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
May 1, 2023
Wayne County Chapter OGS Programs May-Oct 2023

June 7, 2023
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Warren County Chapter OGS – Summer Genealogy Classes
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June 9, 2023
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
JGSC 40th Anniversary Program and Open House
When: 06/09/2023 10:00 AM, EDT Where: 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 Come celebrate JGS Cleveland at 40! Program and Open House   Date ...

June 17, 2023
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Genealogical & DNA Organization All Day Workshop
See attached flyer for details.  

June 17, 2023
10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Jeans and Genes Day
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Facts and Tips
When writing to a relative or other researcher for information, make specific requests. However, ask open ended questions. Offer to share your information.
[Beginner Tips]

Birth Records can be difficult to obtain because they can be used for so many purposes. You may be required to provide proof of relationship and proof of the person's death.
[Vital Records]

Genealogy is the search for our ancestors. Family history is the study of the lives they led. Using the information from each area provides us with a true picture of our family.
[Beginner Tips]