Cleveland District Round Table

2007 Archived Activities


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Activities of Genealogical Interest


Wednesday 3 January 2007 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will host speaker Sean Martin, director of the Jewish Archives at Western Reserve Historical Society. His topic will be "History of Zionism in Cleveland." Guests welcome.

Thursday 4 January 2007 7:30 pm "Memories are Made of This: The Cleveland Memory Project and Special Collections at Cleveland State University" will be presented by Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, CSU at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 8 January 2007 7:30 pm The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will meet. Wally Huskonen will present "Naturalization Records: What They Are & How to Find Them." The requirements for immigrants to become naturalized as U.S. citizens changed over the years, but generally included the filing of a declaration of intent and a naturalization petition. Later records are particularly rich with genealogical detail. The lecture includes a history of naturalization laws in America, courts where naturalizations were recorded, especially in Ohio, and information that can be found in naturalization files.

Wednesday 3 January 2007 Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. regularly scheduled Help Session at Westlake Porter Public Library is cancelled until February 7.

Monday 8 January 2007 6:30 pm Lorain Co. OGS Chapter President John Earley will present "Attending a Genealogy Conference."

Monday 8 January 2007 7:30 pm Regular meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Willow Room of the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH. Wally Huskonen will present "Naturalization Records: What They Are and How to Find Them."

Saturday 13 January 2007 9:00 am Jan Shergalis will discuss "GedStar PRO: Going Mobile with Your Genealogy." GedStar PRO supports PC GEDCOM programs on Palm or Pocket PC PDAs. This regular three-session meeting of NEOCAG is at St. Bartholomew Church, 435 Mayfield Rd, Mayfield.

Saturday 13 January 2007 9:30 am Dr. Judith Cetina of Cuyahoga County Archives will speak on "Researching the Community of Our Ancestors" at the regular meeting of Hudson Genealogical Study Group.

Sunday 14 January 2007 1:30 pm "Applying for a Lineage Society" - This program will focus on applying for the new Settlers & Builders of Medina County, honoring those early ancestors from 1851 to 1880. Presented by Margaret Cheney. Social Hour at 1:30 pm. Meeting starts at 2:00 pm at the Inn at Medina, 100 Highpoint Dr., Medina, OH

Wednesday 17 January 2007 7:00 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. meets for their Annual Research Resolution Roundtable Discussion at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Saturday 20 January 2007 9:30 am "Book Reports & Brick Walls" will be presented by the Club Officers of Hudson Genealogy Study Group. Bring the latest good book re: genealogy or a brickwall.

Saturday 20 January 2007 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists will meet at the Akron Summit County Public Library. The article chosen for the January 20, 2007 discussion appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, September 2006. It is titled "The Three Wives of Phillip Hart of Goffstown, New Hampshire" beginning on page 177. To register, or for any questions, contact Donna Gruber at djg@bright.net or call (419) 846-3533.

Thursday 25 January 2007 11:00 am The Lake County Genealogy Society invites you to bring a dish to pass at the Annual Potluck Dinner followed by a presentation by Gary Smith explaining the "Use of the Computer in Genealogy Research" at the Morley Library in Painesville. For more information or directions contact Normar@cox.net

Saturday 27 January 2007 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane. 9:30 am general meeting. 10:30 am genealogy topic: "Genealogy Basics 101 - Getting Started." 11:30 am - 1:00 pm member workshops.

Monday 5 February 2007 7:30 pm "The Great Lakes Exposition of 1936" will be presented by Rebecca McFarland, Community Relations Coordinator, Euclid Public Library at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society in Mayfield. Cancelled.

Monday 5 February 2007 7:30 pm The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will feature speaker Cole Waite presenting "Finding Your Family With DNA or What DNA Can Do for Your Family Research." The speaker presents information on DNA in clear and understandable language focusing on how to add DNA evidence to your search for ancestors and descendants rather than on the science of DNA.

Wednesday 7 February 2007 1:00 - 2:30 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. offers a Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Wednesday 7 February 2007 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will host well known speaker, John Grabowski. His topic will be "Historic Jewish Communities of Cleveland." Guests welcome.

Thursday 8 February 2007 7:00 pm Morley Library in Painesville will present Dr. Deborah Abbott for a special program for African-American history month. Her topic, which is not limited to African-American research, is entitled "Cluster Genealogy." She will explore the use of many community resources when research progress seems blocked.

Saturday 10 February 2007 9:30 am. Work Session at Hudson Genealogical Study Group. Come prepared to help index or proofread their forthcoming book. Leaders Gwen Mayer and Elsie Thomas.

Saturday 10 February 2007 1 -3:00 pm African-American Genealogical Society will present Basic Genealogy at the Cleveland Public Library, Langston Hughes Branch, 10200 Superior Avenue.

Sunday 11 February 2007 1:30 pm "Using Excel and Word for Your Genealogy" will be presented by Margaret Cheney at the meeting of Medina County Genealogical Society. Learn how these two programs can help organize your research and more. Social Hour at 1:30 pm. Meeting starts at 2:00 pm at the Inn at Medina, 100 Highpoint Dr., Medina, OH

Monday 12 February 2007 6:30 pm Janet Bird of the Lorain County Historical Society presents "A History of Valentines" complete with an assortment of antique valentines at the meeting of Lorain County Chapter OGS.

Monday 12 February 2007 7:00 pm African-American Genealogical Society will present Basic Genealogy at the Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville.

Saturday 17 February 2007 9:30 am - 2:00 CAGG (Computer Aided Genealogy Group - Cleveland) will meet. Morning Session: "Make the Grandparent Connection and Go Beyond Barney" with Fairview Park Childrenís Librarian Mary Erbs and Genealogy Specialist Joni Mihelich. Make new memories as you experience some of the fun ways your story can become your grandchildís story. At the same time, get to meet our new Genealogy Specialist at the library.
Afternoon Session: "Family History as Fun" with Jean Hoffman. Many times genealogists lament how boring history seemed in school but exciting now. The key is making history about real people we can connect to ourselves. Look at a few ways to bring that excitement to your family members young and old. Recipes, photos, clothing, jewelry, cars, and other memorabilia can be combined in new ways to share or as lures for more information.

