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The Cleveland District Round Table is a discussion group of the leadership of the genealogical societies in the five-county district which includes Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina. It meets twice a year, Spring and Fall to exchange information on the happenings within their organizations. Some of the groups represented at these meetings, in addition to the Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, include religious, nationality, ethnic, locality, and computer interest groups. All are welcome to attend. Click here for more information.
Disclaimer: Activities and society information posted here are the responsibility of the member societies. It is recommended that viewers check with the source society for accuracy and more recent updates of information.

Member Societies


Calendar of Meetings

Cleveland District Round Table

Ohio Genealogy Society, Mansfield

African-American Genealogical Society-Cleveland

Black River Genealogists

Brooklyn Genealogy Club

Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities Society

Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Cleveland Area

Croatian Heritage Museum

Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups

Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society

Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS

East Cuyahoga Co. Genealogical Society

Family History Center, Kirtland

Family History Center, Westlake

Geauga Co. Chapter OGS

Greater Cleveland Chapter OGS

Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists

Hungarian Genealogy Society

Jewish Genealogy Society, Cleveland, Ohio, Inc.

Lake County Genealogical Society, a Chapter of the OGS

Lorain Co. Chapter OGS

Medina Co. Chapter OGS

Northeast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, Inc.

Oberlin African American Genealogy Society

Ohio Cemetery Alliance

The Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland

Slovak Institute

Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc., Ohio Chapter

Tri-C-GO (Cuyahoga County Council of Genealogical Organizations)

Wellington Genealogical Society

Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee
Other Nearby Friends
Hudson Genealogical Study Group, Hudson Chapter OGS

Archived Activities
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Activities of Genealogical Interest


Wednesday 24 May 2017 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society meets at Mayfield Library, Large Meeting Room. John Sabol will present his latest program: "Tangled Roots—How Research Errors Can Snare You."

Thursday 25 May 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesvlle, OH. Bill Barrow of Cleveland State University will speak on the "Cleveland Memory Project."

Friday 26 May 2017 10:00 am Tom Neel will share "Preserving Documents" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Friday 26 May 2017 1:00 pm Mark Jamba will present "What Killed Grandma?" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 27 May 2017 9:30 am AAGS hosts Chris Staats. "Power Platting--Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions" Deeds can be very confusing. Software tools add power and flexibility in the platting of property and creation of maps to aid in your research. This presentation focuses on a number of tools available.

Tuesday 30 May 7:00 pm thru Sunrise Wednesday Kenneth Bravo will be offering "Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy" at a special annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5777 night of study hosted by B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, 27501 Fairmout Blvd, Pepper Pike, OH, with other temples and organizations. Ten sessions, 43 speakers offer a large selection of talks. Reservations requested, not required. Here for details. Saturday 3 June 2017 Noon to 3:00 P.M. Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee, "How to Prepare and Apply to a Lineage Society Workshop" What is a Lineage Society and why would I want to join: What documents are needed and how do I obtain them? Certified Genealogist Jean Hoffman will walk attendees through the process. To register: foxreinhardt@usa.net. Hassler Room of the WRHS Research Library at 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106. $

Saturday 3 June 2017 Noon to 8 pm Vatra (outdoor festival) Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Road, Burton, Ohio -- Ethnic food, Old Slavonic liturgy, music and sales. For more information or to volunteer, call Bob at (330) 441-2057.

Monday 5 June 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Meet Me at the Fair - A Tale of Two Expos: The 1893 Columbian Exposition & the 1901 Pan American World's Fair" - Laura Loew, owner, Lost in the Past. This is our potluck night. Bring a side dish.

Wednesday 7 June 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Wednesday 7 June 2017 7:30 pm The meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH 44122. Our speaker will be Betty Franklin from the Westlake Family History Center, speaking about "Make the Most of FAMILYSEARCH.ORG."

Saturday 10 June 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Debbi Perkul and her mother Marilyn Perkul, "It started with a book. How I connected with long lost relatives" at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village. A discussion of experiences at the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference will follow.

Saturday 10 June 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 10 June 2017 10:00 am Deb Shell will share "Murder in the Family: How I Researched a 107 Year-Old Mystery" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 10 June 2017 1:00 pm Eric Johnson will cover "U.S. Colored roops Service Records: Extracting family information" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 12 June 2017 7 pm– Researching Irish Ancestors – Margaret Lynch, Ph.D, Executive Director, Irish American Archives Society, at the meeting of Lorain County Chapter of OGS. at the Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Monday 12 June 2017 6:30 pm CBSC meeting at the Garfield Heights Public Library, 5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio, 44125.Program: Jonathan Kinser, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, will present an overview of his doctoral dissertation on activities of the Ku Klux Clan in the Mahoning Valley in the 1920's, the opposition and violent protests to the Klan and their activities spearheaded by the editors of two local foreign language newspapers, one Slovak & one Italian.

