Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

Meetings Suspended

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak all of our monthly meetings are on hold.  Visit us on our Facebook page.
The Summit County Library has different hours, 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
03/15/2021 - 6:00 pm
Virtual DNA Genealogy Group Meeting
Learn research tips, ask questions about your DNA genealogy research, and discuss those mysterious codes and links to your ancestors. Register to receive a Zoom link.
03/16/2021 - 7:00 pm
"Genealogy, DONE!" In Just 30 Minutes!
Webinar presenter: Tanya Lynch "In this class, I'm going to teach you how to do family history in minutes instead of hours. Over time, these little tasks will add up and you'll be surprised with how much you get done in one month, two months, and even in just ...
03/20/2021 - 2:00 pm
Effective Search Strategies on FamilySearch
Dana Ann Palmer will be our speaker.  Presentation covers many of the tricks to finding records on FamilySearch, especially when they are misspelled or misindexed.  Most of the focus is on tricks to find people in the Historical Records and Catalog.  Dana has spoken before at Family History Fair ...