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2005 Archived Activities


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Activities of Genealogical Interest


Monday 3 Jan 2005, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cuyahoga Valley Gen. Society meets at Independence Civic Center, Willow Room. Wally Huskonen, CGRS, will speak on "Learn about Grandpa’s Neighborhood Using Sanborn Maps." One way to learn about urban neighborhoods in the late 1800s and much of the 1900s is to consult the maps created and maintained by the Sanborn Map Co. for use by fire insurance agencies. These maps were created by neighborhood and showed all existing buildings, including residential buildings. Commercial and public buildings, schools, and churches all were labeled. Wally Huskonen will discuss how to access these resources on-line and at local repositories.

Monday 3 Jan 2005, 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will feature Vicki Blum Vigil, author of Cleveland Cemeteries, presenting her recent book, Finding Your Family History in Northeast Ohio.

Saturday 8 January 2005 9:00 am at the regular meeting of NEOCAG, Cynthia Turk will present "Your Computer as a Private Detective Tool"

  • Focus your thoughts and organize your computer to aid your search
  • Get more relatives "in the box" when you think out of the box
  • Send information of a family group sheet or ancestor and we will try to help fill in the blanks

    Saturday 15 January 15 2005 9:00 am Regular 3 session meeting of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group - Cleveland
    WHERE: Fairview Park Regional Library, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park OH
    Morning Program 9:30: Your Ancestor in the Military with Brent Morgan -- A look at what's available on the Internet and via CD to help you begin your search for a military relative. Sites for all the major wars and conflicts will be discussed and illustrated.
    Brent is very active in numerous historical and genealogical groups. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Western Reserve Society and of the North East Ohio Civil War Roundtable.
    Afternoon Program 1:00 pm: Navigating NARA with Jean Hoffman. Discover the ins and outs of finding information, data and placing online orders at the National Archives web site.

    Saturday 15 January 2005 10:00 am The Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists is sponsoring an Advanced Genealogy Discussion Group. Meeting is at Akron Pulic Library. (See their page on the left)
    The article chosen for the January 15, 2005 discussion appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 92, no.3, September 2004. It is titled "Identifying John Tapper, a German Immigrant Laborer in Early Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia, through the Records of His Children" beginning on page 165.
    To register, or for any questions, contact Donna Gruber at djg@bright.net or call (419) 846-3533.

    Sunday 16 January 2005 2:00 pm Carol Williams presents "Research Through the Back Door" at Brooklyn Genealogy Club meeting.

    Tuesday, 18 January 2005 7:00 pm The Willoughby (Ohio) Public Library is hosting "Searching for Your Ancestors at Ellis Island" by area Croatian genealogist, Robert Jerin. The seminar deals with:
    > numerous methods of searching
    > the many pecularities found on the original ship manifests
    > errors made in transcribing those records into the modern day Ellis Island Data Base
    > Manifest markings and what they mean
    >Locating difficult to find manifests in Ellis Island database
    DATE: January 18, 2005
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION :The Willoughby Library
    30 Public Square
    Willoughby, Ohio 44094
    Phone 440-942-3200
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Wednesday 26 January 2005 Noon "Color, Clipping, and Cutouts: The Art of the Victorian Scrapbook." Come to this workshop at James A. Garfield National Historic Site and develop your "scrapping" skills. Learn how to preserve treasured memories in a scrapbook. Discover ways to add Victorian elements to modern day scrapbooks. Fee includes craft materials and instructions, refreshments and tour of Garfield Home. Call 440-255-8722 for fee and reservations.

    Thursday 27 January 2005 11:30 am "Tales of the Civil War 105th OVI Unit" and some other genealogical gleanings. This is the annual meeting, potluck, and induction of First Families of Lake County of the Lake County Genealogical Society at 11:30 am at the LakeTran Building on Lake Shore Blvd just east of SR 44. Bring tableware and dish to share. Keynote speaker will be Rose Moore, A lifelong resident of Lake County. Rose has been involved in the newspaper world since the 1950's. She is currently a columnist for the Gazette Newspaper. Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Saturday 29 January 2005 Noon-2 pm. Western Reserve Historical Society Gen.Committee will host "Genealogy 101" designed to get the beginner started with the basics. Combination of lecture and optional hands-on research in the WRHS Library. Bring pencil, paper, info about your family. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 229-7887 or e-mail gen05wr@aol.com.

    Saturday 5 February 2005 Noon-3 pm. Western Reserve Historical Society GenCommittee will host "Genealogy 102." Got the basics? It's time to learn about a variety of records. Topics include vital records, cemetery and funeral home records, an introduction to census records as well as additional internet resources. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 283-6451 or e-mail at gen05wr@aol.com.

    Monday 7 February 2005, 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will feature Bridget Strong, Cultural History Interpreter, Cleveland Metroparks. She will speak on the topic "History of the Underground Railroad."

    February 7, 2005 7:30 pm"Why Attend a Genealogical Conference?" will be the topic at the regular meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Members will discuss the benefits of attending various national and regional genealogical conferences scheduled during 2005. One example is the Ohio Genealogical Society 2005 conference that will be held April 14-16 at Quaker Square in nearby Akron, will feature several interesting topics, such as British Isles research, Ellis Island research, military research, and court house research. A no-charge genealogy trade show will be held in conjunction with the conference. We’ll also discuss organizing car pools to visit the OGS conference and show.

    Saturday 12 February 2005 9:00 am- Jerry Kliot presents "Eastern European Research - Unexpected Treasures on the Internet," an in-depth web site exploration at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

    Sunday 13 February 2005 from 1-5 p.m. Morley Library celebrates its new building on Phelps Street in Painesville with an open house. Get the official tour of this magnificent elegant new structure. The genealogy and Local History Room is its crown jewel with many of the historic artifacts from the original Painesville Library. Genealogy Society members will be on hand to share some techniques of the hobby and show samples of documents available to build your own family tree.

    Sunday 13 February 2005 2:00 p.m. Geauga County Genealogical Society meets at Chardon Library "Organizing Your Research." It is now time to start planning for your spring and summer research. Before you can think about a research trip (even a short one), you need to get organized and update your charts. Bring ideas to share on organizing your paper documents, family group sheets, and photographs. Samples would be helpful.

    Monday 14 February 2005 6:30 pm The Lorain County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at the Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Oberlin, Ohio. Mr. Al Fuchs of Fuchs, Kasperek Photography of Cleveland, Ohio will present "Digital Scrapbooking and Genealogy." Mr. Fuchs' program will offer suggestions for organizing family histories and stories, photographs, old films or videos, documents, letters, keepsakes and heirlooms on a VHS, CD-ROM, or DVD format.

    Saturday 19 February 9:30 a.m.: regular CAGG meeting. morning program: A Positive Genealogical Resource - DNA with Dick Rose; afternoon program: Digging Up Your Ancestors: Cemetery Research with Jean Hoffman.

