Cleveland District Round Table
2004 Archived Activities
Activities of Genealogical Interest
Saturday 12 June 2004 9:00 am Regular meeting of NEOCAG. Diana Smith will present "Online Resources for Immigrant Ancestors."
Monday 14 June 2004 7:00 pm Speaker at the regular meeting of Lorain County Chapter OGS will be Ken Yenke - "The Importance of Provenance and Antiques."
Saturday 19 June 2004 9:30 am "Secrets for Success in Searching the Social Security Death Index (SSDI)" at the regular meeting of CAGG-Computer Assisted Computer Genealogy Group Cleveland Area at Fairview Park Regional Library.
Monday 21 June 2004 7:00 PM. The program is "Handwriting Analysis" by Nancy Baker. Bring a sample of an ancestor's writing. Greater Cleveland Chapter OGS at Fairview Park Regional Library.
Thursday 24 June 2004 10:00 am, "Holy Archives! Elusive Ancestors found Hiding in Church Records" Regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society at Mentor Public Library will feature Sandy Malitz.
Sunday, 4 July 2004 11:30 am, Cuyahoga County Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument 110th Aniversary, 3 Pulic Square, Cleveland, Ohio. Hear and experience Singing Angels, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Re-Enactors, Dedication of Ohio historical Bicentennial Marker, Dr. Kenneth R.Callahan: 8th OVI at Gettysburg, Tour the S & S Monument. Free and open to the public. Free parking Tower City Center 11 Huron Road if parking ticket presented at monument. Sponsored by the Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument Support Group & Early Settlers' Association. Contact Neil K. Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 10 July 2004 9:00 am Regular meeting of NEOCAG. Dean Wheaton will present "Using Your Digital Camera to Photograph Sources."
Sunday 11 July 2004 East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society Guided tour of Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Meet at Rockefeller Greenhouse at 1:50 PM. Tour begins at 2:00 PM and will be a combination of walking and driving. Arrangements made with Cleveland Police Department for convenient parking along East Blvd. and MLK along the way. (This is in place of regular July meeting.)
Monday 12 July 2004 6:00 pm- Annual Lorain County Chapter Picnic at Duck Pond Picnic Shelter - Lorain County Metro Parks - Diagonal Road - Elyria, Ohio.
Thursday 29 July 2004 5:30 pm, Annual Family Picnic for Lake County Genealogical Society at Concord Woods MetroPark, Concord Twp. Donna Gruber will speak on "The Truth of the Matter-Evaluating Evidence." Bring dish to share and tableware.
Saturday 31 July 2004 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Judging Lineage Society Applications workshop to help judges of lineage societies, such as county First Families groups. Organized by First Families of Medina County. Click here for more info and registration.
Monday 2 Aug 2004 7:30 pm, Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Topic will be the Finnish of Fairport, Ohio.
Cancelled Saturday 7 Aug 2004 10 am -3:30 pm Lake County First Families will host a workshop, "Honor Your Ancestor" Cancelled at the LakeTran building in Grand River. First Session is "Growing a Family Tree-Basic Genealogy" from 10-12 noon. Afternoon session is "Honoring Your Ancestors-Completing Lineage Society Papers" from 1:30 -3:30. Speakers, Cynthia Turk and Nancy L. Johnson. Lunch on your own. Registration required. Space limited. More information Monday 9 Aug 2004 6:30 pm The Lorain County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at the Carlisle Visitor Center, Lorain County Metro Parks, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio. The Chapter is pleased to welcome the ever popular Eli Beachy as the guest speaker. Mr. Beachy, a retired farmer and carpenter, is now an educator, newspaper columnist, author, and Civil War Historian. Mr. Beachy will educate and entertain with his program, "Solving a Mystery with Genealogy." Social time is 6:30PM., followed by a general meeting and guest speaker at 7:00PM. The public, as always, is welcome to attend.
Saturday 14 Aug 2004 9:00 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG Open Forum/ Ancestral Show and Tell with Al Schempp hosting. Annual Picnic follows with chicken and drinks provided. Bring side dish to share and tableware. Free and open to the public. Family and guests welcome. No breakout or user groups today.
