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
May 19, 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
By the time you have collected data on a couple hundred of your relatives, you will realize that genealogy software would make keeping track of relationships within your tree, filing data about individuals, and generating reports much easier.
[Beginner Tips]

Information contained in vital records is more reliable when it is given near the time of the event. Example: Birth information on a death certificate for a person who was 83 years old is less reliable than the death information. The longer the time from the event occurrence, the less accurate it may be based on the memory of the person involved.
[Vital Records]

An "executor" is named by the testator (the person who wrote the will) and is required by the court to post a bond. An "administrator" is appointed by the court to handle the affairs of someone who died intestate (without a will).
[Probate Records]