    Saturday 19 February 2005 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists is sponsoring an Advanced Genealogy Discussion Group. Topic will be NGS Quarterly Vol.78, no. 2 June 1990, "Backtracking through Burned Counties: Bonds of Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and the Carolinas" beginning on page 98. Place is changed to Akron-Summit County Public Library Meeting Room 3. Free, but reservations required. contact Donna Gruber.

    Sunday 20 February 2005 2:00 pm "Military Records Online-from the Revolution to Vietnam" will be presented by Brent Morgan at the Brooklyn Genealogy Club.

    Monday 21 February 2005 10:00 am "Snuggle Up With Your Ancestors".. They Are Waiting to Tell You Their Stories: Getting Started With Your Family History. Class at Geauga West Library with Sandy Malitz. Learn the basics of genealogy research including record keeping, interviewing, home sources, and an introduction to internet resources. This class is for the person who is just beginning to research his/her family. Call the Geauga West Library to register (440) 729-4250.

    Thursday, 24 February 2005 at 10:00 am will be the first meeting of the Lake County Genealogical Society in its new home in Morley Library's lower level meeting room. Sally Malone, Staff Genealogist, will share highlights of some of the special collections for family research in the Genealogy and Local History department and some other areas. A tour of the new library will be included.

    Thursday 3 March 2005 7:00 pm "Creating a Family History With Words, Pictures, and Documents" at Chardon Library. This class will explore ways to create a simple written story of your family history which will appeal to all family members and will be passed on for generations to come. Call the Reference Desk at the Chardon Library to register (440) 285-7601.

    Saturday 5 March 2005, 12:00 noon "Genealogy in the Computer Age." WRHS Genealogical Institute offering including topics - locating original documents, web searching techniques, connecting with others, organizing information, potpourri of websites, evaluating websites, etc. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 283-6451 or e-mail at gen05wr@aol.com.

    Monday 7 March 2005, 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society with Sandy Malitz, Genealogy Specialist, Geauga County Public Library. She will present "Sights and Sounds of your Family History."

    March 7, 2005 7:30 pm The program of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will be "How to Research at the County Archives, A Volunteer’s Insight." CVGS member Don Kozlowski regularly serves as a genealogical research volunteer at the Cuyahoga County Archives. He will share with us some of his experiences helping genealogists find what they need among the resources at the Archives on Franklin Ave., Cleveland. If you want to know more about what is available at this repository--and how to find it--be sure to attend this meeting.

    Tuesday 8 March 2005 7:00 p.m. at Chardon Library Geauga County Genealogical Society meets. Topicis "Using Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers to Locate Disappearing Ancestors." Speaker is Sandy Malitz.

    Saturday 12 March 2005 9:00 am Regular meeting of NEOCAG-- Brent Morgan -- "Using Power Point to Display Your Family History"

  • Power Point is an easy to use but powerful program that enables you to create a slide show
  • You can add photos, text, Sound, Animation and your memorabilia
  • You can create an exciting multimedia family presentation

    Monday, 14 March 2005 - 7:00 PM Lorain Co. Chapter of OGS - Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St. - "Researching at the National Archives, National Library, and GRO of Ireland" - Presented by Chapter members Pam Rihel, Judy Wilson, and Jean Copeland.

    Tuesday, 15 March 2005 7:00 pm Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc. Cleveland Chapter will meet at Recher Hall, 2075 Recher Avenue, Euclid, Ohio. Program to be announced.

    Saturday 19 March 9:30 a.m.: regular CAGG meeting. morning program: Learn about Grandpa's Neighborhood Using Sanborn Maps by Wallace Huskonen, CGRS; 1:00 pm program: Archiving: Safeguard Your Data - and Programs with Jean Hoffman.

    Saturday 19 March 2005 10:00 am Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists is sponsoring an Advanced Genealogy Discussion Group. Topic will be The American Genealogist, July 2004. It is titled "Dilley of Northern Virginia and Ohio, A Proposed Solution Hanging on a Single Word" beginning on page 220. Place is Akron-Summit County Public Library Meeting Room 3. Free, but reservations required. contact Donna Gruber.

    Sunday 20 March 2005 2:00 pm Gary M. Smith presents "Little Houses on the Prairie - Midwest Research Tips" at Brooklyn Genealogy Club regular meeting.

    Saturday 26 March 2005 Noon-2 pm. Western Reserve Historical Society Gen. Committee will host "Genealogy 101" designed to get the beginner started with the basics. Combination of lecture and optional hands-on research in the WRHS Library. Bring pencil, paper, info about your family. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 229-7887 or e-mail gen05wr@aol.com.

    Tuesday-Thursday, 29-31 March 2005 African American Genealogical Society presents a trip to The Allen County Library of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Leaving 2:00 am Tuesday for three full days of research and returning Thursday 11:30 pm, this trip by motorcoach is still open for registrants. Contact Ms. Velma Southern at 216-231-0746 for information, cost and reservations.

    Thursday 31 March 2005, 10:00 a.m. Regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society will be at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville. We will host Vicki Blum Vigil, author of Cleveland Cemeteries, presenting her recent book, Finding Your Family History in Northeast Ohio. She will share some tips and "tricks-of-the-trade" she has learned in researching this publication.

    Saturday 2 April 2005 Noon-3 pm. Western Reserve Historical Society will host "Genealogy 102." Got the basics? It's time to learn about a variety of records. Topics include vital records, cemetery and funeral home records, an introdution to census records as well as additional internet resources. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 283-6451 or e-mail at gen05wr@aol.com.

    Monday 4 April 2005, 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will feature Anne Bissonnette, Curator, Kent State University Museum speaking on "Fashion on the Ohio Frontier, 1790-1840."

    Monday 4 April 2005 7:30 pm The program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will be "Photographic Treasures from Early Independence" with Wes Gaab. The CVGS Publishing Committee will preview a selection of historic photographs collected for its latest book publishing project: A Photo Review of Early Independence Township and Village.

    Tuesday 5 April 2005 7:30 pm, Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland will hold their meeting at at 6501 Lansing Ave. in the Polish American Cultural Center (formerly the Union of Poles). The program is "New Housing in Slavic Village." Presented by Ben Stefanski, II, Member

    Thursday 7 April 2005 7:00 p.m. Morley Libary presents Lake County Geographic Imaging System with Richard Kotapish, Director Lake County GIS. See an aerial photo of your home and much more in the Lower level meeting rooms.

    Saturday 9 April 2005 9:00 am "Using Search Engines to Discover Your Family History" Bill Haagen will present the main topic at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

    Sunday 10 April 2005 Regular meeting of Medina County Genealogical Society will feature Henry Timman speaking on "Court House Research."

    Monday, April 11, 2005 - 7:00 PM Lorain Co. Chapter of OGS - Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St. - "Unusual Courthouse Records" presented by Huron County Historian, Henry Timman.

