Cleveland District Round Table

Members and Activities

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Past Activities of Genealogical Interest 2012


Thursday 5 January 2012 6:30 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meeting will feature Chris Staats discussing "Using Deeds in Genealogical Research-Location Isn't Everything."

Saturday 7 January 2012 "Navigating FamilySearch" Class to be held at WRHS by Genealogical Committee. Presenter Jean Hoffman, CG. Click on www.wrhs.org for class times, registration and directions. $

Sunday 8 January 2012 1:30 pm Medina County Genealogical Society, "Finding and Using Deeds in Your Genealogical Research; Location Isn't Everything" presented by Chris Staats.

Sunday 8 January 2012 1:30 pm Richard Spector will present "Doing Genealogy With DNA: How Useful Is It?" at the meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society-Cleveland at Park East Synogogue, 27500 Shaker Boulevard, Pepper Pike.

Monday 9 January 2012 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS "How to Prepare a Lineage Application" presented by Margaret Cheney, Lorain County Chapter Lineage Chair and Ohio Genealogical Society Lineage Chair of Century Families of Ohio Lineage Society.

Monday 9 January 2012 7:30 pm CVGS guest speaker and avid historian, Timothy M. Daley, will be discussing recent renovations to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument as well as some of its history.

Tuesday 10 January 2012 7:00 pm "The White Family" (White Sewing Machine Co. and White Motor Co.) Speaker: Dan Ruminski. Geauga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 14 January 2012 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Mark Middleton will discuss "Personal Digital Archiving."

Saturday 14 January 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Monday 16 January 2012 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm "Genograms in Geneology/Show & Tell" with Linda Wood Freeman, at Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Refreshments, ALL WELCOME!

Wednesday 18 January 2012 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Installation of officers and "Serendipity in Genealogy" with OGS Trustee Margaret Cheney. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Saturday 21 January 2012 9:00 - 10:30 am Class at the Cleveland Family History Center. Subject: "What's new on the FamilySearch website." Held at 25000 Westwood, Westlake, OH 44145.

Saturday 21 January 2012 9:30 am "Bringing Your Ancestor to Life" with Dr. Deborah A. Abbott will be the morning session of CAGG. Afternoon session will be "Local Library Databases" with Jean Hoffman.

Saturday 21 January 2012 1:00 pm "The 1940 Census is Coming!" What do you mean no surname index!?!?! Julie Wilson will point us to the available tools to help locate our relatives and ancestors, even without the use of an index. Summit County Chapter meeting at Akron-Summit County Library.

Thursday 26 January 2012 11:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society hosts their annual meeting, potluck, officer induction and First Families of Lake County induction ceremony. Bring Dish to share and tableware. Speaker will be Carla Cegielski: "Your Genealogical Legacy: What Happens to My Stuff When I'm Gone?"

Wednesday 1 February 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS resumes free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Saturday 4 February 2012 "Library Special Resources:City Directories and Maps" Class to be held at WRHS by Genealogical Committee. Presenters Ronna Bryant and Bill Allen. Click on www.wrhs.org for class times, registration and directions. $

Saturday 4 February 2012 1-3 PM P.O.I.N.T. meets at Brooklyn Public Library, Open Discussion. As in the past, we may peruse genealogy sources on the internet. Please bring your roadblocks, new discoveries, etc. for the group to discuss and offer assistance.

Sunday 5 February 2012 1:30 PM Jewish Jenealogical Society meets at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Boulevard, Pepper Pike, Ohio. Kenneth Bravo will present "Locating and Using Naturalization Records -- A Tool For Finding Your Family's Shtetl" Guests welcome.

Monday 6 February 2012 7:00 pm "Stories in Stone: A Grave Marker or a Legacy?" will be presented by Michael and Monica Johns of the Johns-Carabelli Monument Company at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 11 February 2012 9:00 - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Harry Endrulas will do a show & tell on using the "Dazzle" DVD recorder hardware and software. It can convert most video sources to a DVD movie.

Saturday 11 February 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Sunday 12 February 2012 1:30 pm Medina County Genealogical Society, "From the Voice of a Slave: the Underground Railroad" presented by Deborah A. Abbott.

Monday, 13 February 2012 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS. "Brigadier General Quincey Adams Gillmore; the Life and Times of Lorain County's Highly Honored Civil War General" presented by Matthew Weisman.

Tuesday 14 February 2012 7:00 pm "History of Chardon." Speaker: Bill Jackson. Geauga County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 15 February 2012 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Evening Help Session and Genealogical Roundtable (Your Civil War Ancestor), Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 18 February 2012 9:00 am CAGG meets at Bain Park Cabin, 21077 North Park Drive, Fairview Park OH (Note change fo place for this meeting) First Session Program: "Major Dormer Leggett" presented by Marjorie Wilson. Leggett is a lesser known Clevelander and one of Ohioís 21 Civil War Major Generals. Second Session Jean M. Hoffman CG and other knowledgeable members will answer questions and demonstrate computer genealogy topics. Note: There will be no formal user group meetings. Bring goodies to share. Coffee will be available. All who wish may bring lunch and stay for a social hour.

