Cleveland District Round Table

Archived Activities


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Activities of Genealogical Interest


Monday 7 January 2008 7:30 pm Mr. James Skelly, a member of the Canadian Historical Society and a family Historian will present "Canada's Favorite Winter Sport... Genealogy" at the regular meeting of Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Mr. Skelly has done extensive research using Canadian and Irish genealogy web sites and has made more than 30 genealogical research trips to Canada. His presentation will show the great amount of genealogical history available to us just across our Northern border.

Tuesday 8 January 2008 7:00 pm Geauga Genealogical Society meets at the Bostwick Room. "Finding Families on 30 Minutes a Day" Speaker will be Rachel Hartman.

Saturday 12 January 2008 9:00 - 12:30 pm NEOCAG will have speaker Paul Studly discuss "RootsMagic." Lois Wheeler will discuss "Why Use Newspapers."

Saturday 12 January 2008 9:30 am Wallace Huskonen will present "Utilizing GPS for your Genealogy" at Hudson Genealogy Study Group meeting.

Sunday 13 January 2008 1:30 pm "Researching Land Records From Your Living Room" by John Dailey will be at the meeting of Medina County Chapter OGS.

Monday 14 January 2008 7:00 pm - Lorain County Chapter OGS presents: Jim Hieb -author of "Sandstone Center of the World." He discusses the history and current update on the many quarries in Lorain County.

Wednesday 15 January 2008 7:00-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS Installation of Officers and Annual New Yearís Resolution Roundtable Discussion.

Saturday 19 January 2008 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will offer "Brick Walls & Book Reports" under the directon of Gwen Mayer.

Saturday 19 January 2008 9:30 am-2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland's Morning Program: "You Can Find It Here In One Step at stevemorse.org" by John Stoika. Afternoon Session: "More on One Step" with John Stoika.

Sunday 20 January 2008 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club meets at 2:00 P.M. at the Brooklyn Branch Library. Program will be "Researching Land Records" by John Dailey

Wednesday 23 January 2008 - 7:00 pm at Solon Branch Cuyahoga Co. Public Library. "Highlighting the New Hungarian Genealogical Society Website". Useful websites for doing research in Eastern Europe as well as in the United States will be presented and explored as members show links that have been added to HGS's new website at www.hungariangensocietycleveland.org

Thursday 31 January 2008 11:30 am Sandy Malitz will speak at Lake County Genealogical Society's annual luncheon on "Early Immigration and Passenger Lists." Bring tableware and dish to share.

Monday 4 February 2008 7:30 pm - "Welcome to Grandma's Parlor: The American Home from the early 19th to the mid 20th century" presented by Dr. Terrence Uber, Assistant Professor-Interior Design Program, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State University. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 4 February 2008 7:30 pm - The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will present Christine Krosel who will speak on "Early Catholic Cemetery Records in Cuyahoga County". Guests are always welcomed. Refreshments served.

Wednesday 6 February 2008 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS offers a free Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Saturday 9 February 2008 9:00 am -12:30 pm Norm Henke will encourage and share tips for your "Computer Tune-up Day!" at the regular meeting of NEOCAG. Jan Shergalis will present second session "Photographing Your Extended Family for Genealogy Part One: Great Group Portraits" for photographing at family reunions and other events.

Saturday 9 February 2008 9:30 am Carey Steele will present "Researching Ancestors involved with the Underground Railroad" at the meeting of the Hudson Genealogy Study Group.

Sunday 10 February 2008 1:30 pm "How to Research at the County Archives - A Volunteer's Insight" by Don Kozlowski may be heard at the Medina County Chapter OGS. This program describes how to find those elusive records at the Cuyahoga County Archives.

Monday 11 February 2008 7:00 pm "Alternative Internet Search Engines" presented by Sandee Ruth, Computer Specialist for the Lorain Public Library. Sandee will present an overview of a variety of search engines for genealogical research as well as hints to get the most out of Internet searching. This is the regular meeting of Lorain Co. Chapter OGS.

Tuesday 12 February 2008 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets. "Using Timelines to Move Your Research Forward" Speaker will be Sandra Beane.

Friday 15 February 2008 Hudson Genealogy Study Group will hold a Lock In with Gwen Mayer presenting "Great Genealogy Databases."

Saturday 16 February 2008 8:30 am 12th Annual Family History Jamboree sponsored by The Dayton Ohio Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an all day workshop open to the public. Location is 901 E. Whipp Rd., Centerville, OH. Attendees may select up to six one hour classes out of a list of about 20 from beginner to advanced topics. Space is limited and advance registration is requested. Watch www.fhj1.org for class and registration info.

Saturday 16 February 2008 9:30 am- 2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland meets. Morning Program: Podcasts, Videos & MP3 Players for Genealogy with Jean Hoffman. Afternoon Program: GEDCOM: Ins and Outs of Our Ancestors with Jean Hoffman.

Sunday 17 February 2008 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club meets at the Brooklyn Branch Library. Program will be "Cleveland's Woodland Cemetery" by Michelle Day

Monday 18 February 2008 6:30 p.m Video Tape "The Many Faces of Old Glory" by Vane Scott, former Co-Founder & General Manager of Colonial Flag Co., Coshocton, OH will be shown at the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society meeting, Fairview Park Library, 21255 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, OH, Room A.

