Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

Akron-Summit Library Special Collections Classes

The Akron Summit Public Library holds classes on Genealogy each month. Click on the link to see the list for this the first half of 2017.

Ohio Genealogical Society Library

The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) Library is open free of charge to OGS members. Non-member visitors may utilize all materials in the library by paying a $5.00 per day fee. Ample parking is provided free of charge. All public areas of the building are handicapped accessible.

The Library is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 AM—5:00 PM. It is closed Sunday, Monday, Major Holidays, during the annual OGS Conference, and when Mansfield City Schools are closed for inclement weather.

The Stanley and Marjorie Meek Ellis Computer Room features 16 patron stations and an instructor’s monitor with access to the Office Professional Suite and many subscription databases. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

OGS offers several choices of microfilm/microfiche readers and scanner/copiers. Patrons may make photocopies of books, manuscripts, and print from the computers for 20 cents per page for letter or legal sizes. Ledger size (11”x17”) copies are 40 cents per page. Color photocopies are $1.00 per page.

A lunchroom with refrigerator and microwave is available for patron use. Snacks and beverages may be purchased. Several restaurants are within a 5-minute drive.


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Upcoming Events
04/01/2017 - 9:30 am
Church and State: Genealogy Research in Religious and Government Records
The library will present a free all day program featuring Sunny McClellan Morton and Chris Staats, with the following topics.  Why We Care Grandma Went to Church They Once were Lost but Now Are Found: Using U.S. Church Records to Solve Genealogical Mysteries Order in the Court:  A Brief ...
04/15/2017 - 1:30 pm
WPA - Works Projects Administration
Our speaker will be Debbie Abbott.  The WPA ran from 1935-1943 putting unemployed people to work on public projects.  Debbie will guide us through the records created duing this time. 
Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
The Ohio Genealogical Society will hold their annual convention in Sandusky, OH April 26th through the 29th.