Saturday 18 February 2012 1:00 pm "Finding and Using Deeds In Your Genealogical Research: Location Isn't Everything" will be presented by Chris Staats at Summit County Chapter meeting at Akron-Summit County Library.

Sunday 19 February 2012 2:00 - 4:30 pm Derrick Mason will be presenting "Tracing Your Roots: African American Genealogy." This will be at the Electronic Classroom of Grasselli Library at John Carroll University, 20700 N. Park Blvd, University Hts. Registration is required at www.heightslibrary.org or by calling 216-321-4700. Guests will have access to Ancestry Library Edition database.

Monday 20 February 2012 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm Deb Root Shell: "Murder in the Family - How I Researched a Family Murder" at Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Refreshments, ALL WELCOME!

Thursday 23 February 2012 10:00 am Dr. Deborah Abbott will speak on "Transcription, Abstraction and Summarization of Genealogical Records" at the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society.

Thursday 1 March 2012 7:00 pm Deborah Abbott will help you in "Bringing Your Ancestor To Life" at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 3 March 2012 "Get Ready for the 1940 Census: An Introduction and Workshop" Class to be held at WRHS by Genealogical Committee. Presenter Wally Huskonen. Click on www.wrhs.org for class times, registration and directions. $

Sunday 4 March 2012 1:30 pm At Park Synagogue East, Jewish Genealogical Society-Cleveland will hear Cuyahoga County Archivist, Dr. Judith Cetina talk on "What's New with the Archives."

Wednesday 7 March 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers Free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Saturday 10 March 2012 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Jean Hoffman will give a program on "Making Contact: Find Living Relatives & Fellow Researchers".

Saturday 10 March 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Sunday 11 March 2012 1:30 pm Medina County Genealogical Society, "Straighten Up and File Right" presented by Pat Morgan.

Monday 12 March 2012 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS, "Researching in Libraries and Archives" presented by Deborah A. Abbott.

Tuesday 13 March 2012 7:00 pm "Memories of Crystal Beach Park, Vermillion,OH." Speaker: Sandra Mueller (granddaughter of the founders.) Geauga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 17 March 2012 9:30 am CAGG meets. Morning Session will be "Civil War Memory Project" as members share their writing experiences. Afternoon Session will be Jean Hoffman presenting "Web Sites and Searching the Index" including several free sites such as Steve Morse's One Step, GenWeb, and Rootsweb. Feel free to bring a laptop to follow along.

Saturday 17 March 2012 1:00 pm "Sailing Into the Sunset: Tips for Finding Your Ancestors on Passenger Lists" Presented by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. This program reviews the history of why passenger lists were recorded in an attempt to understand what types of records exist. Various indices, research aides, examples of records and where to find them will be discussed at Summit County Chapter meeting at Akron-Summit County Library.

Monday 19 March 2012 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm "Ohio's Unsung Heroines:" Cathie Clager and Rita Wolansky, at Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Refreshments, ALL WELCOME!

Now! The 1940 Census was released on April 2. Sign up now to help index the census. This index will be available to all for free - forever. Go to https://Indexing.FamilySearch.org and sign in. Take a test drive if you like, then "Get Started." From My Info, select Local Support Group as Group or Society and chose Lake County Genealogical Society, NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (NEOCAG) for Cuyahoga County, Lorain County Chapter OGS, Medina County Chapter OGS, or another county of your choice. Index some other projects now for practice. Join the Fun! Get it Done!

There are several sessions available for indexing demonstrations and hands-on downloading and practice sessions.

Any group wishing a demo in the Cleveland District contact Cynthia Turk at cdrt1@juno.com.

NEOCAG will be having a session for new arbitrators at our meeting June 9.

Wednesday 21 March 2012 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Favorite Genealogical Websites Demo with Jim Denham and John Noble." Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Monday, March 26, 2012 Finding Your Roots on Channel 49 WEAO at 9 p.m. with historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. featuring Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis. At 10:00 p.m., the episode will feature two African-American politicians Cory Booker and John Lewis.

Thursday 29 March 2012 10:00 am Alan Rabe will discuss "Gravestone Preservation/Restoration" at the meeting of Lake County Genelaogical Society.

