Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

OGS Annual Convention April 8 - 11

The Ohio Genealogical Society is holding their annual convention in Columbus, OH April 8 thru the 11th.  This is one of the best state geneaology conventions.  You can read more about it at  We hope to see you there! 

Western Reserve Spring Classes

Migration Patterns - February 7, 12:00 noon to 3 PM
Sunny Morton, OGS editor, author, blogger, researcher and Genealogical Committee member will present a fact-filled class to help you understand and to follow your family’s migration path. A variety of resources and techniques may help you to connect the dots to trails, roads, highways traveled by your ancestors to other states and other cities.
The class will begin at noon and continue to 3 pm.
Click below to find the rest of the classes.

Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2015

From the GenealogyInTime Magazine website we find their top 100 genealogy websites for 2015.   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   

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.  

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, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events
02/21/2015 - 1:30 pm
Immigrants Prior to 1820
Akron-Summit Public Library, Main Branch
03/21/2015 - 1:30 pm
Prepare for Your Research Trips
Akron-Summit Public Library, Main Branch
Ohio Genealogical Society Convention
Columbus, OH