Cleveland District Round Table

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Past Activities of Genealogical Interest 2010


Monday 4 January 2010 7:00 pm "Digital Cameras and Genealogy" presented by Danielle Andes of Dodd Camera & Video in Mayfield Heights will be at the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 9 January 2010 9:00 am Cancelled! NEOCAG meets. Speaker will be Derrick Mason. Topic is "African American Genealogy," but of course, the techniques apply to all. Second session will have two choices - review of the free resoures and utilities on the NEOCAG DVD with Norm Henke or "Basic Web Page Workshop" with Cynthia Turk. For the latter, if you like, bring a laptop and make a simple web page. Cancelled. Programs to be rescheduled.

Sunday 10 January 2010 2:00 p.m. "Using Passage Express" - presented by Margaret Chaney - a creative approach to honoring our Ancestors in the digital age. Medina County Genealogical Society.

Sunday 17 January 2010 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club will hear "Immigration Patterns - Tracing the Routes of our Ancestors" by John Dailey. RESCHEDULED

Saturday 16 January 2010 10:00 am Gwen Mayer will be presenting "Footnote" at the meeting of Hudson Genealogy Study Group.

Saturday 16 January 2010 9:00 am CAGG Meets. Morning Session: Understanding and Plotting Land Descriptions with John Dailey; Afternoon Session: Finding Land Records from Home with John Dailey and Jean Hoffman.

Wednesday 20 January 2010 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS "Installation of Officers and Chat with Margaret Cheney, OGS Trustee," Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 23 January 2010 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets.

Thursday 28 January 2010 11:30 am Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon will take place at Morley Library. Bring dish to share and tableware. "Hidden Sources" will be presented by a panel of speakers.

Monday 1 February 7:00 pm "Blankety-Blank Forms in Genealogical Research" will be presented by Gary and Diana Crisman Smith, members of The Association of Professional Genealogists will be at the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 3 February 2010 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Saturday 6 February 2010 10:00 am Will Else will present "Special Censuses" at the meeting of Hudson Genealogy Study Group.

Monday 8 Feb, 2010 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS "Finding Land Records From Your Living Room" presented by John Dailey.

Monday 8 February 2010 7:30 pm "The Story of Cleveland Czechoslovak WW I Legionnaires" will be presented by Steve Sebesta, president of SVU Cleveland Chapter at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities.

Saturday 13 February 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Speaker will be Derrick Mason. Topic is "African American Genealogy," but of course, the techniques apply to all. Second session will have two choices - review of the free resources and utilities on the NEOCAG DVD specifically PDF readers, writers and converters, with Norm Henke or "Basic Web Page Workshop" with Cynthia Turk. For the latter, if you like, bring a laptop and make a simple web page. We will have a new user group added to the regulars - RootsMagic.

Saturday 13 February 2010 10:00 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group meets. Speaker will be Mindy Christman and topic TBA.

Sunday 14 February 2010 2:00 - 4:00 pm Derrick Mason will present "African American Genealogy: Beyond the Basics," a workshop at Grasselli Library at John Carroll University, 20700 North Park Boulevard; University Heights, Ohio 44118. Explore African American ancestry with research techniques, specialized online databases, social networks, preservation and digitization of family documents, genetic testing, and connecting with helpful organizations. A limited number of PC workstations will be available to use. However, Wi-Fi is available. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops. Registration is required. Register at www.heightslibrary.org or by calling 216-321-4700. Registration Ends: 2/12/2010 at 12:00 PM

Sunday 14 February 2010 2:00 p.m. "Caring for Your Textiles" presented by Nicole Hayes, Dir of Education, Intermuseum Conservation Association, Cleveland, OH. - Nicole will share at home techniques to properly care for and preserve heirloom textiles at the meeting of Medina County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS "Sharing: Our Favorite Genealogical Websites," Jim Denham & John Noble will "visit" those sites members and guests have submitted, Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Saturday 20 February 2010 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland (CAGG) meets. Morning Session: Counted by the State: Census and other Enumerations with Jean Hoffman. Afternoon Session: Getting the Most Out of Census Records, Jean Hoffman.