Saturday 31 March 9:00 AM-3 PM Western Reserve Historical Society Gen. Committee presents "Finding Your Czech-Slovak Roots." John T. Sabol, author and genealogist will present two morning sessions. The afternoon will be roundtable discussions with members of Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International. See complete info and registration, or contact Chris Staats. $

Saturday 31 March 9:10AM-10:45 AM Deborah Abbott presenting "Vital Records Research" at Independence Public Library at the meeting of P.O.I.N.T.

Saturday 31 March 2012 9:30 am - 3:30 pm "Photography for the Family Historian" will be a seminar at Akron-Summit County Public Library featuring Diane VanSkiver Gagel. Topics will be "The Family Photographer: To be Digital or Not to be Digital," Windows on the Past: Dating, Identifying and Caring for Historic Photographs, Parts 1 and 2" and "Ancestors in the Attic: Finding and Sharing Family Photographs." For details, see their flyer.

Monday 2 April 2012 7 pm. East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society - 1940s party!! Help us celebrate the release of the 1940 census with the music, history, fashions and food of the time. Wear a vintage outfit if possible. Share stories about the time and bring 1940 census records of your family if you have them. The census is available on this day.

Monday 2 April 2012 7:30 P. M. Mary Jamba, will present "FACEBOOK - A HELPFUL TOOL FOR GENEALOGY RESEARCH?" Facebook is used to share stories, send photographs, play games, and keep up to date with what is happening in the world. Did you know that there are a number of groups formed for educational purposes? Mary will provide some insights for us to add another tool to our genealogy toolboxes. Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meeting.

Monday 9 April 2012 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS, "Family Search Indexing Project" presented by Dorothy Titera and Rae Ann Houghton.

Tuesday 10 April 2012 7:00 pm "Finding Your Female Ancestors." Speaker: Amy Kenneley. Geauga County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 11 April 2012 7:30 pm Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist, MyHeritage.com, will be our guest speaker at Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland monthly meeting at MENORAH PARK in the Board Room.

Thursday through Saturday 12-14 April 2012 Ohio Genealogcial Society Annual Conferece - "History and Genealogy: Finding Clues to Ancestral Lives." At the Cleveland Clinic Intercontinental Hotel. See the Registration Booklet here. $

Thursday through Saturday 12-14 April 2012 Ohio Genealogcial Society Annual Conferece - free offerings - The vendor area will be open to the public. Many shops will display books and genealogy supplies and programs. FamilySearch will be doing demos of indexing. Hours Thurs 1-7pm, Fri 9am-7 pm, and Sat 9 am-4 pm at the Intercontinental Hotel at Cleveland Clinic.

Thursday 12 April 2012 10 am to 9 pm Western Reserve Historical Society will be open special hours during the OGS Conference. Admission and parking will be free to Conference Registrants.

Friday 13 April 2012 8:00 pm Bruce Buzbee, author of RootsMagic will be at the Cleveland Family History Center. Subject: "Family History Research using RootsMagic to organize it." Held at 25000 Westwood, Westlake, OH 44145.

Friday 13 April 2012 10 am to 5 pm Western Reserve Historical Society will be open special hours during the OGS Conference. Admission and parking will be free to Conference Registrants.

Saturday 14 April 2012 10 am to 5 pm Western Reserve Historical Society will be open special hours during the OGS Conference. Admission and parking will be free to Conference Registrants.

Saturday 14 April 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Sunday 15 April 2012 12 noon to 5 pm Western Reserve Historical Society will be open special hours during the OGS Conference. Admission and parking will be free to Conference Registrants.

Monday 16 April 2012 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm "40th Anniversary Dinner: History of GCGS:" Dianne Young, at Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. ALL WELCOME!

Saturday 21 April 2012 9:30 am CAGG meets. Morning Program: Power Platting: Technology Tools to Create Pictures From Property Descriptions with Chris Staats. Afternoon Program: What Microfilm Is This? with Jean Hoffman. Identify microfilm sources of online images at sites like FamilySearch, Ancestry.com and Fold3.

Saturday 21 April 2012 1:00 pm "More Problem Solving" We'll share some methodology tips to help move forward from Brick Walls. Bring a problem or question to Summit County Chapter meeting at Akron-Summit County Library.

Thursday 26 April 2012 10:00 am Bob Parvin will speak to the Lake County Genealogical Society on the topic of "Sons of the American Revolution."

Saturday 28 April 2012 8:30 a.m. - about 1:00 pm. Free Genealogy Conference to be offered by the Cleveland Family History Center, 25000 Westwood, Westlake, OH 44145. It will include presentations for genealogists of all skill levels, from beginners to experts. A syllabus containing the printed presentations will be available for purchase.

