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Activities of Genealogical Interest


Saturday 4 January 2014 10:30 am POINT, now known as CIAO (Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization) will meet at Independence Public Library. We will be watching the highly acclaimed documentary, La Mia Strada. Here is the movie trailer. on YouTube. Saturday 4 January 2014 12-3 pm. "Create an Online Family Tree in Family Search" Presenter Wally Huskonen. See WRHS for registration information. $

Sunday 5 January 2014 1:00 pm Before JGS meets in the Lelyveld Library at Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 44122, Yuri and Irina Dorn who are founders of Jewish Heritage Research Group in Belarus www.JHRGBelarus.org will be available from 1:00-1:30 P.M. to talk to anyone interested in research in Belarus or traveling to Belarus.

Sunday 5 January 2014 1:30 pm JGS meets in the Lelyveld Library at Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 44122. Guest Speaker will be Kevin Adelstein, Publisher & CEO of Cleveland Jewish News, speaking about "Perspectives from the Publisher: Thoughts and Insights into the Cleveland Jewish News Today and into the Future."

Cancelled Monday 6 January 2014 7:00 pm Cynthia Turk will present "Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research." East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society,Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH. Cancelled due to weather.

Saturday 11 January 2014 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 January 2014 9:30 am John Dailey will present "Migration Routes" at the meeting of NEOCAG at Mayfield Library, 500 S.O.M. Center Road, Mayfield Village, Ohio.

Sunday 12 January 2014 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society presents, “Beyond the Docket Books: Digging For Gold In Probate Packets” by Chris Staats. Medina County Genealogical Society, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Monday 13 January 2014 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS,- “How to Prepare a Lineage Application” – presented by Margaret Cheney, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 14 January 2014 7:00 pm Geauga Genealogical Society. What: "History of Russell Township" Who: Christina Livers Where: Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon Ohio

Wednesday 15 January 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Installation of Officers and Genealogical Roundtable Sharing, “Progress Report: What I Learned in 2013,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 18 January 2014 9 am CAGG General Meeting- Your Favorite Family History Photo, CAGG members, bring a photo and tell a story; Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm, Photo Editing Programs, especially the free ones, Jean Hoffman, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road.

Monday 20 January 2014 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Map Your Ancestors." Meetings are held at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Saturday 25 January 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. Organization skills to effectively manage the documents, files, and other material associated with genealogy research is the topic. The Education Committee will cover the basics of genealogy (forms, charts, etc.) followed by a member workshop with individual samples and discussion.

Tuesday 28 January 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 30 January 2014 11:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society will have its annual meeting and potluck at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. We will have a distinguished panel fielding questions pertaining to general genealogical research and problem solving.

Saturday 1 February 2014 12-3 p.m. "Opening the Door to Family History" beginning genealogy basics with presenter Joellen O'Neill. 1-4 p.m.. See WRHS for registration information. $

Sunday 2 February 2014 1:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland hosts guest speaker Dr. Sally Wertheim speaking about "Glimpses of Cleveland's Jewish History" in the Lelyveld Library at Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 44122

Monday 3 February 2014 7:00 pm Chris Staats will present "Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love Indirect Evidence." East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

Wednesday 5 February 2014 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 February 2014 7 pm"A Visit with George Washington," a first person living portrayal of the personality and life of Washington, will be at Eastlake Public Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd., Eastlake, OH. Register Online at www.welibrary.info

Saturday 8 February 2014 9:30 am NEOCAG will have speaker to be announced at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 8 February 2014 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 9 February 2014 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society presents, “Cemetery Preservation” by Jay Russell of Respectful Interment, Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina

Monday 10 February 2014 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS,- “Cemetery Preservation” - presented by Jay Russell of Respectful Interment Preservations, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 11 February 2014 7:00 pm Geauga Genealogical Society. What: "Remembering World War II" Who: Herb Wilson, Moderator. Share memories and artifacts Where: Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon Ohio

Saturday 15 February 2014 9 am CAGG General Meeting with popular guest speaker, Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. Topic is "Leaving a Gift of Legacy: Who's Writing Your Story?" . Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11 a.m.; brown bag lunch; "Is a Desktop Publishing Program For You?" with Jean Hoffman from 1 -2 p.m., Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road.

Monday 17 February 2014 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Love Stories: Share a Story about Your Family." Fairview Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 19 February 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. “Instructional Video: Finding Females in Your Family Tree,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Saturday 22 February 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. The Education Committee will review the pertinent steps to follow when beginning a family search, including how to use tools and resources, followed by a member workshop.

Tuesday 25 February 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 27 February 2014 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will hear about "What is New in FamilySearch" presented by Alan Rabe.

Saturday 1 March 2014 12-3 p.m. "By The Numbers: An In-depth Study of Federal and State censuses, and other census substitutes" Presenter Linda Freeman. See WRHS for registration information.

