Cleveland District Round Table

2006 Archived Activities


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Activities of Genealogical Interest


Wednesday 4 January 2006 7:30 pm Cleveland Jewish Genealogical Society hosts Steve Doell from Western Reserve Historical Society speaking on "Document Preservation."

Sunday 8 January 2006 1:30 pm Donna Gruber, CG will present "Citations are Easy" at the regular meeting of Medina County Genealogical Society at Inn At Medina, Medina, OH

Sunday 8 January 2006 2:00 pm The Geauga Co. Genealogical Society will meet this Sunday at Chardon Library. Discussion of goals for 2006 and working on a project for the Library to label photographs will be the focus of the meeting.

Monday 9 January 2006 7:30 PM. Meeting held on the 2nd Monday due to the holiday. The program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, at the Independence Civic Center Willow Room , 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH will feature Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, Cleveland State University Library, who will discuss The Cleveland Memory Project, and some of its recent additions, such as its growing collection of e-books about Cleveland, its people, and its history; and other new features available on-line and on-site at Cleveland State University.

Tuesday 10 January 2006 12:00 noon at Best Western Lawnfield Inn and Suites Mentor, Ohio - Lawnfiled Inn Lecture Series - Millionaire's Row: Beauty Above, Beneath and All Around. This presentation includes images from some of the stately mansions on Euclid Avenue, once considered the "Most beautiful street in the world." This presentation is part of the exhibit at WRHS in Cleveland. Call for cost and reservations 440-255-8722.

Tuesday 10 January 2006 7:30 pm. (note date change for this month) East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center. Program is "Billy Yank and Johnny Reb: A Glimpse into the Civil War" presented by Tim and Mary Louise Daley.

Thursday 12 January 2006 7:30 pm The regular meeting of Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS will feature Marie Herlevi with "Resources at the Summit County Library."

Saturday, 14 January 2006 9:00 am Brent Morgan will present an in-depth discussion of "The NEW National Archives Website" at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

Wednesday, 18 January 2006, 6:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West, OGS Chapter Meeting. Program at 7:00 p.m.: Installation of Officers and New Yearís Resolutions.

Saturday 21 January 2006, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm The regular meeting of CAGG will feature President Bill Frank discussing the many things he learned at the 2005 Genealogy Conference.

Saturday 21 January 2006 10:00 am Great lake Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists will meet at the Akron Summit County Public Library. The article chosen for the discussion appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, September 2005. It is titled "Social News as a Clue to Ancestry: Hester (nee Rogers) Cunningham of Virginia and West Virginia" beginning on page 165. To register, or for any questions, contact Donna Gruber at djg@bright.net or call (419) 846-3533.

Thursday 26 January 2006 11:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society Annual Potluck Meeting and First Families of Lake County Induction will be at Morley Library Meeting Rooms. Induction of officers will also take place. The Keynote speaker will be from the Cleveland Restoration Society and the topic is "The Rescue of Our Past." Bring tableware and dish to share.

Wednesday, 1 February 2006 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CUYAHOGA WEST: Help Sessions Resume, Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

Monday, 6 February 2006, 7:30 PM. The program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, at the Independence Civic Center Willow Room , 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH will feature Martin Hauserman, Chief City Archivist, who will speak on "Cleveland's City Archives", an ever-growing record of the life of the City of Cleveland, its residents and its endeavors. The legislative records, correspondence, maps and photographs contained in the Archives offer a blueprint of the city and its changes over time. The records date from 1803, chronicling Cleveland Township, to present time. The City Archives offer rich historical information organized into special collections and legislative files, including A History of Cleveland Baseball from League Park to Jacob's Field, Cleveland Mayors, Cemetery certificates: 1836-1925, City of Cleveland Strip Maps, 1880-1975, among others.

Tuesday 7 February 2006 7:00 p.m. "HeritageQuest" at Chardon Library - Hands-On. Space available for 12 people at computers with room for others not at computers. Call Chardon Library to register (440) 285-7601.

Wednesday, 8 February 2006, 7:00 - 9:00 pm African American Genealogical Society will be offering a Genealogy Presentation at - Euclid Public Library 631 E. 222 St., Cleveland, OH 44123.

Thursday 9 February 2006 7:30 pm Vickie Blum Vigil will present her book and hints and tips she learned while writing Finding Family History in NE Ohio. at the regular meeting of the Southwest Chapter OGS.

Saturday 11 February 2006 9:00 am Casandra Brown will be the speaker at the regular meeting of NEOCAG. She will discuss basic genealogy and African American research in celebration of Black history month.

Saturday 11 February 2006 9:00 -12:00 noon or 2:00 - 5:00 pm "Picture Your History," a free half-day seminar will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kirtland (8751 Kirtland Rd/Rt 306--the big church at the bottom of the hill). The seminar is aimed at "those who love to preserve their memories," specifically genealogists and scrapbookers. Mini-classes on photography, digital image manipulation and digital restoration of old photos, storage and printing of digital photos, interviewing skills for family history projects, and improving your own journal-writing. Becky Higgins, the former Creative Editor of Creating Keepsakes magazine and author of a new book Our Family Scrapbooks, will kick off the three-hour seminar with a multimedia keynote presentation and will wrap up the event with a hands-on workshop for attendees. The event is free but registration is required as seating is limited. Participants can register on-line at www.visithistorickirtland.org or call to register at 440-256-9805.

Saturday 11 Feb 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will present "Foundations - Stories that Grandma & Grandpa Told Us - Oral Histories of Families" with Ginny Snyder & Joan Maher. Held at the new Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street Hudson Ohio 44236

Saturday 11 Feb 9:30 am Check out the "Clan Diggers"! We will meet at Fairview Park Regional Library. What are "Clan Diggers" you may ask? We are member of the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society who are offering our services to assist you in your quest for those elusive ancestors. Why not stop by, see if we can help you! For more details on "Clan Diggers", check out: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohgcgg/events.html

Sunday 12 February 2006 1:30 pm The regular meeting of Medina County Genealogical Society will feature Donna Gruber, C.G. at Brunswick Public Library, Brunswick. Topic will be "Evaluating Evidence."

Sunday 12 February 2006 1:30 pm The regular meeting of Geauga County Genealogical Society will feature Amy Kenneley on the topic, "Recording Your Memories." This is a hands-on lecture. Bring paper and pencil and something of special significance to you i.e. a picture, a piece of jewelry, a coin, or a small artifact.

Monday 13 February 2006 6:30 pm The regular meeting of Lorain County Genealogical Society will be "Show and Tell" - share that special item inherited from an ancestor.

Monday 13 February 2006 7:00 p.m. "Birth, Marriage, Death Records" at Geauga West Library. Call Geauga West Library to register (440) 729-4250.

Tuesday 14 February 2006 12:00 noon at Best Western Lawnfield Inn and Suites Mentor, Ohio - Lawnfiled Inn Lecture Series - "Letters from Crete and James." Gain insight into the sometimes rocky, mostly romantic lives of James and Lucretia Garfield as we share some of their letters, and discuss the art of Victorian letter writing. Call for cost and reservations 440-255-8722.

Wednesday 15 February 2006 7:00 pm CUYAHOGA WEST: Genealogical research resources at Porter Library, Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH.

