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Activities of Genealogical Interest 2013


Saturday 5 January 2013 11:30 am P.O.I.N.T. will meet at Independence Library for an Open Forum Discussion.

Monday 7 January 2013 7:00 pm "The Importance of Staying Organized for Genealogists" with Deborah Abbott will be the program at East Cuyhaoga Genealogical Society.

Tuesday 8 January 2013 7:00pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets. Program: The DAR and the SAR Speakers: Jan Studly (DAR); Tim Ward (SAR).

Saturday 12 January 2013 9:00 am Norman Lewicki will be the guest speaker at NEOCAG. He will present "My Family Book" and tell us all about how he wrote his family genealogy book. Note change of venue - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 32895 Cedar Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Sunday 13 January 2013 - 2:00 pm "How To Use the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner" presented by Pam Rihel, Medina County Genealogical Society

Monday 14 January 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter OGS, "The Forgotten Battles of 1812 in Ohio" presented by Matthew Weisman, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Wednesday 16 January 2013 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS "The Good, The Bad and the Somewhat Hard to Believe: Using Local History Books for Genealogy," historian/archivist Judy MacKeigan, Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Friday 18 January 2013 7:30 pm Westlake Family History Center offers a class - "Overview of FamilySearch Website" presented by Betty Franklin.

Saturday 19 January 2013 9:30 am CAGG meets. Morning Session: "Finding Your Ancestors’ Military Papers in the War of 1812" with Eric E. Johnson, Historian General for the General Society of the War of 1812. Afternoon Session: "Joe Beine’s Online Indexes & Records" with Jean Hoffman.

Thursday 31 January 2013 11:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society holds its Annual meeting and potluck at Morley Library. Bring tableware and dish to share. Guest speaker, Marilyn Baskin will present "Using Picasa3." Photography is part of family history. This free and simple program offers organization, editing, and sharing/storage features.

Sunday 3 February 2013 1:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will meet and hear Richard Spector speak on "The Tale of How I Found Willie" (including recordings of his shtetl memories). Meeting will be at Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple Lelyveld Library.

Monday 4 February 2013 7:00 pm Learn about "Ten Hi-Tech Tools for Low-Tech Genealogists" with Chris Staats at East Cuyhaoga Genealogical Society.

Monday 4 February 2013, 7:30 P. M. *Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln* A celebration of the month of Presidents with a step back in time to the 19th century. Abraham Lincoln will visit to give us his own special insights on wit and wisdom. Phil Williamson will portray *Honest Abe* at the meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 6 February 2013 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 9 February 2013 9:00 am NEOCAG will have a special program live from Utah with Mark Olsen. He will be presenting an interactive talk on MyHeritage.com which now also owns World Vital Records and MyGenie.com Get some free software and hear about this up-and-coming genealogy giant. Some special things are promised for this program. Note change of venue - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 32895 Cedar Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Sunday 10 February 2013 - 2:00 pm "Ask the Genealogists" an open help session presented by members of MCGS, Medina County Genealogical Society

Monday 11 February 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter OGS, "Computers and the Internet - 21st Century Tools/19th Century Ancestors" presented by Ken Bravo, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 12 February 2013; 7:00pm Program at Geauga County Genealogical Society: Congressman Garfield, 1863-1880. Speaker: David Lintern.

Friday 15 February 2013 7:30 pm Westlake Family History Center offers a class - "FamilySearch Indexing" presented by Dorothy Titera & Raeann Houghton.

Saturday 16 February 2013 9:30 AM CAGG meets and will hear "Urban Genealogy: How to Research Big-City Folks" with Sunny McClellan Morton. Afternoon session "Online Gravestone Sites" with Jean Hoffman.

Wednesday 20 February 2013 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Genealogical Roundtable Sharing," Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Thursday 28 February 2013 10:00 am. Dr. Amanda Epperson, historian and genealogist, will be the guest speaker at Lake County Genealogical Society. Her topic will be "Seeing the Past Around You: Identifying Your Ancestor’s House."

Saturday 2 March 2013 1:00 pm "Demystifying Deeds: Finding and Using Property Records to Help Solve Genealogical Problems" with Chris Staats will be held at Western Reserve Historical Society. For registration click here. For information call 216.751.7274. $

Sunday 3 March 2013 1:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will meet for a Question and Answer Work Session led by members of the group. Meeting is at Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple Lelyveld Library.