Sunday 2 March 2014 1:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland hosts guest speaker Sylvia Abrams speaking about "Tracing My Way Back to Europe" in the Lelyveld Library at Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 44122

Monday 3 March 2014 7:00 pm Mary Ann Whitley will present "Ohio Tales of the Titanic." East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society,Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

Wednesday 5 Mar 2014 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 8 March 2014 9:30 am Julie Wilson, board member of Summit Co. Chapter, OGS, will be our guest speaker. She will talk about Bounty Land Warrants at the meeting of NEOCAG. 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village, Ohio.

Saturday 8 March 2014 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 9 March 2014 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society presents, "Ask the Genealogists", Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Monday 10 March 2014 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS,- "Ohio, the Civil War, and the Internet": Researching your Ohio Civil War ancestor using the Internet, presented by Eric Johnson, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 11 March 2014 7:00 pm Geauga Genealogical Society. What: "The Underground Railroad" Who: Sylvia Wiggins Where: Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon Ohio

Saturday 15 March 2014 9 am CAGG General Meeting "Be Your Family's Star With a Stellar Genealogy," with Jean M. Hoffman, CG.(SM) Genealogy Standards: what can they do for you? Jean will discuss the newly published version of genealogy standards that show steps in research that can help and guide us on the way to our family histories. These are not rules meant to be a punishment but encouragements toward our best reconstruction of our ancestry. Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road.

Monday 17 March 2014 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to the United States." with Carolyn Corcoran and Deb Shell. Fairview Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 19 March 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. “Favorite Genealogical Websites Demo,” with Jim Denham and John Noble, in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Saturday 22 March 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. Presentation by Angela McGhee, immediate past president of AAGHSC (Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago) will be "The Road to Prison: Finding Your Criminal Ancestors." Following an ancestor can lead to unexpected information on the lives of others. Learn what records exist for imprisoned ancestors.

Thursday 27 March 2014 10:00 am John Dailey will be the guest speaker at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society, Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. His topic will be "Migration Routes."

Thursday 27 March 2014 2-5 & 6-9 Help Sessions at Morley Library with members of Lake County Genealogical Society. Informal drop in with folks to answer questions and guide your research. 184 Phelps St., Painesville.

Saturday March 29 2014 9:30am-4pm. Western Reserve Historical Society, "Establishing Genealogical Proof" presented by Dr. Thomas W. Jones-- a full-day seminar featuring four lectures by Dr. Jones: "What is the Standard of Proof in Genealogy?", "Using “Correlation” to Reveal Facts that No Record States", "When Sources Don’t Agree, then What?", and "Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?" Complete information and registration at http://www.wrhs.org/calendar/Establishing_Genealogical_Proof. $

Wednesday 2 April 2014 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 05 April 2014 noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, "Becoming Americans" presented by Wally Huskonen. The process of becoming a citizen of the United States & the steps need for the process of naturalization: the documents, the time periods, and the changes in immigration laws. online calendar of events or email: foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Monday 7 April 2014 7:00 pm Betty Franklin will present "Reading Old Handwriting or Why Didn't They Use a Typewriter?." East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society,Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

Tuesday 8 April 2014 7:00 pm "The 1880 Presidential Election of James A. Garfield: The Front Porch Campaign" will be presented by David Lintern at the Geauga County Genealogical Society, Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon, OH

Wednesday 9 April 2014 7:30 p.m.Jewish Genealogy Society-Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Our Guest Speaker will be Rabbi Edward Boraz speaking about "The Miracles of Project Preservation: Restoring the Cemeteries of Eastern Europe."

Saturday 12 April 2014 9:30 am Dr. Mary Boehnlein will present "Using Newspapers for Genealogy Research" at the regular meeting of NEOCAG at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Village, OH.

Sunday 13 April 2014 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society presents, “Using Maps to Solve Genealogical Puzzles”, by Tom Neel, Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Monday 14 April 2014 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS, "Unlocking the Keystone State: Key Resources and Repositories for Pennsylvania Research" presented by Chris Staats, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Wednesday 16 April 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS Members meet in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Saturday 19 April 2014 9 am CAGG General Meeting with general program/speaker. Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11 a.m.; brown bag lunch; computer fundamentals from 1 -2 p.m., Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road.

Saturday 12 April 2014 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 19 April 2014 9:30 am CAGG general meeting: Do I Still Need a Desktop Genealogy Program? Or is an online family tree enough? Panel Discussion, Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm Managing Your Genealogy Library with Jean Hoffman, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park

Monday 21 April 2014 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Cleveland State University Special Collections" with Bill Barrow. Fairview Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Thursday 24 April 2014 10:00 am Field trip for Lake County Genealogical Society at Kirtland Family History Center will offer a tour of the facility and talk on "Preparing for Genealogical Research in Libraries" with Alan Rabe. Address is 8751 Kirtland Chardon Road (Rt. 306). Use the back door of this brick church at the bottom of the hill.