Saturday 18 February 2006 9:30 am to 4:00 pm "Explore Your African American Roots." To honor Black History Month, Morley Library, The Friends of Morley Library, and the Lake County Genealogical Society will present a day dedicated to researching the family histories of people of African descent. Members of The African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland will be speaking on a number of topics designed to help you trace your family tree. Dr. Deborah Abbott will be the keynote speaker on the topic, "A Needle in a Haystack - Black Research." The day will begin with a discussion of basic genealogy - charts, forms and sources by Casandra Brown. Personal analysis of your ancestor chart and guidance to sources will be done by members of AAGS as well as LCGS and Morley staff. Database demonstrations will be available. Research techniques are equally applicable to other ethnicities. No charge. Contact Morley Library at 440-352-3383 for more information. Free, lunch included.

Saturday 18 February 2006 9:30 am - 2:00 pm The regular meeting of CAGG will be in three sessions. The first topic will be "I Learned It Through the Internet" with Jean Hoffman. This will be a potpourri of educational opportunities on the Internet. (The afternoon session was to be "RootsWeb Email Lists" with Dick Rose. However, a change has come about.) Christy Wiggins, genealogy specialist, will describe how to use the newest resource at Fairview Park Library: the microfilm/PC scanning workstation. A brief video and a live demonstration will be included. The middle session will be breakout user groups.

Saturday 18 February 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will present "Fine-Tuning - Veteran History Project" at Laurel Lake Retirement Home (Feb. 11 mtg. is prerequisite).

Saturday 18 February 2006 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter APG will have their discussion group with the topic article that National Genealogical Society Quarterly, September 2005. It is titled "The Visit of John Adams Unlocks the Door to Clayton Stafford's Lineage" beginning on page 177. Meeting at Akron-Summit County Library. Please see their page for instructions.

Monday 20 February 2006 6:30 pm "Up Your GEDCom!" Demonstration of putting your genealogy on the Internet so you might be found by others researching the same families. This is at the regular meeting of Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 22 February 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to celebrate George Washington's Birthday at a luncehon in his honor held by the Western Reserve Society Sons of the American Revolution. The date is at the Cleveland Skating Club, Kemper Road, Shaker Heights. Cost includes full course meal, including dessert, tax, tip, and parking. There will be an East Cuyahoga connection as part of the program this year which Brent is not at liberty to divulge. For cost and reservations, contact Brent Morgan.

Thursday 23 February 2006 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will have a research day at Western Reserve Historical Society.

Friday 24 Feb 2006 5:00 pm Hudson Genealogy Study Group will host a Lock In at the New Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street Hudson Ohio 44236. There are special access instructions for this annual research event. Contact Pamela Turner pturnertaylor@adelphia.net

Wednesday, 1 March 2006 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CUYAHOGA WEST: Help Session, Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

Saturday 4 March 2006 12:00 pm "Genealogy in the Computer Age." Topics: locating original documents, web searching techniques, connecting with others, organizing information, potpourri of websites, evaluating websites, etc. Presented by The Genealogical Committee, this will be at Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

Monday 6 March 2006 7:30 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society topic will be PERSI (Periodical Source Index). Brent Morgan, president of the WRHS Gen. Committee and many other groups will present this great, although little-used source for genealogical information.

Tuesday 7 March 2006 7:00 p.m. Chardon Library -- "Getting Organized - Files, Pictures, E-mail, Computer & Non Computer Methods." This is hands-on - Space available for 12 people at computers with room for others not at computers. Call Chardon Library to register (440) 285-7601.

Thursday 9 March 2006 7:30 pm A demonstration of the genealogy program RootsMagic will be featured at the regular meeting of the Southwest Chapter OGS.

Saturday 11 March 2006 9:00 am. NEOCAG will have guest speaker, Steve Doell from Western Reserve Historical Society. He will discuss preserving documents, photos, and electronic media. Other sessions will explore GENUKI, BitTorrent, and user programs.

Saturday 11 Mar 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will be led by Ann Miller Scott on the Quarterly Palatines to America, held at the new Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street Hudson Ohio 44236.

Sunday 12 March 2006 11:00 pm at Skypark Airport Community Room, 3071 Greenwich Road, Wadsworth, Ohio: The Medina County Genealogical Society will have a special session over lunch prior to their meeting for those interested in Genealogical Certification.

Sunday 12 March 2006 1:30 pm at Skypark Airport, 3071 Greenwich Road, Wadsworth, Ohio: The Medina County Genealogical Society will have a beginning genealogy orientation for those interested in learning about what is involved in finding more information on their family history. Fly-ins welcome. Directions at http://www.airnav.com/airport/15G. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Robert Hyde

Monday 13 March 2006 6:30 pm The regular meeting of Lorain County Genealogical Society will be "Researching Your Home's History" - presented by Lisa Yako of Historical Research Partners.

Tuesday 14 March 2006 12:00 noon at Best Western Lawnfield Inn and Suites Mentor, Ohio - Lawnfiled Inn Lecture Series - "First Mothers" Ohio could be called the cradle of American presidents, considering we boast more presidents than any other state in the US. Hear from some of the mothers of these powerful men, and discover the characteristics and commonalities they share in raising successful sons. Call for cost and reservations 440-255-8722.

Tuesdays 14 Mar - 18 April 2006 7:00 pm The Medina County Genealogical Society Proudly Announces a Beginning Course in Genealogy. This will be a six session course in the meeting room of The Inn at Medina, 100 High Point Drive, Medina. Topics will be Getting Started, Library Sources, Census Records, Vital Records, Court & Land Records, and (optionally) First Families of Medina- Applying for Lineage Societies. For minimal fee or to register, call Tom Hilberg at 330-725-4257 or Don Canfield at 330-725-8140.

Tuesday 14 March 2006 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society Meeting at Chardon Library - No Registration Required. Topic: Recording Your Memories presented by Amy Kenneley (Note this program is from the previous meeting that was deterred by inclement weather.)

Wednesday 15 March 2006 7:00 pm CUYAHOGA WEST: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a video on Irish Research, at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

Thursday 16 March 2006 7:00 pmThe Tri C GO planning meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 7 has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2006. Time is still 7:00 p.m. at the Fairview Park Library. This meeting is for the delegates of any genealogical society in the Cleveland District.

Saturday, March 18, 9:30 a.m. at Hudson Library, 96 Library St., Hudson, Ohio: The Hudson Genealogical Study Group will have Elissa Scalise Powell, CG present "What's a Prothonotary? Your Guide to Pennsylvania Court Houses." The various courthouse offices and the Russell index system will be explored. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Gwen Mayer or at 330-653-6658, extension 1017 or http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohhudogs/hudson.htm.

Saturday, March 18, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm "So You Want to Join a Lineage Society...Applications Without Headaches." This workshop is presented by New Connecticut (Painesville) and Stanley-Redmond-Harper (Ashtabula) Chapters, DAR in conjucntion with and at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, Ohio 44077. The speaker will be Ohio DAR State Registrar, Barbara Giffith, who has much Lineage Society experience. Reservations required by Mar. 13. See brochure.