Monday 4 March 2013 7:00 pm "The Golden Age of Shopping in Cleveland" will be presented by Rebecca McFarland at the meeting of East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society.

Monday 4 March 2013 7:30 pm "Write Your Family Story." Our speaker will be Sunny McClellan Morton at the meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 6 March 2013 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 9 Mar 2013 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 32895 Cedar Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 Katie Lloyd will present "Irish Research" and Norman Henke will share "Find-A-Grave"

Sunday 10 March 2013 - 2:00 pm "Hyde and Seeking Switzerland Ancestors" presented by Robert Hyde, Medina County Genealogical Society.

Monday 11 March 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter OGS, "Meet Me at the Fair; the 1864 Northeast Ohio Sanitary Fair," presented by Tim Daly, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 12 March 2013 7:00pm Program for Geauga County Genealogical Society: "Looking Up & Tracking Down 21st Century Relatives." Speaker: Wally Huskonen.

Friday 15 March 2013 7:30 pm Westlake Family History Center offers a class - "FamilySearch WIKI" presented by Diana Smith.

Saturday 16 March 2013 10:30 am Chris Staats will be joining us at our P.O.I.N.T. meeting to present: "10 Hi-Tech Tools for Low-Tech Genealogists" at Independence Public Library. Chris is a new OGS Trustee at Large.

Saturday 16 March 2013 9:30 AM CAGG meets to hear "Citation in the Digital Age," with Jean Hoffman. (Note the change of speaker.) Afternoon session will be a Web Site Roundup.

Wednesday 20 March 2013 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Our Favorite Genealogical Websites Demo," Jim Denham and John Noble.

Thursday 28 March 2013 10:00 am Patricia Epperson will be the guest speaker at Lake County Genealogical Society's meeting. She will share her knowlege and experience with "Funeral Books."

Monday 1 April 2013 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will enjoy "An Armchair Historian’s Guide to History: Understanding Uses of the Past for Genealogists" by Amanda Epperson.

Monday 1 April 2013 7:30 pm"April: 1940 Census Revisited a Year After Its Release" Our speaker will be Cynthia Turk. She will be discussing the 1940 census and, how it was indexed. Join us at the meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 3 April 2013 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 April 2013 7:30 pm Kenneth Bravo will present "Finding Frida" at the meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Learn about his using the Yad Vashem database, the Internet and lots of good luck to find his mother's first cousin, Frida, who survived the Holocaust.

Tuesday 9 April 2013 7:00pm Geauga Genealogical Society program: "The History of Bainbridge Township" including restoring the Bissel-Tucek House. Speaker: Charles Hesse.

Friday 12 April 2013 7:00 pm Great Lakes Chapter of Association of Professional Genealogists hosts "The ABC's of DNA" with Judy Russell, JD CG CGL, The Legal Genealogist. This will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 32895 Cedar Rd., Mayfield Hts, OH. Pregregistration required at GLCAPG web site. $

Saturday 13 April 2013 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 32895 Cedar Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Saturday 13 April 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society invites you to attend "Genealogy and the Law." Judy G. Russell, CG (legalgenealogist.com) will present four lectures to help understand the legal context in which your ancestors lived: "Knowing the Law," " Court Records and Family Stories," "Widows, Orphans, and the Law," and "Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War (1864-1924)." Information and registration, at www.wrhs.org/calendar/Genealogy_Law. $

Saturday 13 April 2013 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 15 April 2013 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "The Cleveland Sanitary Fair" by Tim Daley. Meetings are held at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 17 April 2013 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Exploring the New Features at FamilySearch.org," presented by Betty Franklin, of the Westlake LDS Family History Center. Meeting in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Sunday 14 April 2013 - 2:00 pm "Native American Genealogy Research" presented by Deborah Kitko, Medina County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 17 April 2013 1:00 pm Cynthia Turk will be speaking at the Ashtabula Genealogical Society at Geneva Public Library. Her topic will be "Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research."

Thursday 18 April 2013 10:00 am "Analyzing the US Federal Census" will be discussed by guest speaker Casandra Brown at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society. (Note Date Change due to OGS Conference!)

Saturday 20 April 2013 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. Westlake Family History Center offers a free genealogy conference with something for everyone, beginner to advanced. "Helping Your Family Tree Take Root." All the topics and speakers are listed on the program registration flyer.

