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Past Activities of Genealogical Interest 2016


Monday 4 January 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. John Dailey presents: "Ohio History and Transportation or How Ohio Changed from Being the Wild West Frontier into a Political, Industrial and Commercial Power."

Saturday January 9 2016 9:15 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear Ken Bravo present “Locating Your Ancestors’ Naturalization Records and Learning About the Secrets They Hold “ Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield.

Saturday 9 January 2016 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 9 January 2016 12:00 noon to 3:00 P.M. Western Reserve Historical Society presents: "U.S. Federal Census-- More than a tool for family research." Presenter: Linda Freeman, Genealogical Committee member. Register at www.wrhs.org. $

10-15 January 2016 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy $

Sunday 10 January 2016 1:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society-Cleveland meets in the Lelyveld Library, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 44122. Officers will be installed. The speaker will be William C. Barrow, co-founder of the Cleveland Memory Project and Head of Specific Collections at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library. He will demonstrate the Memory Project's website and how to apply its contents to genealogy research.

Monday 11 January 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Margaret Cheney presenting " How To Prepare A Lineage Application" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 12 January 2016 7:00 p.m. Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon, OH. “A Visit from Patrick Henry,” presented by Patrick Henry Jolly, 6th great-grandson of Patrick Henry.

Saturday 16 January 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, and Social Time, 10:00am: Program; He Did What? Occupations of the Past with CAGG member panel; Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: Historic Map Works, with Mary Jamba

Sunday 17 January 2016 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club hosts Dr. Judith Cetina presenting “How To Research in The County Archives” – Community Meeting Room of the Brooklyn Fire Station, 8400 Memphis Ave, Brooklyn, Ohio.

Monday 18 January 2016 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "What Did You Learn in 2015?" round table discussion Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 20 January 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Installation of Officers 2016-2017 and OGS Trustee Dr. Deborah Abbott “It is a Needle in a Haystack: Slave Research,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Monday 25 January 2016 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 28 January 2016 11:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Perry Community Center, 2800 Perry Park Road, Perry Township, Ohio 44081. Dr. Deborah Abbott will install officers following a pot luck luncheon. Bring tableware and dish to share. Dr. Abbott will present "A Cleveland Celebrity: Life & Times of Chef Boyardee." Note emergency change of location!!!

Thursday 28 January 2016 3-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Monday 1 February 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. J. Mark Busch presents: "Funeral Home Practices and Records."

Wednesday 3 February 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

3-6 February 2016 RootsTech Conference, Salt Lake City. https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng $

Saturday 6 February 2016 12 Noon - 3 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee presents "Websites: Free or Subscription? Over-Rated or Undervalued?" Presenter: Jean Hoffman, CG, Genealogical Committee member. www.wrhs.org $

Sunday 7 February 2016 1:30 PM Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Lelyveld Library at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood. Marlene Englander, co-author of My Dear Hindalla, Remember Me: Letters from a Lost World, May 1937-January 1940, will present "Lost Shtetl-Revisited - Seduva [Lithuania] Memorial."

Monday 8 February 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Tom Cirincione from (CIAO) presenting, "How to Research Your Italilan Ancestors"- North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 9 February 2016 7:00 p.m. Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon, OH. “Penmanship the Old Way” Cheryl McClellan demonstrates the techniques of writing with a quill pen and discusses the types of penmanship used in the past.

Saturday 13 February 2016 9:15 am NEOCAG meets at Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Boulevard • Beachwood, Ohio 44122. Note change of place! Topics: 1) Ohio Civil War and the Internet; 2) Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) Lineage Societies; both presented by Eric Johnson

Saturday 13 February 2016 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 February 2016 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Unearthing My Family Roots: One Genealogist’s Journey Through Her Family’s Past" presented by Deb Shell. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 17 February 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. “Genealogical Roundtable.” Bring your photos, family trees, brick walls, successes, eureka! moments, tales of serendipity or favorite website to share with the group, in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Saturday 20 February 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, and Social Time, 10:00am: Program; Online Learning: Webinars, Podcasts, Courses with Jean Hoffman; Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs and DNA group start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: A lecture or video from the Internet. Fairview Park Library Branch, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio.

Monday 22 February 2016 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 25 February 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Betsie Norris, Director of Cleveland Adoption Network, will present "New Adoption Records Laws."

Thursday 25 Febuary 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Saturday 27 February 2016 9:30 am AAGS will hear Mary Jamba, President of Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society, present "Tips and Tricks for Researching." Discover how to make your online searching easier and more productive. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Wednesday 2 March 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Saturday 5 March 2016 11:00 a.m. Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group meets at Oberlin Public Library, 65 South Main Street, Oberlin. Dr. Deborah Abbott will present her research on "Negro Registers of Ohio."