    12 Apr 2005 7:00 pm Regular meeting of the East Group Slovenian Genealogy Society, Euclid Public Library.

    ? Apr 2005 7:00 pm West Group of Slovenian Genealogy Society will meet at Parma Regional Library.

    Thursday 14 April 2005 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).

    Thursday 14 April 2005 11 am at Akron Public Library, the Association of Professional Genealogists, Great Lakes Chapter will host a panel discussion on "Time Management for Genealogists." It will be held in Room 2AB in the newly reconstructed Akron-Summit County Public Library, 55 S. High Street, just a short block from the OGS Conference venue in the Crowne Plaza Quaker Square hotel. While admission is free and reservations not required, we would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend. Please e-mail Bob Keener [rkeener@neo.rr.com] with any questions you may have.

    Friday, April 15, 2005 5:00-6:00 pm Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists at Akron-Summit County Public Library, 55 S. High Street, Room 2AB. The chapter annual meeting will be held, with business including election of officers. All APG members are welcome to attend, with Great Lakes Chapter members eligible to vote.

    14-16 Apr 2005 "From Farmland to City Streets: Our Ancestors' Changing Environment" Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference, often said to be on a par with the national conventions, will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 135 South Broadway, Akron, Ohio. There will be 60 classes to choose from. Speakers include John Colletta, George Schweitzer, and John Humphrey. Think ahead and get your reservations in soon, as hotel space is limited. Full details and application are available at www.ogs.org

    Saturday 16 April 9:30 a.m.: regular CAGG meeting. morning program: Long Distance Research with Lorraine Newsome; afternoon program: RootsWeb Tips and Tricks with Jean Hoffman.

    Sunday 17 April 2005 2:00 pm. Brooklyn Genealogy Club will present The program will be "Research Through the Back Door" presented by Carol Williams

    Monday 18 April 2005 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 "Remembrance of the Japanese WWII Internment and Citizenship." Presented by Carolyn Vigneulle.

    Tuesdays 19 & 26 April and 3 May 2005 Beginning Genealogy Course presented by Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society will be held at Fairview Park Regional Library. For materials fee and registration information see http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohgcgg/class.html

    Tuesday 19 April 2005 12:30 pm British Genealogical Seminar will be presented at Western Reserve Historical Society. Maggie Loughran and Paul Blake will give a presentation aimed at both beginning and intermediate British research. They will discuss the time period of the early 18th century through the 20th century. The basic steps of starting British genealogical research will be covered and the use of the internet will be emphasized.
    Paul Blake is a profession genealogist and researcher. He has authored several books and serves on numerous committees of the Federation of Family History Societies.
    Maggie Loughran is the Administrator for the Federation of Family History Societies and has been chairperson of several local history groups. She regularly contributes articles to genealogical journals and magazines.
    For more information, fees, and registration, contact the registrar, Nancy Leinweber at 440-2576-9245 or chairperson, G. L. Moore at 440-234-7508.

    Thursday 28 April 2005 at 10:00 am will be the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society at Morley Library in Painesville, Ohio. Local Genealogy Computer expert, Bill Haagen will discuss using "Search Engines for Genealogical Gold Mining.

    Saturday 30 Apr 2005 8:30 am to 1:00 pm "Putting Leaves on Your Family Tree," a genealogy conference presented by the Cleveland Ohio Family History Center 25000 Westwood Rd, Westlake, OH 44145.

  • Genealogical Research in Germany - Presented by Betty Franklin
  • Genealogical Research in Italy - Presented by Melva Wandra
  • Searching Military Records
  • Getting Started-How Do I Use the Family History Center? - Presented by Jan Pfleiger
  • Using PAF 5.0 - Beginner and Advanced Sessions - Presented by Dianna Csikos
  • Extra! Extra! Ancestors Exposed in the News
  • Why the WWW? The Role of the Internet in Genealogical Research
  • The Times of Their Lives: Using Timelines to Solve Genealogical Problems - Presented by Gary & Diana Smith
    This three session program is free. To register or for more information, email programFHC@earthlink.net

    Saturday 30 April 2005 10 am - 4 pm East Cleveland Township Cemetery Clean Up Day. Bring garden tools, gloves, and friends for a day of community service. Pack a picnic lunch, beverages will be provided. Sponsored by East Cleveland township Cemetery Foundation. Contact Nancy West at 216-536-7432 or www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuycem/ for more information.

    Sunday 1 May 2005 Sandy Malitz will speak on "Research Before 1850" at the regular meeting of Medina County Genealogical Society.

    Monday 2 May 2005, 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will feature Conservators from the Intermuseum Conservation Association. Topic is "Preserving your Family Treasures: Papers and Objects."

    Monday 2 May 2005 7:30 pm. The program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will feature CVGS member John Dailey discussing "Land Records and the Ohio Surveys." As a professional surveyor, he will bring a special insight and perspective to this important topic involving land records beginning in the 19th century.

    Saturday 7 May 2005 10:00 am Irish Genealogy, an all-day seminar at Western Reserve Historical Society Kyle J. Betit, Professional genealogist, researcher, author and lecturer, will discuss what to do if you only know the county in Ireland and how to locate the place of origin of your Irish ancestors. He will also talk about Irish resources at the Family History Center as well as the use of the Internet. Father Nelson Callaghan, Retired Cleveland Priest and author of Irish Americans and Their Communities of Cleveland, will give an introduction to the Irish here in Cleveland: when did they come and why? Where did they live, what churches and schools did they attend? What banks did they use? How differences of religion affected their lives. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Parking in the WRHS Lot will be ˝ price on the day of the seminar. There is limited food available; we suggest you bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, cost and registration, contact the registrar, Nancy Leinweber at 440-2576-9245 or chairperson, G. L. Moore at 440-234-7508.

    Saturday 7 May 2005 10 am - 4 pm East Cleveland Township Cemetery Clean Up Day. Bring garden tools, gloves, and friends for a day of community service. Pack a picnic lunch, beverages will be provided. Sponsored by East Cleveland twondhip Cemetery Foundation. Contact Nancy West at 216-536-7432 or www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuycem/ for more information.

    Saturday 7 May 2005 A new lineage society, the Cuyahoga County Pioneers, was launched in 2004 for those who can prove descendency from an ancestor residing in Cuyahoga County before 31 December 1850. Host OGS chapter was the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society with Marilyn Carlson serving as chairperson. This chapter will host a banquet for the charter members on May 7, 2005.

    Monday 9 May 2005 - 7:00 PM - Lorain Co. Chapter of OGS - North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville (**Note change in location**) - "Early Catholic Church Records of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese" presented by Christine Krosel, archivist of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese.

    Tuesday 10 May 2005 7:00 pm - Topic at the regular meeting of Geauga Genealogical Society will be "Preparing for a Research Trip" presented by Sandy Malitz. Meeting is in the Bostwick Room at Chardon Library.

