Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

Meeting Information

Our monthly meetings will be hybrid, meeting both in-person at the Akron Main Library and online.  Information for meetings will be listed under the Events section.
 
The Summit County Library has revised their hours of operation, please check the website for the latest information.  Please check out the on-line resources on their website.  There are an assortment of databases for your use. 

Akron-Summit Library Special Collections Classes

The Akron Summit Public Library holds classes on Genealogy every other month. 
 
 
 
 

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.   
www.cyndislist.com/books/ebooks/

Upcoming Events
June 15, 2024
10:30 am
Cemetery Invasion - Part 2
We were able to get about half of the cemetery done at our last meeting so we thought we would try to complete it this meeting.  ...

June 16, 2024
2024 Event Calendars
Check the Forum page and click on the topic title "Genealogical Organizations & Events" for additional genealogy events not listed on the events page.  Click ...

September 1, 2024
Webtember
Webtember: All Genealogy. All September Long. Online genealogy conference, held each Friday in September: 25 live webinars in all. Join live for all five ...

April 30, 2025
OGS 2025 Conference
Ohio Genealogical Society’s 2025 Conference will take place at Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky OH 44870 from 30 April to 2 May 2025. ...
Facts and Tips
Each generation doubles the number of ancestors. It is easy to get lost if you don't plan ahead to reach your goal. Focus on one or two families so you do not become overwhelmed.
[Beginner Tips]

The relationship of the heirs to the deceased may be or may not be given in the will. Don't assume that the wife mentioned is the mother of all the children. Not all children may be mentioned in the will. Deceased children or those who have already received their inheritence were often excluded from the will.
[Probate Records]

FEDERAL LAND STATES were created from the public domain, land the United States bought or acquired. The land was surveyed according to the rectangular survey system (Ranges, Townships and Sections).
[Land]