Wednesday 20 February 2008 7:00-8:45 p.m.- Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS at Westlake Porter Public Library. Jim Denham and John Noble share favorite genealogical websites. Bring questions or add to their list.

Wednesday 27 February 2008 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.- CROATIAN GENEALOGY TRIP - Member Rosemary Balaszs will share the genealogical information she acquired from relatives in Croatia on a previous trip to that country following regular meeting of the Hungarian Genealogical Society at the Solon Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway, Solon Ohio.

Thursday 28 February 2008 10:00 am Lake County Historical Society speaker, Dale Craig will present "Moving from Place to Place and the Treasures You May Find" at the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society.

Monday 3 March 2008 7:30 pm - Gary Smith, will cover LDS web sites the availability of records and how to access them. Guests are always welcomed at Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society. Refreshments served.

Wednesday 5 March 2008 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS offers a free Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Thursday 6 March 2008 7:30 pm "Textile Conservation: Preserving your Family's Treasured Textiles" will be presented by Nicole Hayes, Field Services Officer, Intermuseum Conservation Association at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 8 March 2008 9:00 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Cynthia Turk plans to discuss FamilySearch Indexing, the process of indexing all the genealogical records in the LDS collection for public use. Second session will be "Photographing Your Extended Family for Genealogy Part 2, Great Individual Portraits" with Jan Shergalis. CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Sorry!

Saturday 8 March 2008 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will have their regular meeting with the topic, "U.S. Census Bureau"

Sunday 9 March 2008 1:30 pm Medina Co. Chapter OGS will have a tour of the newly remodeled Medina Public Library by Kathy Petras. Guests are always welcome. Meet at Medina Public Library.

Monday 10 March 2008 7:00 pm Matthew Weisman presents "History of Lorain Shipbuilding and Early Shipbuilding Pioneers of Lorain County; 200 Years of Shipbuilding Industry and Commerce on the Black River" at Lorain Co. Chapter OGS.

Tuesday 11 March 2008 7:00 pm Geauga Genealogical Society will meet at Bostwick Room, Chardon Library. "Road Trips Off the Beaten Path" Speaker will be Sarah Prueter.

Saturday 15 March 2008 9:30 am- 2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland meets. Morning Session: The Impact Of Surveying On Our Ancestors and Us with John Dailey. Afternoon Program: Afternoon Session: Evidence: What's the Big Deal? with Jean Hoffman. Check out the new book from Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace.

Saturday 15 March 2008 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will have the topic "Searching Blogs for Genealogical Information" by Amy Harmon, reference Librarian at HLHS.

Sunday 16 March 2008 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club meets at the Brooklyn Branch Library. "Preparing a Lineage Society Application" will be presented by Wally Huskonen

Wednesday 19 March 2008 7:00-8:45 p.m.- Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS at Westlake Porter Public Library. Jon Thompson, retired English and History teacher for Westlake City Schools will present "The Civil War Letters and Diary of Private Alfred Weedon..

Saturday 22 March 2008 12:00 -3:00 pm The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society presents their Genealogical Institute. Title is "Exploring Family History," for the person new to tracing roots. Topics include getting organized, research process, charts & forms, intro to U.S. Federal census, source citation, WRHS Library, selected websites. For fees and registration form contact Roger Ellsworth at arby69@sbcgobal.net.

Wednesday 26 March 2008 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY WEBSITE - Member Mary Uray will demonstrate how to use the Family History Library's website to locate vital records for Central and Eastern European research following regular meeting of the Hungarian Genealogical Society at the Solon Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway, Solon Ohio.

Thursday 27 March 2008 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will enjoy a workshop, "Platting Metes and Bounds Property Descriptions" with Robert Keener. Bring a protractor.

Saturday 29 March 2008 10am-12pm Enhancing Your Family Search With Heritage Quest will be presented at Willowick Library, 263 E 305 St., Willowick 44095. Call 440-943-4151 to reserve a spot.

Wednesday 2 April 2008 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS offers a free Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Saturday 5 April 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society presents World War II Family History Research Seminar. Dr. John Grabowski will speak on "Your Family in War Time, The Home Front" Scott M. Forsythe of the National Archives in Chicago will speak to "A Potpourri of World War II Family History Resources" His three presentations will cover draft, enlistment, service records, national cemeteries, Department of Veteran Affairs records, unit histories, Blue Star Mothers, POW records, Federal civilian employees, online resources, and more. For fees and registration form contact Nancy Leinweber at nanbwl@juno.com or call 440-205-1942.

Saturday 5 April 2008 9:30 am John Franklin will present "Transportation History-From Foot to Flight" at the meeting of the Hudson Genealogy Study Group.

Monday 7 April 2008 7:30 pm- "The Great Lakes Exposition of 1936" will be presented by Rebecca McFarland, Community Relations Coordinator, Euclid Public Library at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 12 April 2008 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Alan Rabe of the Kirtland and Solon Family History Centers will present "Family History Center Resources," including the databases to which they subscribe. Join us for this monthly NEOCAG meeting.

Monday 14 April 2008 7:00 pm "Your Ancestor in the Military" presented by Brent Morgan. Brent's program is a look at web sites on the internet covering major wars and military conflicts of our country starting with King Phillip's War and ending with the War on Terrorism. Helpful hints in finding information on the wars in which our ancestors participated. Regular meeting of the Lorain County Chapter OGS.

Wednesday 16 April 2008 7:00-8:45 p.m. - Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS at Westlake Porter Public Library. Show and Tell: Bring a photo or keepsake of an ancestor and tell us about that person.