Saturday 18 March 2006 9:30 am - 2:00 pm The regular meeting of CAGG will be in three sessions. The first topic will be "Put Your Family on the Web" with Jean Hoffman. This will be a few easy methods of posting your information on the Internet. The middle session will be breakout user groups. The afternoon session will be "RootsWeb Email Lists" with Dick Rose.

Saturday 18 March 2006 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter APG will have their discussion group with the topic article that appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 1993. It is titled "Family Reconstitution as a Means of Individual Identification: Ole Andersen Kolvien of Voss, Norway" beginning on page 283. Meeting at Akron-Summit County Library. Please see their page for instructions.

Monday 20 March 2006 6:30 pm "Brickwall Ladders - Group Participation" will be the topic at the regular meeting of Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society.

Monday 20 March 2006, 7:00 p.m. Geauga West Library offers "Found It On the Internet. Now What!" Call Geauga West Library to register (440) 729-4250.

Tuesday 21 March 2006 7:00 - 8:00 pm Informational meeting for newly forming 4-H Club. The "Geauga Junior Genealogists" will meet at the Chardon Library. Call (440) 285-7601 to register. Students (12 & older), parents, and grandparents are welcome. If you have questions, contact Sandy Malitz at the Chardon Library or at raccooan@oplin.org. You donít have to live on a farm to be part of 4-H.

Wednesday-Friday 22-24 March 2006 CANCELLED Trip to Ft. Wayne's Allen County Public Library is back by popular demand. Three departure sites, deluxe motorcoach, great research! Deadline 15 Feb. Only one bus, so sign up early! See more information from Lake County Genealogical Society - www.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs Sorry, but we will reschedule later.

Saturday 25 March 2006 12:00 to 2:00 pm "Family History Basics: Genealogy 101." Presented by the WRHS Genealogical Committee, these classes are for the person who is new to tracing his/her roots. Topics: getting organized, research process, charts and forms, home sources, interview, source citation, brief introduction to preservation, internet, and WRHS Library. At Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

Thursday 30 March 2006 10:00 am The Regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society will be in the Morley Library meeting rooms. Bari Stith, archivist at Geauga County Archives will discuss the holdings of that repository.

Thursday 30 March 2006 7:00 p.m. "Family History Library" Space available for 12 people at computers with room for others not at computers. Call Chardon Library to register (440) 285-7601.

Saturday 1 April 2006 12:00 to 3:00 pm "Genealogy 102." Got the basics? Itís time to learn about a variety of records. Topics: vital records, cemetery and funeral home records, and an introduction to census records as well as additional internet resources. Bring a filled in pedigree chart. Time will be spent in the Library researching with the assistance of experienced volunteers. Presented by The Genealogical Committee, this will be at Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

Monday 3 April 2006 7:30 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society topic will be "The Peopling of Cleveland" (History of Immigration and Migration). John Grabowski, Director of Research, Western Reserve Historical Society and Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History, Case Western Reserve University, will be the presenter.

Monday 3 April 2006 7:30 pm The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogy Society will hear a presentation on "Researching Your Slovak, Ancestors: Available Resources" by Joseph Hornack, who will describe what is available at the Slovak Institute Reference Library on Buckeye Rd in Cleveland, as well as resources available on the Internet. Joe has done extensive research on his Slovak ancestors and will share information about resources he found most helpful. The meeting will be held in the Willow Room of the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH.

Monday and Tuesday 3 & 4 April 7:00 pm RootsWeb, Cyndi's List, USGen Web (lecture & hands-on) Limit 12 people (2 per computer) people plus 8 people not at computers. Held at Geauga West Library - Call 440-729-4250 to register. (Note same program is offered each day.)

Monday 4 April 2006 7:00 pm "Genealogy 101" Learn the basics of genealogy research including recordkeeping, interviewing, home sources and an introduction to internet sources. Chardon Library. Register by calling (440) 285-7601.

Wednesday 5 April 5 2006 1:00 - 2:30 p.m CUYAHOGA WEST: Help Session, Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

Wednesday 5 April 5 2006 7:30 pm Amy Wachs Felner will speak at the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Topic will be "My Travels in Eastern Europe."

Saturday 8 April 2006 9:00 am Richard Black director of Godfrey Memorial Library in Middleton, Connecticut will be the keynote speaker at the regular meeting of NEOCAG. He will share an in-depth look at the Godfrey Databases, which include many newspapers, people finders, etc.

Saturday 8 April 2006 Louise Jones will be leading a Research Field Trip to Ohio Historical Society, Columbus. There will be no Medina County Gen Society membership meeting 9 April.

Saturday 8 April 2006 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Gen Committee is presenting a workshop, "Using Maps and Land Records in Genealogical Research" John Daily and Wally Huskonen will be presenting four sessions,

  • Why Use Maps in Your Genealogical Research?
  • Understanding Land Systems and Records in Ohio and Elsewhere
  • Plotting Deeds
  • Resources for Finding Maps and Land Records
    For questions, cost and reservations, contact Brent Morgan (216) 382-7297 or Registrar, Nancy Leinweber (440) 205-1942.

    Saturday 8 Apr 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will present "Foundations - Field Trip - Genealogy Research at the Akron-Summit County Public Library" (Joanne O'Dell)

    Monday 10 April 2006 6:30 pm John Daily will be speaking on "Ohio History and Land Records" at the regular meeting on Lorain County Genealogical Society.

    Tuesday 11 April 2006 12:00 noon at Best Western Lawnfield Inn and Suites Mentor, Ohio - Lawnfield Inn Lecture Series - "Ohio's Frist Ladies" Hear about the lives and legacies of Ohio's first ladies, and the significant political and social contributions they've made. Call for cost and reservations 440-255-8722.

    Tuesday 11 April 2006 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society Meeting at Chardon Library - No Registration Required Topic: Using Public Libraries for Distance Research

    Wednesday 12 April 2006 7:00 pm "Immigration Research" Topics include naturalization, passenger lists, etc. Meeting at Chardon Library - Call 440-285-7601 to register.

    Saturday 15 April 2006 9:00 am - 2 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy (CAGG) meets at Fairview Park library. Morning Program: "Success with Search Engines" with Lorraine Newsome. Afternoon Program: "Keeping and Organizing What You Find" with Jean Hoffman.

    Tuesday 18 April 7:00 pm "Female Ancestors" at Middlefield Library - Call 440- 632-1916 to register.

    Wednesday 19 April 19 2006 7:00 pm CUYAHOGA WEST: "Behind Barbed Wire: Memories of a WWII POW", presented by our member and recent president of Ohio Barbed Wire Buckeyes, Bill Reulbach of North Olmsted at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

    Saturday 22 April 2006 8:30 am-1 pm Building Family Memories, A Genealogy Conference presented by the Cleveland Ohio Family History Center. Topics include:
    Beginning Genealogy by Dorothy Titera
    The ABCs of PAF by Sarah Knack
    Preserving Memories - Scrapbooking by Anna Styles and Melva Wandra
    Finding Female Ancestors by Diana Crisman Smith
    Immigration and Naturaliation by Janis Pflieger
    Scandinavian Research by Diana Crisman Smith
    African-American Genealogy by Cassandra Brown
    Finding Answers on the Internet by Gary M. Smith
    Punching Through that Brick Wall by Gary M. Smith
    No charge. Reservations by 12 April.

