Cleveland District Round Table

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The Cleveland District Round Table is a discussion group of the leadership of the genealogical societies in the five-county district which includes Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina. It meets twice a year, Spring and Fall to exchange information on the happenings within their organizations. Some of the groups represented at these meetings, in addition to the Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, include religious, nationality, ethnic, locality, and computer interest groups. All are welcome to attend. Click here for more information.
Disclaimer: Activities and society information posted here are the responsibility of the member societies. It is recommended that viewers check with the source society for accuracy and more recent updates of information.

Member Societies


Calendar of Meetings

Cleveland District Round Table

Ohio Genealogy Society, Mansfield

African-American Genealogical Society-Cleveland

Black River Genealogists

Brooklyn Genealogy Club

Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities Society

Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Cleveland Area

Croatian Heritage Museum

Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups

Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society

Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS

East Cuyahoga Co. Genealogical Society

Family History Center, Kirtland

Family History Center, Westlake

Geauga Co. Chapter OGS

Greater Cleveland Chapter OGS

Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists

Hungarian Genealogy Society

Jewish Genealogy Society, Cleveland, Ohio, Inc.

Lake County Genealogical Society, a Chapter of the OGS

Lorain Co. Chapter OGS

Medina Co. Chapter OGS

Northeast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, Inc.

Oberlin African American Genealogy Society

Ohio Cemetery Alliance

The Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland

Slovak Institute

Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc., Ohio Chapter

Tri-C-GO (Cuyahoga County Council of Genealogical Organizations)

Wellington Genealogical Society

Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee
Other Nearby Friends
Hudson Genealogical Study Group, Hudson Chapter OGS

Archived Activities
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Activities of Genealogical Interest


Volunteer Opportunity: Third Tuesday of the month at Cuyahoga County Archives. They need help cleaning before their move which is coming mid 2015. Jo Ann Kubicki of CVGS is spearheading the activities.

Volunteer Opportunity: FamilySearch is imaging at Probate Court and needs help to take papers out of the little folders, opening and flattening them for the camera. Contact Dorothy Titera.

Wednesday 4 March 2015 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers Free Family History Research Help Session. Please bring your 5 generation pedigree sheet and/or family group sheets, if you have already gathered some information. Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Sunday 1 March 2015 1:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets in the Lelyveld Library at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 44122. The program will be a video from the Spielberg Holocaust Project - "SIMA GROZALSKY TELLS HER STORY."

Saturday 7 March 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, "The Stones Speak--Learning about Tombstones and Death Records." Mark Busch, Busch Funeral Homes, will present an overview of funeral records. Committee members will assist participants with hands-on work in the Research Library. Register online at www.wrhs.org or by emailing foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Sunday 8 March 2015 2-6:30 pm African-American Genealogical Society Cleveland, Ohio 25th Anniversary Celebration. Please join us in "Celebrating Our Heritage" at Holiday Inn Hotel-Cleveland South, Independence. Keynote Speaker - Clarence Bozeman, “The Trials, Tribulations and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr." Contact Carrie Stokes at 216-921-2578. See the flyer here $

Monday 9 March 2015 Deadline is coming soon for CAGG's trip to Ft. Wayne. See the entry for April 28 below. Sign up now. Such a deal! $

Tuesday 10 March 2015 7:00 pm "Solving Puzzles Using Probate Records" presented by Chris Staats, for Geauga Genealogical Society, Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon.

Saturday 14 March 2015 9:15-12:30 NEOCAG meets. Sherry Minn, guest speaker, will present "Unravelling the Cuyahoga County Government Websites." 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, OH.

Saturday 14 March 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 16 March 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Sinners Not Saints: An Introduction to your Ancestors' Dark Side" with Tom Neel. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 18 March 2015 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS “Digging for Your Roots: Embarking on the Quest, Part III Evaluating, Organizing and Sharing Your Genealogical and Family History Information." Presented by Debby Basiewicz, Cuyahoga West Vice President and Program Chair. Program at 7:00 p.m. Social time, with refreshments, is from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Saturday 21 March 2015 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: TBA Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: TBA

Monday 23 March 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Wednesday 25 March 2015 7:00 - 8:45 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society will meet at Parma Library, Conference Room A, 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma OH 44129. Betty Franklin, a retired school teacher who has volunttered for over 20 years at the Westlake Family History Center, will show us how the LDS Family History Center is working with FamilySearch.org for successful genealogy research.

