Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society
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Tuesday, January 25
Finding Your Family In the U.S. Census - A Genealogy Program  (Library Classes)
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Librarian Jane Gramlich from Main Library's Special Collections Division will share tips and advice on using the U.S. Census for your family research. Registration required. 
https://services.akronlibrary.org/event/5911849
 



Genealogist Turns Private Eye: Tips for Finding Living Relatives
Saturday, February 19
Genealogist Turns Private Eye: Tips for Finding Living Relatives  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Room 2AB and Zoom
   When you think of genealogy or family history, you might be thinking – “dead people”. In reality, it’s the living people who help you overcome your biggest obstacles in putting together your family tree. Whether you are adopted and looking for your birth family or just trying to get through the next brick wall, finding living relatives is key. Learn all the tips for finding your living family today!
   Our speaker Amie Bowser Tennant is a professional genealogist, nationally known speaker, internationally known blogger, and writer for FamilySearch.  www.TheGenealogyReporter.com
   We will meet in room 2AB of the Main Library, downtown Akron, 60 South High Street.  www.akronlibrary.org  The meeting will also be on Zoom.  The speaker will be on Zoom. Links will be emailed to members.  Visitors may contact the chapter for a link.  info@summitogs.org
The board meeting starts an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m. and is always open to members or visitors.



Rootstech Connect
Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5
Rootstech Connect  (Special Event)
online conference
Rootstech is free and online again this year.
See www.rootstech.org for more information and to register. 
RootsTech Announces a Virtual Event in 2022
https://youtu.be/w28NJMkR_kw


Will The Real Warren Harris Please Stand Up?
Saturday, March 19
Will The Real Warren Harris Please Stand Up?  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Room 2AB and Zoom
   Determine which record corresponds with which man when three men in the same area share the same name by following this case study. 
   Mary Jamba, is a trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society, past president of the Greater Cleveland Chapter of OGS, program chair for the Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee and DNA User Group Leader for the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group. She has solved more than 100 unknown parent cases using genetic genealogy. 
   We will meet in room 2AB of the Main Library, downtown Akron, 60 South High Street.  www.akronlibrary.org  The meeting will also be on Zoom.  The speaker is expected to be on Zoom. Links will be emailed to members.  Visitors may contact the chapter for a link.  info@summitogs.org  The board meeting starts an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m. and is always open to members or visitors.



Discovering and Memorializing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Case Study
Saturday, April 16
Discovering and Memorializing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Case Study  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Room 2AB and Zoom
   Learn methods for researching your ancestors with Scottish roots. The numerous examples of records and resources covered could be applied to your own research.
   Stephen Wendt, MLIS, is a professional genealogist, speaker and owner of Tree Tidings Genealogy. Stephen holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.
treetidingsgenealogy.com
   We will meet in room 2AB of the Main Library, downtown Akron, 60 South High Street.  www.akronlibrary.org  The meeting will also be on Zoom.  The speaker is expected to be on Zoom. Links will be emailed to members.  Visitors may contact the chapter for a link.  info@summitogs.org  The board meeting starts an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m. and is always open to members or visitors.


Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
Wednesday, April 27 through Saturday, April 30
Ohio Genealogical Society Conference  (Special Event)
Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, Ohio
theme: Jazz It Up!
mile marker 25 on I-71 north of Cincinnati. 
See www.ogsconference.org for details.
 



Research in the Western Reserve Before 1850
Saturday, May 21
Research in the Western Reserve Before 1850  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Room 2AB and Zoom
Jane Gramlich is the speaker. 



Saturday, June 18
TBD  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Room 2AB and Zoom



It’s Not All Online: Researching in Archives
Saturday, July 16
It’s Not All Online: Researching in Archives  (Chapter Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Room 2AB and Zoom
   “Statistics say that there is less than 10% of all the world’s genealogical records are online”. This statement has been said by many genealogy professionals and archivists, including myself. The truth be told that percentage is probably more like 3%-5%. As genealogists, we are living in a time when there are huge amounts of genealogy records being put online daily. We can do research in the comfort of our own homes with our pajamas and fuzzy slippers until 3 o’clock in the morning if we want to. Unfortunately, we have been lulled into thinking that “everything is online”. When, most of all genealogy records are sitting in repositories waiting to be discovered by the genealogist. This presentation will show why you need to contact or visit an archive and seek out those records that are not online.
   Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for various genealogy groups and societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 17 years with expertise in Tennessee records. She has been researching her own family history for the past 32 years.
A Genealogist in the Archives agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com
Facebook "The Archive Lady" www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady
   We will meet in room 2AB of the Main Library, downtown Akron, 60 South High Street.  www.akronlibrary.org  The meeting will also be on Zoom.  The speaker will be on Zoom. Links will be emailed to members.  Visitors may contact the chapter for a link.  info@summitogs.org   The board meeting starts an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m. and is always open to members or visitors.
 



Hidden Treasures in Ohio's Court of Common Pleas
Saturday, November 5
Hidden Treasures in Ohio's Court of Common Pleas  (Banquet)
Annual Banquet
SCCOGS Annual Banquet.
    Common Pleas court is often a mystery to genealogists, partly because the office holder is called by another name - Clerk of Courts - and partly because we get a little shocked when we find out all the "good stuff" about our ancestors. We'll look at lawsuits, criminal records, divorces, bastardy cases, land partitions, quadrennial enumerations, earmarks, minister's licenses, tavern licenses, coroner's inquests, naturalizations, supreme court records, and we will closely examine a case packet. What a wide range of subjects, but that is common pleas! 
   Tom Neel is the retired Director of the Ohio Genealogical Society. He was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with majors in history and botany-bacteriology and secured his Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. He is a resident of New London OH and spends much of his free time at the New London Area Historical Society museum which he co-founded in 1985. In retirement, he is busy compiling some of his own family histories.