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  • "Using Deeds for Genealogical Research" – CVGS

    Sep 8, 2014 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Independence Civic Center – Willow Room - Independence OH 44131   (Directions)

    Chris Staats presents
    “Using Deeds for Genealogical Research”

    Beyond researching birth, marriage and death records,
    we can find much valuable information for genealogical research in the
    property records of our ancestors. Chris will give us his insights
    on this topic to add another tool to our personal efforts.

    As a genealogical researcher, writer and presenter, Chris has written articles for
    ‘Family Tree’ magazine, Association of Professional Genealogists ‘Quarterly’ and others. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists,
    a trustee-at-large of Ohio Genealogical Society as well as seminar chairperson
    for the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Genealogical Committee.

  • “The Rise and Fall of the Interurban Railways” – CVGS

    Sep 8, 2014 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Independence Civic Center – Willow Room - Independence OH 44131   (Directions)

    John E. Dailey, P.S. presents
    “The Rise and Fall of the Interurban Railways”

    A great technological revolution occurred in America in the early twentieth century.
    The first successfully mass-produced automobile closely followed rapid development
    of the electric Interurban railway. These events threatened passenger transportation
    by railroad train. Because huge investments were made in electric Interurban railways,
    by 1912 the American Interurban network became very important in
    moving people between cities. John will discuss both the meteoric rise and
    subsequent quick downfall of the interurban railways.

    John E. Dailey is a retired Professional Land Surveyor with experience
    in boundary surveys and property line determination. John currently writes
    for the “Cleveland Surveying News”. John’s memberships include
    the Computer Assisted Genealogical Group, the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical
    Society, the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Northeast Ohio PC Users Group and
    the Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee.

  • "Institutional Records: Ohio’s State Hospitals & Developmental Centers" Webinar – Ohio History Center

    Sep 11, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Ohio History Center Archives/Library - Columbus, OH 43211   (Directions)

    This online workshop will explore how Ohio’s system for treating persons with
    behavioral and developmental conditions developed and will focus on how
    to research a person’s admission to and care in a State Hospital or State Institute.
    We will review the types of records that are available, including public, printed,
    and restricted sources. Discussion of how to use information sources in your
    research and what you should expect to learn from the records. Emphasis will be
    placed on collections available at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.
    Instructions for joining the webinar session
    will be provided to you before the workshop.

    Member $15 – Non-member $20
    Register online @ Ohio History Connection

  • "Making a Federal Case: Federal Land Records and Government Documents" – WRHS

    Sep 27, 2014 - 09:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Western Reserve Historical Society - Cleveland, OH 44106   (Directions)

    The WRHS Genealogical Committee is pleased to announce its Fall Seminar “Making a Federal Case: Federal Land Records and Government Documents” presented by professional genealogist, Claire Bettag, CG, FUGA.

    Discover more about these lesser-used, but invaluable resources; what information they contain and how to access and use them.

    Topics include:
    NARA At Your Fingertips,
    Federal Land Records,
    Bounty Land Records
    and Government Documents and Serial Set.

    Registration required. $40.00 per ticket.

    For further details regarding the seminar, Claire Bettag and online registration go to Genealogical Committee Fall Seminar.

  • Ohio Genealogical Society's 2014 Fall Seminar

    Oct 4, 2014 - 09:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center - Bellville OH 44813   (Directions)

    In celebration of Family History Month OGS is proud to present

    D. Joshua Taylor

    Author, Speaker, Researcher

    Topics to include:
    Beyond Belief: The Wealth of Genealogical and Historical Societies,
    Online Resources: New England,
    Mapping Your Success: Employing Maps for Genealogical Research,
    New Tools and Ideas in Research

    OGS Members $40 Non-Member $45
    Registration necessary. Seating is limited so register early!

    To register online using PayPal go to OGS 2014 Fall Seminar.
    Prefer paying by mail? Download 2014 registration form here.

  • "Discovering Your English and Irish Ancestors" – Akron-Summit Library Special Collections

    Oct 4, 2014 - 09:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Akron-Summit County Public Library - Akron, OH 44326   (Directions)

    In collaboration with the Summit County Chapter
    of the Ohio Genealogical Society,
    Akron-Summit County Public Library Special Collections
    will present internationally known genealogist
    Paul Milner for “Discovering Your English and Irish Ancestors”

    This FREE all-day program will include sessions on English parish registers,
    English parish chest records, Irish immigrants to North America, and finding ancestors in Ireland. Paul has been a frequent lecturer at numerous conferences including the
    Ohio Genealogical Society and the National Genealogical Society.
    We hope you will join us!

    To register please contact Special Collections @ 330-643-9030
    OR Email Special Collections

  • "Adoption Research for the Family Historian" – Ohio History Ctr Archives/Library

    Oct 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Ohio History Center Archives/Library - Columbus, OH 43211   (Directions)

    Learn about the history of adoption, the adoption process,
    access and restrictions regarding adoption records, adoption research
    strategies the use of DNA testing. Ohio Historical Society collections that include
    adoption information will be highlighted with examples of original records
    available in the Archives/Library at Columbus. You will learn what information
    is in these records, how the information was obtained,
    where the records are located and how to access them.

    Member $15 – Non-Member $20
    Register online @ Ohio History Connection

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

    Nov 6, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Ohio History Center Archives/Library - Columbus, OH 43211   (Directions)

    This webinar offers an in-depth look at Ohio History Center holdings
    and their use in genealogy. Areas include Ohio public records, historical
    manuscript and audiovisual sources, and newspapers. This session is ideal
    for those who want to find out more about the resources in the Ohio History
    Center’s Archives/Library. Instructions for joining the webinar
    session will be provided to you before the class.

    Member $15 – Non-member $20
    Register online @ Ohio History Connection

  • "Military History Resources at the Ohio History Center" Webinar – Ohio History Center

    Dec 11, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Ohio History Center Archives/Library - Columbus, OH 43211   (Directions)

    This webinar presentation will briefly cover the military history resources at the
    Ohio Historical Society available for scholarly and genealogical research purposes.
    The session will include the organization of the early Ohio Militia and the Indian Wars
    that took place in Ohio before and after statehood, each major war in American history
    from the American Revolution to World War II. As a major collecting area, the Civil War
    will be covered in a little more depth than the other conflicts. Collections discussed
    include rosters, pension records, burial identification information, published sources, manuscript material, war commissions, uniforms and equipment, Ohio Adjutant
    Generals records, flags, and biographical information.
    Instructions for joining the webinar session will be
    provided to you before the workshop.

    Member $15 – Non-member $20
    Register online @ Ohio History Connection