Saturday 26 April 2014 8:30 am - 1 pm "Family History from the Past Into the Future," a free workshop with many topics, many speakers is to be presented at the Westlake Family History Center, 25000 Westwood, Westlake, OH 44145. See flyer here.

Saturday 26 April 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. A recap will be provided of one of the most important tools in the genealogist's arsenal of resources: The U.S. Census. The member workshop will focus on the variety of data available within this record and how to access online.

Monday 28 April 2014 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Wednesday 30 April-Saturday 3 May 2014 OGS conference is at Kalahari! Many great speakers and activities. See their website. $

Monday 5 May 2014 6:30 pm East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society meets and will hear Lisa Louise Cooke who will present "Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames." via live Skype conversation at Euclid Public Library 631 E. 222 St. Euclid, OH 44123. Note place and time substitutions.

Wednesday 7 May 2014 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 May 2014 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Our Guest Speaker will be JAY RUSSELL, owner of Respectful Interment Preservation, Medina, Ohio, speaking about "Preserving History - Cut In Stone."

Saturday 10 May 2014 9:30 am NEOCAG will hear Alan Rabe bring us up to date of the new FamilySearch Family Tree updates and features. 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 10 May 2014 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 May 2014 noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, "Cuyahoga County Archives Collections" presented by Dr. Judith Cetina Though many collections have been digitized and are available on numerous websites, there are still unique documents waiting for the interested researcher to discover. online calendar of events or email: foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Saturday, May 10 2014 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society presents, "Pre-1850 Tic-Marks – What Can They Tell Me?", by Peggy Clemmens Lauritzen, AG, Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Monday 12 May 2014 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter OGS - TBA

Monday 12 May 2014 7:00 p.m. CBSC meets at Garfield Heights Library, 5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, OH 44125. Father Michael Brunovsky O.S.B. of St. Andrew Abbey will discuss the historical events taking place between 1915 & 1919 that led to the independence of the Czech and Slovak lands within the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Tuesday 13 May 2014 7:00 pm "Heroes on Horseback- The Pony Express" will be presented by Karen Beck at the Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon, OH

Saturday 17 May 2014 9 am CAGG General Meeting with program/speaker. What Killed Grandma? Dr. Mark Jamba. Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11 a.m.; brown bag lunch; Charting Medical and DNA Genealogy with Jean Hoffman from 1 -2 p.m., Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road.

Saturday 17 May 2014 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting at 9:30 am Social Time; 10:00 am: "What Killed Grandma?" Dr. Mark Jamba; Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm Charting Medical and DNA Genealogy with Jean Hoffman, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park

Saturday 17 May 2014 11 am CIAO (Cleveland Italian Ancesty Organization) meets at Independence library, Selig Drive, Independence. Cynthia Turk will present "Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research

Sunday 18 May 2014 12:30 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups will hold its annual induction ceremony at a luncheon at Cleveland Yachting Club, 200 Yacht Club Drive, Rocky River. Speaker will be Steve Korpos Jr. from the Midwest Railroad Preservation Society. Reservations by May 5. See the flyer. $

Monday 19 May 2014 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Researching Your Pre-1850 Ancestors." with Margaret Cheney. Fairview Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 21 May 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Finding Your Italian Roots" with Tom Cirincione from the Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization [CIAO], in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Wednesday 21 May 2014 7 pm "1850: Death on Erie." Join local author James Hopkins as he describes the horrific events leading to the wreck of the G.P. Griffith which resulted in the loss of 287 lives off Willowick's shore. Book available. Willowick Library, 263 E. 305 St. Please register at 440-943-4151.

Thursday 22 May 2014 7 pm "Haunted Lake County." Cathi Weber, local ghost expert, examines the history and mystery of our haunted county. Please register at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square, or call 440-942-3200.

Saturday 24 May 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. The Education Committee will review the ways vital records (births, deaths, marriages) can be used to fill significant gaps in a family search. The member workshop will delve more into where and how to search for this information.

Monday 26 May 2014 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 29 May 2014 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, OH. "Your Ancestors--Believe It Or Not! Ripping Good Tales that Border on Truth," with WRHS Genealogical Committee member Amy Kenneley.

Monday 2 June 2014 7:00 pm Potluck! "The Doctor's Black Bag, Home Remedies and Folklore," with Summit County Historical Society. East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

Tuesday 3-4 June 2014 7 pm - 11 am Erev Shavuot 5774, Ken Bravo, a Past President of the Cleveland Jewish Genealogy Society, will be speaking at the Tikkun Leil Shavuot event to be held at B'nai Jeshurun Congregation. His topic is "The Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy" and will be at 7 pm. See the Facebook page.

