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
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 ...

December 31, 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 ...

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
Check for cemetery records with the church or Sexton .
[Church Records]

Organize from the beginning in a system that suits your needs, but in which you can quickly and easily find information when you need it. If your system doesn't work, change it.
[Beginner Tips]

The Pedigree Chart is a map from you to your ancestors. Begin with yourself. Females always use their maiden names.
[Beginner Tips]