    Sunday 23 April 2006 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club will hear Oliver Gerber on "The Unique 103rd Ohio Civil War Volunteer Infantry."

    Monday 24 April 10:00 am at Bainbridge Libary - "Family History Basics" lecture & hands-on session. Limit 12 people (2 per computer) people plus 8 people not at computers. Call 440-543-5611 to register.

    Thursday 27 April 2006 10:00 am Rick Harper, historian for the Harper Family Association will be coming from Colorado to discuss the Harper Family and their early settlement in Lake and Ashtabula Counties. This is the regular meeting of the Lake County Genealogical Society.

    27-29 April 2006 Ohio Genealogical Society 45th Annual Conference at Radisson Hotel/Seagate Center, Toledo, Ohio. "Planting the Seed: Tools for Growing Your Family Tree."

    17 April 2006 6:30 pm "Using Search Engines in Your Research" by Lorraine Newsome; Greater Cleveland Chapter, OGS, Fairview Regional Library located at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio. There is a social period from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm with meeting time being 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

    Saturday 29 April 2006 Spring Clean-up at East Cleveland Cemetery. Web site is www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuycem/

    Monday 1 May 2006 7:30 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society topic will be "The National Road; A Ride through Time." Speaker Sylvia Miller is a retired educator appearing as part of the Speakers Bureau of the Ohio Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CHANGE IN LOCATION for this meeting only - St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church - 435 SOM Center Rd. Mayfield Village.

    Monday 1 May 2006 7:30 pm The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogy Society May meeting topic will be "Cemeteries, A Nice Place to Visit." Meeting will be held in the Willow Room of the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH. A video of the history of cemeteries will be shown and Mary Boehnlein and John and Sandy Stoika will talk about cemeteries and genealogy research.

    Tuesday, May 2, 2006 9:30 am to 4:00 pm John T. Humphrey will be presenting a German genealogical seminar at Western Reserve Historical Society. In his three segments, Humphrey will cover:

  • Researching German Ancestors: "The Agony and the Ecstasy."
  • Finding Your German Ancestorís Place of Origin.
  • Using Church Records in Germany and the U.S. to Climb the Family Tree
    For questions, cost and reservations, contact Brent Morgan (216) 382-7297 or Registrar, Nancy Leinweber (440) 205-1942.

    Wednesday 3 May 2006 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CUYAHOGA WEST: Help Session, Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

    Wednesday 3 May 2006 7:30 pm Richard Spector will give an "Introduction to Genealogical DNA" at the regular meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.

    Saturday 6 May 2006 Spring Clean-up at East Cleveland Cemetery. Web site is www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuycem/

    Sunday 7 May 2006 1:30 pm Medina County Genealogical Society will meet at the Sharon 1840 Museum in Sharon, Ohio where Bob Jagger will lead a Tour of the Sharon 1840 House This trip cancelled. No meeting this month.

    Monday 8 May 2006 6:30 pm Henry Timman, retired Clerk of Probate Court Huron Co., Historian, and Genealogist will be speaking at the regular meeting of the Lorain County Genealogical Society. Topic will be Vital Records - Birth, Marriage and Death When the Records Do Not Exist.

    Tuesday 9 May 2006 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society Meeting at Chardon Library - No Registration Required. Topic: To Be Announced

    Tuesday 9 May 2006 7:00 pm "How to Discover The History of Your House" will be presented by Reference librarian Louise Kloss and local Historian Carl Thomas Engel at Morley Library Meeting Room, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, Ohio.

    Thursday 11 May 7:00 pm "Census - Research Tips & Non Population Schedules" (lecture & hands-on) Limit 12 people (2 per computer) people plus 8 people not at computers. Held at Bainbridge Library - Call 440-543-5611 to register.

    Saturday 13 May 2006 9:30 am The Regular meeting of NEOCAG will star five of our members, Mary Lou Bregitzer, Brent Morgan, Marilyn Baskin, Rita Williams and Lois Wheeler as a panel to share "Publishing Your Genealogy."

    Saturday 13 May 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will present "Foundations - Family Associations & Reunions" (Ted Minier & Gwen Mayer). Held at the new Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street Hudson Ohio 44236

    Monday 15 May 7:00 pm "Military Research" at Geauga West Library - Call 440-729-4250 to register.

    Monday 15 May 2006 6:30 pm: "Combing Grandpa's Hair:" Using Graphics programs to "fix", enhance, and otherwise make some of your old photos more friendly for use in either your genealogy program, or just for making copies. Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society, Fairview Regional Library located at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio. There is a social period from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm with meeting time being 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

    Wednesday 17 May 2006 7:00 pm CUYAHOGA WEST: Roundtable Discussion: "World War II Home Front Memories", at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

    Saturday 20 May 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will host " Fine-Tuning - a Field Trip to Palatines to America Library in Columbus.

    Saturday 20 May 2006 9:30 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland (CAGG) meets at Fairview Park Library. Morning Program: Land Records in the Living Room with John Dailey. Afternoon Program: More Tricks with Spreadsheets with Bob Minnich.

    Saturday 20 May 2006 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists will meet at the Akron Summit County Public Library. The article chosen for the discussion appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, December 1993. It is titled "To My Daughter and the Heirs of Her Body: Slave Passages as Illustrated by the Latham-Smithwick Family" beginning on page 270. To register, or for any questions, contact Donna Gruber at djg@bright.net or call (419) 846-3533.

    Saturday, 20 May 2006 2:00 pm African-American Genealogical Society meeting at Maple Heights Library. Topic: "Court Records." Also, member tribute to maternal lines. (General meeting/presentation is followed by a research workshop.)

    Sunday 21 May 2006 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club presents Tom Neel, OGS Library Director who will speak on "LDS Family History Center."

    Saturday 27 May 2006 12:00 to 2:00 pm "Family History Basics: Genealogy 101." Presented by the WRHS Genealogical Committee, these classes are for the person who is new to tracing this/her roots. Topics: getting organized, research process, charts and forms, home sources, interview, source citation, brief introduction to preservation, internet, and WRHS Library. At Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

    Saturday 27 May 2006 10:00 am Veteran Memorial Flag placement for over 400 vets of Revolutionary through Vietnam wars, at East Cleveland Cemetery. Web site is www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuycem/ For more information call 216-536-7432.

    Monday 29 May 2006 1:30 pm Honor the over 400 vets of Revolutionary through Vietnam wars at East Cleveland Cemetery. Web site is www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuycem/ For more information call 216-536-7432.

    Saturday 3 June 2006 12:00 to 3:00 pm "Genealogy 102." Got the basics? Itís time to learn about a variety of records. Topics: vital records, cemetery and funeral home records, and an introduction to census records as well as additional internet resources. Bring a filled in pedigree chart. Time will be spent in the Library researching with the assistance of experienced volunteers. Presented by The Genealogical Committee, this will be at Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

    Monday 5 June 2006 7:30 pm Dr. Donna DeBlasio, Director of the Center for Historic Preservation, Youngstown State University, will present "Oral history" at the regular meeting of the East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society.

