Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

Akron-Summit Library Special Collections Classes

The Akron Summit Public Library holds classes on Genealogy each month. Click on the link to see the list for of 2017.

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.


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Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2016

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Upcoming Events
Haunted Ohio
Our banquet this year will be Delanie's in Talllmadge.  Our presenter will be Mary Jamba.  Mary will share ghost stories from around Ohio.   Reservations will be taken starting at the September meeting.  Information will be emailed to members.
01/20/2018 - 1:30 pm
Immigration Records
Overview of resources to search immigration records over different time periods. 
02/17/2018 - 1:30 pm
A Patriot's Price
Our presenter will be author Barb Baltrinic.  Barb will present the story of Andrew Clark who was captured and placed on the British prison ship H.M.S. Jersey.