Sunday 6 March 2016 1:30 pm In the Lelyveld Library, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 44122, Jewish Genealogy Society-Cleveland will hear Norman Henke from NEOCAG speaking on "Alternatives to Family Tree Maker." THE GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE NORMAN HENKE NEOCAG - North East Ohio Computer Assisted Genealogy Society SPEAKING ON "ALTERNATIVES TO FAMILY TREE MAKER" Monday 7 Mar 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Chris Staats will speak on "Analysis and Correlation: Two Keys to Conclusions"

Monday 7 March 2016 7 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Dr. "Buried Beneath Cleveland: Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County" presented by William Krejci.

Tuesday 8 March 2016 7:00 p.m. Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon, OH. “History of the U.S. Census.” Linda Freeman, President of WRHS Genealogical Committee, presents some interesting facts about the censuses.

March 10-12, 2016, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy Institute at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.forensicgenealogists.org $

Saturday 12 March 2016 9:15 am NEOCAG heard Robert Jerin speak on "Genealogy and Social Media." A video, "Rubik's Cube: New Twists on Old Genealogy Data" by Elissa Scalese Powell.

Saturday 12 March 2016 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 12 March 2016, 12:00 noon to 3:00 P.M. "Pennsylvania Research - Exploring Records Available," presented by Chris Staats, Genealogical Committee member, at Western Reserve Historical Society.

Monday 14 March 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Cate Kunzi of Burning River Genealogy presenting " And Bob's Your Uncle" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville. Program changed. See below.

Monday 14 March 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Margaret Cheney presenting, "Heading West" the story of the challenges and hardships of the women who leave all behind to seek a better life in the West. - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:45 - 8:30. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. travels to Westlake Family History Center, 25000 Westwood Rd., Westlake. Meet in lobby, front right corner, for Familysearch.org Website tutorial, and free help session. On-site Wifi available for personal laptops or mobile device.

Saturday 19 March 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, and Social Time, 10:00am: Program; "Taming Your Inner Packrat," by Lisa A. Alzo, a pre-recorded webinar; Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: Computer Fundamentals, "CAGG on Social Media" with Jean Hoffman.

Sunday 20 March 2016 - 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club will meet at the Community Room of the Brooklyn Fire Station, 8400 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn, Ohio 44114. John Sabol will present "What Was That Name? - Researching Central European Births, Deaths, and Marriages"

Monday 21 March 2016 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "They Paid Taxes: Why We Care" presented by Sunny Morton. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Saturday 26 March 2016 9:30 am "Sharing Your Genealogy at Family Reunions," the program at AAGS will includes members sharing how they incorporate family history and exhibit their genealogy at family reunions. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Monday 28 March 2016 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 28 March 2016 7-9 pm. Program for Beginners. Ken Bravo and Cynthia Spikell will teach how to search birth, marriage and census records. Find out how free data bases may be used with a Cuyahgoa County library card and your own computer. Bring both. Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, Beachwood. See flyer and registration mid page. Free for JGS members. $

Wednesday 30 March 2016 7 pm Hungarian Genealogy Society of Greater Cleveland is hosting an informal help night, where you can pose your genealogy questions to the members and we will try to answer them. Optionally, you may submit your question in advance to Diana Rogers. Mayfield Library, large meeting room, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Village, OH.

Thursday 31 March 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Mary Jamba will present "Basic DNA."

Thursday 31 March 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Saturday 2 April 2016 11:00 a.m. Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group meets at Oberlin Public Library, 65 South Main Street, Oberlin. Liz Schultz, Executive Director & Ron Gorman, Board Member, Oberlin Heritage Center, will present "Old Secrets, New Stories of Oberlin's Underground Railroad."

Saturday 2 April 2016, 12:00 noon to 3:00 P.M. "Using Ancestry.com Databases," presented by Ed Bolte, Genealogical Committee member, at Western Reserve Historical Society. Ed's library background will guide you through short-cuts and help you avoid dead-ends in your research. Bring your laptop, tablet, or iPad. Sign up at WRHS.org $

Sunday 3 April 2016 2-4 pm Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Cleveland Chapter meets at Parma-Snow Library, 2121 Snow Rd., Parma, Oh. Cathy & Tom Katrenich will present "Song, Dance and Costumes" of our ancestors from three countries where Rusyns live. Audience participation recommended for a rousing afternoon of culture with explanations and accordion. You will be hard pressed to keep your toes from tapping.