Saturday 28 April 2012 12:00 Noon Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups hold their annual induction banquet at Pine Ridge Country Club. Speaker will be Dan Ruminski, Cleveland historian and storyteller. His topic will be "Cleveland's Great Millionaires' Row." Register by April 15. See Flyer. $

Saturday 28 April 2012 10:00 am Susan Zacharias presents "Genealogy With the Stars" - this program will give you a glimpse of your andestors' character using astrology. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Sunday 29 April 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Cleveland District Round Table meets at Independence Library, Selig Drive. Those interested in the operations of a genealogical organization in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Medina or Lorain County is invited to attend for this sharing session.

Wednesday 2 May 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Saturday 5 May 2012 10 am - 4 pm "Searching for Your Family, A Beginning Genealogist Guide, A Workshop Just for You." Presented by Lake County Genealogical Society at Morley Library in Painesville. Presenters include Carla Cegielski, Joy McMullen, Sally Malone, Cynthia Turk. Contact Dave Morse for questions. Flyer and application available at LCGS' site. $

Saturday 5 May 2012 9:30 am - 5:30 pm African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland will host a genealogy program featuring Shamele Jordon and Kimberly Powell at the Downtown Cleveland Public Library. Ten topics by six speakers! See Flyer and Brochure. $

Saturday 5 May 2012 "Planning a Research Trip for Family History" Class to be held at WRHS by Genealogical Committee. Presenters will be Committee members. Click on www.wrhs.org for class times, registration and directions. $

Monday 7 May 2012 7:00 pm Lois Wheeler will present "Getting your Family History out of your Computer" at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 7 May 2012 7:30 P.M. Diane Kawolics, will present "ALL ABOUT PRESERVATION" at the meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Diane will discuss tips for preserving precious documents, family photos, and memorabilia. You are invited to bring an example for preliminary review. Please call Frances at 440-232-2473 or email fejpickett@juno.com with a description of your item to sign up.

Tuesday 8 May 2012 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets."One Womanís Search For Her Biological Family" by Cindy Cesen who will tell us of some unusual means she used to find her family.

Saturday 12 May 2012 9:00 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG will have a flea market for computer items. "Open Access on the 1940 Census" will help find that ancestor in the new census using a variety of helps. Wally Huskonen will lead this session. Cynthia Turk will hold a session for 1940 census indexers or potential indexers. Bring your laptop for in-person assistance or chat about our work. Learn a short-cut or two.

Saturday 12 May 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Saturday, 12 May 2012 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society - "Ask the Genealogists" - a panel of genealogists will assist with research questions - Brunswick Library, Community Room A , 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. ** NOTE LOCATION CHANGE **

Monday 14 May 2012 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS, "Tombstone Symbolism and Photography" presented by Terry Hart.

Wednesday 16 May 2012 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Show and Tell, Bring an Heirloom or Photo." Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 19 May 2012 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak is coming! East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society is hosting a seminar with four topics: "Trace Your Roots with DNA," "Reverse Genealogy: Techniques for Finding Your Lost Loved One," "Find That Obituary! Online Newspaper Research," and "Cases That Made My Brain Hurt." See the flyer here. $

Saturday 19 May 2012 9:30 am CAGG meets. Morning Program: The Rise and Fall of the Interurban Railways with John Dailey. Afternoon Program: Yahoo! Groups for Genealogy with Dick Rose.

Saturday 19 May 2012 1:00 pm "Cemetery Invasion" with Kelly Holderbaum, Cemetery Chair. She will lead us to one of the local cemeteries where we will read the stones in a portion of the cemetery. Bring your lunch, lawn chair, wear comfortable shoes and come enjoy the day!! Summit County Chapter meeting at Akron-Summit County Library.

Saturday 19 May 2012 1:00 am Doug Osborne presents "It's All About Time" - this program covers 200 years of clock making in America and the results it had on mass production, employment, and marketing. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Monday 21 May 2012 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm Marjorie R. Wilson, "Clevelanders in the Civil War" at Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Refreshments, ALL WELCOME!

Sunday 27 May 2012 2-4 pm Cleveland District Round Table meets at Independence Library on Selig Drive. This is a discussion group for the leadership of genealogical organizations in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties. Everyone is welcome. Date changed.

Thursday 31 May 2012 10:00 am Cheryl McClellan will offer parts of "Collecting from the Tax Man" and discuss the Ohio Tax Record project and how it can help with your Ohio genealogy. Join us for the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society.

Friday 1 June 2012 10:00 am Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. presents "Genealogy 101: Using Online Resources." Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Saturdays June 2, 16, 23, and 30, 2012 Four-part class covering Genealogical Research Fundamentals. Class to be held at WRHS by Genealogical Committee. Presenter Gina Hamister. Click on www.wrhs.org for class times, registration and directions. $

Saturday 2 June 2012 1:00 am Julie Wilson presents "Using Newspapers in Your Research" - Find out what else is out there to add to your family history. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Monday 4 June 2012 7:00 pm "Are Your Ancestors Hiding in Federal Records?" Marjorie Waterfield will try to answer this question at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 6 June 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers Free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 6 June 2012 7:30 pm Dr. Shawn McCandless, MD, will present "What You Don't Know Can't Help You: The Value of the Medical Family History" at the meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.Dr. McCandless specializes in pediatrics and genetics.