    Wednesday 11 May 11 am - 1:30 pm. Western Reserve Historical Society Library presents "Millionaires' Row Behind the Scenes - Servants, Chauffeurs, and Others." Have lunch with your ancestors! Topics include: who were these people and how did they make their homes function, and was your ancestor one of them? For information, nominal fee and registration, call 216-229-7887 or e-mail geno5wr@juno.com.

    Saturday 14 May 2005 9:00 am "GenSmarts Automated Genealogy Research." Jean Hoffman will present this new program that analyzes the holes in your family history and recommends research directions. It works with most major genealogy programs. This is the regular monthly seminar of NEOCAG.

    Sunday 15 May 2005 2:00 pm. Brooklyn Genealogy Club will have its regular business meeting and election of officers.

    Tuesday 17 May 2005 6:30 pm. Lake County Historical Society Spring Dine-Around at the Art Gallery in Willoughby. Program is Willoughby's Heritage and "Heart of Willoughby" Historic District. Contact the society for cost, menu and reservations at 225-8979.

    Tuesday, 17 May 2005 7:00 pm Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc. Cleveland Chapter will meet at Recher Hall, 2075 Recher Avenue, Euclid, Ohio. Program to be announced.

    Friday 20 May 2005 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm Night Owl Prowl at Morley Library in Painesville. Speaker Robert Jerin will discuss naturalization. Come use the computer databases, the beautiful Genealogy and Local History Department, and the full brand new library after hours! Frequent database presentations. For more details, cost, meal choices, registration, see the Lake County Genealogical Society site at www.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs/

    Saturday 21 May 2005 9:30 a.m.: regular CAGG meeting. Morning program: Land Records and Genealogy with John Dailey. Afternoon session is Preparing for a Research Trip with Jean Hoffman.

    Sunday 22 May 2005 2 - 4 pm Cleveland District Round Table will meet at Independence Public Library on Selig Road at 2:00 pm. Jean Barnes will lead the discussion of sharing tips and tricks for our genealogical societies in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties. Send a representaive from your group to share your ideas and learn from other groups. Contact Jean Barnes at 440-243-9263 for more information.

    Thursday May 26, 2005 at 10:00 am will be the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society at Morley Library in Painesville, Ohio. Paul Immel will come from Columbus to share what State Library of Ohio offers genealogists.

    Saturday 28 May 2005 Noon-2 pm. Western Reserve Historical Society will host "Genealogy 101" designed to get the beginner started with the basics. Combination of lecture and optional hands-on research in the WRHS Library. Bring pencil, paper, info about your family. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 229-7887 or e-mail gen05wr@aol.com.

    Saturday 4 June 2005 Noon-3 pm. Western Reserve Historical Society will host "Genealogy 102." Got the basics? It's time to learn about a variety of records. Topics include vital records, cemetery and funeral home records, an introdution to census records as well as additional internet resources. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 283-6451 or e-mail at gen05wr@aol.com.

    Monday 6 June 2005, 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will feature Laura Taxel, author of Cleveland Ethnic Eats, discussing her book and what she has learned about the gastronomic ethnicity of our community.

    Monday 6 June 2005 6:30 pm. The program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will include our annual Dinner Meeting and Installation of Officers. Our featured speaker will be Jana Sloan Broglin, who will present "Hooker's, Crooks, And Kooks: Or Aunt Merle Didn't Run A Boarding House," a light-hearted look at searching for the black sheep in the family, which she will present in costume.

    Tuesday 7 June 2005 7:30 pmPolish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland will hold their meeting at St. Mary's PNC Church. Corner of Broadview Road and Wexford Avenue. The program is "A Brief History of the Tremont Area - Southside." Presented by Walter Wright, Director of Commercial Development - Tremont West Development Corporation.

    Thursday June 9 7:30 pm Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter of OGS will hold their meeting in the Old Town Hall at 18825 Royalton Road (82). The program is unknown at this time.

    Saturday 11 June 2005 9:00 am "Pieces-Parts - What's In That Computer, Anyway?" Bill Haagen will present the main topic showing what a computer is really made of at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

    Saturday 11 June 2005 1:00 - 5:00 pm. "Best Kept Secrets of Painesville - Historic Bus Tour" Join the Cleveland Restoration Society, Lake County Historical Society and the City of Painesville for a bus tour of historic United Methodist Church, Mathews House, Painesvlle Depot, and Evergreen Cemetery. Your trip will include a tour and discussion at each site, refreshments at Veterans Park and entrance ticket to the First Annual Painesville Antique Show. Cynthia Turk will be narrating the cemetery part. Pre-registration required by June 8. For minimal fee and registration call 440-392-5912.

    Monday 13 June 2005 7:00 pm Lorain County Genealogical Society meets at Carlisle Visitor Center of Lorain Co. Metro Parks - 12882 Diagonal Road (off SR 301) - LaGrange, Oh. Wally Huskonen, CGRS, Editor of WRHS Genealogy Bulletin - "Research Grandpa's Neighborhood Using Sanborn Maps".

    Wednesday 15 June 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. Program topic: "The program "News form the Cuyahoga County Archives." Presented by Dr. Judith Cetina. The general public is invited, at no charge. For additional information, call 440-899-9201.

    From 15 June - 15 September 2005, there will be no admission fee to use the East Blvd. complex of the Western Reserve Historical Society. This includes the Library. You still need to deal with parking either on the street (feed meters on weekdays, free on Saturday) or in their lot (rate reduced for the day).

    Saturday 18 June 9:30 a.m.: regular CAGG meeting. Morning Program: Create Your Family Story: Printed, Online or in Pictures with Jean Hoffman. From one page or one picture to "The Book" or photo album, there is a way for each of you to capture the family story that comes alive in your research. Jean will share ideas for creating something special in writing, charts or images to share with family, post online and preserve for the future.
    Afternoon Session: Tips on "Ancestry Library Edition" with Bill Frank or Jean Hoffman. AncestryPlus has been replaced with Ancestry Library Edition as the genealogy database you can use at the library. We'll look at new search features, the improved image viewer and check out an exciting addition to the data: the "Immigration Collection" which features the all new index to New York foreign arrivals from 1851 to 1891.

    Saturday 18 June 2005 10:00 am The Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists monthly Advanced Genealogy Seminar's June meeting will be in Room 3 of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. This free meeting is open to anyone who wants to improve his or her genealogical skills.
    This month we will be discussing two related articles. "The Road Less Traveled: The Power of Indirect Evidence" by Thomas W. Jones in the March, 2005 issue of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, pgs. 21-26.
    The other article is Kathryn P. Torpey's "Assembling and Correlating Indirect Evidence to Identify the Father of Susan Kennedy (1815-1859) of Philadelphia"National Genealogical Society Quarterly 92 (December 2004): 256-268.
    If you cannot locate the Jones article Bob Keener will be happy to fax or e-mail a copy of it to you. Contact him at rkeener@neo.rr.com with "APG Seminar" on the subject line. The other article can be found in the genealogy and local history departments of most libraries, including the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    Monday 20 June 2005 7:00 pm The Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society will hold its meeting at the Fairview Park Library at 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park. The program "Early Medicine Practices on the U.S. Frontier." Presented by Ede Prendergast.