Monday 4 April 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Dale Fellows treats us to "George Washington: A Historical Reinactment."

Monday, 4 April 2016, 7 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Dr. "Leaving Your Legacy: Who's Writing Your Story?" presented by Dr. Deborah Abbott.

Wednesday 6 April 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 6 April 2016 7:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Souers Chevraux, Education Outreach Officer and Interim Executive Director, ICA-Art Conservation. She will discuss CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTIONS AT HOME.

Friday 8 April 2016 7:00 pm CIAO will be hosting Dr. John Phillip Colletta at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 32895 Cedar Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124. His topic will be "Records of Italy for Family History: One by One, Line by Line." See flyer and registration here. $

Saturday 9 April 2016 9:00 am - 4:15 pm - Western Reserve Historical Society is excited to host nationally renowned author and lecturer, John Philip Colletta, who will be presenting a full-day seminar, "Getting to Know Your Immigrant Ancestor." For complete information and registration, please visit http://tinyurl.com/pb9bjqw. $

Saturday 9 April 2016 9:15 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear “Researching a Holocaust Survivor's Family and History” presented by Hank Bitterman at the Beachwood Branch of Cuyahoga County Library 25501 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44122 (Note different location)

Saturday 9 April 2016 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 11 April 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Jim Smith of the Lorain County Historical Society presenting " 1865: The Final Year of the Civil War" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 12 April 2016 7:00 p.m. Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon, OH. “Immigration and Naturalization.” Presented by Wally Huskonen, Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee Member.

Friday 15 April 2016 10:00 am Tom Neel, Library Director, will present "A Visit to the Cemetery" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Saturday, 16 April 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, and Social Time, 10:00am: Program; In the News and Online, Jean Hoffman; Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs and DNA group start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: CAGG members will share their Newspaper Finds and discuss the effects on their research Fairview Park Library Branch, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio

Sunday 17 April 2016 - 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club will meet at the Community Room of the Brooklyn Fire Station, 8400 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn, Ohio 44114. Frances Pickett will present on Hungarian Research.

Monday 18 April 2016 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Crowdsourcing: Making History Accessible to All" presented by Carla Cegielski. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 20 April 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. J. Mark Busch presents "Funeral Home Practices and Records," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Deadline for Cuyahoga County Lineage Banquet is fast approaching. Sign up today as space is now limited. (See 22 May)

Saturday 23 April 2016 8:30 am-1:00 pm 13th Annual Family History Center Conference at Westlake LDS Family History Center-- "How Can I Find My Ancestors?" Some of the featured presenters will be : Casandra Brown, Betty Franklin, Sandra Gray, Rae Ann Houghton, Cindy and Sherry Minn, Sunny McClellan Morton, Paula and Tom Shepherd, Gary Teaman. Poster is here. Registration form is Here.

Sunday 24 April 2016 3 pm.Cleveland District Round Table members will meet at Independence Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. We welcome representatives from all area genealogy groups.

Monday 25 April 2016 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 28 April 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Lake County HIstory Center, Heritage Hall, 415 Riverside Drive, Painesville ownship, OH. Lynn Vandevort from Lake County History Center will share what's new, especially the new on-line catalog. Note place Change!!!

Thursday 28 April 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

28-30 April 2016 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, Ohio (near Cincinnati) https://www.ogs.org/conference2016/index.php $

Monday 2 May 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Amanda Epperson presents "It Takes a Village: How to Research an Entire Community."

Monday 2 May 2016 7:00 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets in the Willow Room of the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Dr. "Resources at the Cleveland City Council Archives" presented by Martin Hauserman.

Wednesday 4 May 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 4 May 2016 7:30 p.m.Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Garri Regev, President, Israel Genealogical Research Association, will discuss MAKING THE MOST OF JEWISHGEN'S RESOURCES.

4-7 May 2016 NGS Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. $

Saturday 7 May 2016 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 7 May 2016 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm Members of the Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society will present "Making Your Research Come Alive." Move from collecting data to the writing / communication stage of family history using blogging, journaling and other methods. Bring laptop or tablet. Sign up at www.WRHS.org. $

Monday 9 May 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Tom Neel presenting " Saints and Sinners: An Introduction to Your Ancestors' Dark Side" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 10 May 2016 7:00pm "On the Home Front- The Many Hats of World War II" will be presented by Dave Gates (Summit Historical Society) at the meeting of Geauga County Genealogical Society at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH.

