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 each 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.

Upcoming Events
September 1, 2023
Webtember: All Genealogy. All September Long. Online genealogy conference, held each Friday in September: 25 live webinars in all. Join live for all five ...

October 21, 2023
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Family History Fair
Akron Ohio Family Search Center 106 E. Howe Road Tallmadge, OH  44278   Register through Suggest entering "genealogy" in Eventbrite search bar.

October 31, 2023
Wayne County Chapter OGS Programs May-Oct 2023
Monday, May 1 through Tuesday, October 31

December 1, 2023
2023 Event Calendars
Summit County Chapter OGS Sat., Jan 21, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - 1950 Census and Find A Grave, Howland Davis II Sat., Feb 18, 2:00 ...

February 29, 2024
RootsTech 2024
100% Free Virtual Event Online at Sponsored by FamilySearch
Facts and Tips
Birth Records can be difficult to obtain because they can be used for so many purposes. You may be required to provide proof of relationship and proof of the person's death.
[Vital Records]

When reviewing census records, be sure to look at the page before and after the family you are researching. Other family members may have lived close by.
[Census (US)]

Many other legal documents could appear in deed books. These include Bills of Sale, Prenuptial Agreements, Powers of Attorney, Contracts, Affidavits and Wills and Inventories.