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Activities of Genealogical Interest 2011


Monday 3 January 2011 7:00 pm. East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society will hear Deborah Abbot speak on "Transcribing, Analyzing & Summarizing Genealogical Records."

Saturday 8 January 2011 9:00 am Alan Rabe will share what is new with FamilySearch at the meeting of NEOCAG.

Saturday 8 January 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Ted Minier present "Citing Your Sources."

Saturday 8 January 2011 10:30am-2:00pm Free genealogy & family history research clinic by Cleveland Public Library, History & Geography Department, Downtown Louis Stokes Branch, 6th floor, with volunteers from AAGS

Monday 10 January 2011 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS meets. Nicole Hayes of the Intermuseum Conservation Association presents "Caring for Your Textiles"

Tuesday 11 January 2011 7:00 pm "Preserving Your Family Heirlooms" presented by Sunny McClellan Morton at the Geauga County Genealogical Society meeting.

Saturday 15 January 2011 9:30 am CAGG meets. Morning Session: Changes at FamilySearch with Jean Hoffman. Aternoon Session: Note-taking Programs with Jean Hoffman

Saturday 15 January 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Wally Huskonen present "Military Research."

Wednesday 19 January 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Chapter Plans for 2011 and a Roundtable Sharing: "Your Most Interesting Research Trip," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Thursday 27 January 2011 11:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society has its annual meeting and potluck. Bring tableware and dish to share. Beverages provided. Rick Santich from MotoPhoto will be the speaker discussing historic photos.

Wednesday 2 February 2011 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Thursday 3 February 2011 6:30 - 8:00 pm "Genealogy Drop-In Help at the Greenberg Room at Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Oberlin is being offered by the Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group. Volunteers will asssit you with starting your family history research, breaching your brick walls, or with using the genealogy and local history resources at the library. Just drop in with your questions & papers. Contact: 440-935-0201.

Saturday 5 February 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Marge Solan present "Genealogical Research in Germany."

Saturday 5 February 2011 12:00 Noon to 3 pm The Genealogical Committee of Western Reserve Historical Society will conduct a class "Researching Women in Your Family" at the WRHS Archives Library. Presenter will be Amy Kenneley, Genealogical Committee member and Bulletin Co-Editor. Go to www.wrhs.org, click on Library/Archives/ Genealogy Center, and then Genealogy. A printable registration form with cost will appear. For further information contact Nancy.

Sunday 6 February 2011 1:30 pm Jewish Genealogical Society of Cleveland will meet at Park Synagogue East at 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike. John Stoika will discuss "Family Tree Maker - What it Can do for You and What it Can't."

Monday 7 February 2011 7:00 pm "Making them Real: Beyond Vital Records" will be presented by Diana Crisman Smith at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 7 February 2011 7:30 pm CVGS will meet at Independence Civic Center Willow Room and hear Don Kozlowski, Ron Kraine, and John Stoika present "Finding Property Records Within Cuyahoga County." Original speaker, Dineen Kasouf was cancelled by a blanket County Executive order.

Tuesday 8 February 2011 7:00 pm "Young Garfield: The Early Years 1831-1863" presented by David Lintern at the Geauga County Genealogical Society meeting.

Thursday 10 February 2011 6:30 - 8:00 pm "Genealogy Drop-In Help at the Greenberg Room at Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Oberlin is being offered by the Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group. Volunteers will asssit you with starting your family history research, breaching your brick walls, or with using the genealogy and local history resources at the library. Just drop in with your questions & papers. Contact: 440-935-0201.

Saturday 12 February 2011 9:00 am Chuck Green will present "My MagiKey Experience" about the new Census Tracker program we heard about in November at the meeting of NEOCAG.

Saturday 12 February 2011 10:30am-2:00pm Free genealogy & family history research clinic by Cleveland Public Library, History & Geography Department, Downtown Louis Stokes Branch, 6th floor, with volunteers from AAGS

Sunday 13 February 2011 2:00 pm Medina County Genealogical Society - "Amish and Mennonites: Who Are They?" presented by Bob Hyde.

Monday 14 February 2011 7:00 pm Mr. Utrata, a resident of Lakewood and successful attorney, came to the U.S. with his family, as a 9-year old, after escaping from communism in 1949 in former Czechoslovakia. He will speak at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities, Inc.

Monday 14 February 2011- 7:00 pm - Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "Finding Your Ancestor’s Military Papers in the War of 1812" presented by Eric Johnson- North Ridgeville Branch Library.

Wednesday 16 February 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Jim Denham & John Noble on-line demo: "Some Tips and Tricks of Genealogy on the Internet," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Thursday 17 February 2011 6:30 - 8:00 pm "Genealogy Drop-In Help at the Greenberg Room at Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Oberlin is being offered by the Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group. Volunteers will asssit you with starting your family history research, breaching your brick walls, or with using the genealogy and local history resources at the library. Just drop in with your questions & papers. Contact: 440-935-0201.

Saturday 19 February 2011 9:30 am Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group meets. Morning Session: The History of Maps of Northeast Ohio with William Barrow, Cleveland State University Special Collections Librarian. Afternoon Session: Note-taking Programs with Jean Hoffman. Two free note-taking programs, Evernote and RedNotebook have been discussed by Dick Eastman. The concept of programs to contain and retrieve notes is appealing to genealogists and these two have some interesting features. We’ll look at how they work and what is different between them.

Saturday 19 February 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Jack Bowers present "Deciphering Old Handwriting."

Monday 21 February 2011 6:30 - 8:45 pm Dr. Judith Cetina will be the speaker at the general meeting of the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. The topic will be the Cuyahoga County Archives. Room A, Fairview Park Library.

Wednesday 23 February 2011 7:00 P.M. - Orange Branch of CCPL. (31300 Chagrin Blvd 44124, just east of Lander Circle) The Hungarian Genealogy Society will hold an important reorganizational meeting to obtain input from its members on the future direction of the organization, including meeting locations and programming.

