Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2015

From the GenealogyInTime Magazine website we find their top 100 genealogy websites for 2015.  Read all about it.   

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.    

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.


Genealogy Blogs - Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine In making this year’s selections.

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Upcoming Events
02/20/2016 - 1:30 pm
Our Brickwall meeting this year is going back to the basics. What clues are in the documents we already have. What alternate records exist which might help in our search.  What tools would help us.  What about the FAN network (friends, associates, neighbors)?  Julie Wilson will share some basics. ...
03/19/2016 - 1:30 pm
What's New in Special Collections
Our speaker will be Judy James, Manager of Special Collections at the Akron Main Library.  Judy will tell us about all of he exciting new information available  in Special Collections.
04/16/2016 - 1:30 pm
Looking for Lizzie - A True Story of an Ohio Madam
Please join us for a presnetation by Debra Lape.  Looking for Lizzie - A True Story of an Ohio Madam.