    Monday 5 June 2006 6:30 pm The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogy Society June meeting will be a Heritage Potluck dinner to conclude the 2005-2006 year. Dinner will be at 6:30 pm in the Independence Civic Center White Oak Room with kitchen facilities available. Please bring a dish from your ethnic heritage and be prepared to tell about it. The evening's program will be "Preservation through Data Imaging," presented by Linda and Larry Bickham from the Family Life Center in Salt Lake City. They will describe the Morman Family Life Center project and how they are digitizing Cuyahoga County wills and land deeds for easy access when the project is complete.

    Wednesday 7 June 2006 7:30 pm Christy Wiggins will speak on "Cuyahoga County Library Genealogy Holdings" at the regular meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.

    Wednesday 7 June 2006 1:00 - 2:30 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. offers a Help Session at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH

    Saturday 10 June 2006 9:00 am Brent Morgan will present "Ohio Genealogical Society Databases" at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

    Saturday 10 June 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will present "Foundations - Confronting the Challenge of Cemeteries" Held at the new Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street Hudson Ohio 44236

    Monday 12 June 2006 A Medina County Genealogical Society and Medina County Historical Society joint family picnic will take place at the Strongsville Historical Society. Please contact Robert Hyde or phone 330-725-4467 for time. No regular MCGS meeting will be held on 11 June.

    Monday 12 June 2006 5-8:30 pm Ulster Historical Foundation: The North American Tour will be at Fairview Park Regional Library, 21255 Lorain Road. Exective Director of Ulster Historical Society, Fintan Mullan will present five consecutive sessions on the Catholic Irish and their records. Very small registration fee required prior to even. Refreshments, opportunity for info on Irish family research. Sponsored by Friends of the FPRL. Call 440-333-4700.

    Monday 12 June 2006 6:30 pm Diane VanSkiver Gagel will be the guest speaker at the regular meeting of Lorain County Genealogical Society. Topic will be "Finding Lost Children: Researching Orphanages and Children's Homes"

    Tuesday 13 June 2006 7:00 pm Geauga Co. Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library. Topic: Using the Internet to Find Public Library Resources. Six computers will be available for some hands-on time.

    Friday 16 June 2006 8:30 am to 7:30 pm A trip to Ohio Genealogical Society in Mansfield for a day of research will be hosted by Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Free bus leaves from Independence Library. Brown bag lunch. Contact John Stoika for cost of meal and reservations.

    Saturday 17 June 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will present an Annual meeting, "Planning Your Next Research Trip - Tips for Success" (Wallace Huskonen) Held at the new Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street Hudson Ohio 44236

    Saturday 17 June 2006 9:00-2:00 Computer Assisted Genealogy Group - Cleveland Area presents "Life of a Post Card" with Jean Hoffman in the morning. Afternoon session will be "Genealogy in Your Hand: small devices," with Jean Hoffman.

    Saturday 17 June 2006 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists will meet at the Akron Summit County Public Library. The article chosen for the discussion appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, September 1996. It is titled "Resolving Conflict between Records: A Spurious Moseley Bible" beginning on page 182. To register, or for any questions, contact Donna Gruber at djg@bright.net or call (419) 846-3533.

    Monday 19 June 2006 6:30 pm Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society Annual Roundtable Discussions. Fairview Regional Library located at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio. There is a social period from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm with meeting time being 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm.

    Wednesday 21 June 2006 7:00 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. hosts Information Technology Consultant, Steve Exner, "Digitizing Family Photos to Enhance your Family History" at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

    Saturday, 24 June 2006 9:30 - 1:00 African-American Genealogical Society meeting at Fairview Park Library. Topic "Reference Materials." Also, member tribute to paternal lines. (9:30 am - AAGS meeting, 10:30am - genealogy topic, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - member workshops)

    Saturday 24 June 2006 1:00 pm- ca 3:00 pm Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society is hosting a workshop on how to successfully fill out an application for acceptance into lineage programs such as the Cuyahoga County Pioneers. Workshp is in the Willow Room at the Independence Civic Center. Advanced registration is requested by calling Wally Huskonen at 440-526-1238 or e-mailing at whuskonen@ameritech.net.

    Monday 3 July 2006 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society topic will be "City Directories: An Overlooked Resource." Speaker will be Alison Hulsinger, member of the African-American Genealogical Society. This will be a pot luck meeting, so bring a dish to share and tableware. Note change of time.

    Wednesday 5 July 2006 7:30 pm The Changing Territories of 19th Century Eastern Europe" will be presented by Sean Martin at the regular meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.

    Wednesday 5 July 2006 Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. regularly scheduled Help Session at Porter Public Library is cancelled for the summer holiday.

    Saturday 9 July 2006 9:00 am Norman Henke will present "Genealogy Programs - Compare and Contrast" featuring Family Tree Maker (FTM), The Master Genealogist (TMG), Legacy, and RootsMagic (RM) at the regular meeting of NEOCAG. The third session will be a chance to attend a group meeting of users of a program of your choice.

    Sunday 9 July 2006 1:30 pm Wallace Huskonen, CG will present "Researching Grandpa's Neighborhood Using Sanborn Maps" at the regular meeting of Medina Genealogical Society at Sharon Church, Sharon, OH

    Monday 10 July 2006 5:30 pm - Annual Lorain County Chapter Picnic - Duck Pond Picnic Shelter at Lorain County Metro Parks - 12882 Diagonal Road - LaGrange, Ohio. Bring a dish to share! Hot coals will be available for cooking.

    Wednesday 12 July - Sunday 16 July 2006, various times Ohio Chautauqua "War and Peace" is a huge offering of youth and adult workshops and performances free and open to the public. Geauga County Library is hosting this event to be held at different places around the county. Highlights include Francisco Pizarro, the explorer on July 12; Shawnee Indian Chief Cornstalk July 13; Clara Barton, founder and first president of the American Red Cross July 14; Theodore Roosevelt July 15; Ernie Pyle, WW II war correspondent July 16. There are 15 historical events, many with music or dancing over the 5 days. For times and places, call the library at 440-286-6811 or check the website at www.geaugalibrary.org.

    Saturday 15 July 2006 12:00 pm "Brick Wall Research Strategies" Restrictions: Limit 10. Must register no later than March 1st. This hands-on class consists of a lecture and a review of your personal brick wall problem by another researcher. The student will have an assignment prior to the class which MUST be completed and turned in no later than May 15th. A packet of information will be sent out at the time of registration. Topics: creating and testing a hypothesis, analysis of data, source citation, creating a research plan, additional topics based on the needs of the class. Presented by The Genealogical Committee, this will be at Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

    Monday 17 July 2006 9:00 am to 4:00 pm A trip to Cleveland Public Library for a day of research will be hosted by Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Free bus leaves from Independence Civic Center. Contact John Stoika for reservations.

    Wednesday 19 July 2006 The members of Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS will be at a local Family History Center. There will be no regular meeting.

    Saturday, 22 July 2006 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at Maple Heights Library. "Introduction to Georgia Archives and On-line Resources" by speaker Valerie Frey, Education Coordinator from the Georgia Archives. (General meeting/presentation is followed by a research workshop.)

