Cleveland District Round Table

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Volunteer Opportunity! Cuyahoga Estate Files

Erie St. Cemetery Pre-1840

Cleveland Clergy

Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups

Pioneers, Settlers, Centurions

Cleveland Birth Affidavits
& Corrections 1860-1908
Index
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Cuyahoga Wills & Estates Index
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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

Southwest Cuyahoga County Chapter OGS

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


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.

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 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. 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 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.

Wednesday 4 Jun 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 07 June 7 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 $

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

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 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 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. $

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.

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"

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.

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.

Saturday, July 12 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

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

Thursday 24 July 2014 5:30 pm Lake County Genealogical Society will host a pioneer supper (place to be announced). Chris Staats will present "Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love that Doggone Indirect Evidence."

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.

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.

Saturday, August 9 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

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 hosts a trip to Either Albany New York or Boston, Massachusetts, a 'choose your own research adventure." Escorted by Cynthia Turk, these trips are always enjoyed. See the brochure at their web site.

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.

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

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.

Saturday 20 September 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 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.

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.

Monday 6 October 2014 7:00 pm Larry Fischer will present "Gizmos, Gadgets and Doodads: Fun Items from the Past." East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, Marsol Road, Mayfield Hts., OH.

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.

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.

Saturday 18 October 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.

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. "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.

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

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 15 November 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.

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.

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.

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