Wednesday 4 June 2014 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 4 June 2014 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Our Guest Speaker will be local attorney, FRED LIVINGSTONE presenting a timely topic, "MY SOBERING VISIT TO TETIEV AND ODESSA."

Saturday 07 June 2014 noon to 3:00pm, WRHS Gen Committee, Chris Staats "Putting Together the Pieces: Solving Puzzles Using Probate Records" Learn the where, why, and hows of maximizing the usefulness of probate records and actively participate in solving real-life family history mysteries. online calendar of events or email: foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Sunday 8 June 2014 9:30 am to NoonJewish Volunteer Network and Commission on Cemetery Preservation is co-sponsoring a cleanup at Lansing Cemetery on June 8th from 9:30 A.M to Noon. The cemetery is at 3933 E. 57th St. Head south on 57th St. off of Fleet Avenue. Bring your own tools - rakes, weed wackers, etc.

Monday 9 June 2014 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS,- "Genealogical Research in Kentucky" - presented by Tom Neel, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville

Monday 9 June 2014 7:00 pm Friend of CBSC: Please join us at the Garfield Heights Library, 5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, OH 44125. Program: John Righetti, founding president and president emeritus of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, will present an overview of the similarities and differences between Slovaks and Rusyns.

Friday 13 June 2014 2-4 pm WRHS presents "Writing About Family -- A Workshop" with Pamela Schoenewaldt, author of Swimming in the Moon. She will also present her novel on Sunday. See the calendar. $

Saturday 14 June 2014 9:00-12:30 NEOCAG meets. "OGS Review." A panel members Bonnie, Jerry, Joellen, and Katie will share their experiences at the annual conference of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Saturday, 14 June 2014 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 16 June 2014 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Lineage Groups." with Jean Hoffman. Fairview Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 18 June 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Native American Research in Ohio" with Tom Neel, Director of the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Saturday 21 June 2014 9 am CAGG General Meeting with "UPDATE: How Governments Are Providing Records to Genealogists," Wally Huskonen . Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11 a.m.; brown bag lunch; computer fundamentals surprise program with Jean Hoffman from 1 -2 p.m., Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road.

Saturday 21 June 2014 9:00 am. -4:00 pm. All-Day Italian Genealogy Seminar at the Western Reserve Historical Society sponsored by CIAO. Nine talks by two nationally known expert Italian genealogists as speakers- Paola Manfredi, AG and Suzanne Russo Adams, AG. Optional walking tour of Little Italy. See brochure here. $

Sunday 22 June 2014 2-4 pm CDRT - Cleveland District Round Table will meet at Independence Library, Selig Drive, Independence. Representatives will discuss topics of interest to their genealogical societies in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Medina, and Lorain Counties.

Sunday 22 June 2014 7 pm Family History Fireside at LDS Stake Center, 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake. Susanne Russo Adams, AG will speak on FamilySearch Record Acquisition, Partnerships and Searching Records. Paola Manfredi will speak about FamilySearh/Family ree including Pictures and Stories.

Monday 23 June 2014 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Wednesday 25 June 2014 1:00 pm Cynthia Turk will present "Planning a research trip" at Ashtabula Genealogical Society meeting, Geneva Public Library, Sherman Road, Geneva, Ohio.

Wednesday-Saturday 25-28 June 2014 The Palatines to America National Conference at the RAMADA PLAZA Columbus North, 4900 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio." The Road to your German Ancestors" Speakers are Roger Minert, PhD, AG, Joseph Lieby, Robert Rau, Jenni Salamon, Ken Smith, Lisa Long. Click here for 2014 National Conference Registration and Brochure. $

Thursday 26 June 2014 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, Ohio. Doug Cooley will be our speaker. Topic is "Interesting Websites for Genealogical Research"

Thursday 26 June 2014 2-5 and 6-9 pm Lake County Genealogical Society offers a help session at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, Ohio.

Saturday 28 June 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. "Researching using FamilySearch and Ancestry.com." FamilySearch is a readily available database that can be accessed on the web and Ancestry.com Library Edition can be accessed on library computers. The member workshop will include hands-on participation.

Wednesday 2 Jul 2014 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. NO HELP SESSION. SUMMER HOLIDAY WEEK.

Wednesday 2 July 2014 7:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Our Guest Speaker will be SEAN MARTIN, Ph.D, Associate Curator for Jewish History, WRHS. "New Acquisitions at the Western Reserve Historical Society on the Garment Industry in Cleveland"

Monday 7 July 2014 7:00 pm Carla Cegielski will present "What Happens to My Stuff When I Die? Your Genealogical Estate." East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society,Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

Friday 11 July 2014 10:00 am Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Tom Neel - Creating a Family Archive at Home.

