Archives at Home
  • Effective Use of the Library
  • Exploring Family History in New England
  • Fitchville Township, Huron County, Ohio Historic Photographs
  • Genealogical Research in Kentucky
  • Have Car Will Travel: Taking Your Chapter Members on a Field Trip
  • Hidden Resources at the Ohio Genealogical Society
  • History of New London, Huron County, through Photographs
  • Indians of Ohio: A Chapter in Native American Research
  • Internet Sites for the Genealogist
  • Lost in the 20th Century? Ways to Provide Access to Your Chapter’s Books & Manuscripts
  • Maryland Genealogical Research
  • New England: Exploring Old Churches, Homes, and Cemeteries
  • No Money for Books? Running the Gen/Hist Room with Little or no Cash
  • North Central Ohio Gold Rush Emigrants
  • OGS: A New Family History Research Facility for Ohio
  • Ohio Land Records: The Great Experiment
  • Research in Cemeteries
  • Research in Richland County, Ohio
  • Simple Archival Procedures for the Genealogist: Stepping Back into the Box
  • So You Belong to the Dead People’s Society?
  • Some Documents that Might Work when Joining a Lineage Society
  • The Art of Cemetery Transcription
  • The Genealogical Society and Your Community: Interaction, Service, Advocacy
  • The Golden Age Nursing Home Fire, Fitchville, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1963
  • The LDS Family History Center in Salt Lake City
  • The Migration Story: Why did Your Family Settle Here?
  • The Western Reserve – “of Connecticut???”
  • Township & Other Local Records: An Overlooked Resource for Genealogists
  • Tracing Family History in Ohio
  • Using Church Records as a Genealogical Resource
  • Using Maps to Solve Genealogical Puzzles
  • Using Military Records
  • Using Tax Records to Trace Ancestors
  • Why Washington DC?