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IGS 2023 Annual Conference
Saturday, April 1
IGS 2023 Annual Conference  (Special Event)
9:15 am to 5:00 pm
Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana & Online
Indiana Genealogical Society 2023 Annual Conference
The featured speaker will be Amy Johnson Crow.  Join IGS on April 1, 2023, for our Annual Conference! We are back in-person this year, as well as offering a virtual option.  We will be meeting at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for a day of learning, networking, and fun. The featured speaker will be Amy Johnson Crow, and a second track will be offered. We hope to see you there!
Indiana Genealogical Society members will receive a $35 discount if they register before Saturday, 25 March 2023.
Non-Members: Join IGS now and attend the conference at the member rate:
Combo (Conference Registration & One-Year Membership) ($60)

24-hour genealogy webinar marathon
Thursday, April 13 through Friday, April 14
24-hour genealogy webinar marathon  (Special Event)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The 4th Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon hosted by and MyHeritage.

Carrying Our Story Forward, Sharing Family Ancestry - Mary Ann Horak
Saturday, April 15
Carrying Our Story Forward, Sharing Family Ancestry - Mary Ann Horak  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Room 3 and Zoom
Lots of reasons why our family ancestry should be shared but, what is the best way to share? What to do with keepsakes, bibles, photos, videos, pedigree charts, family group sheets, birth, marriage and death records?  This presentation will take a look at different ways of sharing a little or a lot of the results of our family research. I will bring some examples of “my carrying it forward” projects to share. If you have already begun to “carry it forward” with your family, please feel free to bring examples to the meeting.
   We will meet in room 3 of the Main Library, downtown Akron, 60 South High Street.  The meeting will also be on Zoom.  Links will be emailed to members.  Visitors may contact the chapter for a link.  The board meeting starts an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m. and is always open to members or visitors.

Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage
Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23
Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage  (Special Event)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Metropolitan Cleveland & Zoom
Six Free Hybrid Genealogy Lectures in Metropolitan Cleveland, 22 and 23 April 2023
sponsored by the North East Ohio Genealogy Round Table,
an undertaking of the Ohio Genealogical Society,
in cooperation with MyHeritage, with special help from NEOGRT members:
- Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS
- Cuyahoga Valley Chapter, OGS
- Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
1. If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now! Doing Genealogy, The Right Way
2. What, Who, Why, Where, When and How Genealogy - The Anthropology of Genealogy
3. Where There's a Will There's a Way ... To Research Your Family
4. Don't Believe Everything You Read
5. Reuniting Holocaust Survivors ... Not Mission Impossible
6. Research Israel Genealogical Resources from Your Couch

Genetic Genealogy with Richard Hill
Saturday, April 22
Genetic Genealogy with Richard Hill  (Special Event)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Navigate the complexities of genetic genealogy with Richard Hill. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9030 to receive a Zoom link.

Would you like to learn more about the genealogical uses of Y-DNA or finding biological family through DNA testing? In the first of two presentations, Richard Hill will explain how adoptees and others find biological parents and siblings through DNA testing. Learn about the case that started it all and see today’s recommended strategies. View examples of surprise discoveries and see the tools used to identify relationships. In his second presentation, learn how Y-DNA testing of suitable males can trace and confirm paternal lines in your family tree, how to choose the right test, and how to work with your genetic matches. Examples cover STRs, SNPs, genetic distance, match thresholds, TIP reports, the Y-DNA tree, haplogroups, group projects, account settings, and more.

Richard Hill did not plan to be a pioneer. He was just an adoptee trying to identify unknown birth parents. Yet his innovative application of DNA testing put him on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Later, he shared the story of his decades-long search in his award-winning book, Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA. Now, thousands of adoptees are following Richard’s path, using genetic genealogy DNA tests to bypass sealed birth records and unite with their first families. Countless more adults are discovering new genetic relatives and extending and confirming their family trees. For more information on Richard and genetic genealogy, see his website DNAFavorites.

Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
Wednesday, April 26 through Saturday, April 29
Ohio Genealogical Society Conference  (Special Event)
Kalahari Conference Center and Resort, Sandusky OH
theme: “What Brought Them Here?”
Early Bird Registration Ends March 17, 2023
Online Registration Ends April 14, 2023

Monday, May 1 through Sunday, December 31
2023 Event Calendars  (Announcement)
Summit County Chapter OGS
Sat., Jan 21, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - 1950 Census and Find A Grave, Howland Davis II
Sat., Feb 18, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Carrying Our Story Forward, Sharing Family Ancestry
Sat., Mar 18, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Tree Surgery - Cynthia Turk
Sat., Apr 15, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Carrying Our Story Forward, Sharing Family Ancestry - Mary Ann Horak (rescheduled)
Sat., May 20, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Tech Zone Tour, Demos, Hands-on
OGS Events 

Akron-Summit County Public Library
Special Collections
North East Ohio Genealogy Round Table
Legacy Family Tree Webinars 
Genetics, Genealogy, and You
Kelli Bergheimer <>
2023 Meetings: Sundays from 5-7 pm EST
January 15: Genetic Genealogy Reboot: Tidy up and organize!
February 19: Dr. Penny Walters guest speaker, "There's no criminals in my family."
March 19: Using sorting and clustering: A case study
April 16: Sara Cochran guest speaker
May 21: MyHeritage DNA-- Click on Everything
June: no meeting
July 16: AncestryDNA-- Click on Everything
August 20: 23andMe-- Click on Everything
September no meeting
October 15: Show and Tell-- What did you learn this year?
November no meeting
December no meeting

Tuesday, May 2 through Tuesday, April 4
Finding Your Roots Season 9 Schedule  (Announcement)
Episode 4: Far From Home - Tuesday 24 January 2023
    with Jamie Chung, Danny Trejo and Cyndi Lauper
Episode 5: Rising from the Ashes - Tuesday 31 January 2023
    with Viola Davis and Brian Cox
Episode 6: Family: Lost and Found - Tuesday 7 February 2023
    with Tony Gonzalez and Joe Manganiello
Episode 7: Chosen - Tuesday 14 February 2023
    with Richard Kind and David Duchovny
Episode 8: And Still I Rise - Tuesday 21 February 2023
    with Jeh Charles Johnson and Angela Y. Davis
Episode 9: Anchormen - Tuesday 28 March 2023
    with Van Jones and Jim Acosta
Episode 10: Out of the Past - Tuesday 4 April 2023
    with Tamera Mowry-Housley and Billy Crudup

Saturday, May 20
Tech Zone Tour, Demos, Hands-on  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron Main Library - Tech Zone, 1st floor
   The TechZone has many pieces of equipment that can be used for genealogical purposes. These include a media transfer station (“Do you have negatives, VHS, pictures, super 8mm, vinyl LPs, or cassettes that you would love to have a digital copy?”), recording studio (interview an older relative), studio in a box (take professional photos of your items for your website or social media) and various design computers whose design can then be transferred to buttons, shirts, wood, plastic, etc. Come join us and imagine what you could do with the equipment available.
We will meet in the Tech Zone on the first floor of the Main Library, downtown Akron, 60 South High Street.

FamilySearch Discovery Day
Saturday, September 16
FamilySearch Discovery Day  (Special Event)
Online Conference, Kirtland Family History Center

Saturday, October 21
Family History Fair  (Special Event)
Family Search Center in Tallmadge, Ohio
Akron Ohio Family Search Center
106 E. Howe Road
Tallmadge, OH  44278