Saturday 12 July 2014 9:00 am NEOCAG will hear Gary Smith talk on "Genealogy Cruises." Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Rd.

Saturday, 12 July 2014 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society presents, “Newspaper Research” by Deborah Abbott, PhD., Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Monday 14 July 2014 Lorain County Chapter - OGS- Annual Picnic with the Black River Genealogists, the Wellington Genealogical Group, and the Lorain County Chapter. Time and location TBA

Wednesday 16 July 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Researching Your Pre-1850 Ancestors" with Margaret Cheney, in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Friday 11 July 2014 6:00 pm - 12 am Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Richland County Chapter Library Lock-In at OGS. Contct Marleen Applegate for information Pre-registration required. $

Saturday 19 July 2014 9:00 am - 12 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Field Trip to Woodland Cemetery." Meet at parking lot of Fairview Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Saturday 19 July 2014 10:00 am Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Debbie Abbott - Vital Records: the Cornerstone of Genealogy.

Saturday 19 July 2014 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CIAO - Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization meets for an Open Forum at Independence Public Library.

Friday 25 July 2014 10:00 am Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Derek Davey - Civil War Research.

Saturday 26 July 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. Barbara Flewellyn, AAGS member and author, will present steps to "Writing a Living History." She and Helen Turner-Thompson will discuss the collaboration required between the writer and oral historian for a successful product, using the recently published book In His Presence: A Memoir in Traditional Gospel Music.

Thursday 31 July 2014 5:30 pm Lake County Genealogical Society will host a pioneer supper at the Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Drive, Painesville Township. We'll meet inside the main building in Heritage Hall (turn right from reception). Chris Staats will present "Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love that Doggone Indirect Evidence." Pioneer dress optional. Pioneer recipes for the "pot luck" can be found online. No help sessions at Morley today.

Monday 4 August 2014 7:00 pm Marge Waterfield will present "WPA Records: A Genealogical Gold Mine." East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS NO HELP SESSION. SUMMER BREAK.

Wednesday 6 August 2014 7:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Our Guest Speaker will be Amy Wachs, speaking on "Back to the Shtetl - Finding Records in the Russian Pale"

Saturday 9 August 2014 9:00am - 3:30pm Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Management Seminar! Ten or more sessions will be held to help train Chapter Officers and Chairs in a variety of topics. However all are welcome. Complimentary morning refreshments are provided. Sessions are FREE to OGS members AND to OGS Chapter members. No pre-registration is required. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 120 East Silver Street, Lebanon, OH 45036

Saturday 9 August 2014 9:00 am Jean Hoffman will be at NEOCAG to offer "Navigating Ancestry.com Today" -- -Buffaloed by the "new search"? Learn to fine tune searches and use suggested links. -Locate databases with the Card Catalog. -Create source citations to Ancestry collections. -Don't neglect the Learning Center. Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Cemetery, Mayfield.

Saturday 9 August 2014 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society presents, "German Research is like Strudel: It Unfolds One Layer at a Time", by Betty Franklin, Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina

Monday 11 August 2014 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter - OGS - TBA

Saturday 16 August 2014 10:00 pm Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Jen Alford - Blogging for Genealogists.

Monday, 18 August 2014 6:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Annual Picnic and Wagon Wheel," Cleveland Yachting Club.

Monday-Friday 18 - 22 August 2014 Lake County Genealogical Society trip to either Albany New York or Boston, Massachusetts has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday 20 August 2014 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Annual Summer Luncheon, 100th Bomb Group, 20920 Brookpark Rd. Cleveland

Wednesday 27-30 August 2014 FGS Conference, San Antonio, Texas. Federation of Genealogical Societies.

Thursday 28 August 2014 2-5 and 6-9 pm Lake County Genealogical Society offers a help session at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, Ohio.

Saturday 30 August 2014 10:00 pm Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Debbie Abbott - A gift of Legacy: Who is Writing Your Story?

Wednesday 3 September 2014 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS members offer free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Wednesday 3 September 2014 7:00 pm Meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be in the Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Ken Bravo and Dr. Ben Barzilai will present "Death certificates, obituaries, headstones and probate records - what our ancestors have been dying to tell us."

Thursday 4 September 2014 7:00 pm Jane Hammond will present "Care and Handling of Heirloom Textiles." East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

Saturday 6 September 2014 noon to 3:00 pm, WRHS Gen Committee, "Be Your Family's Star With a Stellar Genealogy" Presenter: Jean M. Hoffman, CG, Genealogy Standards: what can they do for you? Jean will discuss the newly published version of genealogy standards, not rules meant to be a punishment but encouragements toward our best reconstruction of our ancestry. Three case studies will be presented by Gen Committee. WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Monday 8 September 2014 7:00 p.m. Lorain County Chapter-OGS,- "Newspaper Research" - presented by Debbie Abbott, North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville

Monday 8 September 2014 7:30 p.m. - Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society - Chris Staats will present "Using Deeds for Genealogical Research." Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, Ohio

Tuesday 9 September 2014 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon. "Read All About It! Researching Old Newspapers" with Cheryl McClellan, Staff Genealogist Geauga County Library.