Saturday 9 June 2012 9am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Program TBD.

Saturday 9 June 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Monday 11 June 2012 7:00 pm Lorain County Chapter/OGS - "1912- Year of the Titanic" Jim Smith will discuss the worldwide events of 1912 followed by a first person narrative by Janet Bird portraying first class Titanic passenger Carrie Constance Chaffee as she organizes a meeting aboard the Titanic.

Wednesday 13 June 2012 7:00 pm (Note day change) Geauga Genealogical Society meets. Program: Field Trip to South Newbury Union Chapel. Presenter: Michael Fath. Space is very limited. Registration and carpooling are a must. Contact vp@gcgsoh.org to reserve a place.

Saturday 16 June 2012 1:00 pm "Deeds and Why You Should Love Them" with Julie Wilson at Summit County Chapter meeting at Akron-Summit County Library.

Saturday 16 June 2012 9:30 am CAGG meets and will enjoy "Cemeteries: What Can They Tell You?" with Susan Hill Bonko during the morning session. The afternoon Program: "Archiving Email and Internet Sources with Jean Hoffman.

Monday 18 June 2012 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm By Popular Demand, John Dailey, "The Rise and Fall of the Interuban Railways" at Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Refreshments, ALL WELCOME!

Wednesday 20 June 2012 7:00 pm Willouhgby Historical Society hosts Jim Rivers of the Cleveland and Eastern Interurban Historical Society and Museum who will speak on the C.P. & E. Interurban at Willoughby Public Library, 30 Public Square, Willoughby.

Wednesday 20 Jun 2012 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "What Happens to My Stuff When I Die? Planning Your Genealogical Estate," with Carla Cegielski. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Thursday 28 June 2012 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Ruth Sprowls will discuss the research to create the Lake County Civil War Wall of Honor at Lake County Historical Society.

Monday 2 July 2012 7:00 pm "Cleveland Food Memories" will be the delicious topic with guest Gail Ghetia Bellamy at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.This is a potluck. No visitor fee.

Monday 9 July 2012 - 5:30 pm Annual Potluck Picnic with the Lorain County Chapter/ OGS, Wellington Genealogy Group and the Black River Genealogists - Carlisle Room of the Carlisle Reservation Center, Lorain County Metro Parks, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange. Bring your own table ware, beverage, and a dish to share. Dinner at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday 11 July 2012 730 pm (Note date change due to the 4th of July.) Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland presents "What's New and Old at WRHS" with Ann Sindelar from Western Reserve Historical Society Library.

Thursday 12 July 2012 10:00 am Deborah Abbott, PH.D. presents "Shaking the Dust off the Courthouse Records" - Learn what records are available and the information found in these records. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Saturday 14 July 2012 9am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Alan Rabe will speak on Cemeteries - Understanding Cemeteries, Graves and Restoration."

Wednesday 18 July 2012 8:15 am - 7:00 pm CVGS is hosting a full day motor coach trip to Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Bellville, Ohio with dinner at Dutch Heritage Restaurant. See flyer here.

Wednesday 18 Jul 2012 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS 35th Anniversary Celebration. Guest speaker Deborah Marisch, Secretary of Peter Navarre Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812, presents "Peter Navarre and the War of 1812." Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Friday 20 July 2012 10:00 am Chris Staats presents "Weaving a Web: Using Internet Resources to Create an Effective Research Plan" - Successful online research may not necessarily mean finding information about your ancestors in a database or online image collection. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Saturday 21 July 2012 1:00 pm "The Painless Autobiography" presented by Judy Davis at Summit County Chapter meeting at Akron-Summit County Library.

Saturday 21 July 2012 - 1:30 p.m . Medina County Genealogical Society "What's Black and White and Read All Over?" Margaret Cheney will discuss newspaper research - Buckeye Library. 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. - Social time 1:00 pm; Program & Meeting 1:30 p.m. ** NOTE TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE **

Thursday 26 July 2012 5:30 pm Lake County Genealogical Society Family Picnic takes place at the Perry Community Center on the lake on Perry Park Road. Bring tableware and dish to share. We will have a heritage workshop presented by Lake County Historical Society. If you have a historic or family heritage quilt, bring it for show and tell.

Friday 27 July 2012 10:00 am-4:00 pm Margaret Cheney presents "Genealogy for Kids" - This program will have interactive activities and will be an all day event. Bring brown bag lunch. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Wednesday 1 August 2012 7:30 pm "What's a girl like me doing in a story like this? My dear Hindalla remembers me" with Marlene Englander, MLS will be the program at Jewish Genealogy Society - Cleveland.