Thursday 12 May 2016 7 TO 9 PM Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Cleveland Chapter meeting at Parma Library, 6696 Powers Blvd. Parma, OH. Speaker John Sabol on “Where Did the Rusyn Settle in the Cleveland Area?” Where did your ancestors settle when they arrived in Cleveland? Why did they settle there? What did they accomplish? Come “put some flesh” on the stories about your ancestors. John Sabol is a historian, author, and amateur genealogist who has a vast knowledge of Cleveland. Refreshments served. More info, call (440) 331-3856.

Saturday 14 May 2016 9:15 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear about “Researching before the 1850s”, presented by Margaret Cheney - President of the Ohio Genealogical Society at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Village OH.

Saturday 14 May 2016 10:00 am Eric Johnson will present "WWI Research Tips" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Monday 16 May 2016 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Not Online Doesn’t Mean Out of Reach" presented by Chris Staats. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 18 May 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Tom Neel, OGS Library Director presents "Genealogical Research in Kentucky," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Saturday 21 May 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, and Social Time, 10:00am: Program; "Using Google Books: Five Ideas for Genealogical Success" Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs and DNA group start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: "FamilySearch Family History Books," Jean Hoffman Fairview Park Library Branch, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio

Sunday 22 May 2016 12:00-3:00 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups hosts the twelvth annual Induction Banquet at American Croatian Lodge, 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake. Keynote speaker: Mrs. Branka Malinar will share "The Immigrant Experience." Founding member of the Lodge, and Founder of the Croatian Museum and Library, she will arrange special tours for the group. See flyer here. $

Monday 23 May 2016 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Wednesday 25 May 2016 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society meets at Mayfield Library. "Collateral Kin: Indirect Routes to Our Direct Ancestors." Sunny Morton will show us how to break through a brick wall in locating a direct ancestor's family by researching collateral family lines. Sunny is the Editor, Ohio Genealogy News and a Contributing Editor for Family Tree magazine.

Thursday 26 May 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. "Let's Get Organized: What Works for You?" A panel of members will share what works for them.

Thursday 26 May 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Saturday 28 May 2016 9:30 am Timothy Pinnock will join the AAGS via Skype. His topic will be "And the Church Said, 'Amen!': African American Religious Research." Locating information on African American congregations; learn tips and strategies to overcome the lack of record preservation at the local level. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Saturday 28 May 2016 10:00 am Cheryl Abernathy, CG, will present "Underutilized Court Records - Guardianships, Civil and Criminal Courts" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Wednesday 1 June 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 1 Wednesday, June 2016 7:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122 Authors, Ed Abramson and Ellen Pill will discuss Where the Horse Died, the History of Wooster, Ohio's Jewish Community. 3-5 June 2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Los Angeles. http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/ $

Saturday 4 June 2016 10:30 - 12:30 CIAO meets at Independence Library and will have an open forum.

Monday 6 June 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets for a summer indoor picnic at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Debbie Abbott will share "Bob Hope and Chef Boyardee: From Pun to Pasta." Bring a side to go with hot dogs.

Monday 6 June 2016 7:00 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets in the Willow Room of the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Dr. Program is "Finding Your Italian Ancestors" presented by Tom Cirincione.

Saturday 11 June 2016 10:00 am - 12 noon Workshop especially for OGS Chapters on Utilizing Social Media at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Saturday 11 June 2016 9:15 am – 12:30 pm at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village OH. NEOCAG will hear Chris Staats present“Not Online Doesn’t Mean Out of Reach”. Even when a record we need is not online, the internet can make accessing it easier. Learn tips and tricks to research from afar. Additional information: Website http://NEOCAG.net or contact Cynthia Turk, President at 440-951-0914.

12-17 June 2016 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (IGHR) http://samford.libguides.com/ighr $

Monday 13 June 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Amy Wachs presenting " Guidelines to Finding Polish Records" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 14 June 2016 6:30pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chesterland Historical Society Tanner House for a Tour & Bicentennial Quilt Talk at 7800 Mayfield Rd.,Chesterland, OH (Rte 322 and Caves Rd).

Wednesday 15 June 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Betty Franklin, Westlake LDS Family History Center presents "Helping Young People Make Their Ancestors Come Alive, "in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Thursday 16 June 2-16 7:00 - 8:45 pm Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society meets at Parma Library, 6996 Powers Blvd., Parma. We will explore finding our ancestors in local cemeteries, doing tombstone rubbings and more. If you have hit a brick wall, bring copies of documents & we will brainstorm to see if we can find a solution. Free to all and we will have refreshments. More info call (440) 331-3856.