Saturday 17 February 2007 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists will meet at the Akron Summit County Public Library. The article chosen for the February 17, 2007 discussion appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June, 1997. It is titled "Family Reconstruction by "Filling the Inside Straight: Joseph Walling of Sussex County, New Jersey" beginning on page 94. To register, or for any questions, contact Donna Gruber at djg@bright.net or call (419) 846-3533.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 7:00 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. members Bob and Kathryn Almquist report on their recent family history trip to Sweden, at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Thursday 22 February 2007 10:00 am Lake County Genealogy Society presents Christine Boyd, Director of Public Relations and Marketing of Lake Erie College at the Morley Library in Painesville. Her presentation will be "125 Years of Education in Lake County" For more information or directions contact Normar@cox.net

Friday 23 February 2007 5:30 pm to midnight Genealogy Lock-In at Hudson Library and Historical Society with leaders Sherry Beam, Gwen Mayer, Jolyn Taylor. Hosted by Hudson Genealogical Study Group.

Saturday 24 February 2007 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane. 9:30 am general meeting. 10:30 am genealogy topic: "Genealogy Basics 102 - Beginning Genealogy." 11:30 am - 1:00 pm member workshops.

Saturday 24 February 2007 12 - 2 pm "Genealogy 101" will be offered at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include getting organized, research process, charts and forms, home sources, interview, source citation, brief introduction to preservation, internet, and WRHS Library. For fees and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at gen05wr@aol.com

Saturday 24 February 2007 1 - 5:00 pm African-American Genealogical Society will provide Beginning Genealogy workshops sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Library system at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane.

Saturday 3 March 2007 9:00 am The Genealogical Committee, an auxiliary of the Western Reserve Historical Society and the African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland are co-sponsors of an African-American genealogy research seminar to be held at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Reginald Washington of the National Archives in Washington D.C., will be the featured speaker. Other speakers include Dr. Deborah Abbott, Alana Baranick, Rev. Valentino Lassister, Sandra Malitz, Bridget Strong and Casandra Brown. Topics include Federal Census, Freedmanís Bureau Records, Slave Research, Obituaries: A Tool of Black History, Black Migration Patterns, Underground Railroad Quilts, Southern Claims Commission, Creative Displays for Family History. One-on-one research assistance and a tour of the WRHS Library are also available. For further information cost and reservations, contact Nancy Leinweber at 440-205-1942 or nanbwl@juno.com

Monday 5 March 2007 7:30 pm Tim and Beth Ward will present "Pioneer Family: Life in the 1806 Cook House at Century Village, Burton" at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 5 March 2007 7:30 pm The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will feature speaker Jean M. Hoffman, CG , presenting "Life of a Postcard." Postcards were saved more than other papers, preserved addresses, a person's handwriting and interesting information. Even if they were never mailed, the pictures really are "worth a thousand words." Especially as they often show a view unlike today. Learn where to look for these gems in the family antique marts, archives, and online. Jean will show ways to interpret and make them an exciting part of your family history.

Wednesday 7 March 2007 1:00 - 2:30 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. offers a Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Saturday 10 March 2007 9:00 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets and hosts Jean Hoffman who will present "Smart Searching: Strategies Toward Breakthrough."

Saturday 10 March 2007 9:30 am The regular meeting of the Hudson Genealogical Study Group will be lead by Lorel Rubins. Topic TBA.

Sunday 11 March 2007 1:30 pm Medina County Genealogial Society will present "A Trip to Ireland" by Pam Rihel, Jean Copeland and Judy Wilson. Join us as Pam, Jean and Judy take us along with them on their research trip to Ireland. Social Hour at 1:30 pm. Meeting starts at 2:00 pm at the Inn at Medina, 100 Highpoint Dr., Medina, OH

Monday 12 March 12 2007 6:30 pm Margaret Cheney presents "Using Microsoft Word and Excel in Genealogy" - find out how these computer programs can help organize and track your genealogy research. Lorain County Chapter OGS has social time at 6:30 and meeting at 7:00 pm.

Saturday 17 March 2007 9:30 am. An Irish and Scots-Irish workshop will be hosted by Hudson Genealogical Study Group at Hudson Library. Pre registration is required. Speakers will include Diane Gagel and Patricia Starcher.

Saturday 17 March 2007 9:30 a.m.- 2 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland Area Meeting. Morning Session: "Making Sense of Sources," presented by Lorraine Newsome, prepared by Holly Timm. Afternoon Session: Forms for Genealogy with Jean Hoffman

Tuesdays 20 & 27 March 2007 9:30-11:30 am Lakeland Community College Community Learning course entitled "Research Your Family History Using the Internet: Part I" will be taught by Sandy Malitz. This beginning level course will be at west campus at Shoregate Shopping Center in Willowick. For fees and registration call 440-525-7690 or visit www.lakelandcc.edu/communitylearning.

Wednesday 21 March 2007 Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society Anniversary Meeting is at Gene's Place located at Kamm's Corners. Please note the date and day change, it's on a Wednesday!!

Wednesday, 21 March 2007 7:00 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. meets at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. The group will preview a video on doing genealogical research in Ohio.

Saturday, March 24, 2007 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Beginning Genealogy Seminar at North Ridgeville Public Library will be hosted by Lorain County Chapter OGS. Contact society for materials fee and required pre-registration.

Saturday 24 March 2007 1 - 5:00 pm African-American Genealogical Society meeting and workshops at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane "Genealogy Basics 103 - All the help that you can get."