Thursday 24 February 2011 10:00 am Lasse Hiltunen will discuss "DNA and its Impact on Genealogical Research" at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society.

Thursday 24 February 2011 6:30 - 8:00 pm "Genealogy Drop-In Help at the Greenberg Room at Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Oberlin is being offered by the Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group. Volunteers will asssit you with starting your family history research, breaching your brick walls, or with using the genealogy and local history resources at the library. Just drop in with your questions & papers. Contact: 440-935-0201.

Wednesday 2 March 2011 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 5 March 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Dick Fetzer present "Mayflower."

Saturday 5 March 2011 10 Noon - 3:00 pm "Beginning Your Family History" at Western Reserve Historical Society Library and Genealogy Center. Bill Allen and Joellen O'Neill, of the WRHS Genealogical Committee, help you begin the basics and show you how how to dig for the information you need to understand your family's trials and tribulations. Also discover how your family came to reside in a certain area of the country...And Much More! Registration required. For information and fee, contact Katherine, at foxreinhardt@usa.net.

Monday 7 March 2011 7:00 pm "Collinwood: History of a Historic Neighborhood" will be presented by Mary Louise Daley at East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Tuesday 8 March 2011 7:00 pm Topic TBA at the Geauga County Genealogical Society meeting.

Saturday 12 March 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG meets and will hear Katie Lloyd speaking on what is new in "Irish Research" and her research trip to Ireland.

Saturday 12 March 2011 10:30am-2:00pm Free genealogy & family history research clinic by Cleveland Public Library, History & Geography Department, Downtown Louis Stokes Branch, 6th floor, with volunteers from AAGS

Sunday 13 March 2011 2:00 pm Medina County Genealogical Society - "Abbeyville: Mighty Metropolis" presented by Tom Hilberg.- Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Monday 14 March 2011 7:00 pm "Remembering our Slovac Roots," a moderated forum open to anyone wanting to share his/her/parents/grandparents remembrances of the "old country", their early years in this country, foods, holidays, items (linens, etc.), photos of importance and other thoughts at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities, Inc.

Monday 14 March 2011 - 7:00 pm - Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "The Holdings of the Office of Lorain County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas" - presented by Lorain County Clerk of Courts Ron Nabakowski assisted by Sally Pack - North Ridgeville Branch Library.

Tuesday 15 Mar 2011 2:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 1" at Fairview Park Library. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Wednesday 16 March 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS meets. Bill Stark, SUVWC and Cleveland Grays will present "Civil War Soldier Research: 103rd OVI" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 19 March 2011 9:30 am Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group meets. Morning Session: "Changes at FamilySearch" with Jean Hoffman. Afternoon Session: "RootsTech: What is this new Conference?" with Jean Hoffman.

Saturday 19 March 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Sunda Anderson Peters present "New OGS Holdings."

Monday 21 March 2011 6:30 - 8:45 pm Margaret Cheney, OGS Trustee will be speaker at the general meeting of the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Room A, Fairview Park Library.

Tuesday 22 Mar 2011 2:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 2 - Genealogy Databases" at Fairview Park Library. Includes Ancestry Library edition, Footnote and HeritageQuest. Class 1 is a prerequisite. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Wednesday 23 March 2011 7:00 P.M. - Southeast Branch of CCPL in Bedford. (70 Columbus Rd. 44146) Big Changes at FamilySearch.org. AlanRabe of the LDS Church will demonstrate how to navigate the new FamilySearch website. Please note location.

Tuesday 29 March 2011 2:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 3 - Census Research" at Fairview Park Library. Class 1 is a prerequisite. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Thursday - Saturday 31 March - 2 April 2011 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference in Columbus. Information is at www.OGS.org

Thursday 31 March 2011 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Guest Speaker Dorothy Titera will sow how FamilySarch Indexing is done and share some insights.

Monday 4 April 2011 7:00 pm Gayle Pritchard will present "History of Quilts" at East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 9 April 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Wally Huskonen will present "Update on Ancestry.com and Its Family Tree Service." Norm Henke will demonstrate Skype.

Saturday 9 April 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Ann Sindelar present "WRHS Intro."

Saturday 9 April 2011 10:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m. "Beginning Genealogy Part I" hosted by Margaret Cheney at the North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville. Topics: Beginning Your Journey, Researching Vital Records. To register contact the North Ridgeville Library at (440)-327-8326. For questions contact Margaret at (440) 323 -5080 or margcheney@aol.com. Bring a brown bag lunch. This is a free program.

Saturday 9 April 2011 10:30am-2:00pm Free genealogy & family history research clinic by Cleveland Public Library, History & Geography Department, Downtown Louis Stokes Branch, 6th floor, with volunteers from AAGS

Saturday 9 April 2011 Noon to 3:00 pm "Internet Resources for Genealogy" at Western Reserve Historical Society Library and Genealogy Center. What information and records are on the internet? Jean M. Hoffman, certified genealogist and member of the WRHS Genealogical Committee will present. Small fee and registration is required. Contact Katherine at foxreinhardt@usa.net for more information.

Sunday 10 April 2011 **1:00 - 3:00 pm Medina County Genealogical Society - "Bringing Your Ancestor to Life" presented by Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D.- Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina. ** Note time change ** 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monday 11 April 2011 - 7:00 pm - Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "Using Maps in Genealogy" - presented by Tom Edwards of the Map Collection Department of the Cleveland Public Library at North Ridgeville Branch Library.

Monday 11 April 2011 7:00 pm Ms. Terri Ivanec has been serving as the editor of the Jednota national newspaper since the beginning of the year. She will host a Q & A session on any aspects of interest to the community regarding her perspectives and experiences as editor-in-chief. This will be at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities, Inc.