Saturday 28 Aug 2004 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Management Seminar will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, Celina Ohio in Mercer County (by IN border) Hotel in St. Mary's. Free for members of OGS or OGS Chapters. This is a must (IMHO) for chapter officers, board members and would-be officers, a great opportunity to learn and share with experts and other chapters. More information (brochure and schedule of events) is at www.ogs.org.
Monday 30 Aug 2004 7:30 pm Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Roger Marble, OGS trustee, will speak on the OGS new Library. (Note this is change of date for Sept. meeting.)
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at 7:30 pm The Wellington Genealogical Group will host a joint meeting with the Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the Wellington Town Hall on the town square, second floor, Wellington, Ohio. Following a short meeting, the Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization (O.H.I.O) will reenact the famous Oberlin-Wellington Slave Rescue of 1858, an episode in the tale of "the town that started the Civil War."
Thursday 9 Sept 2004 7:30 pm Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter of OGS will hold their meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Town Hall at 18825 Royalton Road (82). The program is unknown at this time.
Saturday 11 Sept 2004 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Luther Olson presents "Fabulous Freebies--Downloading Free Software from the Internet" at the regular meeting of NEOCAG. Take Advantage and Maximize Your CAG Experience
Breakout sessions and user groups follow.
Sunday 12 September 2004 The Annual One World Day at the Cleveland Cultural Garden celebrates the area's rich multiculturalism. A parade of flags begins at 12:30 pm at the Cleveland Rockefeller Greenhouse on East Blvd. Entertainment and a naturalization ceremony accent the day. Genealogical Societies are invited to have a display as well. The activities will be hosted at the German Garden on East Blvd. Flyer is attached in PDF format.
Monday, September 13, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cuyahoga Valley Gen. Society meets at Independence Civic Center, Willow Room. Topic is "Summer Research Success Stories." Members will share case studies of successful genealogical research conducted during the summer of 2004.
Monday, September 13, 2004 The Lorain Co. Chapter of OGS is pleased to welcome Philip C. Franklin, the Director of the Family History Center in Westlake, Ohio. The program topic is "An Introduction to Research at the Family History Center." The Chapter meeting will be held at the *Carlisle Visitor Center of the Lorain County Metro Parks, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio 44050. (*Note change in meeting location.) Social time is 6:30 PM followed by a general meeting and the program at 7:00 PM.
Tuesday 14 September 7:00 pm -- "Organizing Your Research" at the regular meeting of the Geauga County Genealogical Society. It is time to organize all of the research you have done over the summer. Bring ideas to share on organizing your paper documents, family group sheets, and photographs. Samples would helpful.
Wednesday 15 Sept 2004 7:00 pm The Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet in the Porter Room at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Guest speaker Terry Wade from Fairview DODD Camera and Video will share his knowledge of digital cameras and scanners, as tools for the family historian. The public is invited, at no charge. For additional information, call 440-899-9201.
15-17 Sept 2004 Special Trip to Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne hosted by Lake County Genealogical Society. More info is at www.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs/.
Saturday 18 Sept. 2004 10 am to 5 pm East Cleveland Township Cemetery Clean Out. Help restore this historic and sadly neglected cemetery hidden in the heart of University Circle on East 118th Street. Bring tools for hedge and weed cutting, digging, cleaning, etc. For more information call Nancy West at 330-273-1840. See this cemetery's info at www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuycem/ Sponsored by East Cleveland township Cemetery Foundation
Saturday 18 Sept 2004 9:30-2:00 Regular meeting of the Computer Aided Genealogy Group - Cleveland (CAGG)
Saturday 18 Sept 2004 10:00 am to 5:30 pm "Buried Treasures: The Stories of the Stones" 2004 Historic Madison Cemeteries and Shandy Hall Tour. Tours run between 12:00 and 4:30 pm. Presented by Madison Historical Society and Shandy Hall, a Western Reserve Historical Property. Discover the lives of our heroes, villains, and ordinary folk. Reinactments at Fairview, North Madison, Unionville, and Harper Family Cemeteries and at Shandy Hall, built 1815. Tickets are available as you begin at Madison Village Square with music, arts, crafts, food. Information and advance tickets available at Madison Historical Society at 440-417-1959 or Shandy Hall at 440-466-3680.
