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 the first half of 2019.
Special Collection is presenting a series of classes on Immigration this year.
Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820 - Saturday, July 13, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Immigrant Ancestors 1820-1892 - Saturday, September 14, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Immigrant Ancestors 1892-1924 - Saturday, November 16, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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.


Cyndi's List of Digitized Books

Cyndi's List has assembled a collection of more than 325,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications including family histories.

Upcoming Events
African American Genealogy
Iris Bolar, Special Collections Librarian, will be our speaker. 
08/17/2019 - 9:30 am
Ethics in Genealogy featuring Judy G. Russell
  Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, will be the guest speaker for this free event.     9:30 - Welcome And Introductions. 9:45 to 10:45 - ‘The Ethical Genealogist’ 11:15 to 12:15 - ‘Facts, Photos And Fair Use: Copyright Law For Genealogists’ 1:30 to 2:30 - ‘DNA And The Golden Rule: ...
To Be Determined