    Thursday 27 July 2006 5:30 pm Lake County Genealogical Society will host their summer family picnic at Helen Hazen Wyman Park on Rt. 86 in Painesville Twp. We will share snippets of unusual genealogical finds, facts, or sources from our research. Be prepared! Also bring tableware and dish to share. Beverage will be provided. Cancelled due to flooding.

    Wednesday 2 August 2006 7:30 pm Luther Olson will give a demonstration of Google Earth at the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meeting.

    Wednesday 2 August 2006 Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. Help Session at Porter Public Library is cancelled until September.

    Monday 7 August 2006 7:30 pm Laura Loew, an expert on the Victorian period will present "A Victorian Sampler" in costume at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

    Monday thru Thursday 7-10 August 2006 12:30 am to 11:00 pm Trip to Washington DC includes motorcoach, three nights in hotel, transportation to and from hotel. Research three full days at National Archives, Library of Congress, and/or DAR Library. For very low cost, reservation and much more information, see African American Genealogical Society web site. Trip open to all. Trip with JKL Tours.

    Saturday 12 August 2006 9:00 am NEOCAG will have its annual potluck picnic. Drinks will be provided. Al Schempp will lead us in a rousing roundtable discussion on "Your Most Exciting Family Find." Outside the usual seminar pattern, this will be an elongated session followed by lunch.

    Saturday 12 August 2006 the Medina Genealogical Society will take a Research Field Trip to the LDS Family History Library's Talmadge Family History Center near Akron. Please contact Robert Hyde or phone 330-725-4467 for time. No regular MCGS meeting will be held on 13 August.

    Monday 14 August 2006 6:30 pm - Lorain Co. Gen. Society. - Jeff Sigsworth - "Celebrity Roots"

    Tuesday 15 August 2006 8:30 am to 4:00 pm A trip to Akron-Summit County Public Library for a day of research will be hosted by Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Free bus leaves from Independence Civic Center. Contact John Stoika for choice of meal and reservations.

    Wednesday 16 August 2006 The annual member picnic for Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS will be held. There is no regular meeting in August.

    Saturday 19 August 2006 am - pm Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Management Seminar at Plains United Methodist Church, Athens, Ohio. This multi-session day is free to any OGS Chapter member (small charge for others). It is intended for chapter officers to learn more about their positions and gain ideas for improving the functioning of their own groups. Watch the web site for more info and topics.

    Monday 21 August 2006 6:30 pm Ede Prendergast will be presenting a 'book report' on Baptismal records at the regular meeting of Greater Cleveland Chapter OGS. Fairview Regional Library located at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio. There is a social period from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm with meeting time being 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

    Tuesday 22 August 2006 8:30 am to 7:30 pm A trip to State Library of Ohio in Columbus for a day of research will be hosted by Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Free bus leaves from Independence Civic Center. Brown bag lunch. Contact John Stoika for cost of evening meal and reservations.

    Wednesday 6 September 2006 1:00 - 2:30 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. regular monthly Help Session resumes at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH

    Wednesday 6 September 2006 7:30 pm Joint meeting with Wellington Genealogical Group - Genealogist Brent Morgan will present a program on Wellington native, Archibald Willard, the painter of the famous painting, "Spirit of '76" - Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square (SR 58), Wellington, OH.

    Saturday 9 September 2006 9:00 am The regular meeting of NEOCAG will take place. Vicki Vigil will discuss the new Cleveland Cemetery Record Project. Come learn what we can do to help get closed records open. Other sessions will consist of topics regarding computers and genealogy.

    Saturday 9 September 2006 Medina County Genealogical Society will have its First Families Awards Banquet at the Old School House Restaurant, Litchfield, Ohio. Please contact Robert Hyde or phone 330-725-4467 for time. No regular MCGS meeting will be held on 10 September.

    Monday 11 September 2006 6:30 pm Regular meeting of Lorain County Genealogical Society. Program to be announced.

    Tuesday 12 September 2006 7:30 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society topic will be Ohio's Historic Landscapes, presented by Mary Hoerner, landscape historian. (Note day change.)

    Monday 11 September 2006 6:30 pm - OGS Cleveland District Trustee, Jean Barnes will address the Lorain County Chapter on the benefits of membership in the Ohio Genealogical Society.

    Monday 11 September 2006 -- "Genealogy 101" at Geauga West Library. Call (440) 729-4250 to register. No Charge.

    Monday 11 September 2006 7:30 pm. Regular meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Alana Baranick, obituary writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, will discuss her work as an obituary writer and the research she conducts to learn more about her subjects and the times in which they lived. She is the chief author of the book Life on the Death Beat: A Handbook for Obituary Writers. (Note day change.)

    Tuesday 12 September 2006 7:00 pm. Geauga Co. Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library. Series beginning in September: "Exploring the Lives of Our Ancestors" Session one: Our Ancestors Are Waiting For YOU To Tell Their Stories. Painless Ways To Start Recording Your Current Family History.

    Saturday 16 September 2006 9:30 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland (CAGG) meets at Fairview Park Library. Morning Program: "Navigating Heritage Quest" with Margaret Lance Cheney. Afternoon Program: "What's at the Godfrey?" with Jean Hoffman.

    Saturday 16 September 2006 12:00 pm "Introduction to African-American Research" Presented by The Genealogical Committee, this will be held at Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

    Monday 18 September 2006 6:30 pm Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society's Annual Wagon Wheel; Come join our circle of friends!! Fairview Regional Library located at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio. There is a social period from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm with meeting time being 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

    Tuesday 19 September 2006 "Genealogy 102" at Chardon Library. Call (440) 285-7601 to register. No Charge.

    Wednesday 20 September 2006 7:00 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. hosts Tom Neel, director of O.G.S. library, "The Ohio Western Reserve: a unique part of Ohio" at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

    Thursday 21 September 2006 "Let Your Ancestors Take You Back To School." Need help solving a difficult research problem? The answer may be as simple as examining the information you learned in those high school classes you never thought you would need. Geauga West Library - Call (440)729-4250 to register. No Charge

    Saturday, 23 September 2006 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at Maple heights Library (note change fo location.) "Coal Dust in Your Veins: Tips, Strategies and Resources to Bring Your Coal Mining Ancestors to the Surface" presented by researcher/lecturer Tim Pinnick. (General meeting/presentation is followed by a research workshop.)

    Tuesday 26 September 2006 "Quilting and Family History." Learn how to turn your research into great gifts such as photo quilts. Also a brief lesson in quilt history focusing on album and Underground Railroad quilts. At Chardon Library. - Call (440) 285-7601 to register.

    Thursday 27 September 2006 10:00 am "What's the Western Reserve, and Why Should We Care?" will be presented by Kathie Purmal of Lake County Historical Society at the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society.

    Saturday 30 September 2006 12:00 to 2:00 pm "Family History Basics: Genealogy 101." Presented by the WRHS Genealogical Committee, these classes are for the person who is new to tracing his/her roots. Topics: getting organized, research process, charts and forms, home sources, interview, source citation, brief introduction to preservation, internet, and WRHS Library. At Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

    Monday 2 October 2006 7:30 pm. Regular meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Manfred Mondt will speak on "The Business of Selling Heraldry and Other Genealogical Information to the Public." He will present information on various companies selling deceptive family name and heraldry information and will identify websites where accurate information can be obtained. The rules for use, the legal standing, and ownership of coats of arms in the United States will be discussed, also.