Friday 3 August 2012 10:00 am Derek Davey presents "Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestors." Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Monday 6 August 2012 7:00 pm Jean Hoffman will present "Making Contact: Find Living Relatives & Fellow Researchers" at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Thursday 9 August 2012 10:00 am Dr. Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. presents "Researching the Federal Census and Other Overlooked Schedules" - with the 1940 census becoming available, learn what information can be found before it is indexed. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Friday 10 August 2012 10:00 am Derek Davey presents "Using FamilySearch for your Free Research" - learn what FamilySearch has available for records and how to navigate their website. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Saturday 11 August 2012 9am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets for our annual potluck. Bring a side dish or dessert to go with pizza. Norm Henke will discuss Windows 8 and why you do or do not want to get it.

Saturday 11 August 2012 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Akron-Summit County Public Library presents "Discovering Your Civil War Ancestors" with John P. Gurnish and Amy Johnson Crow. Five topics will cover Summit County and Ohio research, Civil War fraternal organizations, Researching online, and state and local records. See the flyer here.

Saturday 11 August 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Monday 13 August 2012 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS, "Finding Your Way Around FindaGrave.com" presented by Linda Jean Limes Ellis.

Saturday 18 August 2012 10:30 am P.O.I.N.T. meets and will have an open discussion at the Independence Public Library.

Monday 20 August 2012 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm Annual Picnic and Wagon Wheel: CYC Picnic Area, bring a dish to share, beverage, place settings, and a Story to Tell , ALL WELCOME! For planning purposes only RSVP to lwfreeman23@yahoo.com

Wednesday-Friday 29-31 August 2012 Trip to Ft. Wayne's Allen County Public Library is being hosted by Lake County Genealogical Society. Visit the largest public library genealogy collection in the world. See the flyer at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs Look for the bus. $

Wednesday 5 September 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers Free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 5 September 2012 7:30 pm "Seeking Kin" with Sol Factor will be the program at Jewish Genealogy Society-Cleveland.

Thursday 6 September 2012 7:00 pm "Athletic Ancestors" will be the subject of Sunny McClellan Morton's talk at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 8 September 2012 9am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Guest speaker Richard Spector will discuss "Using DNA to Unravel a Problem."

Saturday 8 September 2012 9:30 am Margaret Cheney presents "Our Dearly Departed" - this all day workshop will focus on the dearly departed - Learn how to find wills, estates, obituaries, cemetery, etc. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org $

Saturday 8 September 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Saturday, 8 September 2012 - 2:00 p.m . Medina County Genealogical Society "From Stoughton to Strongsville" Sandee LeMasters will describe the genealogical and historical account of her family's migration from Stoughton, Massachusetts to Stongsville as recorded in 59 family letters written between 1821 and 1953.

Monday 10 September 2012 - 6:30 Lorain County Chapter OGS, "Finding and Using Deeds in Your Genealogical Research; Location Isn't Everything" presented by Chris Staats, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 11 September 2012 7:00pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library 110 E Park St. Chardon OH Program: "Institutions for Genealogical Research" presented by Cynthia Turk. Find some new avenues for adding to your family history.

Tuesdays 11, 18, and 25 September 2012 7:00 pm Fairview Park Regional Library is offering a free series - Beginning Genealogy, Genealogy Databases, and Census. To register call 440-333-4700 or CuyahogaLibrary.org

Friday 14 September 2012 10:00 am Sunny Morton presents "Jump Start Your Family History Writing Project" - learn the tricks of putting together your family's story. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Saturday 15 September 2012 9 - 10:30 am "Where are the Records in Cuyahoga County?" will be taught by Sherry Minn. As always, there will be no charge to attend. Place: Westlake Family History Center, 25000 Westwood, Westlake, OH 44145

Saturday 15 September 2012 9:30 am - 2 pm CAGG meets. Morning Program: 1940 Census Review. The indexes for the 1940 U.S. census are complete! Bring your stories of interesting things you've found. Have you had problems locating people? We'll try to find solutions and look at new recording tools. Afternoon Program: A New Look at HeritageQuest with Jean Hoffman.

Saturday 15 September 2012 1:00 pm "Gum-Dipped: A Daughter Remembers Rubber Town." Dr Joyce Dyer will discuss her book. This is the story of Thomas William Coyne, and his daughter (the author), at Summit County Chapter meeting at Akron-Summit County Library.

Monday 17 September 2012 6:30 pm Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society, Fairview Park Library , "These Are Your Roots", Brion Deitsch. Members of GCGS will present a case study tracing the ancestors of the Fairview Park Superintendent. Brion will be present to hear the revolutions of his Ohio ancestors! Refreshments Served. All Welcome.