Thursday-Saturday 17-19 April 2008 Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference Sheraton Hotel/Conference Center Cincinnati, Ohio. "Navigating the Past, Charting a Course for Your Family Tree." See www.ogs.org for booklet and registration.

Saturday 19 April 2008 9:30 am- 2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland meets. Morning Session: "Photographing Your Extended Family for Genealogy" with Jan Shergalis. Afternoon Session: "Power Researching," with John Stoika.

Sunday 20 April 2008 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club meets at the Brooklyn Branch Library. Topic will be "Researching your German Roots" By Lorraine Newsome.

Now til 17 May 2008 Photography exhibit entries: The Ohio Cemetery Alliance is sponsoring a photography exhibit/contest. Entries of photos taken in any Ohio cemetery within the last 2 years must be received by May 17. 2008. For specific details check out our website at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohca The opening reception and announcement of prize winners will take place at Fairview Park Regional Library July 14, 2008. Selected photographs will be on exhibit until August 15, 2008.

Wednesday 23 April 2008 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. - SEARCHING THE ELLIS ISLAND DATABASE - Genealogist Bob Jerin will show how to utilize Stephen Morse's One-Step Webpages to locate ancestors on the Ellis Island Database following regular meeting of the Hungarian Genealogical Society at the Solon Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway, Solon Ohio.

Thursday 24 April 2008 10:00 am Tom Neel, director of the Ohio Genealogical Society Library will speak at the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society. His topic will be "Township and Village Records: An Overlooked Source for Genealogy."

Friday, Saturday 25/26 April 2008 Hudson Genealogy Study Group will host a potential National Archives Field Trip to Washington D.C. or Chicago. Contact Nancy Brock

Saturday 26 April 2008 8:30 a.m. - about 2:30 p.m. Westlake, OH - The Cleveland Ohio Family History Center is sponsoring a free genealogy conference at 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake, OH 44145, inside the Church where the FHC is located. This multi-track conference will include a workshop for those new to genealogy, plus a full slate of in-depth seminars for more experienced attendees. Click here for more information.

Saturday 26 April 2008 12:00 -3:00 pm The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society presents their Genealogical Institute. Topic is "Records of Death - More than Meets the Eye." Topics include death records, cemetery and funeral home records, obituaries, newspapers, and census records. For fees and registration form contact Roger Ellsworth at arby69@sbcgobal.net.

Thursday 1 May 2008 7:30 pm- "The Other Censuses: Non-Population Schedules" will be presented by Robert Keener, professional genealogical researcher, lecturer, OGS trustee, Past-President of Great Lakes Chapter APG, and Adjunct Professor of History at The University of Akron. Regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 3 May 2008 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 2:00 pm Three genealogy programs will be held at the Fairview Park Branch Library of Cuyahoga County Public Library that will entertain and educate. Start the day at 10:00 with a beginner's genealogy class. Between 11:30 and 1:30 experience genealogy, Roadshow style, when youíll have the opportunity to speak with local experts who will apply their advice and experience to your brickwall! At 2:00, local author, historian and genealogist, Vicki Blum Vigil will speak about her new book, Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols & Stories. Attend all three programs or choose one program and leave time for personal research. To register contact the Fairview Park Branch at 440-333-4700.

Saturday 3 May 2008 10:00 am - 12 noon "How to Start Your family Tree" learn the basics of researching your family using HeritageQuest, Ancestry library Edition and other popular genealogy websites. At Eastlake Public Library. Please sign up in advance at the library - 440-942-7880.

Saturday 3 May 2008 12:00 -3:00 pm The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society presents their Genealogical Institute. Title is "Exploring Family History," for the person new to tracing roots. Topics include getting organized, research process, charts & forms, intro to U.S. Federal census, source citation, WRHS Library, selected websites. For fees and registration form contact Roger Ellsworth at arby69@sbcgobal.net.

Sunday 4 May 2008 1:00 - 4:00 pm Trolley Tour of Clevelandís Lesser Known Cemeteries. Vicki Blum Vigil, author of Northeast Ohio Cemeteries, will be guiding this Lolly the Trolly tour of five small cemeteries including the Berger Cemetery (Parma); True Loving Kindness Cemetery (Brooklyn); Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost Cemetery (Brooklyn), Jesuit Retreat House (Parma); Polish National Catholic Cemetery (Parma), and Workerís Circle Cemetery (Parma). She will include burial customs and stories of some of the interesting folks buried in these little known cemeteries. For fee and reservations, contact Trolley Tours of Cleveland, 216-771-4484.

Sunday 4 May 2008 1:30 pm "Female Civil War Spies" will be presented by Dianne Kauffman at the regular meeting of Medina County Chapter OGS at Medina Public Library. Guests are always welcome.

Wednesday 7 May 2008 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS offers a free Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Saturday 10 May 2008 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will have Gwen Mayer present "Down on the Farm-Agricultural Records for Genealogists" at their meeting.

Saturday 10 May 2008 9:00 am - 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Cynthia Turk plans to discuss FamilySearch Indexing, the process of indexing all the genealogical records in the LDS collection for public use. Second session will be "Photographing Your Extended Family for Genealogy Part 2, Great Individual Portraits" with Jan Shergalis. Both of these topics were cancelled in March for the snow, so here is a second chance!

