Lake County Genealogical Society (Ohio)
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To promote genealogical research and to give instruction and aid to those interested in tracing family lines and searching records; to create, build interest, and promote the collection and preservation of records and materials of value for genealogical or historical research, and to make them available for use in such research.
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Cemeteries & More
The society meets the last Thursday of the month at 10:00 am at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, Ohio 44077 (440) 352-3383. There is no meeting in August or December. July is a family picnic. January is a pot-luck. Guests are always welcome!
Thursday 28 September 2017 10:00 am
Thursday 26 October 2017 10:00 am
Thursday 30 November 2017 10:00 am
School Records Project
Our current project is a huge collection of monthly teacher reports in the 19-teens. A project that can be done at home, we are typing the lists of children, ages and grades. Handwriting is generally very good. Contact the webmaster for referral to the project chair, or join us at a meeting.
Photos from Our Bus Trips
See pics from our trip to Washington DC in August 2013. Our trip to The Allen County Public Library August 2012 was great and pics are HERE!
Gravestone Inscription Readings
include stone condition, flagholders, emblems and decorations and placement. The townships are as they were about 1840. Cemetery histories and descriptions have been provided.
Lake County, Ohio
Our Neighbor SocietiesAshtabula County to the East
Cuyahoga County closest to the West
Geauga County to the South
OGS Cleveland District Round Table site
with many local and specialty genealogy societies and their upcoming activities. It also includes several wonderful Cuyahoga County databases.
"Lake Lines," the newsletter of the Society is published quarterly and e-mailed to all members. Article submissions are welcome. Queries for ancestors in Lake County and the immediate surrounding area are free. Send correspondence to "LakeLines," in care of the Lake County Genealogical Society, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077.
Index to "LakeLines" 1974-2015
An R indicates an unnumbered Membership Roster. In most issues they were page numbered.A-G H-P Q-Z
New!! Lake County Probate ProjectFamilySearch will be digitizing the
Lake County Probate packets.
Many volunteers are needed to unfold the papers,
perpare them for the camera and fold and refile them.
For info and to volunteer see
History Hall of Lake County, Ohio Fairgrounds, A Biographical Anthology
by Members and Friends of LCGS (Now here in its entirety, except the index.)
Book Wins Award!!
At the Ohio Genealogical Conference on April 11, 2015 the Lake County Genealogical Society was awarded the Lida Flint Harshman award. This is given to a chapter of the OGS which produces a book which meets the standards of the Society. Several members were in attendance at the ceremony in Columbus.
This book is now available at www.createspace.com/4728333
NaturalizationsAn Alphabetical Abstract of the naturalization petitions from Lake County Probate Court (1860-1906) and Lake County Common Pleas Court (1906-1975). This includes Declarations of Intention and petitions that failed for a variety of reasons. Naturalizations between 1840 and 1860 were done in a variety of courts, which will be abstracted later.
First Families of Lake County, Ohio
Click here for an Application, the Rules of Evidence, and some helpful information. This is in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader, you can download one for free at www.adobe.com...
Go to the Lake County OHGenWeb site for more Lake County information and links. This is like a sister site with large numbers of databases we've helped create. Here are some of the projects we've contributed:
Copyright issues: Copyrights on the files on this site are held by the creators. They may be linked to but not copied except for personal use.
Disclaimer: The Lake County Genealogical Society cannot be held responsible for errors in transcription or in original documents. These files were intended only as guides to original records from which the researcher should draw his own conclusions.
Many thanks to Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperativefor this server space.
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