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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


Saturday 25 March 2017 9:30 am AAGS has an Open Forum -- Planning Your Research/Updating Your Plan. Attendees are requested to bring in and take a fresh look at their current plans. We'll share and discuss ways to organize and tackle tasks.

Saturday 25 March 2017 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM CIAO - Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization will meet at Family History Center Westlake, 25000 Westwood Rd,, Westlake, OH 44145. We will have a tutorial on FamilySearch.org. Betty Franklin will customize her presentation based on what we would like to see.

Sunday 26 March 2017 2:00 am - 4:00 pm "Internet Search Engines, an Underutilized Tool" presented by Roger Marble for Brooklyn Genealogy Club at the Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44114.

Monday 27 March 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 30 March 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library 184 phelps St., Painesville. Speaker will be Ron Toivonen and others of the Finnish Heritage museum, speaking on "The Rannila Project," which began as a research request from Switzerland.

Saturday 1 April 2017 9:30 am-4:00 pm Akron-Summit County Public Library presents “Church and State: Genealogy Research in Religious and Government Records” featuring Sunny McClellan Morton and Chris Staats. 60 S. High St., Akron, Ohio. Registration requested. Please contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or speccollections@akronlibrary.org.

Sunday 2 April 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.

Sunday 2 April 2017 2-4 pm NOTE CHANGE OF SPEAKER & TOPIC. At the meeting of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Father Jan Cizmar, will present "Comparison/ Contrast of Easter and other traditions in Europe and the US." Parma-Snow Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Oh. Free Open to all. For more information call (440) 331-3856

Monday 3 April 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Buckeye Boys and Girls" - Susan Talbot-Stanaway, Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau.

Monday 3 April 2017 7:00 pm "Serendipity in Genealogy" presented by Margaret Cheney at Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd.

Wednesday 5 April 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.

Saturday 8 April 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG: Candy Meeson will tell you “How Google Smashed My Brick Wall” at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 8 April 2017 9:30 am - 4:15 pm - Got Virginia ancestors? WRHS Genealogical Committee is hosting an all-day seminar featuring national speaker, Barbara Vines Little, who will be delivering four presentations: "Born In Virginia, How Do I Find Him?" "Researching Virginia's Records, Part 1," "Researching Virginia's Records, Part 2." and "Virginia Sources for West Virginia Researchers." Information and registration HERE. $

Saturday 8 April 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.

Tuesday 11 April 2017 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society will hear “Creating a Worthwhile Genealogy” with Lecturer, Blogger, and Research Expert Jean Hoffman. She will present guidelines, ideas, and examples to help you make the most of the time and effort you put into family history.

Saturday 15 April 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

Monday 17 April 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "How to Prepare a Lineage Application" presented by Margaret Cheney. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 19 April 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Betsie Norris, Director of the Cleveland Adoption Network: "New Adoption Records and Laws" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 22 April 2017 8:00 am to 1:00 pm The 14 Annual Family History Conference Presented by The Westlake Ohio Family History Center, "Turning your Hearts to your Ancestors." 25000 Westwoood Road, Westlake, Ohio. See the flyer and sign up here.

Saturday 22 April 2017 9:00 am - 4:30 pm The Ohio Chapter Palatines to America hosts “BEYOND THE OBVIOUS - GERMAN GENEALOGY” Speaker: Dr. Fritz Juengling, Ph.D. German Research Specialist at the Family History Library. Sessions: "Beyond the Obvious: Beyond Practical and Social Concerns for Emigration to America," "Historical Events that Affect German Genealogical Research," "The Genealogical Value of German Guild Records: How to fill the Gaps When Church Records are Missing," and "German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution." Columbus Metropolitan library, More info here. $

Sunday 23 April 2017 2:00 am - 4:00 pm "Hidden Resources at the Ohio Genealogical Society" presented by Tom Neel for Brooklyn Genealogy Club at the Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44114.

Monday 24 April 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

26-29 April 2017 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference at Kalahari, Sandusky, Ohio.

Wednesday 26 April 2017 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society will meet for a "Genealogy Potpourri" at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayvield Village, OH. We will answer miscellaneous questions that have come up at meetings or on our helpdesk, or bring your own questions.

Thursday 27 April 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at 10:00 am at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville.

Monday 1 May 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Murder in the Family: Researching a 100 Year Old Mystery" - Deb Shell, genealogist.

Monday 1 May 2017 7:00 pm "Cemeteries and Their Famous Residents" presented by Cathie Clager at Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd.

Wednesday 3 May 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.

Saturday 6 May 2017 8:00 am The Nashi Predky - Our Ancestors Family History Group workshop event in the Pittsburgh metro area. Speakers will include Justin Houser, Michael Buryk, Rich Venezia, and Michelle Chubenko, and will feature talks on "The Basics of Ukrainian Genealogy," "Finding and Using Ukrainian Church Records," "The Aliens Are Coming: USCIS Record Sets," "History of Lemkos, Boykos, and Hutsuls," "Using Gazetteers, Directories & Schematisms for Eastern European Research." More info here. $

Saturday 6 May 2017 Noon to 3:00 PM. Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee Class "The Italians in Cleveland; Their History & Communities." Pamela Dorazio Dean, WRHS Curator for Italian American History, will discuss the history, communities, occupations, Social and religious groups. Connie Sancetta of CIAO will offer local research advice To register: foxreinhardt@usa.net. Hassler Room, WRHS Research Library, 10825 East Blvd. Cleveland 44106. $

Saturday 6 May 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.

Sunday 7 May 2017 1:30-4:15 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups will honor those who have proven their lines directly back to an ancestor living in Cuyahoga County at least 100 years ago. Hosted by Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, banquet will be at Holiday Inn Cleveland South. Ken Bravo will deliver “How to Use WWI Draft Registration Records.” Flyer is here.

Sunday 7 May 2017 2-4 pm, "Introduction to the Cyrillic Alphabet." Paul Burik, Parma-Snow library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Oh Mr. Burik was born in Europe and is familiar with several languages. He is past president of the Cleveland Cultural gardens. Free and open to all. Information call (440) 331-3856.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 7:00 pm “The Results Are In! Understanding your DNA Results” Ready to have your DNA results explained? OGS District Trustee Mary Milne Jamba will present a program designed to help you understand what all the fuss is about at Geauga Genealogical Society meeting.

10-13 May 2017 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina. "Family History Lives Here." http://www.ngsgenealogy.org $

Saturday 13 May 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear "Genealogy Hacks: Tips, Tricks, and New Techniques to Maximize Your Results while Searching for your ancestors online" by Mary Milne Jamba at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Monday 15 May 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Using Coroner's Inquest Files: Gunshot, Head Rolling Down the Tracks, or Just a Possible Heart Attack?" presented by Tom Neel. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Barb Popovich and Marcia Benko, Co-Presidents of the Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society will discuss “Where they [Carpatho-Rusyns] came from and where they settled in Cleveland." For more information, see www.c-rs.org

Saturday 20 May 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, 20 May 2017, 2:00 am - 4:00 pm "Ethnic History of Cleveland" presented by David A. Bernatowicz for Brooklyn Geenalogy Club at the Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44114.

Monday 22 May 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 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."

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.

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.

Saturday 10 June 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

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.

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

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."

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.

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.

Thursday 29 June 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps st., Painesville. Carla Cegielski will be speaking.

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.

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.

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

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 at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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