    Wednesday 4 October 2006 1:00 - 2:30 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. offers a Help Session at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH

    Friday 6 October 2006 5:30 p.m. until midnight, or when you are ready to leave Hudson Genealogical Study Group will host a "lock-in" during which time you may perform research using the Hudson Library Archives and/or computers. Please note that the Library, during these hours, will not be open to the general public. There is no cost for this event, but you must arrive at or prior to 5:30 p.m. to be admitted. There will be a covered dish supper.

    Saturday 7 October 2006 Ohio Genealogical Society Fall Seminar with John Colletta in celebration of Family History Month at the Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning, North Central State College in Shelby, Ohio. Topics include:
    - Federal Court Records, 1789-1920s
    - Only a Few Bones: Case Studies in Pulling Sources Together
    - The Seventeen Million Stories of Ellis Island: Whatís Myth? Whatís Real?
    - Open Discussion Hour (come prepared with questions)
    In addition, the OGS library will be open extended hours on Saturday evening for seminar attendees. You can see the full schedule and register online at: http://www.ogs.org/fallseminar.php
    Note to OGS members: be certain to log into the OGS website before registering so that you will get your discounted registration fee.

    Saturday 7 October 2006 12:00 to 3:00 pm "Genealogy 102." Got the basics? Itís time to learn about a variety of records. Topics: vital records, cemetery and funeral home records, and an introduction to census records as well as additional internet resources. Bring a filled in pedigree chart. Time will be spent in the Library researching with the assistance of experienced volunteers. Presented by The Genealogical Committee, this will be at Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

    Sunday 8 October 2006 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Polish Genealogical Seminar hosted by Western Reserve Historical Society. "Polish Immigration to America and Northeastern Ohio" will be presented by John Grabowski, PhD. Then Ceil Jensen, CG will talk on "Researching Polish Roots with Home Sources and in Poland." For cost and more information contact Wally Huskonen (440) 526-1238 or Registrar, Nancy Leinweber (440) 205-1942.

    Sunday 8 October 2006 1:30 pm The regular meeting of the Medina County Genealogical Society will be held at Wadsworth Library, Wadsworth, Ohio. Ruth Stage Emmons, OGS Trustee will present "Know your Ancestors by Their Handwriting."

    Monday 9 October 2006 6:30 pm Tom Neel will present "Ohio Native American Research" at the regular meeting of Lorain Co. Chapter OGS.

    Tuesday, 10 October 2006 7:00 pm Geauga Co. Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library. Series which began in September: "Exploring the Lives of Our Ancestors" This month: Special Presenter: Tim Ward - Life in 1806 Geauga Co. Tim and his family spent a week living as Geauga Co. settlers in a house in Century Village. He will tell about their experience.

    Tuesday 10 October 2006 7:30 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society topic will be "Finding your Family with DNA, or, What DNA Can Do for You" presented by Cole Waite, NEOCAG member. (Note day change.)

    Friday 13 October 2006 6:30 - 10:30 pm Summit County Chapter OGS and The Akron-Summit County Public Library are hosting "Late Night at the Library" with refreshments and door prizes. (They have the Ohio Death Certificates 1909-1954.) To register, call Special Collections Division: 330-643-9030 or speccollections@akronlibrary.org.

    Saturday 14 October 2006 9:00 am The Regular meeting of NEOCAG will feature Jean Hoffman presenting "Putting Your Family on the Web." Other sessions will consist of topics regarding computers and genealogy.

    Saturday 14 October 2006 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hudson Genealogical Study Group will present a "German Genealogy Workshop at at the Hudson Library, 96 Library Street, Hudson, Ohio. The featured speaker will be Hans Kopp, a noted local author. Mr. Kopp was born in Batschsentiwan in July 1935, near Apatin on the Danube, the "Land of the Danbue Swabians." Mr. Kopp will speak on German History. Also speaking will be Gwen Mayer, currently the Archivist of Hudson Library and Historical Society. Gwen will speak on sources for German Genealogical Research. The final speaker will be Jack Bowers, immediate past president of the Hudson Genealogical Study Group. Jack will speak on "A Case Study of German Family History Research." For more information, fees and registration call Gwen Mayer at 330-653-6658, ext. 1017.

    Saturday 14 October 2006 5:30 pm - First Families and Settlers of Lorain County, Ohio Banquet - Saturday, October 14 - First Families and Settlers Banquet - First United Methodist Church - on the Square - Wellington, OH (SR 58); Punch: 5:30pm - Dinner: 6:00 pm - Program: 7:00 pm. Program Speaker is George Dauler portraying Ulysses S. Grant. Funding for the program is provided in part by the Ohio Humanities Council a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Reservations are required.

    Sunday 15 October 2006 2:00 - 4:00 pm Cleveland District Round Table will meet at Independence Library on Selig Drive in Independence. Representatives from any genealogy society in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties are invited to attend to share experiences and learn from each other.

    Monday 16 October 2006 6:30 pm New Projects for GCGS to start work on; presented by Ken Stafford. Fairview Regional Library located at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio. There is a social period from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm with meeting time being 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm.

    Wednesday 18 October 2006 7:00 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. member Lenore Maxa, from CWRU Allen Memorial Library, presents "Cleveland and the 1918 Flu Pandemic" at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

    Friday 20 October 2006 5:30-10:30 pm Night Owl Prowl at Morley Library in Painesville has been cancelled.

    Saturday 21 October 2006 9:30 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland (CAGG) meets at Fairview Park Library. Morning Program: "What Genealogy Program?" Compare Roots Magic and Legacy to CAGG User Group Programs (Family Tree Maker, The Master Genealogist, Brother's Keeper) presented by Jean Hoffman.. Afternoon Session: Printing a Family Tree at Kinkoís with Carol Romano and Cleaning Up Old Documents with Jean Hoffman

    Saturday 21 October 2006 Hudson Genealogical Study Group will host a field trip to the Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Mansfield, Ohio. Pre-registration is required although there is no fee for the event. Here you can spend as long as you need to perform your research in the OGS Library. There will be carpooling. For more information, and registration call Gwen Mayer at 330-653-6658, ext. 1017.

    Sunday 22 October 2006 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Military Records Seminar hosted by Western Reserve Historical Society. Brent Morgan will discuss "Researching Your 18th & 19th Century Ancestors in the Military" including Revolutionary, Mexican, Civil, and the Spanish-American War Patriots. Wally Huskonen, CG, will discuss Researching Your 20th Century Ancestors in the Military including the draft registration and service records for WW I and WW II. For cost and more information contact Wally Huskonen (440) 526-1238 or Registrar, Nancy Leinweber (440) 205-1942.

    Wednesday 25 October 2006 1:00 pm Paul Immel from the State Library of Ohio will be the speaker for Ashtabula County Genealogical Society. He will talk about the resources available in the State Library of Ohio Genealogy collection. The program will be held at the Geneva Public Library, 860 Sherman Street, Geneva Ohio.

    Thursday 26 October 2006 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will host their regular meeting at Morley Library in Painesville. Dr. Judith G. Cetina, Ph.D. will introduce and explain all the records and services available at the Cuyahoga County Archives at the regular meeting.

