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 each 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.

Upcoming Events
March 25, 2022
2022 Events - April update
Check the Forum page for other possible event postings.

May 21, 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Research in the Western Reserve Before 1850
Do you have ancestors who settled in northeast Ohio before 1850? The usual pre-1850 search techniques apply, but the Western Reserve also has a unique ...

May 26, 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Using the tools at GEDmatch: the Basics for Finding Relatives and More
Join us as Kitty Cooper discusses how to use the set of powerful tools on GEDmatch to find relatives while sharing best practices for both ...

May 27, 2022
7:00 pm to 6:00 am
German Genealogy Conference
Five, completely FREE, pre-recorded classes on the topic of Germany (1 class is brand new, 4 classes are selected from the members-only webinar library). ...

June 1, 2022
Legacy Family Tree Webinars Monthly Conference
Join us right here to enjoy completely FREE, pre-recorded classes on the topic of ... Themes: BMDs/vital records (June), Military (July), New England (August), ...
Facts and Tips
The Pedigree Chart is a map from you to your ancestors. Begin with yourself. Females always use their maiden names.
[Beginner Tips]

Many other legal documents could appear in deed books. These include Bills of Sale, Prenuptial Agreements, Powers of Attorney, Contracts, Affidavits and Wills and Inventories.

The Family Group Sheet identifies a couple and their children. Everyone with a spouse or child has two group sheets a one as a child with parents and usually one as a parent with children
[Beginner Tips]