Tuesday 12 April 2011 7:00 pm " History of Middlefield" presented by Rick Seyer at the Geauga County Genealogical Society meeting.

Tuesday 12 April 2011 7:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 1" at Fairview Park Library. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Saturday 16 April 2011 9:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group Ann Sindelar will host a field trip to Western Reserve Historical Society. Gather at Hudson Library at 9 am.

Saturday 16 April 2011 9:30 am Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group meets. Morning Session: "Passage Express" with Margaret Cheney. Afternoon Session: "Blogging" with Jean Hoffman.

Monday 18 April 2011 6:30 -8:45pm Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society meets at Fairview Park Library. Gail Holian, "Using Google Earth in Genealogy, a demonstration."

Tuesday 19 April 2011 7:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 2 - Genealogy Databases" at Fairview Park Library. Includes Ancestry Library edition, Footnote and HeritageQuest. Class 1 is a prerequisite. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Wednesday 20 April 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Show and Tell Roundtable Discussion," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library.

Saturday 23 April 2011 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets at Maple Heights Library. Topic: Videography

Tuesday 26 April 2011 7:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 3 - Census Research" at Fairview Park Library. Class 1 is a prerequisite. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Wednesday 27 April 2011 7:00 P.M. - Southeast Branch of CCPL in Bedford. (70 Columbus Rd. 44146) Researching the 1869 Hungarian Census. Bill Takacs will show how to use the 1869 Hungarian Census for genealogical research. Please note location.

Thursday 28 April 2011 10:00 am Bill Barrow, Special Collections librarian at Cleveland State University will present "Putting Cleveland on the Map: 250 Years of Portraying Our City and Region at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 30 April 2011 8:30 am - 2:00 pm "FamilySearch on the Internet" a free Genealogy Conference to be offered by the Family History Center. Speakers will be Deborah Abbott, Larry Boulden, Casandra Brown, Betty Franklin, Diana Crisman Smith, Gary M. Smith, Gary Teaman, and Marti Halliday. Topics include many, but not all, internet topics. See the details and registration info here.

Monday 2 May 2011 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society hosts Tom Neel from Ohio Genealogical Society Library who will present "Basic Steps to Using Ohio County Courthouse Records."

Wednesday 4 May 2011 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Wednesday 4 May 2011 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland hosts photographer and genealogist, Lois Wheeler at their meeting in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park. The topic is "Secrets that Photos Reveal."

Saturday 7 May 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Tom Neel OGS Library Director present "Courthouse Records."

Saturday 7 May 2011 12:00 N - 3:00 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee offers "Using Land Records and Maps In Genealogical Research," which includes demonstrating and explaining the importance of land records in genealogical research and identifying some sources available, both in hard copy and online. Presented by Gen. Committee member, John Dailey, retired Chief Surveyor, later Vice President of Wheeler and Melena,Inc. Registration & fee required. Questions? Contact Kathryn at foxreinhardt@usa.net

Monday 9 May 2011 7:00 pm Ms. Mary Ann Sivak, Slovakia-born and a resident of the Pittsburgh area, was recently honored by the national Carpatho-Rusyn Society for her cultural achievements. She will talk about important events in the recent life and history of Slovaks (post-1900) at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities, Inc.

Monday 9 May 2011 - 7:00 pm - Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "Combing Grandpa's Hair" - presented by Lorraine Newsome - North Ridgeville Branch Library.

Tuesday 10 May 2011 2:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 1" at Fairview Park Library. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Tuesday 10 May 2011 7:00 pm Doug Cooley will present "How to Design a Webpage" at the Geauga County Genealogical Society meeting.

Friday 13 May 2011 8:30 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will have a Summit County Field Trip for deeds, records, Probate, in Akron. Gather at Hudson Library at 8:30 am.

Saturday 14 May 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Ken Bravo will present "Why the New York Times is Wrong on Name Changes at Ellis Island." Second Session will be Firefox 4 with Norm Henke.

Saturday 14 May 2011 Noon to 3:30 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Group, Banquet and Induction Ceremony to be held at The Cleveland Yachting Club. Terry and Peg (Chatfield) McCarty, will recount the life of her Civil War ancestor through letters and more, see attached flyer. Open invitation to all interested parties who wish to attend.

Saturday 14 May 2011 10:30am-2:00pm Free genealogy research & family history clinic by Cleveland Public Library, History & Geography Department, Downtown Louis Stokes Branch, 6th floor, with volunteers from AAGS

Saturday 14 May 2011 10:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m. "Beginning Genealogy Part II" hosted by Margaret Cheney at the North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville. Topics: Researching the Census, Using the Internet. To register contact the North Ridgeville Library at (440)-327-8326. For questions contact Margaret at (440) 323 -5080 or margcheney@aol.com. Bring a brown bag lunch. This is a free program.

Saturday 14 May 2011 1:30 p.m.- "Secrets in Photos" - presented by Lois Wheeler. Lois will demonstrate how to find clues in photographs to enhance details in your genealogy. The program includes suggestions to personalize your photo albums. Medina County Genealogical Society.

Sunday 15 May 2011 2 - 4 pm. Cleveland District Round table meets at Independence Civic Center, Selig Drive. Anyone interested in the operation of a genealogical society is welcome to attend.

Monday 16 May 2011 6:30 - 8:45 pm Terry and Peg Chatfield McCarty, the authors of The Chatfield Story, the story of a soldier who was born in Middlefield, Ohio in 1842, will be speakers at the general meeting of the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Room A, Fairview Park Library.

Tuesday 17 May 2011 7:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 2 - Genealogy Databases" at Fairview Park Library. Includes Ancestry Library edition, Footnote and HeritageQuest. Class 1 is a prerequisite. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Wednesday 18 May 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS meets. City of Westlake Planning Department Assistant Director Will Krause, will present "Celebrating Westlake’s Bicentennial" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library.

