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Cuyahoga West Chapter

of The Ohio Genealogical Society

Serving Western Cuyahoga County and the Cleveland, Ohio area

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Welcome to the Cuyahoga West Chapter's Website!



The discovery and knowledge of the ancestors who helped make each of us unique individuals is an enriching experience.     Not only do we seek to know ourselves and to pass on our heritage to others, the solving of the puzzle itself is an exciting quest!    If you have a passion like we do for discovering your family roots, why not enjoy the fellowship of other researchers and join us at one of our meetings or Help Sessions. Contact us at

Our Motto & Purpose:  To Search, To Learn, To Teach, To Record

Everything in Red on this website is a link to click on.

We invite you to attend either our help sessions, where you can get one on one help from our volunteers, or our monthly meetings, where our speakers give helpful hints in genealogy researching. They are free to the public. Check the Meetings link above for dates and times.


Our new project is to index all the names that have appeared in our Tracer publication. You can see the lists in the new link above "Tracer Index".

Check out the searchable index to our Maple Ridge Cemetery Book. You can order the book from the Publications Page. Click here to see index

Info to Know: The 1752 Calendar Change in British North America Details

At our January 18, 2017 meeting we will be having a “Roundtable” session. Members’ chance to show and tell,  ask questions,  describe your brick wall or brag about a great break-through. Meet at 6:30pm in the Porter Room at Westlake’s Porter Library.


At our February 15, 2017, we will be meeting at the LDS Family History Center, 25ooo Westwood Rd., Westlake at 6:45 pm. Topic is “Getting to Know the Family History Center.” Betty Franklin will introduce us to collections and databases that can be accessed at the Family History Center.


The topic at the March 15, 2017 meeting will be “DNA Tested”. Mary Milne Jamba will provide an overview of the DNA testing process. Meet at 6:30pm in the Porter Room at Westlake’s Porter Library.

Our History

Learning how to find their ancestors inspired a group from the northwest suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio to form the Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society in 1976.  On April 30th 1977, Cuyahoga West became the 29th charter as a member chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and is proud to be part of the OGS success.  Today the group continues to welcome all interested in this fascinating pursuit of family history.

If interested in joining us at one of our Meetings or Help Sessions, see the tab above, email us -  or you may write to us at the following address:


P.O. Box 45607, Westlake, Ohio  44145-0607

 Or, call Westlake Porter Public Library for times, 440-871-2600


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