Saturday March 28th at 10:30am CIAO meets at Independence Public Library

Wednesday 1 April 2015 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS “Digging for Your Roots: Embarking on the Quest, Part III Evaluating, Organizing and Sharing Your Genealogical and Family History Information." Presented by Debby Basiewicz, Cuyahoga West Vice President and Program Chair. Program at 7:00 p.m. Social time, with refreshments, is from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Saturday 4 April 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, “Love Those Cars -- Automotive History & Our Family Cars" Presenter will be Derek Moore, Frederick C. and Kathleen S. Crawford Curator of Transportation History. Register online at www.wrhs.org or by emailing foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Monday 5 April 2015 Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets. Presenter: Carla Cegielski "What Happens to Your Genealogical Estate?

Monday 6 April 2015 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. John Grabowski, PhD will present “Cleveland: Then and Now.”

Thursday 9-12 April 2015 Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Tuesday 14 April 2015 7:00 pm "Using Shutterfly for Short Family Stories" presented by Sarah Prueter for Geauga Genealogical Society, Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon.

Saturday 11 April 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Wednesday 15 April 2015 6:30-8:45 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS “Genealogical Show and Tell.” Bring a photo, heirloom, tree, brick wall, success story, eureka! moment or tale of serendipity to share with the group or just come to listen and learn about what others are doing. Program at 7:00 p.m. Social time, with refreshments, prior. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Saturday 18 April 2015 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: TBA Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: TBA

Monday, 20 April 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "DNA Tested: Useful Information or a Waste of Money?" with Mary & Mark Jamba. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Saturday 21 March 2015 9:30-2 CAGG meets at Fairview Park Library. 10:00 "Digging Up Data for Your WWII Veteran Relatives," Wally Huskonen, and 1:00 "What's Your Favorite Website?" with Jean Hoffman.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 7:00 - 8:45 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society will meet at the Richmond Hts. Library Meeting Room, 5235 Wilson Mills Rd., Richmond Hts, OH 44143. HGS member, Al Kuntz, will talk about sources for directory information, how to apply your addresses to other information that you have, and examples of how street addresses answered questions about his family members. Note: Room capacity is only 30.

Saturday 25 April 2015 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee presents CeCe Moore, professional genetic genealogist, who will offer an all-day seminar: "Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA in Family History Research." Register online at www.wrhs.org or by emailing foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Saturday 25 April 2015 8:30 am to 2:00 pm 'Research Off the Beaten Path," free genealogy conference at Cleveland Family History Center, 25000 Westwood, Westlake, OH 44145. Speakers will include Debbie Abbott, Peggy Lauritzen, Sherry and Cindy Minn. More information will be coming.

Saturday 25 April 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Ohio Chapter Palatines to America 2015 Spring Seminar at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio. GERMAN GENEALOGY - RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY. See the flyer for this. $

Saturday 25 April 2015 10:00 am Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square, hosts Cynthia Turk who will discuss beginning genealogy and a bit about Ancestry Library Edition. Contact the library at 440-942-3200 for reservations.

Sunday 26 April 2015 2-4 pm Cleveland District Round Table is scheduled to meet.

Monday 27 April 2015 6:30-8:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Tuesday to Thursday 28-30 April 2015 CAGG Invites you to join a research trip to Allen County Public library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, leaving from Brookpark. This is the largest public library genealogy collection in the US. See brochure at http://genealpursuits.com/tours/ for more details. $

Thursday 30 April 2015 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, 44077. Program to be announced.

Saturday 2 May 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, "World War I-its Effects Globally, Nationally, & Locally." Presenter will be John Grabowski, PhD., WRHS Senior Vice President & Krieger Mueller Historian. Learn the conditions your ancestors experienced during WWI. Register online at www.wrhs.org or by emailing foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Sunday 3 May 2015 2 - 4 pm The Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is sponsoring a free event at the Mayfield Library on 500 SOM Center Road. Michael Blain, formerly from Sil’ce, Carpathia Rus”. Czechoslovakia, will speak on his experiences growing up as a Jew in a Rusyn village prior to WWII and then his experiences as a Holocaust survivor. See flyer here.

Monday 4 May 2015 Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets. Presenter: Jane Gramwell "Looking for Irish Ancestors"

Monday 4 May 2015 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Sandra Beane Milton will present “In Their Footsteps : A Journey to the Past of 2 Intertwined Families.”