Saturday 18 June 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, and Social Time, 10:00am: John Dailey will present Ohio's Canal System Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs and DNA group start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: Computer Refresher Before Our Summer Break, Jean Hoffman

Saturday 18 June 2016 10:00 am - 12 noon Workshop especially for OGS Chapters on How to Judge a Lineage Application - 2 hours -- at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Wednesday 22 June 2016 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society meets at the Solon Library meeting room. "Tips on Finding Your Ancestral Village." John Sabol will provide tips on how to identify that elusive village. John Sabol, a Seven Hills resident, is the author of the book, Cleveland Czechs Ohio and co-author of Cleveland Slovaks.

Friday 25 June 2016 1:00 pm Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, will present "Ticked Off, Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Saturday 25 June 2016 9:30 am AAGS will hear "Grandma's Attic and Grandpa's Garage" by the Summit County Historical Society. Artifacts and memorabilia can spark memories and add narrative to the lives of yesteryear. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Saturday 25 Jun 2016 10:00 am to 3 pm CCLG hosts a free Lineage Application Workshop. This applies to any lineage society, but Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups will be the example used. Bring documents and laptop if possible. Flyer here.

26 June - 1 July 2016 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh http://www.gripitt.org/ $

Thursday 30 June 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Amands Epperson will presnt, “I Blog therefore I am: How to create and use blogs”.

Thursday 30 June 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Wednesday 6 July 2016 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will meet in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Guest speaker will be Henry Bitterman. He will discuss " A Story of Survival: All We Had Was Hope."

Thursday, 7 July 2016 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee Brown Bag Lunch and Genealogy; Creating a Worthwhile Genealogy. Hassler Room of the Research Library at the Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH; Information: Kathryn

Thursday 7 July 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Tom Neel, director of the OGS Library will present "The Migration Story: Why did Your Family Settle Here?" Note day change.

Saturday 9 July 2016 9:15 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear Eric Johnson present “Researching Ohio in WWI” at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Village OH.

10-15 July 2016 Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) at the National Archives, Washington D.C. http://www.gen-fed.org/home/gen-fed-2016/ $

17-22 July 2016 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh http://www.gripitt.org/ $

Wednesday 20 July 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Margaret Cheney, OGS President presents "What is a Lineage Society? And, How Do I Join One?" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 23 July 2016 9:30 am Debbie Abbott will be the presenter at the meeting of AAGS. Her topic is "Conference Workshops and Seminars: The Road to Successful Genealogy." She will share the reasons conferences are invaluable to beginners and advanced researchers alike. Explore types of lectures presented and value of networking. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Friday 23 July 2016 10:00 am - 12 Noon A Workshop - "How to Apply to an OGS Lineage Society" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Wednesday 27 July 2016 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS Offers a “Special Evening Family History Research Help Session,” in the Computer Lab, Westlake, Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Thursday 28 July 2016 5:30 pm Lake County Genealogical Society meets for their annual pot luck picnic. Brian Horgan from Unionville Tavern Preservation Society will share the latest about the restoration of the historic Unionville Tavern, supposed Ohio's first tavern and one of the oldest buildings. Place TBA.

Thursday 28 July 2016 6:30 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Society members will meet at the Cleveland Clinic meeting room on Rockside in Independence.

Friday 29 July 2016 10:00 am Marleen Applegate will present "Beginning Genealogy" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Monday 1 August 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Margaret Cheney, OGS president, will present "Tweets, Pokes and Blogs - Expanding Your Genealogical Research through the Use of Social Media."

Wednesday 3 August 2016 7:30 pm The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. The guest speaker will be Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist of MyHeritage.com. He will discuss "Israel Genealogy on the Internet."

Thursday to Saturday 4-6 August 2016 A trip to Ft. Wayne, Indiana to the Allen County Public Library is planned by bus from Shaker & Green or Amherst. Hosted by African American Genealogy Society Cleveland. See their web site for application forms and information. Unfortunately this trip cancelled.

Friday 5 August 2016 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee Brown Bag Lunch and Genealogy: Creating a Worthwhile Genealogy. Hassler Room of the Research Library at the Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH Further information: www.wrhs.org or Kathryn. Free

Saturday 6 August 2016 1:00 pm Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, will present "Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate and Babies," at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

7-12 August 2016 This summer's conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies will be held in Seattle, WA. http://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/program_schedule.cfm $

Saturday 13 August 2016 9:15 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear Deborah Abbott answer the question: "You Only Have a Death Announcement: Now What?" Her interactive program will help you determine how to further research this person. Meeting is at Beachwood Branch of Cuyahoga County Library 25501 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44122 (Note different location.) It is also our annual indoor picnic. Bring dish to share. Drinks and tableware provided.

