Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society
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Monday, March 15
Virtual DNA Genealogy Group Meeting  (Meeting)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Virtual Program - Zoom
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.

Tuesday, March 16
"Genealogy, DONE!" In Just 30 Minutes!  (Meeting)
7:00 pm
Zoom online meeting
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 three months' time."
*We all want to spend more time on our family history, but there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. Spend 60 minutes in this webinar learning how to do genealogy in short, simple 30-minute segments, and some can even be broken down into smaller 15-minute increments!
Kirtland Family History Center

Effective Search Strategies on FamilySearch
Saturday, March 20
Effective Search Strategies on FamilySearch  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
online meeting
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 in Tallmadge and will be speaking at RootsTech in February and the OGS Conference in April.

Celebrating SCCOGS’ 50th Anniversary: A Trip Down Memory Lane
Saturday, April 10
Celebrating SCCOGS’ 50th Anniversary: A Trip Down Memory Lane  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
online meeting
The Summit County Chapter of OGS was formed on April 17, 1971. The chapter’s records are stored in the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and chronicle its activities over the decades. Join Special Collections librarian Jane Gramlich for a nostalgic look at SCCOGS’ first fifty years.  Past and current members are encouraged to share their stories or memories by emailing

Ohio Genealogical Society Virtual Conference
Wednesday, April 14 through Saturday, April 17
Ohio Genealogical Society Virtual Conference  (Special Event)
See for details.

Maternal Failure
Saturday, May 15
Maternal Failure  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
online meeting
Barb Baltrinic, local author will speak about her third book, Maternal Failure, which deals with her mother's personality disorder and inability to bond with her daughter.  The book chronicles Barb's research, finding two half-brothers, the identity of her bio-dad, growing up in a dysfunctional home, how secrets kept can cause family dysfunction, and learning how a child can become resilient to uncover the truth of their own identity.  Barb previously spoke to our chapter about her first two books, A Founder for All, about Abraham Clark, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and A Patriot for All, about Andrew Clark, Abraham's son.

Lifelong Learning: Enhancing Your Genealogical Skills
Saturday, June 19
Lifelong Learning: Enhancing Your Genealogical Skills  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
online meeting
Carla Cegielski will be our speaker.  Online access to original sources has revolutionized genealogical research. Opportunities abound for indexing, transcribing, geo-locating, recording oral histories, etc. Genealogists can take advantage of volunteer opportunities to enhance basic skills and learn new skills (i.e. learning by doing). The benefits for both the genealogist and the genealogical community at large are immense.
Carla S. Cegielski is a full-time genealogical researcher, lecturer and writer specializing in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia research. A former college instructor, Carla began lecturing on various genealogical topics in 2008. She is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries and conferences. She has a special interest in exploring and teaching others about underutilized record collections. Carla writes the Tech Tips column in the quarterly NGS Magazine.

Saturday, October 16
Family History Fair  (Special Event)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tallmadge, Ohio
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
More information later.