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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.
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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 4 May 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 4 May 2016 7:30 p.m.Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Garri Regev, President, Israel Genealogical Research Association, will discuss MAKING THE MOST OF JEWISHGEN'S RESOURCES.

4-7 May 2016 NGS Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. $

Saturday 7 May 2016 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 7 May 2016 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm Members of the Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society will present "Making Your Research Come Alive." Move from collecting data to the writing / communication stage of family history using blogging, journaling and other methods. Bring laptop or tablet. Sign up at www.WRHS.org. $

Monday 9 May 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Tom Neel presenting " Saints and Sinners: An Introduction to Your Ancestors' Dark Side" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 10 May 2016 7:00pm "On the Home Front- The Many Hats of World War II" will be presented by Dave Gates (Summit Historical Society) at the meeting of Geauga County Genealogical Society at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH.

Thursday 12 May 2016 7 TO 9 PM Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Cleveland Chapter meeting at Parma Library, 6696 Powers Blvd. Parma, OH. Speaker John Sabol on “Where Did the Rusyn Settle in the Cleveland Area?” Where did your ancestors settle when they arrived in Cleveland? Why did they settle there? What did they accomplish? Come “put some flesh” on the stories about your ancestors. John Sabol is a historian, author, and amateur genealogist who has a vast knowledge of Cleveland. Refreshments served. More info, call (440) 331-3856.

Saturday 14 May 2016 9:15 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear about “Researching before the 1850s”, presented by Margaret Cheney - President of the Ohio Genealogical Society at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Village OH.

Saturday 14 May 2016 10:00 am Eric Johnson will present "WWI Research Tips" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Monday 16 May 2016 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Not Online Doesn’t Mean Out of Reach" presented by Chris Staats. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 18 May 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Tom Neel, OGS Library Director presents "Genealogical Research in Kentucky," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Saturday 21 May 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, and Social Time, 10:00am: Program; "Using Google Books: Five Ideas for Genealogical Success" Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs and DNA group start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: "FamilySearch Family History Books," Jean Hoffman Fairview Park Library Branch, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio

Sunday 22 May 2016 12:00-3:00 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups hosts the twelvth annual Induction Banquet at American Croatian Lodge, 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake. Keynote speaker: Mrs. Branka Malinar will share "The Immigrant Experience." Founding member of the Lodge, and Founder of the Croatian Museum and Library, she will arrange special tours for the group. See flyer here. $

Monday 23 May 2016 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 26 May 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. "Let's Get Organized: What Works for You?" A panel of members will share what works for them.

Thursday 26 May 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Saturday 28 May 2016 9:30 am Timothy Pinnock will join the AAGS via Skype. His topic will be "And the Church Said, 'Amen!': African American Religious Research." Locating information on African American congregations; learn tips and strategies to overcome the lack of record preservation at the local level. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Saturday 28 May 2016 10:00 am Cheryl Abernathy, CG, will present "Underutilized Court Records - Guardianships, Civil and Criminal Courts" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Wednesday 1 June 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

3-5 June 2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Los Angeles. http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/ $

Saturday 4 June 2016 10:30 - 12:30 CIAO meets at Independence Library and will have an open forum. Monday 6 June 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets for a potluck at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Debbie Abbott will share "Bob Hope and Chef Boyardee: From Pun to Pasta."

Monday 6 June 2016 7:00 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets in the Willow Room of the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Dr. Program is "Finding Your Italian Ancestors" presented by Tom Cirincione.

Saturday 11 June 2016 10:00 am - 12 noon Workshop especially for OGS Chapters on Utilizing Social Media at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

12-17 June 2016 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (IGHR) http://samford.libguides.com/ighr $

Monday 13 June 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Amy Wachs presenting " Guidelines to Finding Polish Records" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 14 June 2016 6:30pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chesterland Historical Society Tanner House for a Tour & Bicentennial Quilt Talk at 7800 Mayfield Rd.,Chesterland, OH (Rte 322 and Caves Rd).