Sunday 14 August 2016 12:00 noon Cleveland District Round Table will hold a picnic for all genealogy society members in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties at Bain Park Cabin, 21077 North Park Drive (corner of Hillsdale & North Park), Fairview Park. It is hosted by Greater Cleveland GS and African American GS Cleveland. Bring side dish or dessert to share. (Hosts bring entrees.) Enjoy some old fashioned fun with folks of like mind. Flyer is here.

Wednesday 17 August 2016 1:00 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS Annual Summer Luncheon for members and guests. Arrabiata’s Italian Restaurant, 600 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village. RSVP by August 12. For details and to RSVP: cuyahogawest@gmail.com

Saturday 20 August 2016 9:00 am-3:30 pm Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Management Seminar. For officers, potential officers, and anyone interested. This seminar is about managing a genealogy organization with some genealogy topics as well. It will be held at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813. Free to members of any OGS chapter

Friday 26 August 2016 10:00 am Deborah Abbott, Ph.D., will present "Researching Funeral Home Records" at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.

Saturday 27 August 2016 9:30 am to 4:00 pm John Philip Colletta, PhD, will be the featured speaker about “Our Ancestors from Europe: How to Discover their Individual Stories” at the Akron Main Library at High & Market Street. To register, contact Special Collections at 330-643- 9030 or speccollections@akronlibrary.org. There is no charge for the program.

31 August - 3 September 2016 Federation of Genealogy Societies Conference, Springfield, Illinois. "Time Travel: Centuries of Memories," http://www.fgs.org/ $

Thursday 1 September 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Mandy Altimus Pons will offer "Entertainment of the Early 1900s." Note day change.

Wednesday 7 September 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 7 September 2016 7:00 p.m.Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will have a session of assistance for filling out lineage society applications. At 7:30 Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein, Young Israel of Greater Cleveland, guest speaker, will discuss "How to Read a Jewish Tombstone." Meeting in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122.

Saturday 10 September 2016 9:15 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear Judith Cetina, PhD present “Treasures in the Cuyahoga County Archives. Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Village OH

Saturday 10 September 2016 1:00 pm Anne McEvoy of Women in History will portray Abigail Adams at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library, 1876 S. Green Rd,, South Euclid, OH 44121. Sponsored by ECCGS. Abigail Adams (1744-1818) was the wife of John Adams, 2nd President of the United States, and mother of John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the U.S. She is known for her prolific letters and her opinions on society.

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee; "Opening the Door to Family History" Presenter: Heber MacWilliams; This class is designed for the beginning researcher. We'll cover how to get started, using home sources, how to organize your material, basic documentation and great websites. Register yourself and guest by name for the cost of one. A behind-the-scenes tour of the library is after class. To register: foxreinhardt@usa.net. $

Monday 12 September 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Debra Lape presenting "Looking For Lizzie" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Monday 12 September 2016 7 pm "Research in the Western Reserve Before 1850" presented by Jane Gramlich at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. CVGS.

Tuesday 13 September 2016 7:00pm Geauga County Genealogical Society will hear "Researching Church Records" presented by Sunny McClellan Morton at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH.

15-17 September 2016 New York State Family History Conference at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center Syracuse/Liverpool in Syracuse, New York http://www.nysfhc.org/ $

Saturday 17 September 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: MY FAVORITE MEMORY: CAGG members will be invited to discuss favorite family memory - 5 minute limit - Written submissions to be published in Bits & Bytes; 11:15 am; User Groups genealogy software; brown bag lunch; 1:00 Writing Up Your Research, Jean Hoffman presenter.

Saturday 17 September 2016 10:00 am Picnic with the Dead! Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland. Bring your own lunch or bring dish to share. Grave finding help, stories, and more. See Woodland Cemetery Foundation web site for flyer.

Sunday 18 September 2016 2-4 pm CARPATHO-RUSYN SOCIETY FALL MEETING at Parma-Snow Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Oh. Speaker is Maryann Sivak, new President of National Carpatho-Rusyn Society discussing plans and ideas for the future. All are welcome. Refreshments. Questions call (440) 331-3856.

Wednesday 21 September 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Jennifer Nieves, Museum Registrar and Archivist for the Dittrick Medical History Center presents “Storage & Preservation of Family Archival Photos, Documents, and Heirlooms: How to Do It Yourself at Home,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 21 September 2016 7:00 p.m. Hungarian Genealogy Society meets at CUYAHOGA COUNTY LIBRARY, GARFIELD HEIGHTS BRANCH, 5409 Turney Rd., Garfield Heights, OH 44125. Research Sharing Night -- report on your resesrch, surnames, places, where you are in your research now. Everyone should contribute to help plan for future programs.

