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3 June 2017 - Clermont County Chapter, OGS - Joining the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Cincinnati Chapter, General William H. Lytle Camp #10. 1 p.m. Doris Wood Library, 180 South 3rd Street, Batavia, Ohio.
3 June 2017 - Marion County Chapter, OGS - "Using DNA in Genealogy," by Sunda Peters. 10 a.m. Marion County Historical Society, 169 E Church St, Marion, Ohio.
5 June 2017 - East Cuyahoga County Chapter, OGS - "Meet Me at the Fair -- A Tale of Two Expos: the 1893 Columbian Exposition & the 1901 Pan American World's Fair," by Laura Loew. Potluck. 7 p.m. Ross DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
5 June 2017 - Licking County Chapter, OGS - "Tour and Research of the Licking County Records and Archives." 6:00 p.m. NO admittance after 6:15 p.m. 39 S. Buena Vista St., Newark, Ohio.
7 June 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - Free Family History Research Help Session. 1 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Ohio.
8 June 2017 - Highland County Chapter, OGS - "First and Second Families Banquet." 6 p.m. Highland House Museum, 151 East Main Street, Hillsboro, Ohio.
10 June 2017 - Stark County Chapter, OGS - "William Shakespeare - A Look at the World of the Elizabethan Court and the Ongoing Struggle to Identify the real Mr. Shakespeare," by Richard Haldi. 10 a.m. Stark County Library, Canton, Ohio.
10 June 2017 - Franklin County Chapter, OGS - "What's Hidden in the Samuel D Isaly Library of OGS?" by Tom Neel. 10:30 a.m. Fee. See www.ohiohistory.org to register. Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
12 June 2017 - Lorain County Chapter, OGS - "Resarching Irish Ancestors," by Margaret Lynch, Ph.D. 7 p.m. North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd, North Ridgeville, Ohio.
15 June 2017 - Fairfield County Chapter, OGS - "Obtaining Military Records," by Les Reynolds of the Fairfield County Veterans Service Commission. 6:30 p.m. Fairfield County Genealogical Library, 503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, Ohio.
15 June 2017 - Crawford County Chapter, OGS - "Butterflies," by Cindy Eusey. 7 p.m. Peace Lutheran Church, Galion, Ohio.
15 June 2017 - Muskingum County Chapter, OGS - Program to be announced. 1:30 p.m. John McIntire Library, 22 North 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio.
17 June 2017 - Summit County Chapter OGS - "Cemetery Invasion." Location and time TBD. , Akron, Ohio.
17 June 2017 - Franklin County Chapter, OGS - Genealogy Coaching. 10 a.m. Free but must pre-register. Columbus Metro Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
19 June 2017 - Greater Cleveland Chapter, OGS - "The Czech Community of Cleveland," by Scott Phillips. 6:30 p.m. Lower Level Meeting Room, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Fairview Park, Ohio.
21 June 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - "History of the Dnube-Schwabians, where they came from and why," by Astrid Julian. 6:30 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Ohio.
21 June 2017 - Franklin County Chapter, OGS - DNA--Genetic genealogy Interest Group. 6:30 p.m. Columbus Metro Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
24 June 2017 - Muskingum County Chapter, OGS - Genealogy Class - limit 20 - registration required. 740-453-0391. 1 p.m. Genealogy Library, 2nd Floor, John McIntire Library, Zanesville, Ohio.
28 June 2017 - Franklin County Chapter, OGS - African American Interest Group. "Getting Unstuck--How to Dig Deeper into Your Roots" by Nettie Ferguson and Callon Holloway. 6 p.m . Columbus Metro Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
1 July 2017 - Clermont County Chapter, OGS - In house discussion of ways to find your female ancestors. 1 p.m. Doris Wood Library, 180 South 3rd Street, Batavia, Ohio.
3 July 2017 - East Cuyahoga County Chapter, OGS - "Read 'Em or Weep: Promise and Pitfalls in Newspaper OCR (Optical Character Recognition)" by Mary Kircher Roddy. 7 p.m. Ross DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
8 July 2017 - Marion County Chapter, OGS - "Who's Telling Your Story?" by Debbie Abbott. 10 a.m. Marion Public Library, 445 E Church St, Marion, Ohio.