    Saturday 28 October 2006 all day Tri-C-GO (Cuyahoga County Consortium of Genealogical Organizations) presents a workshop hosted by Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS. "Genealogy Hodge Podge - A little bit of this, a little bit of that." Check this out!!

    Saturday 28 October 2006 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at the Hudson Library, there will be a Family Folklore Festival with Kathleen Kellner and George Kalbouss. For more information, fees and registration call Gwen Mayer at 330-653-6658, ext. 1017.

    Saturday 28 October 2006 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library. Officer Election and general discussion.

    Saturday 28 October 2006 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Croatia Genealogy Seminar will take place at Eastlake Public Library. Presenter will be Robert Jerin of the Croatian Heritage Museum and Library. Register by calling the EASTLAKE LIBRARY, 36706 Lake Shore Boulevard, Eastlake, Ohio 44095, (440) 942-7880 option 3. There is a fee for this seminar. For more information, click here.

    Oct. 29 - Nov. 5, 2006 Genealogy cruise, featuring a variety of renowned speakers and topics. The itinerary includes presentations by George Morgan, James Petty, Gary and Diana Smith, Dr. Deborah Abbott and Casandra Brown, among others. Royal Caribbean International ship departs from Port Canaveral, Florida. 7-night cruise (includes docking at Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten, and 3 days of genealogy workshops at sea). www.genealogycruise2006.com

    Wednesday 1 November 2006 1:00 - 2:30 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. offers a Help Session at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH

    Saturday 4 November 2006 12:00 pm "Mining the Resources at WRHS" (More Than Just Ohio.) Presented by The Genealogical Committee, this will be held at Western Reserve Historical Society Hassler Room. For cost and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth.

    Monday 6 November 2006 7:30 pm. Regular meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Edith Prendergast will present "Booze and Other Strong Drink: Who Drank What, Where and Why?" She will explore the history of alcohol and its importance to our ancestors and some of the problems that evolved after distillation was discovered.

    Wednesday-Friday 8, 9, and 10 November 2006 8:00 am Fort Wayne calls us to Allen County Public Library! Lake County Genealogical Society will host a bus trip to the largest public library genealogy collection in the world. See their projects web site for details and application.

    Saturday 11 November 2006 9:00 am NEOCAG will feature its own Brent Morgan speaking on "Genealogy Writing in the Twenty First Century." Other sessions will follow.

    Saturday 11 Nov 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will have the topic "Estate Inventories and How to Use Them" presented by Nancy Brock.

    Sunday 12 November 2006 1:30 pm Christie Wiggins, Genealogy Reference Specialist, will present "Genealogy Resources in Fairview Park Regional Library" at Inn At Medina, Medina, OH.

    Monday 13 November 2006 6:30 pm - Gary Smith presents "Organizing Your Research: Now That You've Found Them, How Do You Keep Track of Them?" at the regular meeting of Lorain Co. Chapter OGS.

    Tuesday 14 November 2006 7:00 pm Geauga Co. Genealogical Society presents: "Roll Call: Honoring Our Military Ancestors & Descendants." Persons attending the meeting are to bring information about one or more of their ancestors or descendants who served or are serving in the military. Each person will be given 3 minutes to tell about one of these brave people. If time permits, additional ancestors will be honored. If possible before the meeting, send the names of those you wish to honor along with your name to Sandy Malitz (raccooan@oplin.org) at the Chardon Library.

    Tuesday 14 November 2006 7:30 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets. Christine DeVinne, PhD. OSU, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Ursuline College, and Past President of the American Name Society will present "Names: Resources for Genealogists." (Note day change.)

    Wednesday 15 November 2006 7:00 pm A round table discussion will be held at the regular meeting of Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH

    Saturday 18 November 2006 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library. (9:30 am - AAGS meeting, 10:30am - genealogy topic, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - member workshops)

    Saturday 18 November 2006 9:30 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will discuss Genealogical Standards of Proof led by Dick Satava at its regular meeting.

    Saturday 18 November 2006 9:30 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland Area Meeting (CAGG). Morning Program: The Times of Their Lives: Using Timelines in Genealogical Research, presented by Diana Crisman Smith. User groups sessions follow. After a brown bag lunch, Afternoon Session: Your Computer Questions Answered.

    Saturday 18 November 2006 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists will meet at the Akron Summit County Public Library. The article chosen for the discussion appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, September 2006. It is titled "Identifying Parents Indirectly: Robert Dunn of Frederick County, Virginia," beginning on page 165. To register, or for any questions, contact Donna Gruber at djg@bright.net or call (419) 846-3533.

    Monday 20 November 2006 6:30 pm "Genealogy Resources in Fairview Park Regional Library" will be presented by Christie Wiggins, Genealogy Reference Specialist. Greater Cleveland Chapter OGS meets at Fairview Park Regional Library located at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio. There is a social period from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm with meeting time being 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm.

    Thursday 30 November 2006 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will have their regular meeting at Morley Library in Painesville. Sheriff Daniel A. Dunlap will present "Law Enforcement Procedures and Growth in Lake County."

    Saturday 2 December 2006 9:30 am "Using WorldCat First Search for Genealogists" will be presented by the Hudson library and Historical Society staff. This is a regular meeting of Hudson Genealogical Study Group.

    Monday 4 December 2006 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga Co. Chapter OGS hosts Hank Arbaugh of Columbus, OH, performer, scholar, and traditional music educator who will present "A Bicentennial Music and Storytelling Program." Mr. Arbaugh's appearance is funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council. Bring finger food - desserts or hors d'oeuvres for the holiday celebration.

    Monday 4 December 2006 7:30 pm The December program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will be A Memories Exchange. Attendees are asked to bring a holiday wrapped keepsake or memorabilia from their ancestors. The packages will be placed on a table, selected by someone who unwraps it. The person who brought that "gift" then will give a short presentation about the item and why it was significant to him or her. The meeting will be held at the Independence Civic Center Willow Room, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH.

    Wednesday 6 December 2006 Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. No Help Session in December.

    Saturday 9 December 2006 9:00 am NEOCAG (NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, Inc.) will have its regular meeting with three sessions, something for everyone, either genealogy or computer. Guests always welcome!

    Saturday 9 December 2006 9:30 am Anne Bissonette will present "Dating Ancestors through Fashion Trends" at the regular meeting of Hudson Genealogical Study Group.

    Sunday 10 December 2006 The Annual Medina County Genealogical Society Family Potluck Dinner, will be held at Sharon Church, Sharon, OH. The topic will be "Genealogy Roundtable." Please contact Robert Hyde or phone 330-725-4467 for time.

    Monday 11 December 2006 6:30 pm Lorain Co. Chapter OGS hosts Hank Arbaugh of Columbus, OH, performer, scholar, and traditional music educator who will present "A Program of Traditional Holiday Music." Mr. Arbaugh's appearance is funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council (the state affiliate of the Ohio Humanities Council)

    Wednesday 20 December 2006 6:00 pm Annual Christmas Gathering will be hosted by Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS. Bring a snack to share. Fun, Food and Games begin at 6:00 p.m. Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH



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