Events

  • “Preserving History-Cut in Stone” – CVGS

    Feb 2, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Independence Civic Center – Willow Room - Independence OH 44131   (Directions)

    “Preserving History-Cut in Stone”

    presented by Jay Russell

    Learn the basic cleaning and preservation processes that can be done
    by family members of the deceased or novices who want to learn
    the basics of tombstone preservation.
    More advanced techniques will be covered as part of a
    “hands on” workshop being planned for this spring.

    After retiring from a 40 year career as a pharmacist Jay founded
    Respectful Interment Preservations.” Jay’s memberships include
    Ohio Genealogical Society, Medina County Genealogical Society, Meigs County
    Genealogical Society, and the Association of Gravestone Studies.

  • "Finding Your Family’s Migration Roots" – WRHS

    Feb 7, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Western Reserve Historical Society - Cleveland, OH 44106   (Directions)

    “Where Did They Go?” — Finding Your Family’s Migration Routes

    Not all families settled down and never moved. If your research hits a dead end,
    get it back on the road by considering migratory patterns.

    Sunny Morton, Ohio Genealogical Society editor, author, blogger, researcher and
    Genealogical Committee member will present a fact-filled class to help you
    understand and follow your family’s migration path. A variety of resources and
    techniques may help you to connect the dots to trails, roads, and highways
    traveled by your ancestors to other states and other cities.

    Registration fee $15. You may register online or by Email.

  • Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2015 – FGS

    Feb 11, 2015 - 08:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Salt Palace Convention Center - Salt Lake City, UT 84101   (Directions)

    Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2015

    FGS sessions will focus on methodology, records, ethnic research, and migration for
    honing your research skills and society issues to motivate and inspire society volunteers.
    For conference details and registration information check the
    FGS Conference 2015 website or download the Registration Booklet

  • RootsTech 2015

    Feb 12, 2015 - 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Salt Palace Convention Center - Salt Lake City, UT 84101   (Directions)

    RootsTech 2015

    Celebrating Families

    This inspiring family history and technology conference
    has something for everyone.

    For conference details and registration information check the RootsTech website.

  • "Beginning Your African American Genealogy"-Ohio History Connection

    Feb 21, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ohio History Center Archives/Library - Columbus, OH 43211   (Directions)

    “Beginning Your African American Genealogy”

    Join us to learn about searching for your African-American ancestors
    from experienced researcher Gayle Wilson. Get direction in locating and using
    resources specific to African-American research and find out
    about how those resources relate to basic steps in your genealogy.

    Fee applies: OHS or FCGHS Member $15.00 ea. / Non-Member $20.00 ea.
    For details and online registration check the Ohio History Connection website.

  • "Who Do You Think You Are?" – TLC TV

    Feb 24, 2015 - 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    -   (Directions)

    A New Season of

    “Who Do You Think You Are?”

    begins on TLC-TV
    Featuring Julie Chen, Angie Harmon, Sean Hayes & Bill Paxton
    Check the season preview here on YouTube.

  • "Courthouse Records: An Overlooked Source?" – CVGS

    Mar 2, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Independence Civic Center – Willow Room - Independence OH 44131   (Directions)

    “Courthouse Records: An Overlooked Source?”

    with Thomas Neel

    Join us for this introduction to the basics of courthouse research
    which includes Probate Court, Clerk of Courts (Common Pleas) as well
    as other offices that are of value for family historians.

    Tom Neel is the Library Director at the Ohio Genealogical Society,
    where he has been employed since 1984. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan
    University and Kent State University, with a Masters in Library and Information Science.

  • "Learning about Tombstones and Death Records" – WRHS

    Mar 7, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Western Reserve Historical Society - Cleveland, OH 44106   (Directions)

    “The Stones Speak” –
    Learning about Tombstones and Death Records

    The end of your researching could be the beginning. Death records research
    can begin or end at the cemetery tombstone. An inscription can lead a family historian
    on a search for all things related to that name. Death certificates, obituaries,
    death notices, funeral cards and funeral home records can complete the stone’s
    sparse information, bringing the researcher’s story full circle.

    Mark Busch of Busch Funeral Homes will present an overview of funeral records.
    The Busch family has been active for over 100 years, with six funeral homes
    in Cleveland and West side areas. Genealogical Committee members
    will assist class participants with hands-on work in the Research Library also.

    Registration fee $15. You may register online or by Email.

  • "Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center" Webinar-Ohio History Center

    Mar 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Ohio History Center Archives/Library - Columbus, OH 43211   (Directions)

    “Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center”

    This webinar offers an in-depth look at Ohio History Center holdings
    and their use in genealogy. Topics include Ohio public records,
    historical manuscript and audiovisual sources, books and newspapers.
    This workshop is ideal for those who want to find out more about the many
    and varied resources in the Ohio History Center’s Archives/Library and
    how to identify information that will add to the story of your family.

    Fee applies: OHS or FCGHS Member $15.00 ea. / Non-Member $20.00 ea.
    For details and online registration check the Ohio History Connection website.

  • "What Happens to Your Genealogical Estate?" – CVGS

    Apr 6, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Independence Civic Center – Willow Room - Independence OH 44131   (Directions)

    Carla Cegielski asks

    “What Happens to Your Genealogical Estate?”

    As a family genealogist find out your options and what steps you can take to
    insure that the genealogical files, pictures and mementos that you have worked
    so hard on for years will be preserved in the best way possible.

    Carla is a family history researcher specializing in Ohio and West Virginia resources.
    She is the webmaster for the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Association of
    Professional Genealogists and the APG Great Lakes Chapter.