Saturday 13 September 2014 9:15 p.m. NEOCAG meets at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road. Carla Cegielski will speak on "The DAR Genealogical Research System: A Resource for Everyone." A computer discussion will follow.

Saturday 13 September 2014 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society presents "Unlocking German Script" by Betty Franklin. Medina County Genealogical Society, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Saturday, 13 September 2014 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 September 2014 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Riverside Cemetery" with Bill Halley and Greg Kapcar. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 17 September 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Dr. Judy Cetina, Director of Cuyahoga County Archives, presents “Cuyahoga County: The First 200 Years,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Friday 19 September 2014 10:00 am Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Tom Neel - Taking a Look at Common Pleas Case Files.

Saturday 20 September 2014 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: Unraveling the Cuyahoga County Websites, presenter Sherry Minn: Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm Jean Hoffman, Lineage Group Application Workshop, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park

Saturday 20 September 2014 10:00 am Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Jen Alford - Documenting Your Family Heirlooms.

Saturday 20 September 2014 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CIAO - Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization meets at Independence Public Library.

Monday, 22 September 2014 6:30-8:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 25 September 2014 10:00 am Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Cheryl McClellan will do a presentation on a local research project she undertook.

Thursday 25 September 2014 2-5 and 6-9 pm Lake County Genealogical Society offers a help session at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, Ohio.

Friday 26 September 2014 at 7:30 PM (NOTE: this is the 4th Friday) "Researching in Great Britain" Presented by Sherry and Cindy Minn. Westlake Family History Center Relief Society room.

Saturday 27 September 2014 9:00am-4:00pm. The Western Reserve Historical Society presents their fall seminar, "Making a Federal Case: Federal Land Records and Government Documents." Claire Bettag, CG, FUGA will present four lectures: "Nara At Your Fingertips," "Federal Land Records," "Bounty-Land Records," and "Government Documents and Serial Set." For complete information and online registration, visit http://www.wrhs.org/calendar/Genealogical_Committee_Fall_Seminar $

Saturday 27 September 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. "Computer Access" This hands-on workshop will be led by the Education Committee. Participants can utilize PCs to research a variety of records on various databases.

Wednesday 1 October 2014 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS members offer free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Wednesday 1 October 2014 7:30 pm. Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Our Guest Speaker will be Phyllis Bravo on "Ships of Our Ancestors"

Friday 3 October 2014 1:00 pm Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Debbie Abbott - African American Genealogy: From Slavery to Freedom.

Saturday 4 October 2014OGS Fall Conference -- D. Joshua Taylor at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, Bellville, OH. For more info: http://www.ogs.org/fallseminar2014.php. $

Saturday 4 October 2014 9:30 am-4:30 pmDiscovering Your English and Irish Ancestors” with internationally known genealogist Paul Milner. Special Collections and the Summit County Chapter of OGS will host this program at Main Library. Paul will speak on English parish registers, English parish chest records, using maps, gazetteers and directories in British Isles research, Irish Immigrants to North America and finding ancestors in Ireland. To register for this free program, contact Special Collections.

Saturday 4 October 2014, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Annual Genealogical Committee Open House. Our mission is to support the WRHS library, by providing online databases, book acquisitions, equipment and volunteering. Join us for guided library research center tour, refreshments and good conversation. WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Monday 6 October 2014 6:30 pm Cynthia Turk will present "Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research." Forensic means with legal implications. East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, OH. Note change of time, place and speaker!

Monday, October 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. - Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society presents "The Rise and Fall of the Interurban Railways." By John E. Dailey, P.S. Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, Ohio

Saturday 11 October 2014 9:00 am NEOCAG meets at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Cneter Road. Program to be announced.

Saturday 11 October 2014 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 October 2014 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ohio Chapter Palatines to America 2014 Fall Seminar UNDERSTANDING ANCESTORS' OCCUPATIONS and NEW GERMAN DIGITAL LIBRARIES. Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio. Featured Speaker is Baerbel Johnson, Professional German Genealogist and Family Search International Reference-Desk Consultant. Register at http://www.oh-palam.org/ $

Saturday 11 October 2014 10:00 am Summer Sessions at the OGS Library. Bellville, Ohio. Susan Zacharias - Newsletter Rescue: Layout, Design, Content.

