• "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.

  • "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.

  • “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.

  • "The Scots of Ohio” – CVGS

    Sep 14, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Independence Civic Center – Willow Room - Independence OH 44131   (Directions)

    “The Scots of Ohio”

    presented by Amanda Epperson