    Tuesday 21 June 2005 8:30 - ~4:00 Free bus trip to Akron Summit County Public Library with Cuyahoga Valley Gen. Society leaving from Independence Civic Center off Selig Road. Library now has death certificates through 1953! E-mail John Stoika at jstoika@juno.com for reservations.

    Saturday, Sunday 25 and 26 June 2005 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Explore Polish Ancestry with Folk Art Show. The largest private collection of Polish religious art will be on display at Polish Heritage Days at the Historic Kirland Visitors Center, 7800 Kirtland-Chardon Road. Entitled "Expressions of Faith: Biblical Folk Sculptures from Poland" is a 120 piece collection of hand-carved linden wood sculptures and painted glass crafted by Polish artisans owned by Walter Whipple of Brigham Young University. Polish ancestor lookups will be available in the LDS databases. Village consisting of restored pioneer store, working sawmill, ashery, home and replica of the first school house built in Kirtland will all be open. For more details, call (440) 256-9805.

    Monday 27 June 2005 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will feature Shirley Wajda, Asst. Professor of American Studies, Kent State University speaking on "The American Home and the American Family from the 18th to the 20th Century." (Note date change.)

    Sign up time now for Wednesday -Sunday October 5-16, 2005. Tour Croatia with Sue and Bob Jerin. Large itinerary of sites and towns. Some genealogy time allowed. Space limited for personalized trip. See brochure at http://www.kollander-travel.com/ For questions contact Bob or Sue at 216-991-2310 or rjerin26@yahoo.com.

    Wednesday 29 June 2005 5:30 to 9:00 pm Lake County Historical Society Spring Dine-Around Progressive Dinner with narrated bus tour between courses at Lake County History Center, Penitentiary Glen and Garfield National Historic Site. Contact the society for cost, menu and reservations at 225-8979.

    Thursday 30 June 2005 at 10:00 am Robert Jerin will be presenting at the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society at Morley Library in Painesville. Topic is "Eastern European Research."

    Thursday 30 June 2005 7:00 -8:30 pm. "What Our Ancestors Did For Recreation" Bainbridge Library. Call Bainbridge Library to register (440) 543-5611.

    Saturday 9 July 2005 9:00 am "Using Your Computer To Publish a Family History" Brent Morgan will present the main topic sharing his experiences creating his recent publication at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

    Monday 11 July 2005 5:30 pm Duck Pond at Carlisle Reservation of Lorain Co. MetroParks - Diagonal Rd. (off SR 301), LaGrange, Oh. Lorain County Genealogical Society Annual Picnic.

    12 July 2005 7:00 pm Regular meeting of the East Group Slovenian Genealogy Society, Euclid Public Library.

    ? July 2005 7:00 pm West Group of Slovenian Genealogy Society will meet at Parma Regional Library.

    Saturday 16 July 2005 12:00 noon "Brickwall Research Strategies," a Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee offering. This hands-on class consists of a lecture and a review of your personal brick wall problem by another researcher. The student will have an assignment prior to the class which MUST be completed and turned in no later than May 14. A packet of information will be sent out at the time of registration. Topics: Creating & testing a hyposthesis, analysis of data, source citation, creating a research plan, additional topics based on the needs of the class.
    Restrictions- Limit 10, Must register no later than March 30.
    For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 283-6451 or e-mail at gen05wr@aol.com.

    Friday 22 July 2005 9:00 am to ~4 pm. Join Cuyahoga Valley Gen. Society for a free bus trip to your choice, either Western Reserve Historical Society or Cleveland Public Library from Independence Civic Center on Selig Road. E-mail John Stoika at jstoika@juno.com for reservations.

    Saturday 23 July 2005 3:00 pm Lorain Co. Chapter of OGS is sponsoring a special fundraiser showing of the comedy hit, "The Foreigner" at the Workshop Players - 44820 Middle Ridge Rd. (East of SR 58) - Amherst, Ohio. - Curtain time: 3:00 pm. - Tickets: [minimal charge] Laugh along as a "foreign" guest at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia becomes the confidant of a devious group of locals who think the guest doesn't speak English!
    For tickets and information contact Margaret at 440-323-5080 or margcheney@aol.com or Jean at 440-949-5167 or atmmom1@aol.com.

    Thursday 28 July 2005 5:30 pm at Painesville Morley Library Meeting Rooms will be a very special family social for the Lake County Genealogical Society. Lacus Venti, a Lake County early music group will perform music through the ages. Participants are asked to bring table service and make a dish from a selection of provided early recipes or bring something an ancestor would have made. It is suggested that you bring your ancestor chart so that you can follow along with the time periods presented. Guests welcome.

    Monday 1 August 2005, 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will feature Pat Gerstner, former Chief Curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center, Case Western Reserve University. Her topic will be "Illness and Medical Care in 19th Century America."

    Saturday 6 August 2005, 10 am to noon Katie Karrick (The Cemetery Lady) will be having a "How to Explore a Cemetery" tour at Lake View Ceemtery. Call for cost and reservation at 216-691-2246.

    Monday 8 August 2005 7:00 pm Carlisle Visitor Center, Lorain Co. Metro Parks, 12882 Diagonal Rd. (off SR301), LaGrange, Oh. - John Earley - "Research at the National Archives".

    Saturday 14 August 2005 9:00 am NEOCAG's Pot Luck Picnic follows the program hosted by Al Schempp. Always delightful, with lots of tips to take home.

    Saturday 14 August 2005 2:00 pm Medina County Chapter OGS will tour Medina County Historical Society John Smart Museum, featuring Tom Hilberg.

    Time to sign up for Salt Lake City Trip. See Dec. 4-11.

    Saturday 17 August 2005 7:00 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS will have their annual picnic.

    Tuesday 23 August 2005 8:30 - ~7:00 pm Ohio Genealogical Society library in Mansfield will be the destination of this bus trip with Cuyahoga Valley Gen. Society. Brown bag lunch. Fee for dinner buffet at Dutch Heritage Family Restaurant. E-mail John Stoika at jstoika@juno.com for reservations and dinner cost.

    Thursday 27 August 2005 Curt Witcher will be speaking on "Your Society Wants YOU! Effective Recruiting Strategies for Genealogical Societies." at the Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Management Seminar, Batavia, OH. Great free seminar for officers of OGS Chapters.

    Monday 29 August 2005 7:00 pm. The regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will feature Christy Wiggins, Genealogy Reference Specialist at Fairview Park Library, speaking on "Genealogy Resources in the Fairview Park Regional Library." (This is the September meeting.)