Wednesday 15 June 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Betty Franklin, Westlake LDS Family History Center presents "Helping Young People Make Their Ancestors Come Alive, "in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 18 June 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, and Social Time, 10:00am: Program; Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: TBA.

Saturday 18 June 2016 10:00 am - 12 noon Workshop especially for OGS Chapters on How to Judge a Lineage Application - 2 hours -- at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Friday 25 June 2016 1:00 pm Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, will present "Ticked Off, Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Saturday 25 June 2016 9:30 am AAGS will hear "Grandma's Attic and Grandpa's Garage" by the Summit County Historical Society. Artifacts and memorabilia can spark memories and add narrative to the lives of yesteryear. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Saturday 25 Jun 2016 10:00 am to 3 pm CCLG hosts a free Lineage Application Workshop. This applies to any lineage society, but Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups will be the example used. Bring documents and laptop if possible. Flyer here.

26 June - 1 July 2016 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh http://www.gripitt.org/ $

Thursday 30 June 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Amands Epperson will presnt, “I Blog therefore I am: How to create and use blogs”.

Thursday 30 June 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Thursday 7 July 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Tom Neel, director of the OGS Library will present "The Migration Story: Why did Your Family Settle Here?" Note day change.

10-15 July 2016 Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) at the National Archives, Washington D.C. http://www.gen-fed.org/home/gen-fed-2016/ $

17-22 July 2016 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh http://www.gripitt.org/ $

Wednesday 20 July 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Margaret Cheney, OGS President presents "What is a Lineage Society? And, How Do I Join One?" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 23 July 2016 9:30 am Debbie Abbott will be the presenter at the meeting of AAGS. Her topic is "Conference Workshops and Seminars: The Road to Successful Genealogy." She will share the reasons conferences are invaluable to beginners and advanced researchers alike. Explore types of lectures presented and value of networking. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Friday 23 July 2016 10:00 am - 12 Noon A Workshop - "How to Apply to an OGS Lineage Society" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Thursday 28 July 2016 5:30 pm Lake County Genealogical Society meets for their annual pot luck picnic. Brian Horgan from Unionville Tavern Preservation Society will share the latest about the restoration of the historic Unionville Tavern, supposed Ohio's first tavern and one of the oldest buildings. Place TBA.

Friday 29 July 2016 10:00 am Marleen Applegate will present "Beginning Genealogy" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Monday 1 August 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Margaret Cheney, OGS president, will present "Tweets, Pokes and Blogs - Expanding Your Genealogical Research through the Use of Social Media."

Saturday 6 August 2016 1:00 pm Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, will present "Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate and Babies" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

7-12 August 2016 This summer's conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies will be held in Seattle, WA. http://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/program_schedule.cfm $

Monday 8 August 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Margaret Cheney presenting " How To Prepare A Lineage Application" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Sunday 14 August 2016 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 Bain Park Cabin, 21077 North Park Drive (corner of Hillsdale & North Park), Fairview Park. It is hosted by Greater Cleveland GS and African American GS Cleveland. Bring side dish or dessert to share. (Hosts bring entrees.) Enjoy some old fashioned fun with folks of like mind. Flyer is here.

Wednesday 17 August 2016 1:00 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS Annual Summer Luncheon. Place TBA. For details and to RSVP: cuyahogawest@gmail.com

Saturday 20 August 2016 9:00 am-3:30 pm Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Management Seminar. For officers, potential officers, and anyone interested. This seminar is about managing a genealogy organization with some genealogy topics as well. It will be held at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813. Free to members of any OGS chapter

Friday 26 August 2016 10:00 am Deborah Abbott, Ph.D., will present "Researching Funeral Home Records" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

31 August - 3 September 2016 Federation of Genealogy Societies Conference, Springfield, Illinois. http://www.fgs.org/ $

Thursday 1 September 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Mandy Altimus Pons will offer "Entertainment of the Early 1900s." Note day change.

