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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

7007 Park View Ct.
Whitehouse, Ohio 43571
T Anytime
F Reimbursement for travel, Food and if overnight lodging plus honorarium

A full time Genealogy Researcher...Free Lance Writer...and genealogy Instructor for more than 20 years. Instructor at Toledo University and Bowling Green State University, Lecturer at Seminars and Conferences. Author of numerous books and articles on Genealogy subjects. My 6 generation Cookbook, "The Cookin' Cousins" gained much national attention as the subject of a layout in Better Homes and Garden Magazine. I was the guest of NBC for an interview of the TODAY Show. I am a member of OGS , first families of Ohio, The Society of Mayflower Descendants, D. A. R. , the Association of Gravestone Studies, Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Speakers Guild and many others.


  • Are Your Ancestors Hiding in Federal Records?
  • Where Were You in 1940? - Covering the 1940 Census - What family clues can you find in this census?
  • The WPA - Saving American Workers and Families from Total Collapse
  • Spanish American War and the Insurrection Into the Philippines - The Forgotten War
  • World War I and World War II Records - How to Find them Online
  • How Important are Obits?
  • Welcome to America at Castle Garden - This precedes Ellis Island
  • Reliving the Lives of Working People of Toledo, Ohio 1920-1950 - Covers Prohibition, The Great Depression and World War II
  • Dinner with the Presidents - The History of White House China
  • The History of the DeVilbiss Company in Toledo, Ohio
  • Where Did Grandpa Spend His Evenings? (on fraternal societies and benevolent groups)
  • What Family Clues are Found in Social Security Records
  • WPA It Saved America From Complete Collapse (on CCC camps and TVA projects and more)

Special Notes
Call for further information on above lectures or ones especially geared to your group or organization.