Saturday 20 April 2013 9:30 AM Carla Cegielski will speak on "Genealogical Treasures in the Internet Archives" at the meeting of CAGG. Afternoon session will be a Computer Topic.

Thursday 25 April 2013 10:00 am Meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society -- Date Changed to April 18 due to OGS Conference!

Thursday - Saturday 25-27 April 2013 Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference is at Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati. Over 100 sessions and events from which to choose. See the OGS web site for brochure, registration, etc. $

Monday 29 April 2013 7:00 pm "Genealogy Databases" with Joni Mihelich at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Public Library. Call 216-382-4880 or visitcuyahogalibrary.org.

Wednesday 1 May 2013 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 1 May 2013 7:30 pm Cynthia Turk will speak on "Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research" at the meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland at Menorrah Park.

Saturday 4 May 2013 1:00 pm Genealogical Committee, an auxiliary of WRHS presents Jean M. Hoffman, CG(SM). She will share where and how to look for records, what keys to enter when searching, and more mystery solving techniques to improve your online experience. Register online at http://www.wrhs.org/ Call 216.751.7274 for more information. $

Sunday 5 May 2013 2:00 - 4:00 pm Cleveland District Round Table (CDRT) will meet at Independence Library to discuss issues of importance to Genealogy Societies in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties. . Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Monday 6 May 2013 7:00 pm Casandra Brown will present "Dos & Don'ts of Creative Displays for Family Reunions" at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 6 May 2013 Deadline to register for the Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups Induction Banquet May 19.

Monday 6 May 2013 7:30 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society -- John Sabol will present an illustrated overview of "The Hungarians of Cleveland" at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd, Independence, Ohio.

Saturday 11 May 2013 9:00 am NEOCAG will hear Cynthia Turk speak on "Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research." Note new venue - New Mayfield Regional Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 11 May 2013 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 11 May 2013 2:00 p.m. "Picasa, How To Organize and Edit Your Photos." by Marilyn Baskin Medina County Genealogical Society.

Monday 13 May 2013 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS, "Amish and Mennonites; Who Are They?" by Robert Hyde.

Tuesday 14 May 2013 6:30 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society - Stacie Murry presents "Fashions from the Victorian Era to the Present" beginning at 7:00pm. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Geauga Chapter we will meet at 6:30pm to share memories and snacks prior to the program.

Wednesday 15 May 2013 10:00 am Claire Prechtel-Kluskens a genealogist and an archivist for the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington DC will speak at Morley Library in Painesville. She will offer tips and assistance on researching at the National Archives, Library of Congress, and DAR Library. Intended for those preparing for a trip to the nation's capital, this talk is also of interest to anyone researching. Please join Lake County Genealogical Society for this opportunity to hear this well-known national speaker.

Wednesday 15 May 2013 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Researcher Beware: Internet Sources Aren’t Always What You Think," presented by Margaret Cheney, Vice President, Ohio Genealogical Society, Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Friday 17 May 2013 7:30 pmWestlake Family History Center will have a lecture, "Family Trees", presented by Betty Franklin. 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake.

Saturday 18 May 2013 9:30 AM "Ten Hi-Tech Tools for Low-Tech Genealogists" will be presented by Chris Staats. Afternoon session will follow with "Examples of Tech Tools in Use" with Jean Hoffman. Join us for this CAGG meeting.

Sunday 19 May 2013 12:30 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups Ninth Annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony at The Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence. Guest Speaker, Dr Sean Martin, Associate Curator of Jewish History and Eastern European Geography at Western Reserve Historical Society will speak on "The Geography of Eastern Europe." Reservations must be received by May 6th. Make $20.00 check payable to Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups; Mail to CCLG, P. O. Box 311074, Independence OH 44131-1074.

Monday 20 May 2013 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Using Deeds in Your Genealogical Research: Location Isn't Everything" by Chris Staats. Meetings are held at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 22 May 2013 7:00 pm "Searching Ancestry Library Edition" with Joni Mihelich at Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Rd. Registration and computer familiarity required. Call 440-333-4700 or cuyahogalibrary.org .

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:00 am Sandra Beane Milton will be the guest speaker at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society. Her topic will be a fascinating comparison of slave and slaveholder and the research materials available. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH.