Monday 12 May 2008 7:00 pm - Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D presents "Talking to your Ancestors Family, Friends, & Neighbors: Cluster Genealogy" - New techniques and strategies using non-direct family sources to locate your family members. Visitors welcome at Lorain Co. Chapter OGS meeting.

Tuesday 13 May 2008 7:00 pm "Agricultural Schedules: The Other Census" will be the topic at the meeting of Geauga County Genealogical Society. Speaker will be Gwen Mayer, archivist of the Hudson Historical Society. Chardon Public Library, 110 E Park St., Chardon, Ohio in the Bostwick Room. Guests are welcome! You can learn a lot about the farmers in your family! For further information contact Jan Began 440-729-4237 or Amy Kenneley 440-729-3835.

14-17 May 2008 National Genealogical Society Annual Conference will be in Kansas City Missouri.

Saturday 17 May 2008 9:30 am- 2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland meets. Morning Program: Smart Searching: Strategies Toward Breakthrough with Jean Hoffman. Afternoon Session: Word Processing for Genealogists, with Jean Hoffman

Sunday 18 May 2008 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club meets at the Brooklyn Branch Library. The progam will be "Visiting the LDS Library in Salt Lake City Utah" by Rick Vigneulle.

Sunday 18 May 2008 2-4 pm Meeting of the Cleveland District RoundTable will be held at Independence Senior Center behind the Library. This is a discussion for the leadership of any genealogical organization in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Medina counties. Representatives from any group welcome.

Monday 19 May 2008 7:00 pm Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society offers "Genealogy and the High School Student" by Tim Clark and select members of 20th Century American History Class, Westlake High School. See how he helps encourage the study of genealogy by young people.

Wednesday 21 May 2008 7:00-8:45 p.m.- Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS at Westlake Porter Public Library. Genealogist Dr. George Schweitzer video on "Migration Routes and Settlement Patterns 1607-1890."

Friday 23 May 2008 Reservations due for Cuyahoga Pioneers and Settlers Banquet. See June 6.

Thursday 29 May 2008 10:00 am Alan Rabe will speak at the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society. He will share "Resources at the Family History Center" including their new subscription databases.

Saturday 31 May 2008 Second meeting of the Cleveland area PIP (Pointers in Person) of POINT (Pursuing Our Italian Names Together) will be held at Alta House in Little Italy. For more information contact Tom Cirincione at tomcir@yahoo.com.

Saturday 31 May 2008 9:30 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will have their Annual Meeting & Election. Tim Pinnick will present "Coal Minning Dust in Your Veins."

Monday 2 June 2008 7:30 pm - "Shipping and Shipwrecks on the Great Lakes" will be presented by Carrie Sowden, Archaeological Director of the Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center of The Great Lakes Historical Society at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 4 June 2008 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS offers a free Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Friday 6 June 2008 5:30 pm Cuyahoga Pioneers & Settlers Buffet Banquet Induction Ceremony will be held at the Colony Room - Student Union, Baldwin Wallace College, 120 E Grand St., Berea, OH. Reservations with $22 to Carol Williams, Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS, 19176 Wheelers Ln., Strongsville, OH 44149 by 23 May 2008.

Saturday 7 June 2008 12:00 -3:00 pm The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society presents their Genealogical Institute. Title is "Ailing Family Trees - Tips for Spotting and Resolving Research Problems." Topics include analysis of data, timelines, creating & testing a hypothesis, creating a research plan, and types of records by era. For fees and registration form contact Roger Ellsworth at arby69@sbcgobal.net.

Monday 9 June 2008 8:30 am - 4 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will be hosting a free trip to Akron-Summit County Library, leaving from the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive. Registration is required no later than Monday, June 3rd. For further info contact CuyahogaValleyGenSoc@juno.com.

Monday 9 June 2008 4-7 pm Open House at Geauga County Archives & Records Center, 470 Center St., Building 8D, Chardon, OH. Learn about records, century home research, preservation, encapsulation vs lamination, microfilm camera/reader/printer, history, and the folks there. Hosted by Geauga Co. Recorder, Glen Quigley. Open to all.

Monday 9 June 2008 6:30 pm Joint Pot Luck Picnic Dinner with the Medina County Genealogical and Historical Societies at Stone Garden Farm, 2891 Southern Road, Richfield, OH. The Museum of Western Reserve of Farms and Equipment, located on a 48-acre farm, is dedicated to preserving the tools, equipment, skills and way of life lived by Ohioans in the 1800's. Jim Fry, farmer, historian and artist, began the museum in 1987 on his family homestead and has since collected 26 buildings including what may be the largest surviving early blacksmith shop in Ohio, the oldest barn in the state, the Stouffer farm (where the mega-corporation began) smoke house and one of the largest surviving post and beam barns in Summit County. Owner Jim Fry states that anyone who wants to come early may look around before we sit down to eat at 6:30 P.M. Guests are always welcome

Monday 9 June 2008 - 7:00 pm - "Indian Sites in Lorain County" presented by Matthew W. Nahorn, Director/Curator New Indian Ridge Museum Historic Shupe Homestead & Wildlife Preserve at the regular meeting of the Lorain County Chapter OGS.

Tuesday 10 June 2008 7:00 pm "Walking the Walk" Local dowsing expert Jeff Lamphear will speak and later demonstrate this ancient art, also called "water witching." This is the regular meeting of Geauga County Genealogical Society, Chardon Public Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon Ohio. Presentation by speaker, and then a car-pool to a nearby area for demonstration. For further information contact Jan Began 440-729-4237 or Amy Kenneley 440-729-3835.