Sunday 25 March 2007 1:00 - 3:00 pm Sallyann Amdur Sack will be speaking at the Cleveland Jewish Genealogy Society Special Meeting at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH 44122. Sallyann Amdur Sack, PhD is the Editor of Avotaynu, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy and regarded as one of the world's premier Jewish genealogists. She will speak on the project of the International Institute of Jewish Genealogy to reconstitute the population of Jewish towns by merging records, including family trees, of families who lived there. For additional information call: Jerry Kliot 216-406-7772

Wednesday 28 March 2007 7:30 pm Hungarian Genealogy Society will meet at Firehouse Grill. Topic: "Open Club discussion about the future direction of the Hungarian Genealogy Society."

Thursday 29 March 2007 10:00 am Judy James, Manager of Special Collections of the Akron-Summit Public Library will present "An Overview of the Resources and Services of the Akron Library Genealogy Department." This is the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society. For more information or directions, contact Normar@cox.net

Saturday 31 March 2007 12 - 3 pm "Genealogy 102" will be offered at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include 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 researching with the assistance of experienced volunteers in the WRHS Library. For fees and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at gen05wr@aol.com

Monday 2 April 2007 7:30 pm "Hiding Behind their Skirts: Finding Women's Records" will be presented by Elissa Scalise Powell, Certified Genealogist from Pennsylvania at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 2 April 2007 7:30 pm Regular meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society is at Willow Room of the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH. Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. professor from Cuyahoga Community College will present "Talking to Your Ancestor's Relatives & Neighbors-Tracing Collateral Lines." By using sample case studies Dr. Abbott will teach the importance of collateral lines to discovering an ancestor that you thought was lost. Learn how to develop new techniques and strategies by using non-direct family sources to locate your family members.

Tuesdays 4-24 April 2007 9:30-11:30 am Lakeland Community College Community Learning course entitled "Research Your Family History Using the Internet: Part II" will be taught by Sandy Malitz. This four-session course will be at west campus at Shoregate Shopping Center in Willowick. For fees and registration call 440-525-7690 or visit www.lakelandcc.edu/communitylearning.

Wednesday 4 April 2007 1:00 - 2:30 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. offers a Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Wednesday 4 April 2007 7:30pm Wellington Genealogy Group, member Elaine Holt will present a program on her ancestor's Civil War era letters. This is a regular monthly meeting held at the Wellington Town Hall 2nd floor meeting room.

Saturday 7 April 2007 12 pm "Internet Research Strategies" will be offered at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include locating original documents, web searching techniques, connecting with others, potpourri of websites, evaluating websites, etc. Some knowledge of internet searching is helpful. For fees and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at gen05wr@aol.com

Monday 9 April 2007 6:30 pm Diane Wargo Medina - "Reclaiming Charleston Cemetery, Lorain, OH" - the story of one woman's dedication to restoring the final resting place of Lorain's earliest pioneers. This is the regular meeting of Lorain County Chapter OGS.

Thursday - Saturday 12-14 April 2007 "Along the National Road, Your Avenue to the Past" Ohio Genealogical Society 46th Annual Conference, Columbus Ohio. See the conference booklet at www.ogs.org.

Friday 13 April 2007 8:30 am-7:30 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society is hosting a trip to visit the vendors at the OGS Conference. We will leave the Independence Civic Center at 8:30 A.M. and return about 7:30 P.M. There is no charge for the bus. We will stop at McDonalds for lunch in Columbus. Dinner will be at the Dutch Heritage Restaurant. For reservation and cost of dinner please e-mail John at cuyahogavalleygensoc@juno.com before April 3rd.

Saturday 14 April 2007 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Norman Henke will present "The New Vista Operating System - Should you Upgrade?" at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

Sunday 15 April 2007 1:30 pm A Tour of the Granger Historical Society - Join Medina County Genealogical Society as Bob Hummel, president of the Granger Historical Society, gives us insight to the historical value of Granger Township in the formation of Medina County. Social Hour at 1:30 pm. Meeting starts at 2:00 pm. The Granger Historical Society is located at 1261 Granger Road next to the Granger United Methodist Church.

Monday 16 April 2007 7:00 pm "Tremont History" by Eileen Sotak will be the program at the meeting of Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 18 April 2007 7:00 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. meets at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Program: Favorite Genealogical Websites.

Saturday 21 April 2007 9:30 am-2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland's Morning Program: "Needles Looking For A Hay Stack or What Your Mother Never Told You About The County Archives," with Don Kozlowski. Afternoon Session: "Vista Reviewed" by Bill Frank and if time, "Finding Lost Files" in your computer with Jean Hoffman.

Saturday 21 April 2007 12 - 2 pm "Genealogy 101" will be offered at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include getting organized, research process, charts and forms, home sources, interview, source citation, brief introduction to preservation, internet, and WRHS Library. For fees and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at gen05wr@aol.com

Wednesday 25 April 2007 7:30 pm Hungarian Genealogy Society will meet at Firehouse Grill. Topic: "CLEVELAND CITY ARCHIVES," presented by Martin Hauserman, Cleveland City Archivist.

Thursday 26 April 2007 10:00 am The Lake County Genealogy Society located at the Morley Library in Painesville at their regular meeting presents Clarence Sindy, historian and author of Collinwood Oh, Collinwood and Willoughby The First 100 Years will give a presentation of "The History of The Collinwood and The Willoughby Areas." For more information or directions, contact Normar@cox.net

Saturday 28 April 2007 The Westlake Family History Center is presenting an all-day seminar for beginning as well as more in-depth genealogy. The address is 25000 Westwood Rd. Westlake, OH. For more information, contact them at programfhc@earthlink.net

Saturday 28 April 2007 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane. 9:30 am general meeting, followed by member workshops.

Wednesday 2 May 2007 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. offers a Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Thursday 3 May 2007 7:30 pm Lauren Landis, Genealogy Services Manager of Stark County District Library, will present "Dos and Don'ts of Genealogical Correspondence" at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Friday 4 May 2007 7:00 pm Dr. Kip Sperry, well known professor at Brigham Young University and noted Family Records authority will address the subject: "Western Reserve Family History" at LDS Kirtland Stake Center, 8751 Kirtland Road, Kirtland, Ohio. This is presented by Kirtland Historic Sites. For more information, see the flyer.