Monday 3 June 2013 7:00 pm "Using the Genealogical Proof Standard in Everyday Problems: A Case Study" will be the topic of Elissa Scalise Powell at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Meeting is at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124

Wednesday 5 June 2013 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 June 2013 7:30 pm Dr. Deborah Abbott will speak to Jewish Genealogy Society-Cleveland. She will address the issue of "The Importance of Staying Organized." Miller Boardroom at Menorah Park 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood 44122.

Saturday 8 June 2013 9:00 am At the meeting of NEOCAG, Larry Wymore will present "Getting the Story out of Your Relative." Meeting is at the new Mayfield Regional Library, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Village, Ohio.

Monday 10 June 2013 - 7-00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS, "Researching your Pre-1850 Ancestors" by Margaret Cheney.

Tuesday 11 June 2013 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society Field Trip to Thompson Farm on site of Original German Settlement. Further information contact Vice President Jan Began at 440-729-4237 or vp@gcgsoh.org or visit www.gcgsoh.org.

Saturday 15 June 2013 9:30 AM CAGG meets. Jean Hoffman will present "Digging Out Details: Analyzing for Genealogical Content" She will follow with "The New Look of FamilySearch," new look and new tools, in the afternoon. Fairview Park Regional Library, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH

Monday 17 June 2013 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program, "What Killed Grandma?" by Dr. Mark Jamba. Meetings are held at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 19 June 2013 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Genealogical Roundtable Sharing," Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Friday 21 June 2013 7:30 pmWestlake Family History Center will have a lecture, "Using Social Media in Genealogy Research," presented by Larry Bouldenn. 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake.

Tuesday 25 June 2013 7:00 pm "Searching FamilySearch" with Joni Mihelich at Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Rd. Registration and computer familiarity required. Call 440-333-4700 or cuyahogalibrary.org .

Thursday 27 June 2013 10:00 am Dr. Mary Boehnlein will be the guest speaker at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society. Her topic will be "Using Newspapers to Find Out More About Your Family Than You Wanted to Know." Find out about many newspaper resources.

Monday 1 July 2013 7:00 pm "Grandma’s Attic/Grandpa’s Garage" with Laurie Gillis is an interactive program from the Summit County Historical Society. Join us for a potluck at East Cuyahoga County Genalogical Society.

Tuesday-Saturday 2-6 July 2013 Ohio Chautauqua in Madison (Lake County) Ohio. "When Ohio was the Western Frontier!." At Bill Stanton Community Park, this will feature daily entertaining, educational events with reinactors such as Johnny Appleseed, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Chief John Logan, etc. More information on the Facebook page. Free.

Monday, 8 July 2013 - 5:30 p.m. Lorain County Chapter OGS Annual Pot Luck Picnic with Black River Genealogists and Wellington Genealogical Group, our Associate groups. Bring a dish to share, your table setting and beverage. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Carlisle Room, Carlisle Reservation, Lorain County Metro Parks, 12882 Diagonal Rd., LaGrange.

Wednesday 10 July 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Boardroom at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood 44122. Chris Staats will inform us about "Using Deeds in Your Genealogical Research." Note date change.

Saturday 13 July 2013 9:00 am NEOCAG will hear Wally Huskonen present "Finding Otto: Using the Power of the Internet to Find a Missing Relative" Note place Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road.

Saturday, 13 July 2013 2:00 p.m.- "Family Search is a Piece of Cake" by Betty Franklin. Medina County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 17 July 2013 7:00 pm "Discover Fold3 and Heritage Quest" with Joni Mihelich at Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Rd. Registration and computer familiarity required. Call 440-333-4700 or cuyahogalibrary.org.

Saturday 20 July 2013 10:30 am P.O.I.N.T. will meet to hear Susan Bonko give "Tips for Cemtery Research" at Independence Library.

Thursday 25 July 2013 5:30 pm Summer picnic for Lake County Genealogical Society and Madison Historical Society at Garrett's farm, Madison. Musical Entertainment! Hot Dogs! Fun! Bring a dish to share.

Saturday 3 August 2013 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors (Special Event) - Akron Main Library-Auditorium, 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326. Presenters will be Lisa Alzo and Leslie Albrecht Huber. See the schedule, the descriptions of the five talks and information about the speakers at http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/ It is free, but please register.

Monday 5 August 2013 7:00 pm Margaret Cheney will present "Researcher Beware: Internet Sources Aren't Always What You Think" at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Geenalogical Society.