22-26 September 2016 Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference at Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. https://www.apgen.org/conferences/ $

Saturday 24 September 2016 Detroit Family History Conference sponsored by Detroit Public Library, Detroit Genealogical Society, and Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society. Featuring Dr. Deborah Abbott. Free.

Saturday 24 September 2016 9:30 am AAGS will have a film and discussion on Black Indians: An American Story. This video documentary explores the issue of racial identity among Native Americans, African Americans and the melding of these two groups in American history. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

Thursday 29 September 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Sunny McClellan Morton will present "Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church: An In-depth Look at US Religious Records"

Thursday 29 September 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

1 October 2016 9 am-4 pm Ohio Genealogical Society Fall Seminar at Bellville, Ohio. Dr. Deborah A. Abbott will be the presenter on the following topics: "Using Manuscript and Oral Collections in Your Genealogical Research," "Cluster Genealogy: Finding Your Lost Ancestors," "You Only Have a Death Announcement ~ Now What?," and "A Gift of Life: Who’s Writing Your Story?" More info is here $

Monday 3 October 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. David Kendall presents "When Descendants Become Ancestors."

Monday 3 October 2016 7:00 pm CVGS meets at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. "Using Y-DNA in Genealogy" will be presented by Terry Blair.

Wednesday 5 October 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 5 October 2016 7:00 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets at Menorah Park Miller Board Room, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. Guest speaker will be Dr. David Kendall. He will discuss "When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flip Side Of Genealogy."

Saturday 8 October 2016 9:15 am to 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear David A Kendall, PhD speak about “When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flip Side of Genealogy” at Beachwood Branch of Cuyahoga County Library 25501 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44122.

Saturday 8 October 2016 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 October 2016 1:00 pm CIAO will hear David A Kendall, PhD, author of “When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flip Side of Genealogy” at Independence Public Library.

Monday 10 October 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts David Kendall presenting " When Descendants Become Ancestors" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Tuesday - Thursday 11-13 October 2016 6:30 am OGS trip to Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN. Leaving from Broopark or pick up at OGS, Bellville. Trip has been cancelled. Watch for a reschedule. $

Tuesday 11 October 2016 7:00pm "Penmanship the Old Way" presented by Cheryl McClellan (reschedule from February) at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH.

Saturday 15 October 2016, 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, and Social Time, 10:00am:* Genealogy Hacks: **Tips & Trick for Online Research Mary Jamba* Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs and DNA group start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: *Finding Hidden "Treasures" Online, Jean Hoffman*

Monday 17 October 2016 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Haunted Ohio: Witches, Warlocks and Ghosts" presented by Mary Jamba Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 19 October 2016 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Short presentation by Doris Gorgas: “Cemetery Art and Tombstone Restorations,” followed by Roundtable Sharing of Cemetery Experiences as time allows, in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Friday 21- Saturday 22 October 2016 1:30 pm North Hills Genealogists present their fall conference starring J. Mark Lowe, CG, and Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. Topics will be "Developing a Strategic Research Plan and Compiling Complete Results," "Talking Details: Oral History & Genealogy." On Saturday choose a track: Genealogy 101: How Do I Start?, "You Only Have a Death Announcement -- Now What?" or "Genealogy 201: Beyond the Basics: "Write that Source Down," and "Pioneers of the Frontier: Using Online Newspapers (1750-1900) To Find Early Settlers." Afternoon: "Is It Really Online? Finding and Using Original Sources at Home or Library,"and "Metes & Bounds: Finding Land Transactions and Landless Documents." See North Hills Genealogists. $

Saturday 22 October 2016 9:30 am AAGS will host Sunny McClellan Morton, speaking on "What's So Special About Special Censuses?" Learn how to find and use veteran, mortality, slave, agriculture, manufacturer, and social statistics schedules. Bertram Woods Library, 20600 Fayette Rd., Shaker Hts. 44122. NOTE PLACE CHANGE.

Saturday 22 October 2016 Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Ave, US Rt 42, Plain City, Ohio. "Searching Your Roots in Germany" Presenting Dr. Helmut Schmahl from the University of Mainz, Germany, as our featured speaker. Topics: Go Digital: Current Trends in Genealogical Research in Germany; Introduction to Family Research in Southwest Germany; Beyond Lederhosen and Sauerkraut: Everyday Life in Germany in the 18th and 19th Centuries; Traces They Left Behind: German Sources About Our Ancestors. Register online by PayPal: http://www.oh-palam.org/ $

Monday 24 October 2016 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Wednesday 26 October 2016 7:00 p.m. Hungarian Genealogy Society meets at WICKLIFFE Library, 1713 Lincoln Rd, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Diana Rogers will show various blogs and webinars that can provide instructional information in our Hungarian Research, and Facebook sites to enhance our knowledge of the culture and provide assistance in breaking through those European brick walls.