8 July 2017 - Stark County Chapter, OGS - "Show & Tell" - bring items for discussion. Entrance off Lakeside Ave NW between 16th & 17th Strs. NW, follow signs to clubhouse. Guests of residents Maryann & John Walker. Bring covered dish and/or dessert to be shared by all. 11:30 a.m. Meyers Lake, Mariners Island Clubhouse, Meyers Lake, Ohio.
10 July 2017 - Licking County Chapter, OGS - "How to Research Records in the LCGS Library and on the Web," by LCGS Volunteers. 6:30 p.m. Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark, Ohio.
14 July 2017 - Richland County Chapter, OGS - 6:00-Midnight, RCOGS Lock-In $10.00 fee with required (meal provided) RSVP. Contact Marleen Applegate at mragenealogy@gmail.com . Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio.
15 July 2017 - Summit County Chapter OGS - Julie Wilson will discuss how results from three types of DNA tests might be used in your research. 1:30 p.m. Akron-Summit County Public Library, Akron, Ohio.
19 July 2017 - Franklin County Chapter, OGS - DNA--Genetic Genealogy Interest Group. 6:30 p.m. Columbus Metro Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
19 July 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - "Genealogical Roundtable Sharing." 6:30 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Oho.
20 July 2017 - Fairfield County Chapter, OGS - Homecoming Picnic and Get-together. Bring a covered dish. 6:30 p.m. Fairfield County Genealogical Library, 503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, OHio.
20 July 2017 - Muskingum County Chapter, OGS - "Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center," by Liz Plummer. 1:30 p.m. John McIntire Library, 22 North 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio.
22 July 2017 - Franklin County Chapter, OGS - "Finding and Restoring an Early Holmes County Cemetery," by Diane Druback. 10:30 a.m. See Ohio History Center website to register. Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
26 July 2017 - Franklin County Chapter, OGS - African American Interest Group: "Using Ancestry, FamilySearch, AA ProQuest and CyndisList," by Russ Pollitt. Computer Lab. 6 p.m. Columbus Metro Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
July 31 - August 7, 2017 - Wood County Chapter, OGS - Wood County Fair. Grange Building, Bowling Green, Ohio.
3 August 2017 - Licking County Chapter, OGS - "Society of Civil War Families: What, Why and How," by Amy Johnson Crow; Induction of New members into the Society of Civil War Families of Licking County, Ohio. 5:30 p.m. Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark, Ohio.
5 August 2017 - Marion County Chapter, OGS - "North Central Ohio Gold Rush," by Tom Neel. 10 a.m. Marion County Historical Society, 169 E Church St, Marion, Ohio.
5 August 2017 - Summit County Chapter, OGS - "Discovering Your Military Ancestors," featuring Eric Johnson and Michael Strauss. 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration requested. See http://www.akronlibrary.org/locations/main-library/special-collections/classes-and-events for more information. Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, Ohio.
7 August 2017 - East Cuyahoga County Chapter, OGS - "Film as a Historic Resource," by Mandy Altimus Pond. 7 p.m. Ross DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
12 August 2017 - Stark County Chapter, OGS - "History of the Residents & Residences of 19th st NW, Canton, Ohio Ridgewood Area betwen Market and Harvard," by Ralph Schreiber. 10 a.m. Innovation Center, Stark County District Library, Canton, Ohio.
16 August 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - Annual Summer Luncheon, place TBA. 1 p.m. , Westlake, Ohio.
17 August 2017 - Fairfield County Chapter, OGS - "Land Records," by Hank Cradduck. 6:30 p.m. Fairfield County Genealogical Library, 503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, Ohio.
19 August 2017 - Fairfield County Chapter, OGS - Vendor and Craft Show. Also Chinese Auction drawing, Bake Sale, and food and refreshment itmes available. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fairfield County Genealogical Research Library, 530 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, Ohio.
24 August 2017 - Richland County Chapter, OGS - "Victoria Woodhull, First Woman to Run for President.," by Mary Tripp. 6 p.m. $12 fee as this is the annual lineage banquet. Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio.
24 August 2017 - Muskingum County Chapter, OGS - Program to be announced. 1:30 p.m. John McIntire Library, 22 North 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio.
26 August 2017 - Muskingum County Chapter, OGS - Genealogy Classes - limit 20 - registration required - 740-453-0391. 1 p.m. Genealogy Library, 2nd Floor, John McIntire Library, Zanesville, Ohio.
