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The Cleveland District Round Table is a discussion group of the leadership of the genealogical societies in the five-county district which includes Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina. It meets twice a year, Spring and Fall to exchange information on the happenings within their organizations. Some of the groups represented at these meetings, in addition to the Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, include religious, nationality, ethnic, locality, and computer interest groups. All are welcome to attend. Click here for more information.
Disclaimer: Activities and society information posted here are the responsibility of the member societies. It is recommended that viewers check with the source society for accuracy and more recent updates of information.

Member Societies


Calendar of Meetings

Cleveland District Round Table

Ohio Genealogy Society, Mansfield

African-American Genealogical Society-Cleveland

Black River Genealogists

Brooklyn Genealogy Club

Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities Society

Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Cleveland Area

Croatian Heritage Museum

Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups

Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society

Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS

East Cuyahoga Co. Genealogical Society

Family History Center, Kirtland

Family History Center, Westlake

Geauga Co. Chapter OGS

Greater Cleveland Chapter OGS

Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists

Hungarian Genealogy Society

Jewish Genealogy Society, Cleveland, Ohio, Inc.

Lake County Genealogical Society, a Chapter of the OGS

Lorain Co. Chapter OGS

Medina Co. Chapter OGS

Northeast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, Inc.

Oberlin African American Genealogy Society

Ohio Cemetery Alliance

The Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland

Slovak Institute

Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc., Ohio Chapter

Tri-C-GO (Cuyahoga County Council of Genealogical Organizations)

Wellington Genealogical Society

Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee
Other Nearby Friends
Hudson Genealogical Study Group, Hudson Chapter OGS

Archived Activities
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Activities of Genealogical Interest


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. Unfortunately this trip cancelled. Another opportunity is coming. See October 11 below.

Thursday 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

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 $

Monday 8 August 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.

Saturday August 13, 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)

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. 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.

31 August - 3 September 2016 FGS Conference, "Time Travel: Centuries of Memories," Springfield, Illinois.

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.

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/ $

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.

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 Ohio Genealogical Society Fall Seminar at Bellville, Ohio

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.

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 Fenial Pursuits trip to Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN. Leaving from Broopark or pick up at OGS, Bellville. Two nights at hotel, a lunch, bus transportation, etc. Tour the library, research city directories, periodicals, huge collection of genealogies, histories, microfilm, and so much more! Brochure coming soon. $

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

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. Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120.

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/ $

Thursday 27 October 2016 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Program TBA.

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.

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.

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. Program TBA.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

22-27 January 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration will open 9 July 2016 at 9 a.m. MDT. $

26-29 April 2017 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference at Kalahari, Sandusky, Ohio.

10-13 May 2017 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina. "Family History Lives Here." http://www.ngsgenealogy.org $

30 August - 2 September 2017 FGS Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

21-26 January 2018 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah.

23-26 August 2018 FGS Conference, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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