Wednesday 11 June 2008 am to 8:00 pm Geauga County Recorder's Office extended Summer hours for genealogy and home research.

Saturday 14 June 2008 9:00 am -12:30 pm NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (NEOCAG) holds its regular meeting. Brent Morgan will present an in-depth look at Footnote.com, both the paid and free sides. Another selected site will be presented second session.

Tuesday 17 June 2008 6:15 P.M. Ohio Cemetery Alliance meets at the Independence Civic Centers Craft Room located at 6363 Selig Drive in Independence.

Wednesday 18 June 2008 7:00-8:45 p.m. "Clevelandís Woodland Cemetery," presented by Michelle A. Day, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Saturday 21 June 2008 9:30 am- 2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland meets. Morning Program: Footnote.com, Finding a Host of Original Records Online with Brent Morgan. Afternoon Session: Part 1: A demonstration of the new online format for our newsletter "Bits & Bytes" and how to access it come September. Part 2: We will swap our research problems and discuss ways to help each other get over those brick walls.

Thursday 26 June 2008 10:00 am "Grandpa's Work" will be presented by Brent Morgan at the meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 2 July 2008 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland presents: "Coming to America: Who Came and Why?" by Dr. Alan Levenson, Professor at Siegal College of Judaic Studies and a specialist on 19th century German Jewry. He will discuss how conditions in the pre-Holocaust world of Eastern Europe drove many Jews, but not all, to immigrate to America.

Monday 7 July 2008 7:30 pm - "Evaluating Evidence in Genealogical Research" will be presented by Donna Redhead Gruber, Certified Genealogist at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 9 July 2008 am to 8:00 pm Geauga County Recorder's Office extended Summer hours for genealogy and home research.

Saturday 12 July 2008 9:00 am -12:30 pm NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (NEOCAG) holds its regular meeting.

Saturday 12 July 2008 1:30 pm - Meeting of Medina Co. Genealogical Society - "Using Family Tree Maker" - by Margaret Cheney. Social Hour at 1:30 p.m. Program starts at 2 p.m. Medina Public Library.

Sunday 13 July 2008 1:30 pm "Using Family Tree Maker" - by Margaret Cheney will be presented at the regular meeting of Medina Co. Chapter OGS. Location to be announced.

Monday 14 July 2008 - 5:30 pm - Picnic with the Wellington Genealogical Group and the Black River Genealogical Group- Duck Pond, Lorain County Metro Parks, Carlisle Reservation , 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio 44050 **Note time change.

Wednesday 16 July 2008 7:00-8:45 p.m. "History of the Railroads, Churches and Homes of the Early Nottingham Neighborhood, in Euclid Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio," presented by Bob Gibbons, at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Wenesday 23 July 2008 5:00 pm Cynthia Turk will present "A Medical Potpouri" of DNA, old diseases, professions, health family trees, etc. at the Ashtabula County Chapter OGS potluck meeting at Geneva Public Library.

Thursday 31 July 2008 5:30 pm Lake County Genealogical Society will hold its annual potluck picnic at Perry Community Center, Perry Park Road, Perry, OH 44081, cohosted with Perry Historical Society. Speaker will be Carrie Sowden, Archaeological Director of the Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center of The Great Lakes Historical Society in Vermilion. She will discuss "Ships, Shipping, and Shipwrecks on the Inland Seas." Note change of time.

Monday 4 August 2008 7:30 pm - "A Farm in the Firelands of Ohio: Memories of the Post-Civil War Period" will be presented by Anne Southworth McFarland, lawyer, librarian, and author. She is the editor of the book mentioned above which is a collection of correspondence of her great uncle Dayton A. Williams. Join East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society at this regular meeting.

Wednesday 6 August 2008 7:30 pm "Historic Jewish Clevelanders" by Dr. Sean Martin of the Western Reserve Historical Society will be the program of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland . His talk will focus on some of the prominent Jewish Clevelanders of the early 20th century.

Friday 8 August 2008 4:30 pm NEOCAG hosts a tailgate picnic at St. Bartholomew Church followed by an evening at the Captains baseball game. For more information and tickets, contact Joellen O'Neil at 216-481-1220.

Saturday 9 August 2008 9:00 am -12:30 pm NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (NEOCAG) holds its regular meeting.

Saturday 9 August 2008 1:30 pm - "Woodland Indians of Medina County" by John Burke will be the topic at Medina County Genealogical Society meeting. Medina Public Library.

Sunday 10 August 2008 1:30 pm Medina Co. Chapter OGS meets. Program and location TBA.

Monday 11 August 2008 - 7:00 pm - " Passenger Lists and Naturalization" presented by Sandy Malitz, genealogy specialist at the Chardon Public Library. Sandy will explain how to research these popular sources at the regular meeting of the Lorain County Chapter OGS.

Wednesday 13 August 2008 am to 8:00 pm Geauga County Recorder's Office extended Summer hours for genealogy and home research.

Saturday 16 August 2008 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 23rd Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Chapter Management Seminar will be held at Holiday Inn of Elyria in Lorain County. This 9-session training day for OGS Chapter officers and chairs is open to others as well. See flyer for more information.

