Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

Western Reserve Fall Seminar

The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society invites you to join us on September 27 for our Fall Seminar, “Making a Federal Case: Federal Land Records and Government Documents,”  presented by professional genealogist, Claire Bettag, CG, FUGA!
 
The National Archives and Records Administration holds a wealth of records useful to family history researchers. Join us this Saturday to learn more about NARA’s records and how to access them from afar. Two presentations will focus on lesser-used record groups containing an enormous amount of genealogical information: federal land-entry files and bounty-land records. The final presentation discusses “Gov Docs” and the Serial Set, another valuable set of federal records largely untapped by genealogists.
 
For complete information and online registration, please visit: http://www.wrhs.org/Calendar/Genealogical_Committee_Fall_Seminar

Best Sellers in Genealogy Books (Amazon)

Check out the best sellers from Amazon.  You may want to try several of these interesting and helpful books.  http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Books-Genealogy/zgbs/books/11880

Genealogy Blogs - Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine In making this year’s selections, paid particular attention to that stick-to-itiveness standard. What’s the point of bookmarking a blog or adding it to your RSS feed, after all, if fresh postings are few and far between?
Quantity doesn’t guarantee quality, of course, so they also looked for those sites that deliver a dividend to readers—whether in the form of timely tech news, essential advice or simply the feeling of sharing a quest to part the curtains of the past. They love blogs packed with information, but they also adore those brimming with the blogger’s personality. Those that manage to achieve both … well, they easily earn a spot in the list you see here. http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/Top-40-Genealogy-Blogs-2013.

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.

 

Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2014

From the GenealogyInTime Magazine website we find their top 100 genealogy websites for 2014. This is their third annual list of the top 100 genealogy websites.  They spent countless hours compiling an extensive collection of genealogy websites from around the world. They then ranked the websites based on their popularity, as measured by Alexa the internet traffic people. In addition to many old favorites, some interesting new genealogy websites made the top 100 list for 2014. Several rising genealogy stars also made big traffic gains compared to last year. Read all about it. http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2014-page02.html

Genealogy Classes at the Library

The Akron Public Library regular schedules classes for genealogists.  Attached is the schedule for up and coming classes.  Register early as classes fill up quickly.  You don't want to be on the waiting list or worse yet, not be able to attend because the class is full.  
 

Upcoming Events
10/04/2014 - 9:30 am
Discovering Your English and Irish Ancestors
Akron Main Library-Auditorium, 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326
10/18/2014 - 1:30 pm
The Capture of the South Carolina and the Revolutionary War Prison Ship the Old Jersey
Tallmadge Branch - 90 Community Road, Tallmadge
11/08/2014 - 6:00 pm
Banquet - Heroins of the War of 1812
New Era Restrauant - 10 Massillon Road, Akron, OH 44312