Wesnesday 6 May 2015 1:00-2:30 pm pm Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers Free Family History Research Help Session. Please bring your 5 generation pedigree sheet and/or family group sheets, if you have already gathered some information. Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Tuesday 12 May 2015 7:00 pm "Two Cleveland Celebrities- Bob Hope and Chef Boyardee" will be the program by Dr. Deborah Abbott at Geauga Genealogical Society, Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon.

Wednesday 13-16 May NGS (National Genealogical Society) Annual Conference, St. Charles, Missouri.

Saturday 16 May 2015 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: TBA Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: TBA

Saturday May 16-23 2015 Family Tree Magazine Cruise to Norway with Lisa Louise Cooke, Diane Crisman Smith, Gary Smith, and D. Joshua Taylor.

Wednesday 20 May 2015 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS “German Research is Like Strudel; It Unfolds a Layer at a Time” presented by Betty Franklin, Westlake LDS Family History Center. Program at 7:00 p.m. Social time, with refreshments, is from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Sunday 31 May 2015 12:30 -3:30 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups holds their annual banquet and induction ceremony at Waterside Room at Emerald Necklace Marina, 1500 Cleveland MetroPark Dr., Lakewood. Speaker will be Karen Lakus, Cultural History Interpreter for the MetroParks. She will discuss what the Western Reserve is, the importance of the Ohio and Erie Canal, and why our ancestors came here. Reservations by May 16. Flyer coming soon. $

Monday 1 June 2015 CVGS Installation of officers for 2015-2017. Dinner & program details to be announced.

Monday 1 June 2015 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Stacie Murry will present “A Fun Look at Fashion from Victorian Times to the Present Day.”

Wednesday 3 June 2015 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers Free Family History Research Help Session. Please bring your 5 generation pedigree sheet and/or family group sheets, if you have already gathered some information. Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Saturday 6 June 2015, noon to 3:00 pm WRHS Gen Committee, “Seeing the Past around You: Identifying Your Ancestor’s House.” Presenter will be Amanda Epperson, member, WRHS Genealogical Committee. Architecture reflects national trends and philosophies. In this lecture, learn the basics of American architectural history to gain insight into an ancestor’s house. Register online at www.wrhs.org or by emailing foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Tuesday 9 June 2015 7:00 pm "Pre-1850 Researching" presented by Margaret Cheney for Geauga Genealogical Society, Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon.

Wednesday 17 June 2015 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS "Culture and Lifestyle of Village People of Eastern Europe" Westlake Porter Public Library Local History Specialist, Dan Dmytrykiw will share his experience of living and studying in Eastern Europe and offer helpful tips on doing genealogical research on Eastern European families. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Saturday 20 June 2015 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: TBA Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: TBA

Friday - Saturday 26-27 June 2015 The Palatines to America National Conference will be held on June 26 - 27, 2015 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 23 S. 2nd St., Harrisburg. Speakers: Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M.; Jonathan R. Stayer; Katharine Lowe Brown, Ph.D.; Iren Snavely, Ph.D. M.S.; Joe Lieby; Kathleen Hale. Many terrific topics! See the flyer for this conference. $

Monday 6 July 2015 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets for a potluck at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Eileen Giunta will present “The Red Cross Volunteer Services during WWII.”

6-10 July 2015 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held at the Jerusalem Ramada. Conference information at www.iajgs2015.org $

Monday 3 August 2015 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Tom Neel will present “Creating a Family Archives at Home.”

Monday-Friday 17-21 August Geneal Pursuits offers a research trip to Washington D.C. with 9/11 memorials. Research the DAR, National Archives, and Library of Congress. Cynthia Turk will be leading this one. See the brochure here GenealPursuits.com. Sign up by July 1.$

Thursday 3 September 2015 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Scott Lonsdale will present “Fort Meigs and the War of 1812 in Ohio.”

Monday 5 October 2015 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Julie Wilson will present “Using Maps for Genealogical Research.”

15-17 October 2015 The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society National Genealogy Conference, "Virginia, Where African-American Roots Run Deep: Famiy History and the National Narrative," Richmond Virginia. See the AAHGS web site. $

Thursday 5 November 2015 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124. Sunny McClellan Morton will present “Church Records: How to Discover Your Religious Heritage.”

Monday 7 December 2015 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124 for a holiday celebration. Summit County Historical Society will present “Holiday Traditions from Around the World.”

3-6 February 2016 RootsTech Conference, Salt Lake City.

4-7 May 2016 NGS Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

31 August - 3 September 2016 FGS Conference, "Time Travel: Centuries of Memories," Springfield, Illinois.

August 30 - September 2 2017 FGS Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 23 - 26 2018 FGS Conference, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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