31 August - 3 September 2016 FGS Conference, "Time Travel: Centuries of Memories," Springfield, Illinois.

Wednesday 7 September 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Monday 12 September 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Debra Lape presenting " Looking For Lizzie" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 13 September 2016 7:00pm Geauga County Genealogical Society will hear "Researching Church Records" presented by Sunny McClellan Morton at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH.

15-17 September 2016 New York State Family History Conference at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center Syracuse/Liverpool in Syracuse, New York http://www.nysfhc.org/ $

Wednesday 21 September 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Jennifer Nieves presents “Storage & Preservation of Family Archival Photos, Documents, and Heirlooms: How to Do It Yourself at Home,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

22-26 September 2016 Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference at Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. https://www.apgen.org/conferences/ $

Saturday 24 September 2016 Detroit Family History Conference sponsored by Detroit Public Library, Detroit Genealogical Society, and Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society. Featuring Dr. Deborah Abbott. Free.

Saturday 24 September 2016 9:30 am AAGS will have a film and discussion on Black Indians: An American Story. This video documentary explores the issue of racial identity among Native Americans, African Americans and the melding of these two groups in American history. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Thursday 29 September 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Sunny McClellan Morton will present "Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church: An In-depth Look at US Religious Records"

Thursday 29 September 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

1 October 2016 Ohio Genealogical Society Fall Seminar at Bellville, Ohio

Monday 3 October 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. David Kendall presents "When Descendants Become Ancestors."

Wednesday 5 October 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Monday 10 October 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts David Kendall presenting " When Descendants Become Ancestors" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday - Thursday 11-13 October 2016 6:30 am OGS trip to Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN. Leaving from Broopark or pick up at OGS, Bellville. Two nights at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Ft. Wayne. Tour the library, research city directories, periodicals, huge collection of genealogies, histories, microfilm, and so much more! Brochure at Events at www.OGS.org. $

Tuesday 11 October 2016 7:00pm "Penmanship-Back in the Day" presented by Cheryl McClellan (reschedule from February) at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH.

Friday 21- Saturday 22 October 2016 1:30 pm North Hills Genealogists present their fall conference starring J. Mark Lowe, CG, and Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. Topics will be "Developing a Strategic Research Plan and Compiling Complete Results," "Talking Details: Oral History & Genealogy." On Saturday choose a track: Genealogy 101: How Do I Start?, "You Only Have a Death Announcement -- Now What?" or "Genealogy 201: Beyond the Basics: "Write that Source Down," and "Pioneers of the Frontier: Using Online Newspapers (1750-1900) To Find Early Settlers." Afternoon: "Is It Really Online? Finding and Using Original Sources at Home or Library,"and "Metes & Bounds: Finding Land Transactions and Landless Documents." See North Hills Genealogists. $

Saturday 22 October 2016 9:30 am AAGS will host Sunny McClellan Morton, speaking on "What's So Special About Special Censuses?" Learn how to find and use veteran, mortality, slave, agriculture, manufacturer, and social statistics schedules. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Thursday 27 October 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Program TBA.

Thursday 27 October 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Wednesday 2 November 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Thursday 3 November 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Henry Timmon will present "The Firelands of Ohio: History and Records." Note day change.

Tuesday 8 November 2016 7:00pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH. Program TBA.

Monday 14 November 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Ken Bravo presenting " Locating Your Ancestors' Naturalization Records and Learning About the Secrets They Hold" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Thursday 17 November 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Dr. Deborah Abbott will share one of her excellent genealogy topics.

Thursday 17 November 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Monday 5 December 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets for a holiday celebration at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Bring a fingerfood to share. Chris Staats presents "'Not Online' Doesn't Mean Out of Reach."

Monday 12 December 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS program to be Announced. Please bring a finger food to share. - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

22-27 January 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration will open 9 July 2016 at 9 a.m. MDT. $

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

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

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

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

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

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