26 August 2017 - Wayne County Chapter, OGS - Fall Genealogy Lock-In. 6 - 10 p.m. Wayne County Public Library, 220 West Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio.
6 September 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - Free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and/or family group sheets. 1 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Ohio.
7 September 2017 - East Cuyahoga County Chapter, OGS - "Lies, Errors and Bias--Oh, My!! Consider Your Sources," by Sunny McClellan Morton. 7 p.m. Ross DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
9 September 2017 - Marion County Chapter, OGS - "Researching Military Records," by Susan Matthews. 10 a.m. Marion Public Library, 445 E Church St, Marion, Ohio.
9 September 2017 - Stark County Chapter, OGS - "Why are the Good Old Days the Finest?" by Dr. Will Cooley. 10 a.m. Stark County Library, Canton, Ohio.
9 September 2017 - Ohio Chapter Palatines to America - German Genealogical Research Series - Free Program. Speaker: Nancy Ottman, Genealogical Researcher for 30 years Topics: Finding Your German Roots & 19th Century German Traveler. Open to all at no charge as public service by Ohio Chapter Palatines to America and the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. For more information contact: jdgramlich@hotmail.com. Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd., Independence, Ohio.
10 September 2017 - Licking County Chapter, OGS - "Breaking Through Your Brick Walls," by Roger Marble. 2 p.m. Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark, Ohio.
16 September 2017 - Summit County Chapter OGS - TBD. , Akron, Ohio.
16 September 2017 - Summit County Chapter, OGS - "Fundamentals of English and Welsh Family History Records," by Elizabeth Pearson. 1:30 p.m. Akron-Summit Public Library, Akron, Ohio.
18 September 2017 - Greater Cleveland Chapter, OGS - "World War I Research," by Eric Johnson. 6:30 p.m. Lower Level Meeting Room, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Fairview Park, Ohio.
20 September 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - Program TBA. 6:30 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Ohio.
21 September 2017 - Fairfield County Chapter, OGS - Monthly meeting. This will be a lock-in from 6 to 9 p.m. where you can do your own research at the library, or get help from others. All are welcome. . Fairfield County Genealogical Library, 503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, Ohio.
21 September 2017 - Crawford County Chapter OGS - "Old Mission Church-Upper Sandysky," by Betsy Bowen. 7 p.m. Bucyrus Library, Bucyrus, Ohio.
28 September 2017 - Richland County Chapter, OGS - "Homespun & Calico:: Researching the Lives of Our Foremothers," by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. 7 p.m. Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio.
1 October 2017 - Licking County Chapter, OGS - "Sanborn Maps and other research methods," by Cory Stutes. 2 p.m. Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark, Ohio.
2 October 2017 - East Cuyahoga County Chapter, OGS - "Haunted Ohio: Witches, Warlocks & Ghosts: Using Genealogical Research Techniques to Illuminate the True Story Behind Urban Legends in Ohio," by Mary Milne Jamba. 7 p.m. Ross DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
4 October 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - Free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and/or family group sheets. 1 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Ohio.
7 October 2017 - Marion County Chapter OGS - "Institutional Records, Ohio Prisons, Asylums, and Children's Homes," by Liz Plummer. 10 a.m. Marion County Historical Society, 169 E Church St, Marion, Ohio.
12 October 2017 - Highland County Chapter, OGS - "Successful Census Searches: Learn Useful Techniques to Find those Elusive Ancestors in Census Records." 7 p.m. North High Center, 1487 N High St (Old K-Mart Building), HIllsboro, Ohio.
14 October 2017 - Stark County Chapter, OGS - Final Business Meeting of Year and Election of Officers. Field Trip to Follow: Tour of the National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Ave N., Canton, Ohio. 10 a.m. Stark County Library, Canton, Ohio.
16 October 2017 - Greater Cleveland Chapter, OGS - "Introduction to Tracing Your Roots in Eastern Europe," by Amy Wachs. 6:30 p.m. Lower Level Meeting Room, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Fairview Park, Ohio.
18 October 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - "Buried Beneath Cleveland," by William G. Krejci. Displaced cemeteries. 6:30 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Ohio.
19 October 2017 - Fairfield County Chapter, OGS - "Treasures in the Attic," by local auctioneers Mike Lemay and George Barnes. Bring your favorite family heirloom to share and discuss and get a professional opinion of the "price at auction" of your treasures. 6:30 p.m. Fairfield County Genealogical Library, 503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, Ohio.