    Tuesday 6 September 2005 at 7:30 pm, Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland will hold their meeting at St. Mary's PNC Church, corner of Broadview Road and Wexford Avenue. The program is "The Ins and Outs of a Polish Bakery" Presented by Tim Kiedrowski from The Simply Delicious Bakery in Amherst.

    Thursday 8 September 2005 7:30 pm Brent Morgan will present Civil War Military History at the regular meeting of Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS.

    Saturday 10 September 2005 9:00 am NEOCAG's regular meeting will feature Marie Herlevi on "Getting the Most Out of Ancestry Library Edition."

    Saturday 10 September 2005 First Families of Medina County Banquet.

    Saturday 10 September 2005 9:00 am Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS presents "Heritage Quest" with Trina Thomas.

    Saturday 10 & 17 September 2005 1- 4 pm East Cleveland Township Cemetery Foundation presents "Footsteps of the Past," a free self-guided walking tour. Hear the stories of the colorful people who rest in this historical pioneer cemtery on E. 118th St. in University Circle. Interment records will be available for research. Refreshments following in the Chapel. For more info, call 216-536-7432 or visit the web site at www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuycem/

    Monday 12 September 2005 7:00 pm - Lorain County Genealogical Society meets at North Ridgeville Public Library - 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Oh. (*Note location Change*)- Dianne Kauffman - "Civil War Female Spies".

    Monday 12 September 2005 7:30 pm. The program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will be "Genealogical Research Resources at the State Library of Ohio," by Paul Immel, Genealogy Librarian. He will discuss the genealogical and family history holdings of this repository in Columbus and how to use them.

    Tuesday, 13 September 2005 7:00 pm Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc. Cleveland Chapter will meet at Recher Hall, 2075 Recher Avenue, Euclid, Ohio. Program to be announced.

    Saturday 10 September 2005 7:00 pm Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS will feature Trina Thomas on "Learn How to Use Heritage Quest and Ancestry Plus." Porter Public Library, 2733 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

    Tuesday 13 September 2005 7:00 pm The Ohio Chapter of the Slovenian Genealogy Society International will meet at Recher Hall, 20713 Recher Avenue (off East 200th Street), Euclid, Ohio. Jerry Kliot of the North East Ohio Computer Assisted Genealogy Club will be our guest speaker. He will discuss the computer and how it can be used to make researching our heritage more successful.

    Tuesday 13 September 2005 6:00 pm Lake County Historical Society presents a historic Dine-Around Dinner at Madison Country Club, 6131 Chapel Road, Madison, Ohio. The program will be "Madison's Amazing Historic District" presented by living history characters from the Madison Historical Society. Madison has more historic homes on the National Register than any other Ohio county. Contact Lake County Historical Society at 440-255-8979 for cost and reservations.

    Tuesday 13 September 2005 7:00 pm Geuaga Co. Genealogical Society meeting topic will be "Voices from the Past - You've Got Mail!" Session on Solving Difficult Research Problems Using Queries & Mailing Lists is hands-on. Bring information about5 your family so you are prepared to writ a query.

    Saturday 17 September 2005 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Computer Assisted Genealogy - Cleveland Group meets Morning Program: "Members Share Their Genealogy Projects," moderated by Jean Hoffman -- Members and guests, bring your latest genealogy project, from one page or one picture to "The Book" or photo album, or any items you've put together to share with family. We'll be an inspiration to each other with our charts, reports, family group sheets, scrapbooks, web sites and other goodies. We'll also explore ways to organize family data.
    Afternoon Session: "Google Earth, a Satellite Image Program," with Bill Frank -- The free version of this program is exciting to use and has a feature to please genealogists by allowing overlay of maps, such as plat maps. Find your home or the land of your ancestor. Other satellite image programs are available such as World Wind, but we'll look at the new one from Google.

    Saturday 17 September 2005 10:00 am at Eastlake Library will be "Genealogy: Naturalization" by Robert Jerin, a specialist in Croatian genealogy. He will discuss and demonstrate how to search for naturalization records for all nationalities.

    Saturday 17 June 2005 10:00 am The Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists monthly Advanced Genealogy Seminar's Sept meeting will be in a meeting room of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. This free meeting is open to anyone who wants to improve his or her genealogical skills. The article chosen for the September 17, 2005 discussion appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 2005. It is titled "Tracking a Loner on the Move: J. W. Parberry Exposed by the Genealogical Proof Standard" beginning on page 94.

    Sunday 18 September 2005 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club will meet at Brooklyn Library to hear Pat Gerstner on "Illness and Medical Care in the 19th Century."

    Monday 19 September 2005 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 - Sharing our genealogical finds this past spring and summer."

    Tuesday 20 September 2005 7-8:30 pm "Brickwall Strategies" including overlooked resources, timelines, research and organization tips and more. Place: Middlefield Library. To register, call Middlefield Library (440) 632-1916.

    Wednesday 21 September 2005 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. Program topic: "Learn to use Heritage Quest and AncestryPlus," featuring Trina Thomas, Porter Public Librarian, For additional information, call 440-899-9201.

    Thursday 22 September 2005 7-8:30 pm. "Getting the Most Out of Ancestry & Heritage Quest" with Sandy Malitz at Geauga West Library. To register, call Geauga West Library (440) 729-4250.

    Saturday 24 September 2005 Noon-2 pm. Western Reserve Historical Society will host "Genealogy 101" designed to get the beginner started with the basics. Combination of lecture and optional hands-on research in the WRHS Library. Bring pencil, paper, info about your family. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 229-7887 or e-mail gen05wr@aol.com.

    Monday 26 September 2005 8:30 - ~8 pm State Library of Ohio in Columbus will host and provide a tour for Cuyahoga Valley Gen. Society and interested guests. Free bus from Independence Civic Center on Selig Road. Brown bag lunch. Fee for dinner buffet at Dutch Heritage Family Restaurant. E-mail John Stoika at jstoika@juno.com for reservations and dinner cost.

    Thursday 29 September 2005 10:00 am will be the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society at 10:00 am at Morley Library in Painesville. Cheryl McClellan will hold a hands-on workshop on "Nineteenth Century Penmanship."

    Saturday 1 October 2005 Noon-3 pm. Western Reserve Historical Society will host "Genealogy 102." Got the basics? It's time to learn about a variety of records. Topics include vital records, cemetery and funeral home records, an introdution to census records as well as additional internet resources. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 283-6451 or e-mail at gen05wr@aol.com.

    Saturday 1 October 2005 Myths, Legends & Graveyard Tours by Lake County Historical Society will feature Willoughby Stories. Fully narrated 2.5 hour tour into some of Lake County's most intriguing places, meet some of the county's most famous dearly departed. Brush up on your Victorian burial techniques and practices. Rustic barn dinner included. Series of three Saturday trips. #1 of a series of three Saturday trips. Call 440-255-7978 for departure times, cost and reservations.