Saturday 21 May 2011 9:00 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland meets. Morning Session: FamilySearch Indexing with Dorothy Titera and Rae Ann Houghton. Afternoon Session: Google Chrome 10 with Jean Hoffman.

Saturday 21 May 2011 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets at Maple Heights Library. Study Groups - Breakout by States

Saturday 21 May 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Will and Marion Else present "Special Censuses."

Saturday 21 May 2011 12-5 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society presents American Civil War at Euclid Public library. Harold George will discuss "One Man's Hunt of Civil War Gravesites." Marjorie Wilson will discuss "General Mortimer D. Leggett," followed by John Vacha presenting "Behind Bayonets: The Civil War in Northern Ohio." Free and Open to the Public. See Flyer.

Tuesday 24 May 2011 2:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 3 - Census Research" at Fairview Park Library. Class 1 is a prerequisite. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 7:00 p.m. Hungarian Genealogy Society will meet at the Maple Hts. Public Library. "Your Most Interesting Ancestor Part 1." Members will describe who their most interesting Austro-Hungarian ancestor is, and the reasons why that person was selected.

Thursday 26 May 2011 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Alan Rabe will show us "What is New at FamilySearch."

Wednesday 1 June 2011 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Wednesday 1 June 2011 7:30 pm Sean Martin from WRHS will speak at the meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. His topic will be "The Jewish Connection: Jews and Crime in Twentieth Century Cleveland."

Thursday 2 June 2011 7:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 1" at Fairview Park Library. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Saturday 4 June 2011 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will have their Annual Membership Meeting and elections and hear Elissa Scalese Powell present "From the Grave."

Saturday 4 June 2011 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm June 4, 11, 18, 25: A four part Beginner Class presented by Gina Hamister. You may select any or all classes. Part 1: Record Keeping, Organization, and How to Proceed. Presented by Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee. Registration required.

Monday 6 June 2011 10 amTom Neel presents Part II - "Internet resources available at the OGS Library" at OGS. Participants will have use of the library while it is closed on Monday. Reservations required.

Monday 6 June 2011 7:00 pm Pot luck at East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Sharon Land will discuss "The Search for my Identity."

Thursday 9 June 2011 10 am Dr. Deborah Abbott presents a program on "Libraries and Archives." This session will tell you wat you can find in these great repositories. At OGS Library. Reservation required.

Thursday 9 June 2011 7:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 2 - Genealogy Databases" at Fairview Park Library. Includes Ancestry Library edition, Footnote and HeritageQuest. Class 1 is a prerequisite. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Saturday 11 June 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG will have a Flea Market and recycle day. Bring your unneeded computer pieces and parts, software, cell phones, old genealogy books, etc. Leftovers will be taken for safe recycle. Contact Norm Henke to arrange table space if you wish to sell items. Rick Vignuelle will present "Visiting the Family History Library in Salt Lake City."

Saturday 11 June 2011 10:30am-2:00pm Free genealogy research & family history clinic by Cleveland Public Library, History & Geography Department, Downtown Louis Stokes Branch, 6th floor, with volunteers from AAGS

Saturday-Sunday 11-12 June 2011 10am - 5pm Pioneer Festival at Hale Farm & Village - Family event weekend explores early 19th century life on the Western Reserve. Meet War of 1812 soldiers and see what it took to be a soldier in the early 1800s. Catch a glimpse of roughing it and experience civilian life at the time. Free to members. See WRHS site.

Sunday 12 June 2011 2:00 p.m. - Annual Medina Genealogical Scociety Picnic at the pavilion at the Granger Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Rd., Medina. Bring a dish to share, your own tableware and beverage.

Monday 13 June 2011 - 6:30 pm - Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, chapter of OGS - Annual dinner. Presentation of "So You Belong to The Dead People's Society" by Tom Neel, Library Director, OGS, at Piper's Three restaurant, Broadview Hts, Ohio. Registration form and more details available at http://www.cuyahogagenealogy.org/CVGS/.

Monday 13 June 2011 7:00 pm Planning and scheduling of cultural programs for 2011-12. General organizational planning. Election/appointment of officers, trustees, etc. at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities, Inc.

Monday 13 June 2011 - 7:00 pm - Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "The Importance of Staying Organized" - presented by Deborah A.Abbott, Ph.D, North Ridgeville Branch Library,

Tuesday 14 June 2011 6:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:00 pm at the Visitor Center of the Kirtland Historical Center 8865 Kirtland Chardon Rd. off Rte 615. A tour of the historical area will follow a brief business meeting.

Wednesday 15 June 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS meets. Genealogist Elizabeth Hauser will present "And Bob’s Your Uncle! Basics of Family History Research in England" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library.

Thursday 16 June 2011 7:00 pm "Beginning Genealogy Class 3 - Census Research" at Fairview Park Library. Class 1 is a prerequisite. To register phone 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Saturday 18 June 2011 9:00 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland meets. Morning Program: Making Contact: Find Living Relatives & Fellow Researchers with Jean Hoffman. Afternoon Session: Afternoon Program: Civil War Records Online, Jean Hoffman.

Saturday 18 June 2011 9:05 am -3:40 pm Abraham Lincoln Campaign Train at Hale Farm & Village. Take the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad from Rockside Road Station in Independence and travel to 1861 with Abraham Lincoln. Tram service from Indigo Lake to Hale Farm & Village to join in a rousing political rally on the Village Green and enjoy a Civil War picnic lunch. Visit the sites and attractions. See www.halefarm.org for information and tickets.

Saturday 18 June 2011 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee presents the second in a series - The Why, Where, and How of the U.S. Census. Can be taken as a single class. Registration required.