Saturday 5 May 2007 12 - 3 pm "Genealogy 102" will be offered at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include 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 researching with the assistance of experienced volunteers in the WRHS Library. For fees and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at gen05wr@aol.com

Saturday - Sunday 5-6 May 2007 Hudson Genealogical Study Group will host a field trip to Allen Co. Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Pre-Registration is required. Contact Gwen Mayer.

Saturday 5 May 2007 8:30 am - 3:30 pm- Jana Sloan Broglin will be the speaker at an all-day genealogy seminar held by the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society at the Comfort Inn, Wickliffe. Topics will be

Registration required. Contact Stacie Murry at 216-851-7768. See flyer with application and menu choices.

Monday 7 May 2007 7:30 pm Regular meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will be at Willow Room of the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH. Mary Boehnlein, Ph.D. will present "Using Newspaper Archives to Find Family Information." Newspapers are rich sources of information about family participation in school and community activities, and celebrations and can corroborate proved genealogical information.

Wednesday 9 May 2007 "And Ours to Hold - Virginia: Jamestown and the Beginning of the Colonial Experience in America" with Ambassador John Ong will be presented by the Hudson Genealogical Study Group.

Saturday 12 May 2007 9:00 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will host Dr. Deborah Abbott who will speak on African American Reasearch Techniques useful to all. Dr. Abbott is a national level speaker, and this should be very enlightening.

Monday 14 May 2007 6:30 pm At the regular meeting of Lorain County Genealogical Socity, Pat Gerstner, the retired Chief Curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center of Case Western Reserve University presents "Illness and Medical Care in late 19th and Early 20th Century."

Tuesday 15 May 2007 7:00 pm Slovenian Genealogy Society will hold its quarterly meeting.

Wednesday 16 May 2007 7:00 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. meets at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Program: Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat." Obituary writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer shares her experience writing obituaries and suggests how to write concise life stories about family members or yourself.

Wednesday - Saturday 16-19 May 2007 National Genealogical Society Conference in Richmond, Virginia. Watch for more information.

Saturday 19 May 2007 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists will meet at the Akron Summit County Public Library. The article chosen for the May 19, 2007 discussion appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, March 1994. It is titled "Applying the Preponderance of the Evidence Principle to a Southern Frontier Problem: William Medders of Alabama," beginning on page 32. To register, or for any questions, contact Donna Gruber at djg@bright.net or call (419) 846-3533.

Saturday 19 May 2007 2:00 pm African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane. 9:30 am general meeting, followed by member workshops.

Sunday 20 May 2007 1:30 pm Medina County Genealogical Society meets. Virgil Mochel of Wadsworth will give an interesting program on "Researching and Assembling a Family History". This is a must attend program for you "wanna be" publishers! Social Hour at 1:30 pm. Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Inn at Medina, 100 Highpoint Dr., Medina, OH

Sunday 20 May 2007 2 - 4 pm The semi-annual meeting of Cleveland District Round Table will be held at Independence Public Library meeting room. Any genealogical group in the area is welcome to send a representative.

Monday 21 May 2007 7:00 pm Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society will meet. "Newspaper Gems" by Ken Stafford will be the program.

Wednesday 23 May 2007 7:30 pm Hungarian Genealogy Society will meet at Firehouse Grill. Topic to be announced.

Thursday 31 May 2007 10:00 am If you are confused about when and how to write citations for your genealogical documents plan on attending the Lake County Genealogical Society presentation at the regular meeting at the Morley Library in Painesville. Genealogist Donna Redhead Gruber will present "Citations Are Easy." For more information or directions, contact Normar@cox.net

Saturday 2 June 2007 9:30 am The Hudson Genealogical Study Group will present "Youth and Genealogy."

Saturday 2 June 2007 12 - 3 pm "People who Fell through the Cracks" will be offered at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include locating elusive ancestors who may have been orphans, in institutions, or who had wanderlust, etc. For fees and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at gen05wr@aol.com

Monday 4 June 2007 7:30 pm At the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Blaine Hays, President of the Northern Ohio Association of Railroad Societies and author of six books on public transit history, will present "The Cleveland Union Terminal and Railroads in Northeastern Ohio."

Wednesday 6 Jun 2007 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. hosts John Stoika, "Writing It Up: Tips for Publishing Your Family Story" at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge. NOTE SPECIAL DAYTIME PRESENTATION.

Wednesday 6 June 2007 7:00 pm Steve Morse of the One-Step Web pages fame will be the featured speaker at the meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. The meeting will be free and open to the public. It will be at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, Ohio. The topic will be: "One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools." The One-Step website began as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database, expanded to help with searching in the 1930 census, and has continued to evolve. It now includes over 100 web-based tools divided into twelve separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on e-bay. This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one. This program is co-sponsored by East Cuyahoga Genealogcial Society, North East Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, and Computer Assisted Genealogy Group - Cleveland. For more information, contact Jerry Kliot.

Thursday 7 June 2007 7:00 pm Joint meeting with the Black River Genealogists Upstairs, Room A, Main Branch of the Lorain Public Library, Sixth St. & Reid Ave, Lorain, OH - Program: "Captain Thomas Wilford: Charleston Village Pioneer" in celebration of the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration.

Saturday 9 June 2007 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Guest Speaker Marge Cheney from Lorain County will present "Using Word Processors and Spreadsheets for your Genealogy" at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

Saturday 9 June 2007 9:30 am The Hudson Genealogical Study Group will have its Annual Meeting with Robert Roche presenting "Finding Your Native American Connection."

Monday 11 June 2007 Medina County Genealogical Society hosts their annual picnic with the Medina County Historical Society. Picnic at Wadsworth Park with a tour of the Wadsworth Historical Society to follow. - More information will be posted later.