Wednesday 19 September 2012 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "One Manís Hunt for Civil War Grave Sites" presented by Harold George. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 19 September 2012 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society will have guest speaker, Cynthia Turk to discuss "Getting the most out of the 1940 Census."

Wednesday 19 September 2012 7:00 pm Fairview Park Regional Library is offering "Fold3 and HeritageQuest." Joni Mihelich, the library's Genealogy Specialist will help you discover two overlooked genealogy databaases. Must be familiar with using a computer. To register call 440-333-4700 or CuyahogaLibrary.org

Thursday 27 September 2012 10:00 am Sunny McClellan Morton will present "Glory Days: Researching Athletic Ancestors" at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 29 September 2012 9am-3:30pm CANCELLED. Finding Your German Ancestors, an all-day seminar with John Humphrey CGSM featuring: "Researching German Ancestors: 'The Agony and the Ecstasy;'" "Finding Your German Ancestorís Place of Origin;" "The 'www' of German Genealogy;" and "German-American Newspapers: an underutilized source." Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland. Note from the Webmaster: John Humphrey passed away on August 12, 2012.

Monday 1 October 2012 7:00 pm Sandy Malitz discussing "Immigration Records" was cancelled. Topic: Andersonville National Historic Site will be presented by Joellen OíNeill. We will also see a DVD entitled: "Voices from Andersonville" at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 1 October 2012 7:30 P. M. Georgia Maresh, will present "TRECK To TREBENICE - A genealogy example that persistence pays off." Georgia traveled to Europe this summer with the intention of doing family research. Join us at CVGS as she tells us about her findings 'across the pond.'

Wednesday 3 October 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers Free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 3 October 2012 7:30 pm Jean Hoffman and Jerry Kliot will speak at the meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. The topic will be "Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups."

Friday 5 October 2012 10:00 am Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. presents "Breaking the Brick Wall: Case Studies using Critical Thinking and Methodology" - this session will focus on strategies on how to find ancestors when they don't appear int he census; if you only have oral history to go by, etc. Summer of Learning 2012 at Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org

Saturday 6 October 2012 OGS Fall Seminar with J. Mark Lowe at or near Ohio Genealogcial Society, Bellville, Ohio. For more information, see web site at www.OGS.org $

Mondays 8, 15, and 29 October 2012 10:00 am Fairview Park Regional Library is offering a free series - Beginning Genealogy, Genealogy Databases, and Census. To register call 440-333-4700 or CuyahogaLibrary.org

Monday 8 October 2012 - 6:30 p.m. Lorain County Chapter OGS, "Using the Mobile Scanner Flip-Pal for your Genealogy", Pam Rihel, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tusday 9 October 2012 7:00 pm "Transcribing, Analyzing & Summarizing Genealogical Records" presented by Deborah Abbott is the program at Geauga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 13 October 2012 9am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Jean Hoffman will discuss Lineage Societies.

Saturday 13 October 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Sunday, 14 October 2012 2:00 p.m Medina County Genealogical Society "Hyde and Seeking European Ancestors" - Bob Hyde will relate his researching adventures as he crossed the pond to the homeland of his ancestors.

Monday 15 October 2012 6:30 pm Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society, 6:30 pm Fairview Park Library, Heritage Travel for the Genealogist will be presented by Sunny McClellan Morton. Refreshments served. All Welcome.

Tuesday 16 October 2012 7:00 pm Fairview Park Regional Library is offering "Ins and Outs of FamilySearch.org," one of the largest free genealogy websites." Joni Mihelich, the library's Genealogy Specialist will preside. Must be familiar with using a computer. To register call 440-333-4700 or CuyahogaLibrary.org

Wednesday 17 October 2012 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Guest Speaker Cynthia Smith presents "Prague to Cleveland." Porter Room, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Saturday 20 October 2012 8:00 am to 4:00 pm North Hills Genealogists near Pittsburgh will host D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, who will be giving four lectures: 1.) Discovering the U.S. GenWeb, 2.) Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the U.S. between 1790 and 1830, 3.) Mapping Your Success: Employing Maps for your Genealogical Research, and 4.) Putting it Together: A Case Study of a family who migrated in the 1800s from Pennsylvania to Idaho. See brochure at www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org. $

Saturday 20 October 2012 9:30 am CAGG meets. Morning Program: Windows 8, the Good, the Bad & the Ugly with Norman Henke. Afternoon Program: Living With Your Files with Jean Hoffman - Tips for naming, re-naming, and organizing your digital files for genealogy.

Saturday 20 October 2012 1:00 pm "Lineage Society Applications" presented by Kelly Holderbaum Why join a Lineage Society? Join us to find out how to put together a lineage application and discover all the options that are available to you! Summit County Chapter meeting at Akron-Summit County Library.