Saturday 18 September 2004 12-3 pm-- "Have You Really Looked at the Census?" Most researchers only quickly look at the U.S. Federal census. But, there are many clues to your family which lay below the surface. Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogy Committee See brochure for registration, fee, etc.
Sunday 19 Sept 2004 2:00 pm at Brooklyn Branch Library. Brooklyn Genealogy Club, at its monthly meeting, will hear Wally Huskonen discuss "Planning Your Next Research Trip, Tips for Success." The first tip: Do as much research as you can before you leave town Youíll be better prepared when you are on location. He will discuss what to take with you when you go on the road. Also, if you are planning an extended genealogy research trip in 2005, itís not too early to start gathering information on research repositories, including libraries, court houses, and cemeteries.
Monday 20 Sept 2004 7:00 pm The Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society will hold their meeting at the Fairview Park Library at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park. The program "Wagon Wheel" bring your summer finds.
Wednesday 22 September 2004 11-1:30-- Lunch With Your Ancestors -- "School Days, School Days -- A Look at School Records." Overview of Education, Student Records, Teacher Contracts, Availability of Records, Non Traditional Sources, Religious & Secular Records. Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogy Committee See brochure for registration, fee, etc.
Wednesday 22 Sept 2004 at 7:30pm. Elaine Galgany will present her History of Hungary at the regular meeting of the Hungarian Genealogy Society at Lyndhurst Community Center Community Room. Note change of place.
Saturday 25 Sept 2004 10 am to 5 pm East Cleveland Township Cemetery Planting and Restoration. Help restore this historic and sadly neglected cemetery hidden in the heart of University Circle on East 118th Street. Bring tools for hedge and weed cutting, digging, cleaning, etc. For more information call Nancy West at 330-273-1840. See this cemetery's info at www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuycem/ Sponsored by East Cleveland township Cemetery Foundation
Thursday 30 Sept 2004 10:00 am. "Experiences and Discoveries," Lake County Chapter members report from Ft. Wayne trip. Mentor Public Library.
Saturday 2 Oct 2004 9 am to 5 pm, Ohio Genealogical Society Open House! Free admission, displays, tours, story tellers, genealogy classes, classes on using HeritageQuest Online, AncestryPlus, etc., shopping, reasearch, and door prizes. See the OGS web site for directions and more details.
Monday 4 Oct 2004 7:30 pm Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Marie Weiss Herlevi from Akron-Summit County Public Library will speak about the "NEW & NEGLECTED RESOURCES IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS."
Monday 4 October 2004 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cuyahoga Valley Gen. Society meets at Independence Civic Center, Willow Room. Topic will be " Early Catholic Church Records in the Diocese of Cleveland" to be presented by Christine Krosel, Director of Archival Research. Ms. Krosel will discuss what sacramental records are available from Catholic churches throughout the Cleveland Diocese from the late 1800s and early 1900s and how they can be obtained. She will discuss baptismal, marriage, death, first communion, and confirmation records, and how some records were transferred to other parishes when some parishes were closed.
Saturday 9 Oct 2004 9:00 am-12:30 pm Regular meeting of NEOCAG presenting "Holiday Digital Wish List." What gadgets, hardware, software, etc. might you want for your own? The latest and greatest, or the best of the tried and true. Members share their favorite program or gadget.
Saturday 9 Oct 2004 10:00 -11:30 am Great Lakes Chapter of Professional Genealogists will meet at Medina County District Library annex, 210 South Broadway St., Medina, Ohio. The topic for the discussion session, open to any experienced genealogist, appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 92, no.1, March 2004. It is titled "A Detour from the Conventional: The Search for the Parents of Margaret Murray Goheen," beginning on page 51.
Monday 11 Oct 2004 7:00 pm The Lorain County Chapter of OGS will be holding a general business meeting at the Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Oberlin, Ohio. Social time is 6:30 PM followed by the business meeting at 7:00 PM.
Tuesday 12 Oct 2004 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Chardon Library-- "Test Drive Genealogy Programs."
Thursday 14 Oct 2004 7:30 pm Old Town Hall at 18825 Royalton Rd (SR 82). Regular meeting of the Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter of OGS.