Sunday to Friday 19-24 June 2011 OGS Summer Workshop with noted genealogical speakers. Fee, reservations required. See OGS.org

Wednesday 22 June 2011 Janet Rhodebeck teaches a class on "Calligraphy- Part I" AT the OGS Library in Bellville. Pre-registration required. Part II on June 29.

Wednesday 22 June 2011 7:00 p.m. Hungarian Genealogy Society will meet at the Maple Hts. Public Library. "Your Most Interesting Ancestor, Part 2." Members will continue to describe who their most interesting Austro-Hungarian ancestor is, and the reasons why that person was selected.

Saturday 25 June 2011 9:05 am -3:40 pm Abraham Lincoln Campaign Train at Hale Farm & Village. Take the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad from Rockside Road Station in Independence and travel to 1861 with Abraham Lincoln. Tram service from Indigo Lake to Hale Farm & Village to join in a rousing political rally on the Village Green and enjoy a Civil War picnic lunch. Visit the sites and attractions. See www.halefarm.org for information and tickets.

Saturday 25 June 2011 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets at Maple Heights Library. Topic: Research Methodology by Deborah Abbott

Saturday 25 June 2011 - 11:00 a.m. Fairview Park Branch Library "Hooker's Crooks and Kooks: or Aunt Merle Didn't Run a Boarding House." Dressed in costume, presenter Jana Broglin, Certified Genealogist, will take a light hearted look at searching for the black sheep in the family. Registration required. To register, call 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org

Saturday 25 June 2011 - 3:00 p.m. Fairview Park Branch Library - "The Key to the Courthouse" Do you want the magic key? The key to the courthouse? Presenter Jana Broglin, Certified Genealogist will show us the way to unlock all the records found within. Learn techniques to make the most of your courthouse visit. Registration required. To register, call 440-333-4700 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Saturday 25 June 2011 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee presents the third in a series - Courthouse Records. Can be taken as a single class. Registration required.

Wednesday 29 June 2011 Janet Rhodebeck teaches a class on "Calligraphy- Part II" at the OGS Library in Bellville. Pre-registration required. Part I on June 22.

Thursday 30 June 2011 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will host guest speaker, Tom Neel who will speak on "Using Tax Records to Trace your Ancestors." He is the director of the OGS library and will help us prepare a bit for our trip to OGS and points south in August.

Thursday 30 June 2011 5:30 - 7:30 pm "Touching Jewish History, Preserving & Celebrating Our Roots in Northeast Ohio," the inaugural "White Glove" event to see, touch and feel the WRHS Jewish Archives Collection is hosted by Western Reserve Historical Society. Includes Hors d’oeuvre and Wine Reception. Limited registration. Flyer here.

Wednesday 6 July 2011 7:30 pm Ken Bravo, President and Gary Silverstein, past Program Chairman Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland Presenting "Breaching Stone Walls."

Thursday 7 July 2011 7:00 pm "Getting Ready for the 1940 Census to Open" will be presented by guest speaker Marjorie Waterfield at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Friday 8 July 2011 1 - 3 pm KIDS GENEALOGY- at OGS- a 4 week series aimed at the 10-18 age group to encourage interest in the history of their family. First session is "Getting Started." Free, registration required and limited.

Saturday 9 July 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Norm Henke will present "A Collaborative Family Tree" - building a tree online with sites like MyHeritage.com.

Saturday 9 July 2011 10 am - "How Great Grandpa Bought the Farm: Finding and Using Deeds in Your Genealogical Research". Join Chris Staats at the OGS Library as he takes you through the steps of using deeds to learn where and when the "farm" was purchased. Pre-registration required.

Saturday 9 July 2011 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee presents the fourth in a series - Hidden Resources. Can be taken as a single class. Registration required.

Monday 11 July 2011 5:30 pm Annual Picnic - the Lorain County Chapter OGS, the Wellington Genealogical Group and the Black River Genealogists gather to enjoy a Pot Luck Dinner with new friends and long time friends. Bring a dish to share, your table settings, a beverage of choice, and a big appetite for some good eats and great company! - Lorain County Metro Parks - Duck Pond Shelter at Carlisle Reservation, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio 44050

Thursday 14 July 2011 10 am Dr. Deborah Abbott presents "Vital Records" at OGS. Registration required.

Friday 15 July 2011 1 - 3 pm KIDS GENEALOGY- at OGS- a 4 week series aimed at the 10-18 age group to encourage interest in the history of their family. Second session is "How to Organize your Research." Free, registration required and limited.

Wednesday 20 July 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Resources for Researching your Austro-Hungarian Ancestors Online" presented by Diana Rogers, Hungarian Genealogy Society of Greater Cleveland, in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library

Friday 22 July 2011 1 - 3 pm KIDS GENEALOGY- at OGS- a 4 week series aimed at the 10-18 age group to encourage interest in the history of their family. Third session is "How to Use Computers for your Genealogy." Free, registration required and limited.

Saturday 23 July 2011 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets at Maple Heights Library. Topic: Vital Records by Education Committee

Thursday 28 July 2011 5:30 pm President Teddy Roosevelt will join us for a potluck picnic at Perry Community Center. Bob Hodder, a 35 year high school teacher portrays the President. Bring tableware and dish to share and join Lake County Genealogical Society and Perry Historical Society for a fun evening.

Friday 29 July 2011 1 - 3 pm KIDS GENEALOGY- at OGS- a 4 week series aimed at the 10-18 age group to encourage interest in the history of their family. Fourth session is "What to Do with your Research." Free, registration required and limited.

Saturday 30 July 2011 10 am Derek Davey, instructor of genealogy at Lourdes College, presents "researching Your Civil War Ancestors" at OGS. Registration required.

Monday 1 August 2011 7:00 pm At the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Gary Smith will present "Here Comes the Family! Preparing for the Reunion."