Wednesday 7 August 2013 7:00 pm "Make the Most of The Plain Dealer Archive" with Joni Mihelich at Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Rd. Registration and computer familiarity required. Call 440-333-4700 or cuyahogalibrary.org. Cancelled.

Saturday 10 August 2013 9:00 am - 3:30 pm OGS Chapter Management Seminar at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, 32895 Cedar Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 is hosted by East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society. Intended for the leadership of OGS Chapters, it is open to anyone interested. Free for OGS members and Chapter members. See the flyer at www.ogs.org. $

Saturday 10 August 2013 9:30 am NEOCAG will have guest speaker, Chris Staats discussing "Finding and Using Deeds In Your Genealogical Research." Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road.

Saturday 10 August 2013 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 10 August 2013 2:00 p.m. - "History of Vital Statistics in the US Program - How It Helped Genealogy" by Pat Morgan. Medina County Genealogical Society, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Monday 12 August 2013 10:00-11:00 am Finding Missing Ancestors (Methodology) - Dr. Deborah Abbott Ph.D. Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, OH See Event Calendar at www.ogs.org.

Monday 12 August 2013 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS, "Doing Genealogy With DNA; How Useful is It?" presented by guest speaker Richard Spector of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Wednesday 14 August 2013 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will host Michael Pupa in the Miller Boardroom (2nd Floor) of Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood 44122. He will speak on his time hiding during World War II and his subsequent emigration to the U.S. Never discussed prior to 2011, his fascinating story is now being told because he was selected for a National Archives emigration exhibit.

Saturday 17 August 2013 10:00-11:00 amCivil War Pension Records -- Lee Martin. Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, OH See Event Calendar at www.ogs.org.

Monday 19 August 2013 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society Annual Picnic at the Cleveland Yacht Club.

Wednesday-Saturday 21-24 August Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. $

Tuesday - Friday 27-30 August 2013 Lake County Genealogical Society is hosting a motor coach trip to Washington D.C. Visit National Archives, Library of Congress and DAR Library. See their web site for further details. Look for the bus. A female space is still available. $

Wednesday 4 September 2013 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 7 September 2013 1:00 - 3:00 pm "School Bells for Grandpa: Finding Ancestors in School Records." Presenter: Jean M. Hoffman CG (SM), Western Reserve Historical Society Gen. Committee. Held at WRHS Research Library at the History Center in University Circle. Contact Kathryn for info/registration. $

Monday 9 September 2013 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will have a 40th Anniversary Celebration: 70s Rewind- Roll Back the Clock to 1973!

Monday 9 September 2013 7:00 pm Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities will meet at the Slovak Institute at the Benedictine Order of Cleveland, St. Andrew Abbey, 2900 M.L. King Drive, Cleveland, OH 44104. Joe Hornak, director, will provide a tour and discuss its history, purpose and important Slovak books, papers and published journals in its collection.

Monday 9 September 2013 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS, "German Research is Like Streudal; It Unfolds One Layer At A Time" by Betty Franklin. 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville

Tuesday 10 September 2013 7:00pm Title "Doing Genealogy with DNA" Presented by: Richard Spector at Geauga Genealogical Society meeting, Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH

Wednesday 11 September 2013 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will host Sean Martin, Curator of Jewish Collections at WRHS speaking on "The Geography of Eastern Europe" at Miller Boardroom at Menorah Park,27100 Cedar Road (2nd Floor), Beachwood.

Saturday 14 September 2013 10:00-11:00 am Homespun and Calico -- New ways of finding your female ancestors -- Peggy Clements Lauritzen. Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, OH See Event Calendar at www.ogs.org.

Saturday 14 September 2013 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 14 September 2013 10:30 am P.O.I.N.T. will hold an open forum with a skilled panel of experts at Independence library, Selig Drive. Bring queries and new discoveries to share.

Saturday 14 September 2013 2:00 p.m. - "From Your Heart With Your Hands" by Margaret Cheney. Medina County Genealogical Society, Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina

Saturday 14 September 2013 9:15 am NEOCAG will host guest speaker, Mary Joan Mylen who will speak on "My Life and My Heritage." Her company, Memories & Heritage, presents workshops to help people share their life story, write their family heritage and encourage them to preserve them into hard bound books. They also produce playing cards with old and new photos. Meeting at new Mayfield Library.