Tuesday 19 August 2008 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will host a research trip to Ohio Genealogical Society in Mansfield, leaving the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive. Brown bag for lunch is suggested. Evening meal at Dutch Heritage Restaurant in Bellville, Ohio is $15 and must be paid at the time of registration. Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 12th, 2008. For further info contact CuyahogaValleyGenSoc@juno.com.

Saturday 23 August 2008 10AM-12PM Next POINTers In Person Meeting will be at Fairview Park Library. Joni Mihelich, genealogy librarian, will give us a presentation of the genealogy collection including a tour.

Wednesday 3 September 2008 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS offers a free Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Wednesday 3 September 2008 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS offers a free Family History Research Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Wednesday 3 September 2008 6:30 pm "Getting Started With Your Family History" will be taught by Sandy Malitz at Chardon Library. Includes some hands-on com-puter exercises. Call the Reference Dept. at the Chardon Library to register. 440-285-7601.

Wednesday 3 September 2008 7:30 pm "Locating Your Ancestors' Naturalization Records and Learning about the Secrets They Hold" will be presented by Ken Bravo at the meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.

Thursday 4 September 2008 7:00 pm "Researching Colonial Ancestors" will be taught by Sandy Malitz at Middlefield Library. Call the Middlefield Library to register. 440-632-1916.

Monday 8 September 2008 - 7:00 pm - "Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA to Find Your Ancestors" - Dr. James Freed, retired professor of zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University, past president of Delaware County Chapter/OGS presents his program which will emphasize paternal (Y Chromosome) DNA studies and maternal (Mitochondrial) DNA studies and starting ones own surname DNA study at the regular meeting of the Lorain County Chapter OGS.

Monday 8 September 2008 7:30 pm. (Note special date due to Labor Day) At the September meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Dr. Judith Cetina, Cuyahoga County Archivist, will take her audience through "200 years of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County history."

Tuesday 9 September 2008 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets. Speakers will be John Sabol and Raymond Tindira on "What We Did On Our Summer Vacation" about their trip to Slovakia.

Friday 12 September 2008 5:30-10:30 pm Night Owl Prowl at Morley Library will be hosted by the Library and Lake County Genealogical Society. Topic will be "US Research-by State." In addition to a main talk, there will be people there familiar with research in several of the states for individual consultation. See information and registration page for more.

Friday & Saturday, 12 & 13 September 2008 - Fall Genealogy Conference sponsored by the African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland. Held at the Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch, Downtown. Will feature nationally known presenters such as J. Mark Lowe (researcher for PBS series "African-American Lives 2"), Tim Pinnick, and Jana Sloan Broglin. Will also include workshops and research time at the Cleveland Public Library. Friday 1:00-5:00pm workshops by AAGS members. 6:00-7:30pm "Five Ways to Jump Start Your Genealogical Research" presented by J. Mark Lowe. Saturday program 9:00am-5:30pm. See AAGS web site: aagsclev.org. Contact: Mary Brothers-Johnson robmary17@yahoo.com.

Saturday 13 September 2008 9:00 am -12:30 pm NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (NEOCAG) holds its regular meeting. Topic will be "Ins and Outs of Publishing Your Family History" with Vicki Blum Vigil.

Monday 15 September 2008 7:00 pm "Twenty Free Websites for Genealogy" will be taught by Sandy Malitz at Bainbridge Library. Call the Bainbridge Library to register. 440-543-5611.

Tuesday 16 September 2008 Annual Lineage Banquet for Medina Co. Chapter OGS will be at York Methodist Church, Mallet Creek, OH.

Wednesday 17 September 2008 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS meets. Bernadette Zubel: "Polish Traditions, Culture, Language and Social Organizations" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Thursday 18 September 2008 7:30 pm - East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society. Program is now Jean Hoffman "Postcards in Genealogical Research" (Note date change)

Saturday 20 September 2008 9:00 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group - Cleveland meets. Wally Huskonen, CG will present Accelerate Your Research by Creating a Personal Home Page on Ancestry.com. The afternoon session will be The New Look of FamilySearch with Jean Hoffman, CG

Monday 22 September 2008 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will host a trip to Columbus Public Library, current home of the Ohio State Library genealogy collection, leaving from the Independence Civic Center. Lunch stop at McDonalds on your own and dinner at Dutch Heritage Restaurant is planned. To see the holdings go on-line to: columbuslibrary.org Registration deadline is Monday, September 15th. The cost for the dinner meal is $15 and must be paid at the time of registration. For further info contact CuyahogaValleyGenSoc@juno.com.

Wednesday 24 September 2008 6:30 pm "Genealogy Research - Ancestry to Zines - A Potpourri of Sources" will be taught by Sandy Malitz at Geauga West Library. Call the Geauga West Library to register. 440-729-4250.

Thursday 25 September 2008 10:00 am "Fleshing Out Your Ancestor" will be presented by Richard McClellan at the regular meeting of Lake County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 27 September 2008 9am - 4 pm The annual Tri-C Go Seminar will be held at the Euclid Public Library hosted by East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.
First Session: Sandra Beane "Using Timelines to Move your Research Forward" or Lauren Landis - "To Whom it May Concern: The Dos & Don'ts of Genealogical Correspondence."
Second Session: Tom Neel "Using Maps in Family History" or John Stoika - "Power Researching (with your Computer)"
Third Session: Tom Neel - "Township and Village Records" or Casandra Brown - "40 Overlooked Sources"
Fourth Session: Bob Hodder portrays Teddy Roosevelt! Chairperson: Stacie Murry, 216-851-7768. See our brochure and sign up!

