• "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.

  • Ohio Genealogical Society 54th Annual Conference

    Apr 9, 2015 - 08:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square - Columbus, Ohio, 43215   (Directions)

    The Ohio Genealogical Society is pleased to announce
    the program schedule and registration for its 54th Annual Conference -

    OHIO: Your Genealogical Cornerstone

    The conference will be held April 9-11, 2015,
    at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio
    The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, will give the keynote address.

    Pre-conference activities on Wednesday, April 8, include tours and research opportunities
    at the Ohio History Center, tours of the Ohio Statehouse, and several workshops at the hotel. From Thursday through Saturday, family historians of all experience levels
    can select from over 90 presentations on a wide variety of topics to enhance
    their genealogical skills and understanding of their ancestors.

    The conference features 44 expert speakers from across the country. Tracks include:

    Thursday: Organizing & Productivity, Problem-Solving Strategies, Records & Resources, Across the Ocean, Sharing Family History, and Forensic Genealogy

    Friday: Skill Building, Technology Tools, German Ancestors, Methods for Success,
    Military Research, and African American & Southern Ancestors

    Saturday: Getting Started, Records & Resources, DNA/Genetic Genealogy,
    Ohio Ancestors, Research Challenges, and Preserving Your Heritage

    Download Conference Booklet
    Register Online
    Book your Hotel Room

  • Learning More about Your Family Photographs – Ohio History Center

    Apr 18, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Ohio History Center Archives/Library - Columbus, OH 43211   (Directions)

    Have you ever wished you could find out more
    about the old photographs you’ve collected?

    There may be information captured in those images that can tell you more than you realize. Learning to sharpen your observation skills and picking up some pointers on how to date a photograph can give you tools to use when doing family genealogy and research.
    This class will be hands on and focus on 19th and early 20th century photography.
    This workshop is recommended as an introduction to concepts for
    Digitizing Your Family History Hands On Experience on 16th May.

    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.

  • 12th Annual Family History Conference

    Apr 25, 2015 - 08:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Westlake Family History Center - Westlake OH 44145   (Directions)

    The Westlake Ohio Family History Center presents
    Researching Off The Beaten Path
    Finding Little Used Resources

    Various sessions will be presented on the hour beginning at 9:00 am.
    Each session lasts 50 minutes.
    Registration begins at 7:45 am Opening Remarks 8:30 am Sessions begin 9:00 am

    The conference is free, however, there will be a charge for a syllabus.
    Please mail registration before April 10, 2015 to:
    Westlake OH Family History Center
    P.O. Box 45331
    Westlake, OH 44145
    or Email your information.

    Download conference details and Registration Form.

  • Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA in Family History Research-WRHS

    Apr 25, 2015 - 09:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Western Reserve Historical Society - Cleveland, OH 44106   (Directions)

    Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA in Family History Research
    Presented by CeCe Moore

    CeCe Moore is an independent professional genetic genealogist
    who is considered an innovator in the use of DNA for genealogy.
    She currently works as the genetic genealogy consultant for two PBS television series “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” and “Genealogy Roadshow.”

    She is the co-founder of the Institute for Genetic Genealogy, an instructor
    for a number of courses and conferences around the United States and the author of
    Your Genetic Genealogist and Adoption and DNA.

    She has appeared as a genetic genealogy expert on 20/20, The Doctors and
    CBS This Morning discussing high profile media cases involving the use of DNA
    in tracing family history and has been quoted on the subject in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, People Magazine, Harpers Magazine, Business Insider,
    ABC News, Live Science, Huffington Post
    and many more.

    To view the schedule or Online Registration.
    Download registration and Mail In form.

  • German Genealogy – Akron Summit Library

    May 2, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Akron-Summit County Public Library - Akron, OH 44326   (Directions)

    Nancy Ottman to Speak on German Genealogy

    A longtime member of the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America (PalAm),
    Nancy has been researching for over twenty years and has presented
    at various genealogy organizations and societies across Ohio.
    She will present two lectures at Main Library:

    Beginning German Genealogy
    How to collect information on your family including what to ask,
    where to look for confirmation, and how to record the information.
    Naming practices and the difference between primary and secondary
    sources will also be reviewed. The focus will be on German
    genealogy, but the basic concepts apply to all ethnic families.

    The 19th Century German Traveler
    Follow along with a traveler’s journey including how he decides
    to leave Germany, what he takes with him,
    and what happens on his voyage to America.

    To register, call Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or Email us.

  • "Looking for Irish Ancestors" – CVGS

    May 4, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Independence Civic Center – Willow Room - Independence OH 44131   (Directions)

    Jane Gramlich, presents

    “Looking for Irish Ancestors”

    The Cleveland area was populated by many Irish settlers who aided in the
    building of many public works and established many traditions brought
    from their homeland. This presentation will provide clues as to where and how
    to find the information needed by genealogists of Irish descendents or
    historians in order to put a picture on the past.

    Holding master’s degrees in history and library science from Kent State University,
    Jane is a genealogy and local history librarian in the Special Collections Division
    for the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Additionally she has written three
    award-winning articles for the Ohio Genealogical Society publications. Her articles
    often appear in “Past Pursuits,” an online publication of the Akron Summit Main Library.

  • National Genealogical Society Annual Conference

    May 13, 2015 - 08:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    St. Charles Convention Center - St. Charles, Missouri   (Directions)

    National Genealogical Society Annual Conference

    Attendee registration is now open. Register Now!

    Early bird registration ends on 30 March 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
    Registration continues at full price through 29 April 2015 at 11.59 p.m.
    On-site registration and attendee check-in will begin 12 May 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

    Complete conference details and hotel accommodations NGS Conference Info.
    Download Online Registration Brochure.

  • Cemetery Restoration-Preservation Workshop-OGS

    May 16, 2015 - 09:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Westview Cemetery - Brunswick OH 44212   (Directions)

    Join us for this hands-on
    Cemetery Restoration & Preservation Workshop
    with cemetery preservationist Misti Spillman

    Misti will instruct and demonstrate how to use the proper tools, products,
    and techniques necessary for proper and safe tombstone preservation.
    She will then guide us through a hands-on experience
    applying the techniques and using the tools on selected tombstones.
    Come prepared to be outdoors for the day. Bring along such items as a hat,
    boots, rain gear, drinking water, sun screen, and a lawn chair or camp stool.

    Register quickly as attendance is limited to 25 participants.
    Registration begins April 1, 2015 – Ends April 15, 2015
    OGS Member $40.00 – Non OGS Member $45.00 – Preservation Kits $15.00 each
    Lunch will be provided.

    Download 2015 Cemetery Workshop Registration
    Download 2015 Cemetery Workshop Flyer

  • “Walking Down the Path of Woodland Cemetery History” – CVGS

    Jun 1, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Independence Civic Center – Willow Room - Independence OH 44131   (Directions)

    “Walking Down the Path of Woodland Cemetery History”

    presented by Michelle A. Day
    founder of the Woodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland

    Michelle will share her intimate knowledge of this historic landmark and
    one of the oldest cemeteries in Cleveland. She will provide information about
    visiting the cemetery for personal research and the programs held
    yearly to honor the veterans Interred there.

    Michelle, a Painesville resident, is an active volunteer in conducting
    cemetery research. Her interest in Cleveland cemeteries and researching
    buried veterans began while researching her own family. In 2007 she established
    the Woodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio in order to assist Cleveland
    with restoration and repair projects within Woodland Cemetery. Additionally, she
    created databases for the Alger, Brookmere, Denison, Erie Street,
    Monroe Street, Scranton, and Woodland Cemeteries.