Saturday 16 June 2007 9:00 am "Mysteries Along the Route of the Orient Express: Tips for researching our Ancestors from Central and Eastern Europe" with Robert Jerin. The area that was once the old Habsburg Empire aka Austria Hungary and how to search for ancestors from that region will be presented at the regular meeting of CAGG. Changing given and surnames with the move to America, how ethnic names were influenced by the various ruling powers in that region, the use of Latin in some church records, as well as Internet and LDS resources will be discussed. Afternoon Session: Find Historic European Towns Online, with Jean Hoffman

Monday 18 June 2007 7:00 pm Margaret Cheney will present "Oral Histories" at the regular meeting of the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 20 June 2007 6:00 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. celebrates its 30th Anniversary with Potluck Dinner and Entertainment at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge. Bring a dish to share. NOTE EARLIER TIME.

Sunday 24 - 29 June 2007 OGS Summer Genealogy Workshop will be at the Society's library, 713 S. Main St., Mansfield, OH 44907. This year the workshop will feature nationally known speakers who will cover many topics of interest to Ohioans and other researchers, such as cemeteries, land records, church records, vital records, internet update, immigration, and military records. Presentations will also cover research in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New England, and German, Italian, and Scots-Irish research, among others. The workshop will have problem-solving time after each session and Q & A. The OGS library will be open late Sunday through Thursday evenings for participants. A round table dinner will be held Wednesday evening led by Genealogy Speakers Guild President, Shirley Hodges. Those interested may register for the entire week or for individual days. For cost and more information, check the society's website at www.ogs.org or call the society headquarters at (419) 756-7294.

Saturday 23 June 2007 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane. 9:30 am general meeting, 10:30 research trip preparation (to Ohio Historical Society), followed by member workshops.

Wednesday 27 June 2007 7:30 pm Hungarian Genealogy Society will meet at Firehouse Grill. "Cleveland Press Photo Library" will be presented by Bill Barrow of Cleveland State University.

Thursday 28 June 2007 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets and Robert Keener will speak. His topic will be "(Not your typical) Beginning Genealogy." It is geared to include both relatively new and more experienced researchers.

Monday 2 July 2007 7:00 pm "Life on the Death Beat: Obituary Writing" will be presented by Alana Baranick, award-winning obituary writer for the "Plain Dealer" and author of Life on the Death Beat at the potluck meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Please bring a dish to share.

Monday 9 July 2007 5:30 pm-? Annual Lorain County Chapter OGS Picnic - Gary Gerrone will entertain with "Songs of the Civil War" Location at the Duck Pond, Lorain County Metro Parks Carlisle Reservation, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio 44050

Saturday 14 July 2007 9:00 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hold it's regular meeting at St. Bartholomew's Church, Mayfield.

Sunday 15 July 2007 1:30 pm Medina County Genealogicl Society meets. Brent Morgan will speak about your Civil War Ancestors. Brent is current chair of Society of Civil War Families of Ohio of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Social Hour at 1:30 pm. Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Inn at Medina, 100 Highpoint Dr., Medina, OH

Wednesday 18 Jul 2007 7:00-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, O.G.S. meets at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Program: Regina Costello, Archivist of the Irish American Collection of Western Reserve Historical Society Library.

Thursday 26 July 2007 5:30 pm Lake County Genealogical Society will have its annual picnic at the new park facility on Perry Park Road in Perry. Bring dish to share and tableware. Cynthia Turk will present a "Medical Potpourri," a smattering of old diseases, epidemics, DNA, and health family trees.

Saturday 28 July 2007 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane. 9:30 am general meeting, followed by member workshops.

Saturday 4 August 2007 11:00 am Eagle Dedication Ceremony at Woodland Cemetery, 6901 Woodland Avenue in Cleveland. Two graves stones were restored and the eagles replaced on top for Civil War soldiers, Col. William R. Creighton and Lt. Col. Orrin J. Crane. For more info see www.rootsweb.com/~ohclecem/woodlandcemetery.html.

Monday 6 August 2007 7:30 pm "The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia" will be the topic at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. It will be presented by Rick Porrello, author of several books, veteran Cleveland-area police officer and genealogist with Mafia roots.

Wednesday 8 August 2007 6:30 -8:45 pm Instructions for the Beginner, As well as a Refresher for the Experienced. Four evening class series covering:
Class A: Wednesday, August 8th, 6:30 to 8:45 PM
.. Welcome - Introduction
.. Filling out Charts by Dianne Young
.. Vital Records by Ruth Pitman
.. Home Sources, Oral Histories by Marilyn Carlson

Class B: Wednesday, August 15th, 6:30 to 8:45 PM
.. Review by Ruth Pitman
.. How to Use the Census by Ken Stafford
.. Using City Directories, Necrology Files by Carolyn Corcoran
.. Questions>p> Class C: Wednesday, August 22nd, 6:30 to 8:45 PM
.. Library Tour and Hands-on Research by Joni Mihelich

Class D: Wednesday, August 29th, 6:30 to 8:45 PM
.. Review by Ruth Pitman
.. Organizing Records & Using Research Logs by Ruth Pitman
.. Migration Patterns by Ede Prendergast
.. Basic Internet & Queries by Bill Frank
.. Wrap-up & Questions by Staff
Contact Dick Rose for fee, which includes membership, and register by Aug. 1, at gcgs@cox.net

Thursday 9 August 2007 7:00 to 8:45 pm Tri-C-GO planning committee will meet at Westlake Porter Library in the craft room.

Saturday 11 August 2007 9:00 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will have it's annual potluck picnic. Bring dish to share and tableware. Al Schempp will be the Master of Ceremonies for a sharing meeting.