Wednesday 3 August 2011 7:30 pm "Rocks, Readings, and Rubbings; Getting the Most From Your Cemetery Research" will be presented by Cynthia Turk at the meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.

Thursday 4 August 2011 10 am Dr. Deborah Abbott talks about "Slave Research" at OGS. Registration required.

Saturday 6 August 2011 9:30 am - 4:30 pm "Discovering Your Ancestors Online" is a free day-long program at Akron Summit County Library. Includes "Sites and Strategies that May Surprise You" by Laura Prescott, and "Find Your Family on Footnote." Edward Loera Will discuss Ancestry and Heritage Quest. Judith Porter will wrap up with "The Largest Source of Free Genealogy." For more info and registration, see their flyer.

Monday 8 August 2011 - 7:00 pm - Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "Bringing Your Ancestors to Life" - presented by Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D - North Ridgeville Branch Library.

Tuesday - Thursday 8-9-10 August 2011 7:30 am CANCELLED. Sorry. Lake County Genealogical Society hosts a research trip to Mid-Ohio. A day at OGS, a day at Columbus Metro Library, and a day at OHS with some special tours and surprises. See our flyer here!

Weekend 12, 13, 14 August 2011 Civil War Reinactment at Hale Farm and Village Saturday and Sunday. Reinactment Ball Saturday night. Behind the scenes of the set-up on Friday. Lots of music, Battles at 2 pm. Great weekend! Members mostly free. See WRHS.org.

Saturday 13 August 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Program will be Genealogy and iTunes - and a bit about iPod, iPad and iPhone. This will be an early lunch potluck, so bring a dish to share. Tableware and drinks provided.

Saturday 13 August 2011 2:00 pm Medina County Genealogical Society - "The Cleveland Memory Project" presented by Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian of the Michael Schwartz Library of Cleveland State University, will discuss the Cleveland Memory Project that includes memories and pictures of many surrounding counties, including Medina County.

Saturday 13 Aug 2011 Annual Chapter management Seminar sponsored by the Richland County Chapter. Chapter Officers and others are invited to learn about running your chapter more efficiently. Free for Chapter members of OGS. See www.OGS.org.

Saturday 20 August 2011 Derek Davey presents "Migration Patterns to Northwest Ohio" at OGS. Registration required.

Thursday 1 September 2011 7:00 pm "Genealogy for Children: Ideas and Projects for Adults to get Children Interested in their Heritage" will be presented by Deborah Carder Mayes at East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS resumes their free "Family History Research Help Sessions," in the Computer Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Wednesday 7 September 2011 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland presents Sally Wertheim, Past President of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Co-Editor of Remembering: Cleveland’s Jewish Voices, speaking about this new book which will be available for signing.

Saturday 10 September 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Program planned: Dorothy Titera and Leah Houghton presenting FamilySearch Indexing - How it's happening, how to help. Computing Tools session will cover "Desktop Gadgets for Win Vista & Windows 7."

Saturday 10 September 2011 12 noon to 3:00 pm "Records After Death" Class. Presenters Mary Lou Bregitzer, Ed Bolte, and Sue Bonko, at Western Reserve Historical Society, Hassler Room. check wrhs.org for registration & information

Saturday, 10 September 2011 - 2:00 pm Medina County Genealogical Society - "Tombstone Symbolism and Photography" presented by Terry Hart who will discuss the meaning of symbols and icons found on American tombstones.

Monday 12 September-17 October 2011 12:30-2:30 pmSylvia Abrams, of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and professor emeritus at Siegal College (Shaker Blvd. Cleveland), will be teaching a 6 week course there titled "History Detectives: Exploring Local Jewish History with Documents." See more information at the Siegal College web site.

Monday 12 September 2011 - 7:00 pm - Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "Family Tree Maker and Roots Magic 4: A Comparison" - Pam Rihel - North Ridgeville Branch Library.

Monday 12 September 2011 - 7:30 pm - Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society - "CVGS Website - Revitalized & Updated" - After a much needed and long overdue make over our revitalized website is now online! Come see and learn about the dynamic new features and how best to use them.

Tuesday 13 September 2011 7:00 PM Geauga County Geenalogical Society at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St.- "General Garfield: The Civil War Years 1861-1863" presented by: David Lintern

Friday 16 September 2011 6:30 pm and Saturday 17th 9 am - 4 pm Walt and Mickie Walters will be presenting a workshop on cemetery restoration & preservation sponsored by and at Ohio Genealogical Society in Bellville. Friday will be lecture and questions and Saturday will be demos and hands-on restoration. For fees and registration, see brochure.

Saturday 17 September 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm CAGG presents Morning Program: "Facebook for Genealogy" with Mary Jamba and Afternoon Program: "More Spreadsheets for Genealogy," Jean Hoffman

Saturday 17 September 2011 10 am - 12 Noon "Getting Started in Aftricn American Genealogy" at Akron-Summit County Public Library. Click here for flyer.

Sunday 18 September 2011 12:00 noon to 4:30 P.M.The Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy at Western Reserve Historical Society Featuring John Grabowski, Director of Archives/Library at WRHS; Kenneth Bravo, President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland; Sean Martin, Associate Curator of Jewish American History at WRHS. Contact: Nancy Leinweber at 440-205-1942 or nanbw1@juno.com. Registration form here.

Sunday 18 September 2011 2 pm. At the Brooklyn Genealogy Club Wally Huskonen will discuss "Getting Ready to Use the 1940 Census." Some preparation will be necessary because there will be no index available when the National Archives releases it for online research on 2 April 2012.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS hosts Joni Mihelich, Genealogical Specialist, Cuyahoga County Public Library, "Civil War Genealogical Research," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Saturday 24 September 2011 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets at Maple Heights Library. Topic: Unusual Courthouse Records by Judith Cetina, from the Cuyahoga County Archives.