Saturday 27 September 2008 12:00 -3:00 pm The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society presents their Genealogical Institute. Title is "Exploring Family History," for the person new to tracing roots. Topics include getting organized, research process, charts & forms, intro to U.S. Federal census, source citation, WRHS Library, selected websites. For fees and registration form contact Roger Ellsworth at arby69@sbcgobal.net.

Wednesday 1 October 2008 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS offers a free Family History Research Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Saturday 2 October 2008 OGS will be hosting "Genealogy Day at Shelby Ohio.

Thursday 2 October 2008 10:00 a.m. "McGenealogy," a one hour introduction to family history held at the Chardon Library. Bring information about your family. Call the Reference Dept. at the Chardon Library to register. 440-285-7601. LIMIT 4 per class.

Saturday 4 October 2008 12:00 -3:00 pm The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society presents their Genealogical Institute. Title is "Overlooked Sources." Topics include histories, church records, city & county directories, maps & gazetteers, dictionaries, institutional records, school records, migration patterns, newspapers, court records, periodicals, Recorder's Office, and more. For fees and registration form contact Roger Ellsworth at arby69@sbcgobal.net.

Monday 6 October 2008 6:30 pm Chardon Library - Bring your genealogy research questions for our panel to answer. If possible, submit questions by September 30. Call the Reference Dept. at the Chardon Library to register. 440-285-7601.

Monday 6 October 2008 7:00 pm - 35th Anniversary Celebration of ECCGS. Help us celebrate the founding of the group in 1973 as a chapter of The Ohio Genealogical Society. Now featuring the music group Fare Passage anda potluck dinner with food of our ancestors.

Monday 6 October 2008 7:30 pm Edith Prendergast, a noted speaker on the early days of our American society, will speak at the October meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society on "Frontier Medicine - And Some Even Survived." The meeting will be held at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive.

Wednesday-Friday 8-10 October 2008 Trip to Ft. Wayne to Allen County Public Library genealogy collection will take place planned by Lake County Genealogical Society. Signup information is here and and here.

Thursday 9 October 2008 7:30 pm Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS will meet and hear Lorraine Newsome speak on her Cuyahoga County Website.

Saturday 11 October 2008 9:00 am -12:30 pm NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (NEOCAG) holds its regular meeting. Speaker will be John Stoika on "Power Researching on the Internet"

Saturday 11 October 11 2008 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Internet search techniques & websites and time to research YOUR family at Geauga West Library with Sandy Malitz. This is a hands-on class. Ability to search the internet is required. Instructions will be provided when you register. Call the Geauga West Library to register. 440-729-4250. LIMIT 12.

Saturday 11 October 2008 - The Lorain County Chapter OGS will celebrate our 25th Anniversary as a Chapter of OGS at the Annual Banquet - Holiday Inn at Midway Mall, Elyria, OH. Reservations are required. More detail will be announced at a later date.

Sunday 12 October 2008 1:30 pm Medina County Chapter OGS hosts its regular meeting at Medina Public Library. Kathy Petras, Genealogy Librarian there will give us "An Insider's Tour of the New Library" and the additions that have been made in the genealogy department.

Monday 13 October 2008 - 7:00 pm - The regular meeting of the Lorain County Chapter OGS. Program to be announced.

Tuesday 14 October 2008 6:30 p.m. "McGenealogy," a one hour introduction to family history held at the Chardon Library. Bring information about your family. Call the Reference Dept. at the Chardon Library to register. 440-285-7601. LIMIT 4 per class.

Tuesday 14 October 2008 7:00 pm Ohio Genealogical society President E. Paul Morehouse, Jr., speaking on "Lineage Societies and How They Work." Donít miss the chance to meet, greet and hear him at the meeting of Geauga County Genealogical Society!

Wednesday 15 October 2008 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS meets. Judy MacKeigan presents "Murdered by a Tramp: Family History Lessons Learned from a Coronerís Case" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Sunday 19 October 2008 2-4 pm Meeting of the Cleveland District RoundTable will be held at Independence Senior Center behind the Library. This is a discussion for the leadership of any genealogical organization in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Medina counties. Representatives from any group welcome.

Monday 20 October 2008 10:00 a.m. "McGenealogy," a one hour introduction to family history held at the Chardon Library. Bring information about your family. Call the Reference Dept. at the Chardon Library to register. 440-285-7601. LIMIT 4 per class.

Tuesday 28 October 2008 6:30 pm , Chardon Library presents "Introduction to European Research" with Sandy Malitz. Call the Reference Dept. at the Chardon Library to register. 440-285-7601.

Thursday 30 October 2008 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Topic will be "Court Records for Genealogical Research" with retiring Clerk of Courts, Lynn Mazeika.

Saturday 1 November 2008 12:00 -3:00 pm The Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society presents their Genealogical Institute. Title is "Elusive Female Ancestors." Topics include maiden names, finding parents, naturalization law, military records, property law, marriage and divorce, etc. For fees and registration form contact Roger Ellsworth at arby69@sbcgobal.net.