19 October 2017 - Crawford County Chapter OGS - "Gill House," by Beth Comerford. 7 p.m. Peace Lutheran Church, Galion, Ohio.
19 October 2017 - Muskingum County Chapter, OGS - Program to be announced. 1:30 p.m. John McIntire Library, 22 North 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio.
21 October 2017 - Summit County Chapter OGS - TBD. , Akron, Ohio.
21 October 2017 - Summit County Chapter, OGS - "Fundamentals of English and Welsh Family History Reocrds," by Elizabeth Pearson. 1:30 p.m. Akron-Summit Public Library, Akron, Ohio.
26 October 2017 - Richland County Chapter, OGS - "The Underground Railroad, by Craig Whitmore. 7 p.m. Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio.
28 October 2017 - Muskingum County Chapter, OGS - Genealogy Classes - limit 20 - registration required - 740-453-0391. Genealogy Library, 2nd Floor, John McIntire Library, Zanesville, Ohio.
30 October 2017 - Wayne County Chapter, OGS - "Early Wayne County, Ohio Taverns and Hotels," by Rich Blaha. 6:30 p.m. Wayne County Public Library, 220 West Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio.
1 November 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - Free Family History Research Help Session. Bring pedigree and/or family group sheets. 1 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Ohio.
2 November 2017 - East Cuyahoga County Chapter, OGS - "A History of Passenger Travel on the Great Lakes," by Christopher Gillcrist. 7 p.m. Ross DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
4 November 2017 - Marion County Chapter, OGS - "Share Your Treasures, Round Table" bring items and stories to share with the group. 10 a.m. Marion County Historical Society, 169 E Church St, Marion, Ohio.
4 November 2017 - Wayne County Chapter, OGS - Annual Luncheon and Wayne County Pioneer Recognition. 12 noon. Wayne County Public Library, 220 West Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio.
5 November 2017 - Licking County Chapter, OGS - "Comisford Family," by William Comisford. 2 p.m. Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark, Ohio.
11 November 2017 - Stark County Chapter, OGS - Luncheon (Annual Banquet.) 12 noon. Canton Women's Club, Canton, Ohio.
15 November 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - "Genealogical Roundtable Sharing." 6:30 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Ohio.
16 November 2017 - Fairfield County Chapter, OGS - Bill Boone of Logan Monument will make a presentation. 6:30 p.m. Fairfield County Genealogical Library, 503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, Ohio.
16 November 2017 - Crawford County Chapter OGS - "Show and Tell" and election of officers. 7 p.m. Bucyrus Library, Bucyrus, Ohio.
16 November 2017 - Muskingum County Chapter, OGS - Members presenting on "My Favorite (or Infamous) Ancestor." 1:30 p.m. John McIntire Library, 22 North 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio.
20 November 2017 - Greater Cleveland Chapter, OGS - "Cluster Genealogy: Finding Your Lost Ancestor," by Dr. Deborah Abbott. 6:30 p.m. Lower Level Meeting Room, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Fairview Park, Ohio.
2 December 2017 - Richland County Chapter, OGS - The annual Christmas Potluck Dinner. 12 noon. Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio.
2 December 2017 - Marion County Chapter, OGS - "Christmas Banquet and Officers Inductions." Reservations Required. 10 a.m. Prospect Street UM Church, 185 S Prospect St, Marion, Ohio.
3 December 2017 - Licking County Chapter, OGS - "Christmas Shoebox," by Carmen Horn. 2 p.m. Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark, Ohio.
4 December 2017 - East Cuyahoga County Chapter, OGS - "The Rest of the Story: Getting to Know Your Ancestor," by Chris Staats. Holiday Celebration. 7 p.m. Ross DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights, Oho.
9 December 2017 - Fairfield County Chapter, OGS - Annual Holiday Cookie Walk. 1 to 4 p.m. Fairfield County Genealogical Library, 503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, Ohio.
13 December 2017 - Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS - Annual Holiday Luncheon and Election of Officers for 2018-2019. Time and place TBA. , Westlake, Ohio.
21 December 2017 - Fairfield County Chapter, OGS - Presentation of new Fairfield County Pioneers and Settlers. Bring a covered dish and a gift for the "white elephant" exchange. 6:30 p.m. Griley House and Museum, Baltimore, Ohio.