    Saturday 1 October 2005 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. at James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning North Centeral State College Shelby Campus. Ohio Genealogical Soicety's Inaugural Fall Seminar Featuring Cyndi Howells, owner and Webmaster of Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. Topics will be "Googling for Grandma," Internet Communications Depot" & Planting Your Family Tree Online." There will be a post conference reception and OGS library in Mansfield will be open 5-8 pm. Contact OGS for cost and reservations at ogs@ogs.org or visit the website at www.ogs.org.

    Monday 3 October 2005 7-8 pm at Morley meeting rooms. Family History Month at Morley Library in Painesville, co sponsored by the library, Lake County Genealogical Society and Lake County Historical Society. Dave Kramz will present "Little Mountain Hotels."

    Monday 3 October 2005 7:30 pm. The program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will be "Do's and Don't's of Deed Research," by Wally Huskonen" Deeds and other land records can yield a wealth of genealogical information. Because deeds are used to transfer property from one owner to another, they have been recorded in county courthouses since county governments were formed. Some counties are putting their deeds on-line in searchable databases.

    Monday 3 October 2005 7:00 pm. John Dailey, retired surveyor, will present "Ohio History and Land Records" at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

    Wednesday -Sunday 5-16 October 2005. Tour Croatia with Sue and Bob Jerin. Large itinerary of sites and towns. Some genealogy time allowed. Space limited for personalized trip. See brochure at http://www.kollander-travel.com/ For questions contact Bob or Sue at 216-991-2310 or rjerin26@yahoo.com.

    Saturday 8 October 2005 9:00 am NEOCAG's Tenth Anniversary Celebration. Luther Olson will host the festivities revisiting ten years of computer genealogy history and stories of our organization. Come join the fun.

    Saturday 8 October 2005 Myths, Legends & Graveyard Tours by Lake County Historical Society will feature Painesville Tales. Fully narrated 2.5 hour tour into some of Lake County's most intriguing places, meet some of the county's most famous dearly departed. Brush up on your Victorian burial techniques and practices. Rustic barn dinner included. Series of three Saturday trips. #2 of a series of three Saturday trips.Call 440-255-7978 for departure times, cost and reservations.

    Monday 10 October 2005 7-8 pm at Morley Library meeting rooms in Painesville. Family History Month at Morley Library, co sponsored by the library, Lake County Genealogical Society and Lake County Historical Society. Karon Tomlinson will speak on "Country Estates of Cleveland Men." These wonderful places are or were in Lake County.

    Monday 10 October 2005 7:00 pm Carlisle Visitor Center - 12882 Diagonal Rd. (off SR301), LaGrange, Oh. - 7:00PM - General Meeting of Lorain County Genealogical Society.

    Tuesday 11 October 2005 7:00 pm. Database Coordinator, Louise Kloss will be teaching how HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition can help you in your search for your family tree. Attending this presentation will allow you to sign up for one of our hands-on workshops. At Morley Library meeting room at 184 Phelps St., Painesville. Reservation required at Third Floor Reference Desk or online at www.morleylibrary.org.

    Thursday 13 October 2005 7:30 pm. Marilyn Thompson will present "Identifying old photos by clues in the costumes and hair styles" at the regular meeting of Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS.

    Saturday 15 October 2005 Myths, Legends & Graveyard Tours by Lake County Historical Society will feature Kirtland. Fully narrated 2.5 hour tour into some of Lake County's most intriguing places, meet some of the county's most famous dearly departed. Brush up on your Victorian burial techniques and practices. Rustic barn dinner included. #3 of a series of three Saturday trips. Call 440-255-7978 for departure times, cost and reservations.

    Saturday 15 October 2005 9 a.m. Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland has it's regular meeting.
    Morning Session: "Internet Sites That Make Immigration Searching Easier," with Jack R. Braverman
    The presentation centers on a number of Internet sites that make genealogical searches easier. Additionally, recent improvements of well-know sites will be covered. For example, soon after the Ellis Island site went online, Stephen Morse, who is something of a genius at programming and intensely interested in genealogy, realized that the contract company that developed the software overlooked many opportunities that could make searching easier. Furthermore, the complexity of Eastern European names in their various spellings and sounds came to be seen as a huge hole in the software. Morse then began his own site which linked to the Ellis Island site, but, before it did, his "front end" program allowed for more intelligent search techniques, and, also, for language differences. At first, his site was centered on Jewish names from Eastern Europe. Later the flexibility and techniques came to be of use to any other ethnic group. Time permitting, improvements to the Port of Hamburg Emigration site will be discussed, as will a few others.
    Afternoon Session: More on Finding Passenger Lists Online, with Jean Hoffman. We'll continue to look at Internet sites for passenger lists, such as Castle Garden, alternate records available through Ancestry Library Edition and how to order copies of passenger lists from the National Archives online.

    Saturday 15 November 2005 7:00 pm The Ohio Chapter of the Slovenian Genealogy Society International will meet at Recher Hall, 20713 Recher Avenue (off East 200th Street), Euclid, Ohio. Program to be announced.

    Sunday 16 November 2005 2:00 pm Brooklyn Gen. Club meets at Brooklyn Library. Roger Marble will present "Digging Up Your Roots With Land Records."

    Monday 17 October 2005 7-8:30 pm "Genealogy Boot Camp" Part 1 at Geauga West Library. Limit 12 people. Bring information about your family. Topics: getting organized, recording information, interviewing family members, home sources, source citation. There is a small internet component. Students need to be comfortable searching the internet. To register, call Geauga West Library (440) 729-4250.

    Monday 17 October 2005 7-8 pm at Morley Library (Painesville) meeting rooms. Family History Month at Morley Library, co sponsored by the library, Lake County Genealogical Society and Lake County Historical Society. Karon Tomlinson will present "Women of Lake County."

    Wednesday 19 October 2005 11 am to 1:30 pm "Lunch With Your Ancestors" exploring genealogy and local history resources housed at Western Reserve Historical Society 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland OH 44106 at University Circle. Bring a brown bag lunch. Subject is Cleveland Neighborhoods. Topics include ethnic groups which settled in Cleveland and their records at WRHS. For fees, registration or more information, contact Roger Ellsworth (216) 229-7887 or gen05wr@aol.com.

    Saturday 22 October 2005 WHAT: Annual Tri-C-GO Seminar: Unlocking the Doors to Your Genealogical Research
    WHEN: Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
    Registration: 9:00 a.m. - Seminar: 9:15 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
    WHERE: Fairview Park Regional Library, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio
    TOPICS AND SPEAKERS: 9:30 a.m. - An Archives Volunteer by Donald Kozlowski, a volunteer at the Cuyahoga County Archives.
    10:30 a.m. - DNA and Your Research Part I by Dr. J. M. Freed, Ph.D.
    11:30 a.m. - Lunch - bring a brown bag or go to one of the local restaurants
    1:00 p.m. - DNA and Your Research Part II by Dr. J. M. Freed, Ph.D.
    2:00 p.m. - Jammie Genealogy by Lorraine Newsone and Friends. See how much fun you can have doing research from home.
    Click here for more information!