Saturday 14 September 2013 9 am - 4 pm Researching German Ancestors, an all-day seminar with acclaimed speaker, Warren Bittner, CG. Featuring: "Historical Overview of Germany," "German Historical Maps and Territories: You Can’t Do Research Without Them," "German Marriage Laws and Customs," and "Elusive Immigrant! The Search for Dora Lühr." Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland. Information and registration at: http://www.wrhs.org/calendar/Researching_German_Ancestors . $

Monday 16 September 2013 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Lincoln: A Man for All Ages" presented by John Lonsak. Meetings are held at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 18 September 2013 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Using Newspapers: An Overlooked Source." OGS Cleveland District Trustee, Dr. Deborah Abbott will outline how using the internet can make newspaper research easier and how newspaper articles can enhance an ancestor’s history. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Saturday 21 September 2013 9:30 am-1:00 pm Blogging and Genealogy Workshop -- Jennifer Alford. Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, OH See Event Calendar at www.ogs.org. $

Saturday 21 September 2013 9:30 am - 2 pm CAGG meets at Fairview Park Library. "Migration Routes and Their Role in Your Family History' with John Dailey will be the morning session. Afternoon will bring "Migration Routes: Tools and Techniques for Tracking Your Ancestors" with Jean Hoffman.

Thursday 26 September 2013 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will hear "Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research" by Cynthia Turk. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH.

Wednesday 2 October 2013 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 2 October 2013 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will hear Marilyn Baskin discuss"Using Picasa to organize your photos" at Miller Boardroom at Menorah Park,27100 Cedar Road (2nd Floor), Beachwood.

Friday 4 October 2013 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Annual Genealogy Librarians' Seminar. Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, OH See Event Calendar at www.ogs.org. $

Saturday 5 October 2013 9:30 -4:00 pm "the Genealogy Guys" (SM) Fall Seminar. Ohio Genealogical Society,Quality Inn & Suites Conference enter, 1000 Comfor Plaza Dr., Bellville, Ohio 44813. See Event Calendar at www.ogs.org. $

Saturday 5 October 2013 1-3 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee is having an open house in the Research Center Hassler Room, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106. Join them for refreshments, a tour of the library and learn about the history and functions of the Gen. Committee. For further information, contact Joellen O’Neill at joellenoneill@att.net or 216-481-1220.

Monday 7 October 2013 7:00 pm Tom Neel, OGS Library director, will present "The Art of Cemetery Transcription" at the meeting of East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society.

Tuesday 8 October 2013 7:00 pm Title: "Interesting Internet Resources for Genealogical Research" Presented by: Doug Cooley at Geauga County Genealogical Society meeting, Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH

Saturday 12 October 2013 9:30 am-4:00 pm Boot Camp Workshop -- Margaret Cheney. For the beginnner to intermediate researcher. Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, OH See Event Calendar at www.ogs.org. $

Saturday 12 October 2013 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Sunday, 13 October 2013 2:00 p.m.- "What’s Ailing You?" by Jay Russell. Medina County Genealogical Society, Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina

Monday 14 October 2013 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS, "What's Ailing You?" by Jay Russell. 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville

Wednesday 16 October 2013 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Buried Treasure: Finding Your Ancestors in Ohio’s Local Government Record Collections," presented by Chris Staats, in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Friday 18 October 2013 10:00-11:00 am Plain Religions -- Stephanie Fishman. Learn more about the Quakers, Shakers, Mennonite and other "plain" religions. Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, OH See Event Calendar at www.ogs.org.

Saturday, 19 October 2013, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Morning session: Norman Henke presents Backup Your Data On-line; 11 am Genealogy software breakout session; noon, brown bag lunch, 1 -2, Jean Hoffman presents On-line Family Trees: Pros and Cons; Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road

Sunday 20 October 2013 2:00-4:00 pm CANCELLED Cleveland District Round Table (CDRT) will meet at Independence Library on Selig Drive to discuss issues of importance to Genealogy Societies in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. CANCELLED. Will reschedule.

Monday 21 October 2013 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Cemeteries of Olmsted Township" presented by Gary Porter. Meetings are held at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Tuesday 22 October 2013 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 26 October 2013 9 am-4 pm North Hills Genealogists Fall Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, features F. Warren Bittner, CG, CGL. Scheduled topics: "Complex Evidence: What it is, How it Works, Why it Matters," "Beat the Children with a Fresh Birch Stick So the Animals Don't Get Worms: Reading for Historical Context," Secrets of Success with FamilySearch.org," "Exhausting Research to Find an Impossible Immigrant." See www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org. $

Thursday 31 October 2013 10:00 am Carla Cegielski will speak at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical society at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Topic will be "Genealogical Treasures in the Internet Archives."