Sunday 12 August 2007 1:30 pm Christine Krosel, Archivist of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese Records, will speak on finding old church records at the regular meeting of Medina County Genealogical Society. Social Hour at 1:30 pm. Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Inn at Medina, 100 Highpoint Dr., Medina, OH

Monday 13 August 2007 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS meets. "The National Road; A Ride Through Time" - Sylvia P. Miller of the Ohio Humanities Council will relate the history of the National Road with pictures, music, and songs.

Saturday 18 August 2007 4:00 - 8:00 pm The Ohio Cemetery Alliance invites you to a family-friendly event: "COME PEAKE YOUR INTEREST AT ERIE STREET CEMETERY," 2291 E. 9th Street, Cleveland Ohio. Bring chairs and a picnic dinner. Enjoy live music from The Love Ensemble. Guided tours. Historical re-enactors. Get your "travel back in time" passport. For more information and fees, email: vvigil987@sbcglobal.net or call 440.461.5077

Monday 20 August 2007 7:00 pm The Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society will have its regular meeting. Topic to be announced.

Wednesday 22 August 2007 1:30 pm free How-to-get-started class at Alta House 12510 Mayfield Rd. This is presented by Western Reserve Historical Society as a Pre-Seminar Class leading to the John Philip Colletta "Italian Family History Seminar on Oct. 13. See that entry for more information.

Wednesday 5 September 2007 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will offer a free Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Thursday 6 September 2007 7:30 pm "Serendipity in Genealogical Research" will be the topic of Margaret Cheney, immediate past-president and current lineage chairman of the Lorain Co. Chapter OGS, at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 8 September 2007 9:00 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG holds its regular meeting. "From Scanning Slides to Power Point Presentation" will be presented by Chuck Green.

Monday 10 September 2007 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS presents Alison Hulsinger - "City Directories - An Overlooked Resource."

Monday 10 September 2007 7:30 pm Regular Meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will feature Sandra Maltiz, Family Historian, who will present "Locating and Using Manuscript Collections." Her presentation will demonstrate the trove of information available in manuscript collections which are not readily available on-line, how to find them, and how to use them to document ancestors and their lives.

Tuesday 11 September 2007 7:00 pm Slovenian Genealogy Society will hold its quarterly meeting.

Saturday 15 September 2007 9:30 am-2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland's Morning Program: "Memory Quilts and Your Computer," with Nancy Bryant. Afternoon Session: "Internet Photo Sharing & Sources," with Jean Hoffman

Saturday 15 September 2007 12 pm "Have You Really Looked at the Census?" will be offered at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include review of census basics, online research strategies and introduction to non - population schedules. For fees and reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at gen05wr@aol.com

Sunday 16 September 2007 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club meets at the Brooklyn Branch Library 4480 Ridge Road Brooklyn Ohio 44144-3353. The speaker will be Don Kozlowski volunteer at the Cuyahoga County Archives on "Hidden treasures at the Cuyahoga County Archives."

Monday 17 September 2007 7:00 pm Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society will have their Annual Wagon Wheel discussion.

Tuesdays 18 & 25 September 2007 9:30-11:30 am Family History Using Internet: Part I Community Education at Lakeland Community College West in Shoregate Shopping Ceneter, Willowick. Two Tuesday sessions will cover basic internet searching and sharing your family tree. Sandy Malitz will be instructing. For fee and registration, 440-525-7116 or www.lakelandcc.edu/LOL

Wednesday 19 September 2007 7:00-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at Westlake Porter Public Library to assemble portfolios for the upcoming Annual Family History Benefit Seminar on Saturday, September 29th.

Saturday 22 September 2007 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane. 9:30 am general meeting, 10:45 research trip preparation (to Georgia Archives in Atlanta), followed by member workshops.

Wednesday 26 September 2007, 7:00 p.m. Hungarian Genealogy Society meets at Solon Public Library. "GETTING BACK TO BASICS." If you are new to genealogy or have collected scraps of papers upon which you've recorded your genealogical information, we'll show you how to transfer that information to charts. We'll also give you ideas of places to search at home for those genealogical gems.

Thursday 27 September 2007 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet. Dr. Deborah Abbott will present "Slave Genealogy: A Needle in a Haystack."

Saturday 29 September 2007 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Curt B. Witcher, MLS, manager of the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library at Fort Wayne IN is the keynote speaker at the Annual Family History Benefit Seminar. The seminar will be held at the Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake OH. Four Topics to be covered are:

The seminar is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Council of Genealogical Organizations (CCCGO), a coalition of the genealogical groups in the Cuyahoga County area. All proceeds benefit Genealogical Research Libraries. For more information see flyer or call 440-899-9201.

Saturday 29 September 2007 12 - 2 pm "Genealogy 101" will be offered free of charge and open to all at Western Reserve Historical Society as a Pre-Seminar Class leading to the John Philip Colletta "Italian Family History Seminar on Oct. 13. See that entry for more information. Topics include getting organized, research process, charts and forms, home sources, interview, source citation, brief introduction to preservation, internet, and WRHS Library. For reservation information, check the WRHS website - www.wrhs.org (click on Library, genealogy, seminars) or contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 229-7887, arby69@sbcglobal.net.

Monday 1 October 2007 7:30 pm "Talking to your Ancestor's Relatives & Friends: Tracing Collateral Lines" will be the topic at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D., president of the African-American Genealogical Society and Professor of Counseling at Tri-C Parma will be the featured speaker.

Monday 1 October 2007 7:30 pm Regular Meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will host John Daley, expert in land surveying, who will present "Migration Routes." Mr. Daley will talk about the importance of the historical migration routes and the relationship of the routes and their related geographic importance to tracking ancestors.

Tuesdays 2-23 October 2007 9:30-11:30 am Family History Using Internet: Part 2, Community Education at Lakeland Community College West in Shoregate Shopping Ceneter, Willowick. Four Tuesday sessions will cover more internet searching, finding immigrant and court and getting family help with your genealogy. Sandy Malitz will be instructing. For fee and registration, 440-525-7116 or www.lakelandcc.edu/LOL

Wednesday 3 October 2007 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society offers a free Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Friday 5 October 2007 12:00 noon. Deadline for Night Owl Prowl application for Oct. 12.