Sunday 25 September 1 - 4 pm Madison Historical Society 2011 Century Home Tour starts at Madison Village Square. Click here for ticket information and flyer.

Wednesday 28 September 2011 7:00 pm. Hungarian Genealogical Society meets at the Orange Public Library. Come hear local author John Sabol explain how he compiled information for his newly released book, Cleveland's Buckeye Road Neighborhood". Enjoy photos of people and places from this Hungarian community.

Thursday 29 September 2011 10:00 am. Elissa Scalise Powell is coming from Pittsburgh! She will talk on " Hiding Behind Their Skirts: Finding Women in Records." Women traditionally and historically have not participated as fully as men in creating records and therefore are not as accessible to researchers. Research for our women ancestors must be done by connecting them to others in their family, social, economic and church circles. This lecture gives concrete examples of how to search for the lost women on our pedigree. Join Lake County Genealogical Society at Morley Library in Painesville.

Saturday 1 October 2011 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ohio Genealogical Society Fall Seminar featuring Dick Eastman! At CitiChurch Auditorium, Rt. 97W in Bellville, Ohio. Topics are: 9:30 "The Organized Genealogist;" 10:45 "Conservation: Keeping up with Technology;" 1:30 "Wikis for Genealogists;" and 2:45 "Maine Outhouses I have Known and Loved. OGS Library will also be open 9-5 that day. "See the flyer at www.OGS.org $

Saturday 1 October 2011 Genealogical Committee Open House at Western Reserve Historical Society. Check wrhs.org for details

Monday 3 October 2011 7:00 pm Mon. Oct. 3 "Timelines in Genealogical Research" will be the topic of Sandra Beane Milton at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 3 October 2011 - 7:30 pm - Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society - "The Founding of Ethnic Parishes" within the immigrant experience of Cleveland - Rev. Thomas Tifft

Wednesday 5 October 2011 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 5 October 2011 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets with Steven Luxenberg, Washington Post Reporter and Author of Award Winning Non-Fiction Book, Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret.

Friday 7 October 2011 Annual Librarian's Seminar at OGS. This event traditionally draws librarians from across the state to learn many new things. This year's topic is "Working on Digital Projects." See www.OGS.org for more info. $

Saturday 8 October 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Doug Cooley will demonstrate "Creating a Genealogy Website." Computing Tools session will cover some anti-Virus programs. (Last minute change.) NOTE Place Change--LDS Church @ 32895 Cedar Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124. Use the West door.

Saturday 8 October 2011 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tri-C-GO Conference in Independence-- "The Information Highway, How to Travel it from your Home" Guest speaker will be Loretto Dennis Szucs on "Getting the Most from Ancestry.com." Also featured will be Cynthia Turk on CDRT, Alan Rabe presenting FamilySearch.org, and Wally Huskonen presenting "Netting Your Ancestors in Newspapers..." See the flyer here! $

Saturday 8 October 2011 10 am - 12 Noon "Branching Out: Second Steps in Genealogy Research" at Akron-Summit County Public Library. Click here for flyer.

Sunday, 9 October 2011 2:00 p.m. "Finding Luther King’s Past." Pat Van Hoose will describe her twenty-five year search for ancestor Luther King’s parents and the surprising results of that search., Medina County Genealogical Society.

Monday 10 October 2011 7:00 pm - Lorain Couty Chapter, OGS - "Wanna’ See What I Found?" - Lorraine Newsome will demonstrate techniques that can be used to "get the word out" and share your personal research interests using web pages, World Connect and other useful sites and tools.

Tuesday October 11 2011 7:00 PM at Geauga County Genealogical Society at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon, OH - "Using Deeds in Your Genealogical Research: Location Isn't Everything" presented by : Chris Staats

Saturday 15 October 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm CAGG presents Morning Program: "1940 US Census: Getting Ready" with Jean Hoffman and Afternoon Program: "A Look at Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com)," by Jean Hoffman

Saturday 15 October 2011 10 am - 12 Noon "Finding Your Family in the Census" at Akron-Summit County Public Library. Click here for flyer.

Wednesday 19 October 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Evening Help Session and Roundtable Discussion," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Friday 21 October 2011 5:30 pm Lake County Historical Society invites you to a Book Launch Party - My Life & Times: A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories by Sunny McClellan Morton. Also speaking, Ted Diadiun, sports writer and Rick Jackson, TV & radio host. See Flyer

Saturday 22 October 2011 9:00 am - 4:00 pm North Hills Genealogists' Fall Conference featuring Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, a well known author, lecturer, and researcher. His lectures will include "Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor," "Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly," "Five Proven Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor's European Origins," and "Organizing Evidence to Overcome Record Shortages." See registration info. $

Saturday 22 October 2011 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets at Maple Heights Library.

Sunday 23 October 2011 2 - 4 pm. Cleveland District Round table meets at Independence Civic Center, Selig Drive. Anyone interested in the operation of a genealogical society is welcome to attend.

Wednesday 26 October 2011 7:00 pm. Hungarian Genealogical Society meets at the Orange Public Library. "Service and Sacrifice: Hungarians from Cleveland in the US Military, 1951-2011". Endre Szentkiralyi will discuss research he has conducted on Cleveland Hungarians who served in the US military. This information will be published in a Hungraian military history journal.

Thursday 27 October 2011 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society hosts Terry Hart to speak about the "OGS Revolutionary War Tombstone Project." While focused on Medina County, this presentation will cover search techniques, problems, and results as well as continuing efforts conducted as part of the state-wide OGS Revolutionary War Project.

Saturday 29 October 2011 10 am - 12 Noon "Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors" at Akron-Summit County Public Library. Click here for flyer.

