Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Conferences for 2019-2020

Past Genealogical Programs by Prominent Speakers

Here’s a sampling of the informational programs by prominent speakers in the field of genealogy that our members and guests have enjoyed.

"Cleveland Celebrities - Bob Hope and Chef Boyardee" by Dr. Deborah Abbott, nationally known lecturer, faculty at professional Genealogical Institute, and an OGS District Trustee. Presentation on their lives and ties to Cleveland, Ohio. (May 2015)

"Pre-1850 Ancestors Researching" by Margaret Cheney, President of OGS, and Lecturer.

(June 2015)

"In Their Footsteps" by Sandra Beane Milton, Reference Librarian at Geauga West Library.
Personal story of discovery of her enslaved ancestor's home. (Oct. 2015)

"Penmanship the Old Way" by Cheryl McClellan, Geauga County Public Library Genealogist,
Lecturer/Speaker, magazine writer. Demonstrated techniques of writing with a quill pen and discussed the types of penmanship used in the past. (Feb. 2016)

"Immigration and Naturalization" by Wally Huskonen, Genealogist, Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee. Finding immigration and naturalization records. (April 2016)

"Researching Church Records" by Sunny Morton, Contributing Editor of the 'Family Tree Magazine', speaker, and author of "Find Your Family in U.S. Church Records". (Sept. 2016)

"The Results are in! Understanding your DNA Results" by Mary Milne Jamba, OGS District Trustee, Lecturer/Speaker (May 2017)

"Mapping it Out" Thomas Edwards, Cleveland Public Library Maps Librarian. Old maps on display with information on how to read them. (May 2018)

"Sharing your Genealogical Data - Electronically" by Roger Marble, Genealogist, former Board member of OGS. Sharing and storing your genealogy data. (Nov. 2018)

"Learning about the Ohio Genealogical Society Library" by Tom Neel, OGS Librarian.
Resources available within the Ohio State Genealogical Society. (Sept. 2018)

Upcoming Conferences in 2021

  • 25-27 February 2021- 'Rootstech All Virtual Connect' Three days of non-stop virtual meetings and celebrities. Check rootstech.org for more information and to register A.S.A.P. FREE

  • 14 - 17 April 2021- OGS Virtual Annual Conference OGS is literally “Bringin’ It Home” for their 2021 Annual Conference because it will be virtual! It will still feature a great line-up of speakers and topics, but now you can attend from the comfort and convenience of any location via a computer, tablet, or phone. The keynote speakers will be Peggy Lauritzen, D. Joshua Taylor and Ari Wilkens.
    For more information visit www.ogsconference.org.

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