Sunday 12 October 2014 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society presents, “Unlocking the Keystone State: Key Resources and Repositories for Pennsylvania Research” by Chris Staats. Medina County Genealogical Society, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Wednesday 15 October 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. “Researching WWI and WWII Military Records,” with GeneaBlogger and former OGS Trustee, Wally Huskonen, in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Friday 17 October 2014 7:30 PM "Basics of Czech/Slovak Research" presented by Dorothy Titera. Westlake Family History Center Relief Society room.

Saturday 18 October 2014 9:00 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: Mind Mapping: Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: Latest Search Features at Ancestry and FamilySearch, Jean Hoffman

Sunday 19 October 2014 2:00-4:00 pm Cleveland District Round Table, a consortium of genealogy societies from Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties will meet at Warrensville Heights Library Large Meeting Room North. 4415 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128. Note place change! Representatives from any genealogy society are welcome.

Monday, 20 October 2014 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Beyond the Docket Books: Digging For Gold in Probate Packets" with Chris Staats. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Saturday 25 October 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. Guest speaker, Norman Henke will discuss "Norm's Tips and Advice" from a computer perspective.

Monday, 27 October 2014 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 30 October 2014 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. Sunny McClellan Morton will discuss "Urban Genealogy: How to Research Big City Folks."

Thursday 30 October 2014 2-5 and 6-9 pm Lake County Genealogical Society offers a help session at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, Ohio.

Saturday 1 November 2014 noon to 2:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, "Our Nordic Families: How to research your Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish Families" with Wally Huskonen at WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Monday 3 November 2014 7:00 pm CVGS meets. Joe Monsman presents: "Slovak and Hungarian Research Srategies."

Wednesday 5 November 2014 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS members offer free Family History Research Help Session, Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Wednesday 5 November 2014 7:30 pm The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be in the Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Our speaker will be Richard Spector: "How A Fish Became A Kitty: A Cautionary Tale of How Careful Research Can Be So Wrong."

Thursday 6 November 2014 7:00 pm Roger Marble will present "Breaking through Your Brick Walls." East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

Saturday 8 November 2014 9:15 am - 12:00 pm - NEOCAG meets. Norman Henke will offer "Tech Toys for the Holidays" followed by an open forum of "Show and Tell" of your favorite gadgets or programs of interest to genealogists and historians.

Saturday 8 November 2014 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 8 November 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - CIAO November meeting LDS Church on Westwood Road in Westlake, OH. Betty Franklin presenting on 'Using Familysearch.' After the presentation we are free to practice what we learned at the Family History Center library.

Sunday 9 November 2014 2:00 pm. Medina County Genealogical Society presents "The Ladies of Medina County - the Good and the Bad" by Tom Hilberg, Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

uesday 11 November 2014 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society, Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH 44024. Program: "An Overview of Military Records Research" presented by Wally Huskonen

Saturday 15 November 2014 9 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: What Happens to My Stuff When I Die? Your Genealogical Estate, with Carla Cegielski, Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: You Tube Uses for Genealogy, Jean Hoffman

Monday, 17 November 2014 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Four Soldiers' Civil War Stories" with Deb Root Shell. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 19 November 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Dorothy Titera from the Westlake LDS Family History Center presents “Czech and Slovak Genealogical Research: On-line resources for successfully tracing your ancestors,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Thursday 20 November 2014 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville. Note date change. Lois Wheeler will speak on writing your amily tories.

Thursday 20 November 2014 2-5 and 6-9 pm Lake County Genealogical Society offers a help session at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, Ohio.

Friday 21 November 2014 at 7:30 PM "Finding Your Long Lost Cousins" presented by Betty Franklin.. Westlake Family History Center Relief Society room.

Saturday 22 November 2014 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society meets at Shaker Heights Main Library. Researching during the slave era can present significant challenges. Dr. Deborah Abbott will focus on the clues and resources needed to recreate your ancestor's journey from slavery to freedom. A case study will be used to best illustrate the methods and strategies needed to connect former slaves to their slave holders.

Monday 24 November 2014 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 1 December 2014 7:00 pm Linda Wilson of Women in History portrays Cleveland Pioneer Rebecca Carter in costume, at our holiday celebration. East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

Monday 1 December 2014 7:00 pm CVGS Members present: "Questions & Answers/ Members' Help Night" at their regular meeting.

Wednesday 3 December 2014 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. NO HELP SESSION. HOLIDAY BREAK.

Saturday 6 December 2014, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, TBA, WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Sunday 7 December 2014 1:30 p.m.The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be in the Lelyveld Library at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 44122. Election of Officers for 2015. Kenneth Bravo and Chuck Lissauer will report on the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies meeting - July-August, 2014. Fred Livingstone will share "Slides of his trip to Ukraine."

