August 14, 2021
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Using Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research
Learn about significant clues that historic newspapers can bring to your genealogy research.
September 11, 2021
Family History Discovery Day 2021
We're expanding our program this year to include 6 total hours of classes and presentations. Because Discovery Day is a virtual event, feel free ...
October 1, 2021
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
The Special Collections Division and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society are once again teaming up for Late Night at the Library. ...
October 8, 2021
Webinar Library: 2021 Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series
The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will host six free webinars live and to the public as this year’s Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series ...
October 16, 2021
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Family History Fair
Family History Center, Tallmadge, Ohio More information later.
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).
Broadly, most surnames fall into four categories.
Surnames derived from given names include Johnson, Williams, and Thompson. Most often they are patronymic, referring to a male ancestor, but occasionally they are matronymic.
Occupational surnames refer to the occupation of the bearer. Examples include Smith, Clark, and Wright.
Locational or topographic surnames are derived from the place that the bearer lived. Examples include Hill, Woods, and Ford. See place names.
Surnames derived from nicknames include White, Young, and Long.
Vital Records include birth, marriage, divorce and death records.