Tuesday 13 June 2017 Geauga County Genealogical Society members journey to the historic Welshfield Inn for meeting and dinner. Email for up-to-date information.

Saturday 17 June 2017 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: TBA

Saturday 17 June 2017 10:00 am Chris Staats will talk about "How Do You Know What You Know? Moving Beyond Your Genealogy Database" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 17 June 2017 1:00 pm Cheryl Abernathy will discuss "Source Citations for Genealogists" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 19 June 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "The Czech Community of Cleveland" presented by Scott Phillips. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 21 June 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Astrid Julian, Teacher of the German Language School at Lenau Park, North Olmsted, "History of the Danube-Schwabians, where they came from and why."

Friday 23 June 2017 10:00 am Tom Neel will discuss "Beginning Genealogy" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 24 June 2017 9:30 am AAGS will join online with Nicka Smith who has extensive experience in African-ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy & employing new technology. "I've Done My DNA. Now What?!?" Learn how DNA can be used in combination with genealogy to break through centuries old brick walls. Learn the basics of genetic genealogy, how to read your results, and the initial skills needed to narrow down relationships among your matches.

Saturday 24 June 2017 11:00 am Margaret Cheney will offer "What the Census Can Tell You" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 24 June 2017 2:00 pm Margaret Cheney will hold a "Lineage Application Workshop" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

25-30 June 2017 Genealogical Research Institute in Pittsburgh (GRIP) will offer intermediate to advanced educational tracks. For more details, see www.GRIPitt.org $

Monday 26 June 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Wednesday 28 June 2017 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society hosts Cheryl McClelland, speaking on "Deciphering Old Handwriting." Summary of the various "hands" in the U.S., starting from the late 1700s. Lots of great slides on actual quill pens and writing accessories used in Ohio in the 1800s. Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Thursday 29 June 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps st., Painesville. Carla Cegielski will be speaking on "Creating a Free Family Web Site on WordPress."

Saturday 1 July 2017 10:00 am Deborah Abbott will present "From the Voice of a Slave" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 1 July 2017 11:00 am Sandra Beane Mildton follows with "In Their Footsteps" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 3 July 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Read 'Em or Weep: Promise and Pitfalls in Newspaper OCR (Optical Character Recognition)" - Mary Kircher Roddy, genealogist, lecturer and writer.

Saturday 8 July 2017 9:15 am NEOCAG meets at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Ceneter Road, Mayfield Village. Sunny Morton will share her RootTech talk, "Comparing the Big 4: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage." This will be our annual indoor picnic. Bring a dish to share for lunch.

Saturday 8 July 2017 1:00 pm Deborah Abbott will present "Chef Boyardee" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Wednesday 19 July 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Genealogical Roundtable Sharing," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Bring your photos, trees, brick walls, successes, Eureka! moments, tales of serendipity or favorite website to share with the group. Always a fun meeting.

16-21 July 2017 Genealogical Research Institute in Pittsburgh (GRIP) will offer intermediate to advanced educational tracks. For more details, see www.GRIPitt.org $

Saturday 22 July 2017 9:30 am AAGS will discuss "Creative Ideas for Family History Projects." Take your passion for family heritage & combine it with artful ways to display what your've found. Whether by your own hands or by technology, developing unique ways to show your efforts can be rewarding.

Thursday 27 July 2017 5:30 pm Annual potluck picnic will take place for the members, families, and visitors of Lake County Genealogical Society. place to be announced. Bring dish to share and tableware.

Wednesday 28 June 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society meets at Mayfield Library, Large Meeting Room. "Reading Old Handwriting" with Cheryl McClellan.

Saturday 22 July 2017 1:00 pm Peggy Lauritzen shares "Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

23-28 July 2017 Institute of Genealogical and Historic Research (IGHR) offers a variety of week-long courses at University of Georgia in Athens $

Saturday 5 August 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm "Discovering Your Military Ancestors" featuring Eric Johnson and Michael Strauss, presented by the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. 60 S. High St., Akron. Registration requested. Please contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or speccollections@akronlibrary.org.

Saturday 5 August 2017 1:00 pm Peggy Laurizen shares "Improving Your Talent as a Genealogy Speaker" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 7 August 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Film as a Historic Resource" - Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist, Massillon Museum.

Saturday 12 August 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear Dr. Deborah Abbott at their meeting at Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Boulevard • Beachwood, Ohio 44122. Topic will be "Oral History - What we can learn and where can this take us" A Judy Russell webinar will follow: A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy." NOTE PLACE CHANGE!

Sunday 13 August 2017 12:00 noon Cleveland District Round Table will hold a picnic for all genealogy society members in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties at place to be determined. Hosted by African American GS Cleveland and East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Bring side dish or dessert to share. (Hosts bring entrees.) Enjoy some old fashioned fun with folks of like mind. Flyer is pending.

