Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

Judy James - Special Collections Librarian


Judy James, head librarian at the Akron-Summit Public Library Special Collections Devision, will retire from the library on November 30 after more than 35 years with them.  Please join us in wishing her the best.  She has been a great friend of SCCOGS and will be greatly missed.


Ohio Genealogical Society Library


The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) Library is open free of charge to OGS members. Non-member visitors may utilize all materials in the library by paying a $5.00 per day fee. Ample parking is provided free of charge. All public areas of the building are handicapped accessible.

The Library is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 AM—5:00 PM. It is closed Sunday, Monday, Major Holidays, during the annual OGS Conference, and when Mansfield City Schools are closed for inclement weather.

The Stanley and Marjorie Meek Ellis Computer Room features 16 patron stations and an instructor’s monitor with access to the Office Professional Suite and many subscription databases. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

OGS offers several choices of microfilm/microfiche readers and scanner/copiers. Patrons may make photocopies of books, manuscripts, and print from the computers for 20 cents per page for letter or legal sizes. Ledger size (11”x17”) copies are 40 cents per page. Color photocopies are $1.00 per page.

A lunchroom with refrigerator and microwave is available for patron use. Snacks and beverages may be purchased. Several restaurants are within a 5-minute drive.

 


Best Sellers in Genealogy Books (Amazon)


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Upcoming Events
01/21/2017 - 1:30 pm
Abraham Clark - SIgner of the Declaration of Independence
Please join us for a presentation by Barb Baltrinic.  Barb used her ancestry to write a book entitled,"A Founder for All".  The story of Abraham Clark - SIgner of the Declaration of Independence.
02/18/2017 - 1:30 am
Dating and Analyzing Family Photographs
Join us for a presentation by Rebecca Larson-Troyer on the tips and techniques for dating and analyzing your family photographs. 
03/18/2017 - 1:30 pm
Working Through Roadblocks
For our Brick Wall meeting this year will be working in small groups.  Do you have a Brick Wall or are you new to genealogy?   Bring your research problem and we can point you in a new direction for research.