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Monday, June 6 through Saturday, December 31
2022 Events - June update  (Announcement)
Check the Forum page for other possible event postings.

Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
New England Research Genealogy Conference  (Special Event)
7:00 pm to 6:00 am
Legacy Family Tree Webinars Monthly Conference

Five, completely FREE, pre-recorded classes on the topic of New England Research (2 classes are brand new, 3 classes are selected from the members-only webinar library).

  • Changing New England Records in the 1800s (brand new!) by Diane Boumenot
  • Rhode Island State Census for Genealogists (brand new!) by Diane Boumenot
  • A Terrible Malady: Disease and Epidemics in New England by Lori Lynn Price
  • Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors by Marian Pierre-Louis
  • Understanding Massachusetts Vital Records by Marian Pierre-Louis

Viewing all five classes is free. There’s no registration necessary. Even the syllabus is free for the day. Opens, below, at 12 a.m. GMT on Saturday and concludes at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time Saturday night.

(Friday, July 22 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, July 24, 6:00 a.m.  U.S. Eastern Time Zone)


Thursday, September 1 through Saturday, December 31
Legacy Family Tree Webinars Monthly Conference  (Special Event)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars Monthly Conference

Join us right here to enjoy completely FREE, pre-recorded classes on the topic of ...


2nd annual Webtember event (September),

Writing and Publishing (October),

Census (December)

Viewing all classes is free. There’s no registration necessary. Even the syllabus is free for the day. Opens, below, at 12 a.m. GMT on Saturday and concludes at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time Saturday night.


Family History Discovery Day 2022
Saturday, September 10
Family History Discovery Day 2022  (Special Event)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Online Conference, Kirtland Family History Center
Register to attend Discovery Day 2022

Organizing Your Genealogy
Saturday, September 10
Organizing Your Genealogy  (Special Event)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron Main Library Auditorium
Feeling scattered and mixed up? You're not alone. Let Dr. Amanda Epperson help with useful ways to conquer those piles of research and plan your next genealogy goals.

Dr. Epperson will present two lectures:

Organize Your Genealogy Materials

Learn the best practices for taming the genealogy "stuff" cluttering your house.

Organize Your Genealogy Research

Methods for approaching genealogical research problems will be discussed.

Dr. Amanda Epperson, freelance writer and history instructor, has lectured on genealogy and history topics locally at the Ohio Genealogical Society conference and at Family Tree University. She is the author of "The Family Tree Scottish Genealogy Guide." Her work has also been published in history journals and magazines, including Family Tree Magazine and Your Genealogy Today.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9030.

Navigating the Records From The War of 1812
Saturday, September 17
Navigating the Records From The War of 1812  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
   From bounty land to pensions, there are no shortage of genealogical records for soldiers from The War of 1812.  Learn why these records were created, how to make sense of them, and what those records can contain for your ancestors. 
   Brian Rhinehart is a professional genealogist and speaker. He is a graduate of Boston University’s Certificate of Genealogy Research and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in Washington DC. A direct descendant of six Civil War soldiers, Brian specializes in research and record retrieval for Civil War and War of 1812 soldiers at the National Archives in Washington DC and has retrieved military files for hundreds of clients there.  Brian will be speaking at the 2022 OGS Conference.  For other presentations by Brian this year, see the presentations page on his website,
   The meeting will be on Zoom. Due to a library event the same day, we are unable to meet at the Akron Main Library.  Links will be emailed to members.  Visitors may contact the chapter for a link.  The board meeting starts an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m. and is always open to members or visitors.

Hidden Treasures in Ohio's Court of Common Pleas
Saturday, November 5
Hidden Treasures in Ohio's Court of Common Pleas  (Banquet)
Annual Banquet
SCCOGS Annual Banquet.
    Common Pleas court is often a mystery to genealogists, partly because the office holder is called by another name - Clerk of Courts - and partly because we get a little shocked when we find out all the "good stuff" about our ancestors. We'll look at lawsuits, criminal records, divorces, bastardy cases, land partitions, quadrennial enumerations, earmarks, minister's licenses, tavern licenses, coroner's inquests, naturalizations, supreme court records, and we will closely examine a case packet. What a wide range of subjects, but that is common pleas! 
   Tom Neel is the retired Director of the Ohio Genealogical Society. He was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with majors in history and botany-bacteriology and secured his Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. He is a resident of New London OH and spends much of his free time at the New London Area Historical Society museum which he co-founded in 1985. In retirement, he is busy compiling some of his own family histories.