Saturday 6 October 2007 9:00 am Dr. George K. Schweitzer is featured speaker at Ohio enealogical Society's 2007 Fall Seminar. Presentations will be done in costume on "Civil War Geealogy," "Cherokee Genealogy Research," and Rivers to Trails to Roads to Canals to Trains." Come prepared with questions. Post-Conference Open House Reception at OGS Library in Mansfield is from 4-8 pm. For more information, see www.ogs.org.

Saturday 6 October 2007 12 - 3 pm "Genealogy 102" will be offered at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include 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 researching with the assistance of experienced volunteers in the WRHS Library. For fees and reservation information, check the WRHS website - www.wrhs.org (click on Library, genealogy, seminars) or contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 229-7887, arby69@sbcglobal.net.

Monday 8 October 2007 6:30 pm John and Sandy Stoika present "Publishing your Family Tree using Family Tree Maker and similar software" at the regular meeting of Lorain County Chapter OGS.

Tuesday 9 October 2007 7 pm "Death Notices and Obituaries" with Alana Baranick, award-winning obituary writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Geauga Gen Society meets at Chardon Public Library, 110 E. Park St. Chardon, Ohio 44024 in the Bostwick Room downstairs. Call 440-285-7601 for information.

Wednesday-Friday 10-12 October 2007 Trip to Allan County (Ft. Wayne Indiana) Public Library sponsored by Ashtabula Genealogical Society and partly funded by the Ashtabula Senior Services Levy. Reservation due by September 10. Contact Olive at 440-998-6750 Ext 116 or see Flyer for costs and info. Guests welcome.

Friday 12 October 2007 5:30-10:30 pm "Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestor" at the Night Owl Prowl at Morley Library in Painesville will be hosted by Lake County Genealogical Society. Diana Crisman Smith will be the guest speaker. Individual research help will be available by experienced researchers for Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hispanic/Latin America, Hungary, Ireland, Jewish/Eastern European, Poland, United Kingdom and other Eastern European countries. Box supper optional. See brochure and registration form.

Saturday 13 October 2007 9:00 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG holds its regular meeting. Guest speaker Shawn Martin Associate Curator at Western Reserve Historical Society will present "Boundaries and Borders: Changing the Map of Central and Eastern Europe."

Saturday 13 October 2007 9:00 am to 4:00 pm "Italian Family History Seminar" at Western Reserve Historical Society features John Philip Colletta. Topics include Passenger Lists, Naturalization records, Italian Research, Discovering Ancestor Stories. Also included, free How-to-get-started classes. Chose one - Wed. Aug. 22, 1:30 at Alta House 12510 Mayfield Rd. or Sat. Sep. 29, 12:00 noon at WRHS. For information about the free pre-seminar classes and the seminar, check the WRHS website - www.wrhs.org (click on Library, genealogy, seminars). For additional questions about the free classes, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 229-7887, arby69@sbcglobal.net. For additional questions about the seminar, please contact Nancy Leinweber at (440) 205-1942, nanbwl@juno.com.

Saturday 13 October 2007 5:30 pm Annual Banquet of the Lorain County Genealogical Society will be held at United Methodist Church on the Square (SR 58) in Wellington. Social time: 5:30 pm; dinner and program:6:00 pm . Induction of First Families and Settlers Candidates ceremonies at 7:00 pm - followed by Crescendo! - Four part harmony Barbershop Style - Lake Ridge Chorus of Sweet Adelines Reservations are required by October 1

Sunday 14 October 2007 1:30 pm Rod Knight will present a program on Historical Facts of Liverpool Township at the regular meeting of the Medina County Genealogical Society. Social Hour at 1:30 pm. Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Inn at Medina, 100 Highpoint Dr., Medina, OH

Monday 15 October 2007 7:00 pm Jean Barnes will discuss "What Is Going On at Ohio Genealogical Society" at the regular meeting of Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society.

Tuesday 16 October 2007 7-8 pm Eastlake Public Library will present "Ancestry Library Introduction." Learn to use the Ancestry Library database to do your genealogical research.

Wednesday 17 October 2007 7:00 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society meets at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Guest speaker: Fairview Park Regional Library Genealogical Specialist Joni Mihelich.

Saturday 20 October 2007 9:30 am-2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland's Morning Program: Jon Thompson will present "The Civil War Letters and Diary of Private Alfred Weedon." Afternoon Session: Evidence: What's the Big Deal? with Jean Hoffman. Discussion of Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace.

Sunday 21 October 2007 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club meets at the Brooklyn Branch Library 4480 Ridge Road Brooklyn Ohio 44144-3353. "Witness to History - Japanese American Interment WWII" will be by Ed Ezaki, speaker from the Cleveland chapter of the Japanese American Citizen League.

Thursday 25 October 2007 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Vicki Vigil, author, amateur genealogist and educator will present "Cleveland Cemeteries" and will have copies of her works for interested researchers.

Thursday 25 October 2007 7-8 pm Eastlake Library will present "Heritage Quest" See the features and learn the tricks of this genealogical database.

Saturday 27 October 2007 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane. 9:30 am general meeting, followed by member workshops.

Saturday 27 October 2007 9:30 am - 2:00 pm The Hudson Genealogy Study Group, a Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, will host a special Eastern European Genealogical Workshop on Finding Eastern European ancestors. The featured speaker will be Lisa Alzo, a noted genealogist and author who will speak about "Demystifying Eastern European Research." A member of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will discuss the Diaspora of Eastern Europeans throughout history. For more information, cost, and registration, contact Gwen Mayer in the archives department at 330-653-6658 ext 1017.

Sunday 28 October 2007 2-4 pm Cleveland District Round Table, a consortium of genealogical organizations in a five county area, will meet at Independence Public Library.