Saturday 29 October 2011 9:00 am - 12:00 noon "History, Identification & Preservation of Photographs" Class Presenters John Grabowski & Margaret Burzynski-Bays Western Reserve Historical Society, Hassler Room check wrhs.org for registration & information. $

Wednesday 2 November 2011 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 2 November 2011 at 7:30 PM Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland offers members Ken Bravo, Phyllis Bravo, and Marlene Englander sharing "An Overview Of The 2011 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference" at their regular meeting.

Thursday 3 November 2011 7:00 pm Sunny McClellan Morton will present "Save your Stuff: Long-Term Heirloom Care" at East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Friday 4 November 2011 6:30 -10:30 pm Akron-Summit County Public Library hosts "Late Night at the Library" after hours genealogy event with members of Summit County Chapter OGS. Click here for flyer.

Saturday 5 November 2011 12 noon - 3:00 p.m. "Beginning Genealogy" Class Presenters Bill Allen and Joellen O'Neill Western Reserve Historical Society, Hassler Room check wrhs.org for registration & information.

Monday 7 November 2011 - 7:30 pm - Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society - "Lakeview Cemetery's Civil War Veterans" presented by Marge Wilson

Tuesday 8 November 2011 7:00 PM at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon, Geauga County Genealogical Society hosts "Preserving Our Stone Records" (tombstones) Presented by: Cheryl McClellan.

Saturday 12 November 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. "Getting Your Story Out of Your Computer" will be the topic of Lois Wheeler for first session. Jean Hoffman will host a second session lineage group workshop at our November meeting. The workshop will be to help you complete the Cuyahoga County Lineage paperwork. Blank forms and instructions are available on the internet. Please bring copies of your documentation. Jean will help you fill out the forms and suggest what more documentation may be needed.

Saturday 12 November 2011 10 am - 12 Noon "Getting Started in Family History" at Akron-Summit County Public Library. Click here for flyer.

Sunday 13 November 2011 2:00 pm Medina County Genealogical Society - "Life of a Civil War Soldier" - Harold George, historian, author, and Civil War reenactor will appear in costume to discuss the day to day life of the typical Civil War Soldier.

Monday 14 November 2011 - 7:00 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "Ask the Genealogists" - An open forum discussion will be held where you can ask for help in breaking down your brick wall or any other genealogy related question you might have. This discussion will be moderated by knowledgeable genealogy researchers in our chapter.

Wednesday 16 November 2011 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS hosts Cleveland Metroparks historian, songwriter and storyteller Foster Brown, who will take us on a historical journey of Dover Township’s (Westlake, OH) early years, in song. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 16 November 2011 7:00 pm. Hungarian Genealogical Society meets at the Richmond Heights Public Library. "Individual Help Night". Pre-arranged one-on-one assistance to those without Internet access will be available. Advance registration needed for assistance. Pick up forms at Sept & Oct meetings.

Thursday 17 November 2011 10:00 am Note date change!!! Chris Staats offers "Deeds: The Forgotten Resource." An underutilized resource that can be intimidating and difficult to understand, but contain a wealth of information. Chris helps wade through the legal terminology, and shows that deeds are about far more than simply learning where your ancestor lived.Lake County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 19 November 2011 9:00 am CAGG meets. Morning session will be "Your Genealogy in Print: the Good and Bad of Published Family Histories" with Jean Hoffman. Afternoon session will cover "Movaco.com - Genealogy Search Engine" with Jean Hoffman.

Saturday 19 November 2011 9:30 am African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets at Maple Heights Library. Topic: Personal Projects

Saturday 19 November 2011 10 am - 12 Noon "Putting It All Together: Organizing, Storing, and Sharing Your Genealogy Research" at Akron-Summit County Public Library. Click here for flyer.

Friday 2 December 2011 6:15 pm Please join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple for services followed by a Festive Oneg Shabbat. We are celebrating the move of the Genealogy Society Library to Fairmount Temple, and several events. Our featured speaker at the service will be Ellen Cassedy. Columnist and author, her play, "Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn," was made into an award-winning film. She will be speaking on "Celebrating Jewish Genealogy: How Connecting to Our Roots Helps Us Build an Ethical future."Please RSVP to Julie Moss or 216-464-1330.

Saturday 3 December 2011 12 Noon to 3:00 pm "Manuscript Collections at Western Reserve Historical Society--Hidden Treasures" at WRHS. Presenters Ann Sindelar, WRHS Reference Supervisor; Margaret Burzynski-Bays, Curator of Manuscripts. Log on to wrhs.org >library>genealogy for registration information. $

Sunday 4 December 2011 1:00 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and Association of Jewish Libraries, Greater Cleveland Chapter, will meet at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike. Ohio. Our featured speaker will be writer and playwrite Ellen Cassedy, of Washington, DC. She has explored the world of the Lithuanian Holocaust in the land of her Jewish forebears for ten years. She will be speaking on "Lithuanian Encounter: How One Woman’s Journey Into the Old Jewish Homeland Changed her View of Bystanders, Rescuers, Victims - and Herself."

Sunday 4 December 2011 5:30 pm Medina County Genealogical Society - Annual Pot Luck Dinner - Induction of Lineage Society Applicants - Set up at 5:30 pm; Dinner served promptly at 6:00 pm Bring a dish to share and your own place settings. Coffee and hot water for tea will be available. Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Rd. (Rt 42), Medina.

Monday 5 December 2011 7:00 pm Holiday Celebration includes reinactor David Zeih as a Redcoat presenting "A Personal View of the Struggle for Independence" at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 5 December 2011 7:30 P. M. "Surprise!" at this seasonal meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Optional admission fee is one or more non-perishable food items for the food program.

Saturday 10 December 2011 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Marilyn Baskin will demonstrate the new "Picasa," a free, easy to use but effective photo finding, editing, and sharing software by Google.

Monday 12 December 2011 - 7:00 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "The Life of a Civil War Soldier" - Harold George, Civil War reenactor, historian, and author will appear in costume to discuss the typical day of a Civil War soldier.-



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