Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society


From Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, Columbus, Ohio.
DNA Day 2018 is coming up fast!  We have some great speakers and wonderful topics lined up. The flyers will be emailed this week.  IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER, I will add you to the list. We only need 5 people, so it will fill up fast. 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
$45 including boxed lunch, free coffee and donuts
$35 without boxed lunch, but still free coffee and donuts
Parking will be about $7 for the day.
We are aiming to meet the needs of intermediate and advanced DNA participants. Beginners might find some helpful information, but please see our other workshops available for beginners in the spring and the fall each year.

New Publications for 2017

1)1883 Military Pensioners of Southwest Ohio - Volume 4 of the series.  This volume covers pensioners from nineteen SW Ohio counties:  Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Drake, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Madison, Miami, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto and Warren.
2) Copley Township Cemeteries - 3 cemeteries ( Copley, Montrose, Stimson ), atlas maps from 1874, 1891 and 1910, Veterans Honor Roll list, Perrin's township chapter and a present day  Copley Township  history by Howland S. Davis, II printed in THE HIGHPOINT newsletter.  
3) Green Township Cemeteries - 3 cemeteries (East Libery, Greensburg Union, Klinefelter ), atlas maps from 1874, 1891 and 1910, Veterans Honor Roll list, Perrin's township chapter and a present day  Green Township  history by Carol Lee Wells printed in THE HIGHPOINT newsletter.  

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 of 2018.

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.

Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2017

This is GeneaogyInTime Magazine's fifth annual ranking of the top 100 most popular genealoby websites from around the world.  Us the 2016 list to help you discover new and interesting ancestral websites.  You an also use it to learn more about some of the major trends afftecting genealogy today.

Upcoming Events
01/20/2018 - 1:30 pm
Immigration Records
Overview of resources to search immigration records over different time periods. 
02/17/2018 - 1:30 pm
A Patriot's Price
Our presenter will be author Barb Baltrinic.  Barb will present the story of Andrew Clark who was captured and placed on the British prison ship H.M.S. Jersey.
03/17/2018 - 1:30 pm
Working With Your Autosomal DNA
Our speaker will be Julie Wilson.  Julie will talk about autosomal matches and provide tips for working with them.