Wednesday 31 October 2007, 7:00 p.m. Hungarian Genealogy Society meets at Solon Public Library. (Change of date for this month) Emery Marcus will speak about the MYSTERIOUS ETRUSCANS, OUR ITALIAN COUSINS.

Thursday 1 November 2007 7:30 pm Ohio Genealogical Society Library Director, Tom Neel will discuss "Tax Records" at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 3 November 2007 12 pm "Manuscripts and Other Overlooked Sources" will be offered at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include solving research problems by locating and acquiring copies of one of a kind materials housed in facillites around the country. For fees and reservation information, check the WRHS website - www.wrhs.org (click on Library, genealogy, seminars) or contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 229-7887, arby69@sbcglobal.net.

Monday 5 November 2007 7:30 pm. The regular Meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will feature First Lieutenant Harold George, commanding officer of the 9th Ohio Civil War re-enactment unit. Author of the 2003 Illustrated History of the 9th Ohio Independent Battery of Light Artillery and character in the Ted Turner movie, Gettysburg, George will present "Men of the 9th Ohio ... One Man's Hunt for Civil War Gravesites."

Wednesday 7 November 2007 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society offers a free Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Saturday 10 November 2007 9:00 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG holds its regular meeting. Sandy Malitz will present "How and Where to Find Census Records on the Internet."

Saturday 10 November 2007 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group presents Using Maps in Genealogy with Tom Edwards, Map Librarian at Cleveland Public Library.

Sunday 11 November 2007 1:30 pm Medina County Genealogical Society will host Willeane Schrock as she talks about her participation in a family DNA study. Social Hour at 1:30 pm. Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Inn at Medina, 100 Highpoint Dr., Medina, OH

Monday 12 November 2007 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS holds its regular meeting with "The Quarry Story; a Traveling Exhibit" presented by the Amherst Historical Society - A history of the Lorain County Quarries, their impact on the county, the working conditions, and the far reaching products that came out of the quarries. Based on the collections held by the Amherst Historical Society.

Tuesday 13 November 2007 7:00 pm Slovenian Genealogy Society will hold its quarterly meeting.

Tuesday 13 November 2007 7:pm "The Interurban & our Local Communities" will be the topic at Geauga Genealogical Society. Speaker will be Bill Jackson, local historian; Sec. and Newsletter editor of the Cleveland & Easterns Interurban Historical Society & Museum. Call 440-285-7601 for information.

Saturday 17 November 2007 9:30 am-2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland's Morning Program: Research, The Cornerstone of Genealogy: Now Aid Your Efforts With "Search by Google" with Luther Olson who will present Six Research Tools from Google. Afternoon Session: "Searching Beyond Google" with Jean Hoffman

Saturday 17 November 2007 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group presents Scandinavian Migration with Jack Bowers.

Saturday 17 November 2007 2:00 pm African-American Genealogical Society meeting at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane. 2:00 pm general meeting, followed by member workshops.

Sunday 18 November 2007 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club meets at the Brooklyn Branch Library. The topic : "Hats, Flax, and a Son-in-law's Parents: Genealogical Gems in the Federal Non-population Schedules and State Censuses," Presented by Jean Hoffman, CG and Certified Genealogist.

Monday 19 November 2007 6:30 pm, at Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Rd. . . . A program of The Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Scott Hutcherson, Vice President Grays Armory, member of the organization for 10 years, will give an overview of the Grays Armory, The Cleveland Grays organization, and the militia tradition which it upholds. The Grays Armory in Cleveland was built in 1893 as a headquarters for an independent company of Militia. The Grays trace their origin to an era when Cleveland was just emerging from a frontier village to a city in its own right.

Monday 19 November 2007 7:00 pm Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting with topic to be announced.

Wednesday 28 November 2007 7:00-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Roundtable Discussion: A time to share successes and seek help for brick walls. *Please note change of date because of Thanksgiving.

Wednesday 28 November 2007 7:00 p.m. Hungarian Genealogical Society meets at Solon Branch of Cuyahoga Co. Public Library. DEATH RECORDS. Death records are an important source to help locate the birthplace of our ancestors. Members will discuss various types of death records, as well as other information you can glean from them, and some online sources for locating them.

Thursday 29 November 2007 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Christine Krosel Archivist of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Records will present "Finding Catholic Records and Early Parishes of Lake and Cuyahoga Counties."

Monday 3 December 2007 7:00 pm President James A. Garfield and his First Lady, Lucretia will be the special guests at the holiday gathering of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Characters will be portrayed by historical dramatists, Ed Haney and Debbie Weinkamer. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Monday 3 December 2007 7:30 pm Don Kozlowski, volunteer researcher at the Cuyahoga County Archives will present "Where There's A Will ... There're Relatives!" Don will guide you through the sometimes dead-end roads of the Wills and Estate Case files of Cuyahoga County. The voluntary "admission fee" will be will be canned goods in any amount that would be suitable for distribution to the needy for a happier holiday.

Saturday 8 December 2007 9:00 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG holds its regular meeting. Norman Henke will present "Family Tree Maker 2008.

Saturday 8 December 2007 Hudson Genealogy Study Group will have its Holiday Party at John & Betty Franklin's Residence.

Sunday 9 December 2007 6:00 pm Annual Potluck Dinner with Medina County Genealogical Society at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Sharon Center, OH. Guests welcome

Monday 10 December 2007 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS holds its regular meeting. "Interviews and Oral Histories"- Margaret Cheney - With the holiday family gatherings approaching, Margaret will share techniques and questions recommended for getting the most out of interviews with family members.

Tuesday 11 December 2007 7 pm Holiday Party. A raffle and exchange of success stories will be held at the meeting of Geauga Genealogical Society. Refreshments will be served. Call 440-285-7601 for information.

Wednesday 19 December 2007 6:00-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Christmas Gathering and Election of Officers. Bring a snack to share. Fun, Food and Games at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH.

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