    Saturday, 22 October - 5:30pm Lorain County Genealogical Society Annual Banquet and Induction of First Family and Settlers Candidates - First United Methodist Church - on the Square - Wellington. Reservations are required.

    Monday 24 October 2005 7-8 pm at Morley meeting rooms. Family History Month at Morley Library, co sponsored by the library, Lake County Genealogical Society and Lake County Historical Society. Cheryl McClellan will present "Tessie the Time Traveler," with some historical mystery items to indentify.

    Monday 24 October 2005 7:00 pm will be the regular meeting of the East Cuyahoga Genelaogical Society. Elissa Scalise Powell, Genealogy Specialist, will present "Sailing into the Sunset: Tips on Finding your Ancestors." (Note date change.)

    Thursday October 27, 2005 10:00 am will be the regular meeting of the Lake County Genealogical Society at Morley Library in Painesville. John Dailey, professional surveyor, will discuss "Ohio Land Records and the Surveys."

    Saturday 29 October 29 2005 10am - 2 pm. "Genealogy Boot Camp" Part 2 at Chardon Library. Limit 15 people. If you are familiar with pedigree charts, family group sheets, source citation, you do not need to take Part 1. Topics: vital records, cemetery & funeral home records, census records as well as internet sources. There is an internet component to this class. Students need to be comfortable searching the internet. Bring information about your family and a brown bag lunch. To register, call Chardon Library (440) 285-7601.

    Saturday 5 November 2005 12:00 noon "Immigration & Naturalization Records," a Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee offering. Topics: Locating place of origin using naturalization records, passenger lists, etc. For fee, reservations, contact Roger Ellsworth at (216) 283-6451 or e-mail at gen05wr@aol.com.

    Monday 7 November 2005 7:30 pm. The program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will be "Searching for Your Ancestors at Ellis Island," by Robert Jerin. Our speaker will share tips for finding immigrants on the database of www.ellisisland.org. An experienced researcher in Eastern Europe, He is affiliated with the Croatian Heritage Museum, Eastlake, Ohio.

    Thursday 10 November 2005 7:30 pm The regular meeting of the Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS will feature Shelvey Madama speaking on "Land records and probate."

    Saturday, 12 November 2005 9:00 am "Finding Your Family with DNA - or - What DNA Can Do for You" will be speaker Cole Waite's topic at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

    Sunday, November 13, 2005 No meeting of the Geauga County Genealogical Society. Next Meeting is on January 8, 2006.

    Monday, November 14 - 7:00pm - North Ridgeville Branch of the Lorain Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Road (East of SR 83), North Ridgeville, Ohio. - Lorain County Genealogical Society is presenting Christie Wiggins, Genealogy Reference Librarian for the Fairview Park Regional Library who will give an overview of the genealogical holdings at the library.

    Tuesday, 15 November 2005 7:00 pm Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc. Cleveland Chapter will meet at Recher Hall, 2075 Recher Avenue, Euclid, Ohio. Program to be announced.

    Wednesday, 16 November 2005, 6:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West, OGS Chapter Meeting. Program at 7:00 p.m.: Genealogical Roundtable Discussion.

    Thursday 17 November 2005 10:00 am will be the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society at Morley Library in Painesville. Wally Huskonen will present "Dos and Don'ts of Deed Research."

    Saturday, November 19, 2005. The Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists is sponsoring an Advanced Genealogy Discussion Group. [See the requirements for these groups at the Chapter's link at the left.]

    Each participant is requested to read several times, in advance of the meeting, the article titled "Problematic Parents and Potential Offspring: The Example of Nathan Brown" beginning on page 85 in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 1991.

    To register, or for any questions, contact Donna Gruber at djg@bright.net or call (419) 846-3533.

    Saturday 19 November 2005 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Computer Assisted Genealogy - Cleveland Group meets Morning Program: "Adventure in Chatting" with Lorraine Newsome and Holly Timm -- Ever wish you could talk to that cousin that just found you through your website on the internet? Miss your "sister" whose husband got transferred out of state? What if you wanted to share your latest grandbaby with friends out of town? All of these things can be done through the magic of Internet Chat programs. Join Holly Timm (via chat from Florida) and Lorraine Newsome as they demonstrate some of the different chats that are now available. Explored will be mIRC (an internet relay chat program), and other instant messenger programs that are available for free.
    Afternoon Session: "Online Info and Indexes" with Jean Hoffman -- Record accessibility has greatly changed in response to security concerns. We’ll look at internet sites to learn what is available, to whom, from what agency and the cost. There are some alternate sources too. Then we’ll look at some of the many sites that index records, both free and subscription.

    Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 2:00 pm - African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meeting at Maple Heights Library, Maple Heights, Ohio. Will include tips on purchasing a computer and research workshops for beginner and intermediate groups.

    Thursday 1 December 2005 at 7:00 pm "Searching Genealogy Databases" will be at Willoughby Library. Discover Ancestry.com and local genealogy databases.

    Sunday December 4 to 11, 2005 Salt Lake City trip to the Family History Library, world's largest genealogy collection. Join Lake County Genealogical Society for this week-long research and learning experience with a large group of professionals for your personal assistance. See more information at www.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs/

    Monday 5 December 2005, 7:00 p.m. Holiday Gathering of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will have special guest John Logue as Eliot Ness from WRHS Timeslider Theater Troupe. Place is changed to St. Bartholomew Church, SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village. Bring an hors d'oevre, or dessert to share.

    Monday, December 5, 2005, 7:30 PM. The program at the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, at the Independence Civic Center Willow Room , 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH will be "Polish Christmas Customs." Mitchell Viena and the Piast Polish Folk Dancers will demonstrate in music and dance, various Polish traditions. Mr. Viena's collection of rustic to elaborate Polish nativity sets will also be described and displayed.

    Thursday 8 December 2005 7:30 pm The regular meeting of Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS will be a session of "Group Sharing." Bring a family artifact or story to share.

    Saturday, 10 December 2005 9:00 am "Follow Your Ancestor's Migrations with Google Earth" will be speaker Luther Olson's topic at the regular meeting of NEOCAG.

    Monday, December 12 2005- 7:00pm - Lorain County Genealogical Society - at The Hickories, Lorain County Historical Society, 509 Washington Avenue, Elyria, Ohio. - Election of President and Secretary - Program: Bring your favorite ornament and share it's special history!

    Wednesday, 21 December 2005, 6:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West, OGS Annual Holiday Gathering plus Election of Officers. Bring a snack to share.



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