Thursday 27 October 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Joellen O'Neill will discuss the Civil War Andersonville Prison.

Thursday 27 October 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Thursday 27 October 2016 6:30 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Society members will meet at the Cleveland Clinic meeting room on Rockside in Independence.

Wednesday 2 November 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and family group sheet, in Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Wednesday 2 November 2016 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122. he Guest speaker will be Grant Gochin, Activist on behalf of Lithuanian Jewry and Author of Malice, Murder and Manipulation: ONe Man's Quet for Truth. He will discuss "A Genealogical Journey to Heritage Citizenship in Lithuania."

Thursday 3 November 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Henry Timmon will present "The Firelands of Ohio: History and Records." Note day change.

Saturday 5 November 2016 12 noon to 3 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee presents, "Using Special Federal and State Censuses." Presenter is Linda Freeman. Also Ed Bolte will present "The Importance of City Directories." $

Sunday 6 November 2016 2:00 pm Cleveland District Round Table will gather at Independence Library to discuss topics of interest to the leadership of genealogy societies in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties.

Monday 7 November 2016 7:00 pm CVGS meets at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. "Slovenian Genealogy" will be presented by Rose Marie Jisa.

Tuesday 8 November 2016 7:00pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH. "The Civil War in Song and Narrative" a musical evening for both blue and gray. Presenters: Wind, Strings, and Ivory.

Saturday 12 November 2016 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear about Finnish roots in two sessions: 1) Members of the Finnish Museum (Donna Lesiacsek, Anne Pohto, Ron Toivonen) describe “The Rannila Project: An Email from Switzerland Begins a Search for Lost Relatives” and 2) “One Man’s Search for his Finnish Roots” by Ron Toivonen. Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 12 November 2016 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 14 November 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS hosts Ken Bravo presenting " Locating Your Ancestors' Naturalization Records and Learning About the Secrets They Hold" - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.

Wednesday 16 November 2016 6:30-89:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Sunny Morton presents: “Urban Genealogy: finding ancestors in city directories, urban and suburban maps, voting records, local histories and other rich local records,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Wednesday 16 November 2016 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogy Society of Greater Cleveland will have a Research Sharing Night. Come to Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road and be prepared to tell where you are in your research, names, brick walls, etc.

Thursday 17 November 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Dr. Deborah Abbott will share one of her excellent genealogy topics. ["I have a Death Notice -- Now What?"]

Thursday 17 November 2016 2-5pm Help session at Morley Library with members of LCGS.

Saturday 19 November 2016 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, Social Time, 10:00 am: Ladies First: Finding Your Female Ancestors Mini Boot Camp Webinar, Lisa Alzo, 11:15 am; User Groups genealogy software; Noon: brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm Research Starting From Scratch, Jean Hoffman presenter.

Monday 21 November 2016 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program " Hidden in plain view, R. J. Robinson, a Wellington Treasure Whose Story is Uncovered" presented by Marilyn Wainio. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Monday 28 November 2016 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 3 December 2016 10:30am - 12:30 am CIAO - Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization meets for an Open Forum at Independence Public Library

Sunday 4 December 2016 1:30 p.m. in the Men's Club Board Room, Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124. Please note the DATE, TIME and LOCATION change as we switch to our winter schedule. ANNUAL MEETING - Election of Officers, and Report on member attendance at 2016 IAJGS Seattle conference.

Sunday 4-11 December Salt Lake Christmas Tour with Leland Meitzler and lots of experts just for you. A week of classes, consultations, and camaraderie at the world's largest genealogy library, Sign up now as it is filling quickly. More info here. Please use the application here. $

Monday 5 December 2016 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets for a holiday celebration at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Bring a fingerfood to share. Chris Staats presents "'Not Online' Doesn't Mean Out of Reach."

Monday 5 December 2016 7:00 pm CVGS meets at 7 pm at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. "The U. S. Federal Census" will be presented by Linda Freeman.

Saturday 10 December 2016 9:15 am – 12:00 pm Sunny Morton will speak to NEOCAG about "Collateral Kin: Indirect Routes to Direct Ancestors" at Warrensville Heights Branch Library, 4415 Northfield Rd, Warrensville Heights

Monday 12 December 2016 7:00 p.m. - Lorain County Chapter OGS program to be Announced. Please bring a finger food to share. - North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville.



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