Saturday 16 Oct 2004 9:30-2:00 pm Regular meeting of CAGG (Computer Aided Genealogy Group-Cleveland
Sunday 17 October 2004 2:00 pm The Brooklyn Genealogy Club will meet at the Brooklyn Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library System, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn. The program will be "Bring Your Ancestors out of the Shoebox in the closet - Heritage Scrapbooking." Presented by Roberta Hamm.
Monday 18 October 2004 7:00 pm The Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society will hold their meeting at the Fairview Park Library at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park. The program "Digital Photography & Genealogy".
Tuesday 19 Oct 2004 11 a.m.--Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Building at East 6th and Superior--Tour of the History and Geography Department. 1 p.m.--Luncheon at Sterle's Country House, 1401 East 55th St.-- general meeting and social hour where we can share experiences we have had researching our Slovenian roots. (note date and time change)
Wednesday 20 Oct 2004 7:00 pm, The Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet in the Porter Room, at Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Gary M. Smith, of Olmsted Falls, will be fielding a "Genealogical Question and Answer Session". Gary is currently a trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society, professional genealogist, webmaster, volunteer librarian at the LDS Family History Center in Westlake and more. Bring your questions and quiz Gary. The general public is invited, at no charge. For additional information, call 440-899-9201.
Saturday 23 Oct 2004 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Annual Tri-C-GO Seminar, "Adding to Your Genealogical Toolbox" at Western Reserve Historical Society. Click here for details or here for registration and brochure in pdf format.
Sunday 24 Oct 2004 2-4 pm Cleveland District Round Table Meeting at Independence Library.
Monday 25 Oct 7:30 pm Regular (Nov.) meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Topic is "Genealogy from the British Isles."
Wednesday 27 Oct 2004 at 1:00 pm Astabula County Genealogical Society will be showing the video "Cryptic Clues in the Bone Yard" by Sharon De Bartolo Carmack at Geneva Public Library, 860 Sherman St., Geneava, Oh. Free and open to visitors.
Wednesday 27 Oct 2004 at 7:30pm Hans Kopp will present "Donauscheweben Migration from Germany to Hungary and the U.S." Location to be announced for this regular meeting of the Hungarian Genealogy Society.
Thursday 28 Oct 2004 10:00 am Beth Stachiw organizes show 'n tell, "Ancient Treasures - Curious Artifacts of Your Ancestors," Regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society at Mentor Public Library.
Monday 13 Oct 2004 7:00 pm Regular meeting of Lorain Co. Chapter OGS, topic, speaker TBA.
Monday 1 Nov 2004 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cuyahoga Valley Gen. Society meets at Independence Civic Center, Willow Room. Marie Herlevi, librarian in the Genealogy Dept., Akron-Summit Co. Public Library, Akron, will be speaking on the topic: "Exploring the Genealogy Department at the Akron-Summit County Library."
Saturday 6 Nov 2004 12-3 pm-- "Ohio Research" -- For many years, Ohio was the crossroads of America. Many of our ancestors who went "west" (of the Allegheny Mountains) created records in Ohio. Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogy Committee. See brochure for registration, fee, etc.
Monday 8 Nov 2004 7:00 pm Regular meeting of Lorain Co. Chapter OGS, topic, speaker TBA.
Monday 8 Nov 2004 7:00 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to State Library of Ohio, Columbus at 8:15 am. This trip is likely full already, but contact John Stoika at email@example.com.
Tuesday 9 Nov 2004 7:00 pm The Geauga Co. Genealogical Society will be meeting at the Chardon Library. The topic for the evening will be "Genealogy Preparations For the Holidays - Getting Your Family Excited & Involved." There will also be an election of officers. Everyone is welcome.
Saturday 13 Nov 2004, Punch Bowl at 5:45 p.m. - Dinner 6:30 p.m.. 20th Annual Banquet and First Families of Lorain County and the first ever Pioneers and Settlers Induction Ceremonies will be at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington, OH. The ever popular Jana Broglin will present "A Boy Named Sue." See the LCGS web site for reservation, cost and information.