Sunday 7 December 2014 Cruise Everything, Fort Myers, Florida, Celebrity Silhouette, cruising the Eastern Caribbean 7 day Winter Genealogy Getaway Cruise, hosted by Gary M. & Diana Crisman Smith, featuring Jana Sloan Broglin, CG, FOGS; Dick Eastman.

Tuesday 9 December 2014 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon OH 44024 for a Christmas Party. No program

Wednesday 10 December 2014 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Annual Christmas Holiday Luncheon at TBA

Saturday 13 December 2014 9:15 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Ken Bravo and Dr. Ben Barzilai, guest speakers will present "Death certificates: What our Ancestors are Dying to Tell us." Then Norman Henke will share "Podcasts & Webinars."

Wednesday 17 December 2014 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. NO MEETING. See 10 Dec 2014

Saturday 3 January 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, TBA, WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Monday 5 January 2015 Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets. Presenter: David Bernatowicz: "Industrial History of Cleveland:"

Saturday 10 January 2015 9:15 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Sunny McClellan Morton will present "Preserving Family Artifacts."

Saturday 10 January 2015 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.

Tuesday 13 January 2015 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon OH 44024. Topic is "History of Claridon Township" presented by Jeannette "Teeter" Grosvenor.

Monday, 19 January 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Which Ancestor would you most like to meet?" group discussion. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Thursday 20 January 2015 11:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society will hold its annual meeting and potluck at Morley Library, Painesville. Bring tableware and dish to share.

Thursday 20 January 2015 2-5 and 6-9 pm Lake County Genealogical Society offers a help session at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, Ohio.

Monday 26 January 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 2 February 2015 Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets. Presenter: to be announced.

Saturday 7 February 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, TBA, WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Tuesday 10 February 2015 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society Meets at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon OH 44024 topic will be "What Happens to my Stuff when I Die?" presented by Carla Cegielski.

11-14 February 2015 Federation of Genealogical Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. $

12-14 February 2015 RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. $

Saturday 14 February 2014 9:15 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Program to be announced.

Saturday 14 February 2015 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 February 2015 9:15 am-12:30 pm NEOCAG meets Program TBA.

Monday, 16 February 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Finding Your Female Ancestors" with Debbie Abbott. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Saturday 14 March 2014 9:15 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Guest speaker, Sherri Minn will present "Unravelling the Cuyahoga County Websites."

Monday 23 February 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 2 March 2015 Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets. Presenter: Thomas Neel, "Courthouse Records: An Overlooked Source?"

Saturday 7 March 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, TBA, WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Sunday 8 Mar 2015 2-6:30 pm African-American Genealogical Society Cleveland, Ohio 25th Anniversary Celebration. Please join us in "Celebrating Our Heritage" at Holiday Inn Hotel-Cleveland South, Independence. Contact Carrie stokes at 216-921-2578. $

Saturday 14 March 2015 9:15-12:30 NEOCAG meets. Sherry Minn, guest speaker, will present "Unravelling the Cuyahoga County Government Websites." 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, OH.

Saturday 14 March 2015 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 16 March 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Sinners Not Saints: An Introduction to your Ancestors' Dark Side" with Tom Neel. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Monday 23 March 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 4 April 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, TBA, WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Monday 5 April 2015 Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets. Presenter: Carla Cegielski "What Happens to Your Genealogical Estate?

Thursday 9-12 April 2015 Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Saturday 11 April 2015 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, 20 April 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "DNA Tested: Useful Information or a Waste of Money?" with Mary & Mark Jamba. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Saturday 25 April 2015 Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee presents CeCe Moore who will offer a seminar of DNA for genealogy.

Saturday 25 April 2015 8:30 am to 2:00 pm 'Research Off the Beaten Path," free genealogy conference at Cleveland Family History Center, 25000 Westwood, Westlake, OH 44145. Speakers will include Debbie Abbott, Peggy Lauritzen, Sherry and Cindy Minn. More information will be coming.

Sunday 26 April 2015 2-4 pm Cleveland District Round Table is scheduled to meet.

Monday 27 April 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 2 May 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, TBA, WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Monday 4 May 2015 Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets. Presenter: Jane Gramwell "Looking for Irish Ancestors"

Wednesday 13-16 May NGS (National Genealogical Society) Annual Conference, St. Charles, Missouri.

Saturday May 16-23 2015 Family Tree Magazine Cruise to Norway with Lisa Louise Cooke, Diane Crisman Smith, Gary Smith, and D. Joshua Taylor.

Monday 1 June 2015 CVGS Installation of officers for 2015-2017. Dinner & program details to be announced.

Saturday 6 June 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, TBA, WRHS Online Calendar of Events or E-mail foxreinhardt@usa.net $

6-10 July 2015 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held at the Jerusalem Ramada. Conference information at www.iajgs2015.org $

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