Sunday 2 November 2008 2:00 pmFairview Park Library is hosting a program: Presentor, Rebecca McFarland will talk about the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Monday 3 November 2008 7:30 pm Wally Huskonen, CG will present "Some Wonderful Things Iíve Found on Footnote.com" at the November meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive. Footnote includes naturalization records, WWI naturalizations, passport applications, war records from Revolutionary War through early 20th century, and Cuyahoga County birth returns. Hear instructions on accessing Footnote.com for free or subscription, and how to post comments to existing records.

Wednesday 5 November 2008 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS offers a free Family History Research Help Session in the Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Wednesday 5 November 2008 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets. "What It Takes to Be an Author of Books on Genealogy" by Vicki Vigil will include how she began to write and publish books with genealogical themes, and what is involved with having a book published and getting paid for it.

Thursday 6 November 2008 6:30 pm Sandy Malitz presents "Finding Records in Unusual Places" at Geauga West Library. Call the Geauga West Library to register. 440-729-4250.

Thursday 6 November 2008 7:30 pm - "Unusual Courthouse Records" will be presented by Henry Timman, Retired Chief Deputy of the Probate Court of Huron County, officer of The Firelands Historical Society, former Vice President of OGS, professional researcher, columnist, and local historian of Huron and Erie counties. This will be at the regular meeting of East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 8 November 2008 9:00 am -12:30 pm NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (NEOCAG) holds its regular meeting. Sandy Malitz will present "Finding Records in Unusual Places."

Sunday 9 November 2008 1:30 pm Medina County Chapter OGS meets. Program and place TBA.

Monday 10 November 2008 6:00 - 7:30 pm Open House at Geauga County Archives, 470 Center St. Perfect for all researchers not just Geauga Co. Topics include record types, preservation, what is an archives, and much more. Call the Reference Dept. at the Chardon Library to register. 440-285-7601.

Monday 10 November 2008 - 7:00 pm - The regular meeting of the Lorain County Chapter OGS. "NewspaperArchive.com; What it is; How to Use It; Where to Find It" will be presented by Margaret Cheney.

Monday 10 November 2008 - 7:00 pm Cleveland Bratislava Sister Cities Inc. will meet at Independence Old Town Hall, 6652 Brecksville Rd. Guests welcome. For more information, contact Joe Hornack. Paula Tillisky, Secretary of Clevland Cultural Gardens Federation will speak on the Gardens and the status of the Slovak Garden.

Tuesday 11 November 2008 7:00 pm "Deciphering Old Handwriting" with speaker Cheryl McClellan will be the workshop fo the day at the Geauga County Genealogical Society meeting.

Thursday 13 November 2008 7:30 pm Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS will meet and hear Bill Scott present "Memorial Website."

Saturday 15 November 2008 9:00 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group - Cleveland meets. Morning Session: "What We Did On Our Summer Vacation - a Trip to Slovakia." with John Sabol and Ray Tindira Afternoon Session: "Trees on the Internet" will explore such new offerings as WeRelate.org and Genie.com presented by Jean Hoffman, CG

Saturday 15 November 2008 10 am - 12 noon Sandy Malitz will present "Preparing for the Holidays" at Chardon Library. Perfect for all levels of research experience. Call the Reference Dept. at the Chardon Library to register. 440-285-7601.

Wednesday 19 November 2008 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS Show and Tell: Members and guests tell us which ancestor they would like to invite to Thanksgiving Dinner 2008 and why. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

Thursday 20 November 2008 10:00 am "Why Use Newspapers?- Beyond the Obituary" will be presented by Lois Wheeler at Lake County Genealogical Society's meeting.

Monday 1 December 2008 7:00 pm - Holiday Celebration with special guest Ecky Broad and her presentation entitled "The Way We Were." Ecky Broad is a dramatist, story teller, and writer. She has performed at the Chautauqua Institute, and for many schools, theaters, and community organizations. She gives 150 shows a year from a repertory of 100 characters and 55 shows. Note time change for this meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Please bring a finger food or dessert to share.

Monday 1 December 2008 7:30 pm CVGS will have a surprise program - hush, it's a secret! Voluntary admission fee of an item or two for the food bank would be welcome.

Wednesday 3 December 2008 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland takes place. Election of Officers. Program To Be Announced.

Sunday 7 December 2008 Cleveland Bratislava Sister Cities Inc. will have their annual pre-Christmas Party at St. Joseph's Family Center, Brecksville. Members free, guests welcome. For more information and reservations, contact Joe Hornack. Enjoy Slovak and American food and music.

Sundays 7-13 December 2008 Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour takes place. Contact Cynthia Turk for information at cynthia.turk@juno.com

December 9, 2008 7:00 pm Geauga County Chapter Christmas Party and video featuring Dr. George Schweitzer: "From Rivers to Trails to Roads to Canals to Trains."

Thursday 11 December 2008 7:30 pm Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter OGS will have its Annual Xmas Sharing of Food and Memories.

Saturday 13 December 2008 9:00 am -12:30 pm NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (NEOCAG) holds its regular meeting. Wally Huskonen will present "Create a Family Tree on Ancestry to Find and Document Your Ancestors."

Sunday 14 December 2008 Medina County Chapter OGS Annual Potluck Christmas Dinner will be held. Details to be announced.

8 December 2008 7:00 pm - "Lorain County Recorder's Office" - Judy Nedwick the Lorain County Recorder will outline the duties and holdings of the Recorders Office at the regular meeting of the Lorain County Chapter OGS.

Wednesday 17 December 2008 6:00-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS Annual Christmas Gathering. Come early. Bring a favorite snack to share. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.


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