Wednesday 16 August 2017. 1:00 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Annual Summer Luncheon, place TBA.

Friday 25 August 2017 1:00 pm Sunda Peters will present "DNA?" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

30 August - 2 September 2017 FGS Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania $

Wednesday 6 September 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Family History Research Help Session by members of Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.

Thursday 7 September 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Lies, Errors and Bias-Oh, My! Consider Your Sources" - Sunny McClellan Morton, editor, Ohio Genealogy News, author and instructor.

Saturday 9 September 2017 9:15 am NEOCAG meets at Mayfield library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 9 September 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 9 September 2017 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. Nancy Ottman of the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America will present "Finding Your German Roots" and "The 19th Century German Traveler."

Saturday 10 September 2017 10:00 am Candy Meeson will share "How Google Smashed My Brick Wall" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 18 September 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Researching World War I" presented by Eric Johnson. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 20 September 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Program TBA. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Friday 22 September 2017 10:00 am Tom Neel will share "Internet Sites for Genealogy" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 23 September 2017 9:30 am AAGS meets. Belinda West-O'Neal and Sandra Beane Milton present a hands-on workshop, "Online Genealogy Resources." Get refreshed & explore new ways to discover family info through genealogical resources, databases and sites that are available to researchers online. (To be held in the Computer Lab & Teen Room following the member session.)

Monday 25 September 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 28 September 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Details later.

29 September-1 October 2017 Professional Management Conference, Association of Professional Genealogists, Crystal City in Arlington, VA, near Washington D.C. apgen.org $

Monday 2 October 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Haunted Ohio: Witches, Warlocks & Ghosts: Using Genealogical Research Techniques to Illuminate the True Story Behind Urban Legends in Ohio" - Mary Milne Jamba, OGS Cleveland District Trustee.

Wednesday 4 October 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Public Family History Research Help Session by members of the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.

Friday 6 October 2017 2:00 pm Marleen Applegate will teach "Genealogy Fundamentals" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 14 October 2017 10:00 am Peggy Lauritzen will present "Migration Trails to the Ohio" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 14 October 2017 9:00 am Elizabeth Pearson will present "Fundamentals of English and Welsh Family History" at the meeting of NEOCAG at Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Boulevard • Beachwood, Ohio 44122. Dennis Block will share some of his experiences on his trip to Wales. Note place change!

Wednesday 18 October 18, 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Author William G. Krejci presents “Buried Beneath Cleveland,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Krejci tracked down more than fifty displaced cemeteries throughout the Greater Cleveland area. In some cases, Revolutionary War veterans, famous scientists and illustrious dignitaries were found buried beneath gas stations and grocery stores.

Thursday 26 October 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Details later.

Friday 27 October 2017 10:00 am Mary Jamba will present "Epitaphs & Icons" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Friday 27 October 2017 1:00 pm Mary Jamba will share "Haunted Ohio" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 28 October 2017 9:30 am AAGS meets. Carla Cegielski, researcher and past president of Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogiest and Lake Co. Gen. Society will share "Treasures of the Internet Archive." The Internet Archive contains audio items, movies, software, texts, and teh Wayback Machine. learn how to access this amazing repository and the genealogical treasures it holds.

Saturday 28 Oct 2017 Save the date! Free all-day family history conference hosted by the Kirtland Family History Center. Presenters will include Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG; Sunny McClellan Morton; Cheryl McClellan; Dana Palmer, CG; and Amie Tennant. More details will be forthcoming.

Wednesday 1 November 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Public Family History Research Help Session by members of Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.

Thursday 2 November 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "A History of Passenger Travel on the Great Lakes" - Christopher Gillcrist,Executive Director, National Museum of the Great Lakes.

Sunday 5 November 2017 2:00 pm Cleveland District Round Table will gather at Independence Library to discuss topics of interest to the leadership of genealogy societies in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties.

Wednesday 15 November 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Genealogical Roundtable Sharing," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Bring your photos, trees, brick walls, successes, Eureka! moments, tales of serendipity or favorite website to share with the group. Always a fun meeting.

Saturday 25 November 2017 9:30 am AAGS will experience a Lisa Louise Cooke video -- "Sanborn Fire Maps." When you want to get up close and personal in your ancestor's neighborhood, turn to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (published from 1867 to 1970) to evaluate fire insurance liability in urban areas. Learn ways to use these under-valued genealogy resources and where to find them.

Thursday 30 November 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Details later.

Monday 4 December 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "The Rest of the Story: Getting to Know Your Ancestor" - Chris Staats. Holiday Celebration! Bring a finger food.

Wednesday 13 December 2017 Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Annual Holiday Luncheon and Election of Officers for 2018-2019. Time and Place TBA.

21-26 January 2018 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah. $

2-5 May 2018 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, "Paths to Your Past" will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan. $

23-26 August 2018 FGS Conference, Fort Wayne, Indiana $

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