Thursday 25 October 2012 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will hear and see the new "FamilySearch Trees," a huge collaborative worldwide pedigree chart, presented by Alan Rabe.

Sunday 28 October 2012 2:00 - 4:00 pm Cleveland District Round Table meets at Independence Library on Selig Drive to discuss issues of interest to the management of genealogy societies in the five-county area. All interested are welcome.

Thursdays 1, 8, and 15 November 2012 7:00 pm Fairview Park Regional Library is offering a free series - Beginning Genealogy, Genealogy Databases, and Census. To register call 440-333-4700 or CuyahogaLibrary.org

Thursday 1 November 2012 7:00 pm Derek Moore, Curator at WRHS will present "Automobile History and Transportation" at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 3 November 2012 11:00 am We are excited to have Mark Busch of Busch Funeral Homes speaking to our POINT group about 'Researching Funeral Home Records.' WHERE: Busch Funeral Home Community Room, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma.

Saturday 3 November 2012 12:00 - 3:00 pm "Getting Started in Genealogy." Join us for an introduction to the basics of Family History Research with Western Researve Historical Society Genelaogical Committee members. See registration at www.wrhs.org. $

Monday 5 November 2012 7:30 P. M. Paula Tilsky, will present "Cleveland Cultural Gardens - Then and Now" at the meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Paula Tilsky, a member of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Speakers Bureau presents the Gardens' history, recent changes and future plans for this representation of many nationalities of Greater Cleveland.

Wednesday 7 November 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers Free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 7 November 2012 7:30 pm. Sunny McClellan Morton will be speaking to Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland about "Athletic Ancestors: All-Star Resources." Meeting will be at Menorah Park.

Saturday 10 November 2012 9 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear Alan Rabe discuss and demonstrate FamilySearch Trees as they are being rolled out to the public.

Saturday 10 November 2012 Annual Banquet of Summit County Chapter OGS **Location To Be Determined** Debbie Abbott will be our speaker and will present "From Slavery to Freedom: The Underground Railroad." From the voice of a slave, hear the history of the Underground Railroad and its strong presence in the state of Ohio.

Saturday 10 November 2012 10 am - 12 noon GCGS CLAN DIGGERS, Free one-on-one genealogical guidance and assistance, 2nd floor, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Avenue, Fairview Park

Sunday, 11 November 2012 2:00 p.m Medina County Genealogical Society - Willeane Schrock shares the experience and results of her personal family tree DNA study.

Monday 12 November 2012 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS, "Finding Your Female Ancestors" presented by Amy Kenneley, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 13 November 2012 7:00 pm Geauga Genealogical Society program will be "FamilySearch with FamilyTree" presented by Alan Rabe.

Wednesday 14 November 2012 7:00 pm Fairview Park Regional Library is offering "Ancestry Library Edition and all it has to offer." Joni Mihelich, the library's Genealogy Specialist will help you discover tricks of the trade for efficient searching. Must be familiar with using a computer. To register call 440-333-4700 or CuyahogaLibrary.org

Saturday 17 November 2012 9:30 am CAGG meets. Morning Session: "Can You Name That Source? The 5 W's of Documentation" with Diana Crisman Smith. Afternoon Session: "Lineage Societies: Application How-to" with Jean Hoffman.

Monday 19 November 2012 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm "Skeletons In OUR Closet," Attendees will relate the deep dark stories that they have uncovered in their research. This will be a fun and exciting evening at Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Refreshments, ALL WELCOME!

Thursday 29 November 2012 10:00 am Carla Cegielski will speak at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society. Topic will be "The DAR Genealogical Research System - A Resource for Everyone." . The GRS is a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.

Sunday 2 December 2012 1:30 pm (Note seasonal time/place change) Jewish Genealogy Society will hear Jodie Glasgreen, Reference librarian at the Hudson Library, who will present "Databases for Genealogical Research" at Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple Lelyveld Library. Guests welcome.

Monday 3 December 2012 7:00 pm "Fine Arts in Cleveland" will be the topic of Holly Rarick Witchey at the Holiday Celebration of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 3 December 2012 7:30 P.M. Speaker at the meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will be Thomas Stephen Neel, OGS Library Director. His topic is " Some Documents That Might Work When Joining a Lineage Society".

Monday 10 December 2012 - 6:30 p.m. Lorain County Chapter OGS, "From Your Heart With Your Hands" Margaret Cheney, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 11 December 2012 7:00 pm Geauga Genealogical Society meets and will hear "Glory Days: Researching Athletic Ancestors" presented by Sunny McClellan Morton; also Christmas Party!

Saturday 15 December 2012 9am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. [Note Date Change!] Jerry Kliot will present: "DNA, Which type for Which Situation?"



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