Saturday 2 November 2013 9:30 am -4:00 pm Hands-on workshop - Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestors -- Eric Johnson. Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, OH See Event Calendar at www.ogs.org.$

Saturday 2 November 2013 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Your Ancestors--Believe It Or Not! Ripping Good Tales that Border on Truth, with Genealogical Committee member Amy Kenneley. Are the family stories you heard really true, or are they exaggerations, rumors, false leads? Techniques for evaluating evidence will be presented. Fee: $15. Contact foxreinhardt@usa.net for more information. WRHS Research Library, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland.

Monday 4 November 2013 7:30 pm Cynthia Turk will present "Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research." Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, Independence Community Center, Selig Rd., Independence.

Wednesday 6 November 2013 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 November 2013 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will enjoy "Teachable Moments -- Things learned at the IAJGS" at Miller Boardroom at Menorah Park,27100 Cedar Road (2nd Floor), Beachwood.

Thursday 7 November 7:00 pm "Urban Genealogy: How to Research Big-City Folks" will be the topic of Sunny McClellan Morton at the meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 9 November 2013 9:30 am Carla Cegielski will present "Finding Treasure in Internet Archives" at the meeting of NEOCAG, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village, Ohio.

Saturday 9 November 2013 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Sunday 10 November, 2013 2:00 p.m. -Medina County Genealogical Society, "Doing Genealogy with DNA; How Useful is It?"presented by Richard Spector, Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Monday 11 November 2013 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS, "FamilySearch is a Piece of Cake" by Betty Franklin.35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville

Tuesday 12 November 2013 7:00pm Title: "The Second Great Awakening: Religion and Culture in Geauga County" Presented by: Molly Sergi at Geauga County Genealogical Society, Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon OH

Saturday 16 November 2013 9 am CAGG General Meeting with Cynthia Turk presenting "Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research." Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11 a.m.; brown bag lunch; Five overlooked programs and web sites with Jean Hoffman from 1 -2 p.m., Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road, further information: Bill Frank, CAGG President, (440) 734-2021 or visit our website at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcagg

Monday 18 November 2013 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Seeing the Past Around You: Identifying Your Ancestors' House" presented by Dr. Amanda Epperson. Meetings are held at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 20 November 2013 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Jon Silvis, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and a commissioner at Cleveland’s Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument will be our guest speaker. "Honoring Our Veteran Ancestors." Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Thursday 21 November 2013 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 PHelps St., Painesville. Guest speaker Betty Franklin will present "German Research is Like Streudal; It Unfolds One Layer At A Time." Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH 44077.

Tuesday 26 November 2013 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Friday 29 November 2013 10:00am to 5:00pm, “Family History Festival”, Celebrate family and community history at the Western Reserve Historical Society. http://www.wrhs.org/calendar/Family_History_Festival-4?A= WRHS 10825 East Blvd. Cleveland. $

Monday 2 December 2013 6:30 pm Kelly Falcone of WRHS will present "Crackers in the Streets: Holiday Traditions in the Western Reserve" at the Holiday Celebration of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Bring a finger food. Join us at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield. NOTE CHANGE OF TIME AND PLACE!

Saturday 7 December 2013 9:30 am Doug Cooley, guest speaker, will present a program at NEOCAG entitled, "Interesting Internet Resources for Genealogical Research." Mayfield Library, 500 S.O.M. Center Rd., Mayfield, OH. NOTE DATE CHANGE

Sunday 8 December 2013 1:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meeting will be in the Lelyveld Library at Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood. We will have our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Trustees followed by "Teachable Moments" by members related to sessions from the recent International Association of Jewish Genealogical Society Annual Conference.

Monday 9 December 2013 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS, "Serendipity in Genealogy or My Ancestors Talk to Me." presented by Margaret Cheney, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Wednesday 11 December 2013 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Annual Christmas Holiday Luncheon and Election of Officers for 2014-2015. Arrabiata’s, 600 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village.

Tuesday 17 December 2013 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society will have its Annual Christmas Party at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon OH. Note Date Change!



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