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Monday, June 6 through Saturday, December 31
2022 Events - June update  (Announcement)
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Friday, July 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 ...

Themes: Military (July), New England (August), 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.

familytreewebinars.com/Conference

 



It’s Not All Online: Researching in Archives
Saturday, July 16
It’s Not All Online: Researching in Archives  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Room 2AB and Zoom
   “Statistics say that there is less than 10% of all the world’s genealogical records are online”. This statement has been said by many genealogy professionals and archivists, including myself. The truth be told that percentage is probably more like 3%-5%. As genealogists, we are living in a time when there are huge amounts of genealogy records being put online daily. We can do research in the comfort of our own homes with our pajamas and fuzzy slippers until 3 o’clock in the morning if we want to. Unfortunately, we have been lulled into thinking that “everything is online”. When, most of all genealogy records are sitting in repositories waiting to be discovered by the genealogist. This presentation will show why you need to contact or visit an archive and seek out those records that are not online.
   Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for various genealogy groups and societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 17 years with expertise in Tennessee records. She has been researching her own family history for the past 32 years.
A Genealogist in the Archives agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com
Facebook "The Archive Lady" www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady
   We will meet in room 2AB of the Main Library, downtown Akron, 60 South High Street.  www.akronlibrary.org  The meeting will also be on Zoom.  The speaker will be on Zoom. Links will be emailed to members.  Visitors may contact the chapter for a link.  info@summitogs.org   The board meeting starts an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m. and is always open to members or visitors.
 


Austro-Hungarian Genealogy with Stephen Wendt
Saturday, July 30
Austro-Hungarian Genealogy with Stephen Wendt  (Special Event)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Akron Main Library Auditorium
The Austro-Hungarian Empire presents significant research challenges for genealogists. Join Stephen Wendt for two informative sessions designed to ease these hurdles.
 
Stephen will present two lectures:
 
Austro-Hungarian Genealogy: A Germanic-Focused Case Study
Gain a better understanding of historical Austro-Hungary in the pursuit of records with numerous examples and resources.
 
German Gazetteers: Locating Historical German Place Names
Come prepared with your German ancestral locations and learn new tools for locating them in the German Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
 
Stephen is a professional genealogist and speaker. He founded Tree Tidings Genealogy  www.treetidingsgenealogy.com  and assists global clients with their German, Prussian and Scottish research. Stephen holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. He has presented for many organizations including the Ohio Genealogical Society and the International German Genealogy Partnership  iggp.org.  
 
Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9030.
https://services.akronlibrary.org/event/6534994
 



Ohio Probate Records and Deeds with Dana Palmer
Saturday, August 13
Ohio Probate Records and Deeds with Dana Palmer  (Special Event)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Online Special Event of Akron-Summit County Public Library

Learn how probate records and deeds can solve mysteries and provide details for your Ohio genealogy research. 

Dana will present two virtual lectures:

Ohio Probate Records

Ohio probate records are invaluable to genealogists and can be key to proving kinship. Learn how to benefit from using these records.

Ohio Deed Research 

Did you know early marriages can be found in deeds? Learn where to find Ohio deeds and what’s in these useful records.

Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM) specializes in lineage society applications, publishing family books, and Midwestern research – specifically Ohio. In addition to her client work, she reviews military repatriation cases, is part of the Silver Books (Mayflower descendants) team, and lectures at RootsTech and National Genealogical Society (NGS) conferences.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330-643-9030.
https://services.akronlibrary.org/event/6612911



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
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Room 2AB and Zoom
   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, civilwarrecords.com
   We will meet in room 2AB of the Main Library, downtown Akron, 60 South High Street.  www.akronlibrary.org  The meeting will also be on Zoom.  The speaker will be on Zoom. Links will be emailed to members.  Visitors may contact the chapter for a link.  info@summitogs.org
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.