Saturday 13 Nov 2004 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Marcy Milota, director of John Carroll University library presents
"E-bay as a Genealogical Gold Mine" at the regular meeting of NEOCAG. E-BAY--Everything plus the kitchen sink! Yes, even treasures to supplement your genealogical research.
This presentation will show you some of the range of items available and
allay some of your concerns about online auctions.
Saturday 13 Nov 2004 9:00 am - 4:30 pm "Family Roots -- Bringing Your Past to Life" A genealogy conference sponsored by the African-American Genealogical Society will be held at Holiday Inn, 1111 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland OH. $50.00 fee includes lunch and 16 topics from beginning through advanced on
Saturday 13 Nov 2004 2 p.m. at WRHS Library, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland OH 44106 and
Monday 15 Nov 2004 7:00 pm "Ohio History and Land Records" will be presented by John Dailey at the meeting of the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society.
Wednesday 17 Nov 2004 at 9:30 am TRACERS - Finding your ancestors - Meeting at Senior Life Office - 20769 Lorain Rd. - Fairview Park - A seniors computer learning group led by Dick Rose and Bill Frank, co-sponsored by NEOPC and CAGG. Guests always welcome - no charge (See CAGG for more information).
Wednesday 17 Nov 2004 at 1:00 pm Ashtabula County Genealogical Society will host John McMahon talking on "Old Original businesses of Footville, Trumbull & Trumbull Twp." at Geneva Public Library, 860 Sherman St., Geneava, Oh. Free and open to visitors.
Wednesday 17 Nov 2004 7:30 pm The regular meeting of the Hungarian Genealogy Society will be at the Firehouse Restaurant in Willoughby Hills at 6:00 (if you come for dinner) and 7:30 if you come for program. Program is Dan Corrigan presenting slides of his fall trip to Hungary or "Donauschwaben Migration from Germany to Hungary and the United States" presented by Hans Kopp. Lyndhurst Community Center, Parkview Drive, north off Mayfield Road, behind Lyndhurst City Hall.
Thursday 18 Nov 2004 10:00 am Jean Hoffman presents "Ethnic Newspapers: An Often-Overlooked Genealogical Resource" at the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society at Mentor Public Library.
Saturday 20 Nov 2004 9:30-2:00 Regular meeting of Computer Aided Genealogy Group-Cleveland
Sunday 21 Nov 2004 2:00 pm. "Beyond the Head Count - Census Non-Population Schedules." will be presented by Robert Keener at the regular meeting of Brooklyn Genealogy Club at Brooklyn Library.
Monday 6 Dec 2004 7:30 pm Holiday Party at East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society.
Monday 6 Dec 2004, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cuyahoga Valley Gen. Society meets at Independence Civic Center, Willow Room. The December meeting will feature a video on "Christmas Unwrapped, The History of Christmas." People all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th. But why is the Savior's nativity marked by gift giving, and was He really born on that day? And just where did the Christmas tree come from? The program will answer these and other questions about Christmas. To help celebrate the Christmas season, members will also relate some of their favorite memories of Christmas while they were growing up.
Saturday 11 December 2004 9:00 am - 12:30 pm- Regular meeting of NEOCAG. Brent Morgan presents "NEHGS - a look at the website of New England Historic Genealogical Society"
Monday 13 Dec 2004 7:00 pm Regular meeting of Lorain Co. Chapter OGS, topic, speaker TBA.
Tuesday 14 Dec 2004 12 noon "Awakening: Religious Expression in the Western Reserve." Western Reserve Historical Society/Lawnfield Winter Lunch & Lecture Series at Best Western Lawnfield Inn and Suites, 8434 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio. In the early 19th century two important American religious groups were founded. Much of the early history of the Disciples of Christ and the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) took place in northeast Ohio. The two groups often met and occasionally clashed in the turbulent religious atmosphere of the Second Great Awakening. Learn about the religious fever of the times and the important and sometimes overlapping leaders of these churches. For cost and required reservation, call 440-255-8722.
Wednesday 15 Dec 2004 7:00 pm The Hungarian Genealogy Society will hold its monthly meeting for December at the Balaton Restaurant at Shaker Heights. It will be our Christmas party and reservations are needed. Contact Zoltan Mestrits at 440-442-3413.
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