Sunday 21 February 2010 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club will hear "Maps, Atlas, Gazetteers in Genealogy" with Tom Edwards.RESCHEDULED

Wednesday 24 February 2010 7:00 p.m. The Hungarian Genealogical Society meets. Program: New HGS Web Page Links. Diana Rogers will showcase the new links on the HGS website.

Thursday 25 February 2010 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Debbie Lilly will be speaking on "Keeping tabs on your Ancestors." Join us for a wide variety of organizational tips and ideas.

Thursday 25 February 2010 7 pm Tri-C-GO Genealogy Groups are welcome to send a representative from your organization on Thursday evening at Independence Civic Center White Oak Room, 73737 Selig Drive, in Independence. This is a planning meeting for the next Tri-C-GO workshop on October 23, 2010 at Fairview Park Library.

Saturday 27 February 2010 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets.

Monday 1 March 7:00 pm "Ethnic Neighborhoods of Cleveland presented by SUE SIFRITT, History Specialist for the Cuyahoga County Public Library System will be at the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meeting.

Monday 1 March 2010 7:30 P.M. CVGS meets at the Independence Civic Center Willow Room. "Dear Wife and Mother." To celebrate Women's' History Month, Deborah Weinkamer will portray Lucretia R. Garfield, President Garfield's wife and First Lady for only three months. Through her own words, learn more about Lucretia's dedication to her husband's memory and discover how she occupied her remaining 36-1/2 years. Deborah will display some Garfield family photos as well as books, and be available for photos. So bring your camera, surely an evening you won't want to miss!

Wednesday 3 March 2010 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

Saturday 6 March 2010 10:00 am Dick Fetzer will discuss "Mayflower" at the Hudson Genealogy Study Group.

Monday 8 March 2010, 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS "West Virginia Research; Finding Your Ancestors in the Mountain State" presented by Pat Morgan.

Monday 8 March 2010 7:30 pm Helen Klucsar and Dagmar Posedel will each discuss their escape from communism at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities.

Tuesday 9 March 2010 7:00 pm "Researching in Ireland" presenter Katie Lloyd at Geauga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 13 March 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Matt Whitted will be guest speaker, discussing "Flickr.com" an online photography sharing utility. Second session Computing Tools will feature "What's new on the March NEOCAG DVD". A new DVD will be given to each paid-up member in attendance at the meeting.

Saturday 13 March 2010 10:00 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will have a field trip to Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Saturday 13 March 2010 Free genealogy and family history research clinic provided by the Cleveland Public Library and AAGS, at Downtown CPL Main Library - 525 Superior Avenue 6th floor Louis Stokes Wing.

Sunday 14 March 2010 2:00 p.m. "Using World Cat for Genealogy Research" - Kathy Petras, Medina District Public Library Reference Staff - how to find genealogy resources in the libraries of the world from your home computer. Medina County Genealogical Society.

Wednesday 17 March 2010 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS "Central and East European Genealogy Search Tips," Robert Jerin, Croatian Heritage Museum, Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 20 March 2010 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland (CAGG) meets. Morning Session: "Memories are Made of This: Inside the Cleveland Memory Project" with Bill Barrow. Get an inside look at the showcase Cleveland Memory Project with Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian at Cleveland State University. The project consists of historical photos, text and A/V resources about the history of Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio and provides online access. Afternoon Session: "LibraryThing and other online tools" with Jean Hoffman. LibraryThing provides a quick, easy and free way to catalog your personal library. Keep it online for reference wherever you are. Share information with others and see what books they have. You may find someone to do a quick lookup. Even include it in your blog with a Blog Widget.

Saturday 20 March 2010 Noon Hudson Genealogy Study Group will have its Mayflower luncheon.

Sunday 21 March 2010 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club will hear about the "Tremont History Project" presented by Eileen Sotak

Wednesday 24 March 2010 7:00 p.m. The Hungarian Genealogical Society meets. Program: Learn about Grandpa's Neighborhood Using Sanborn Fire Maps,with Wally Huskonen.

Thursday 25 March 2010 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Elissa Scalise Powell will be coming from Pennsylvania to talk about "The Dreaded Report." This will be about making your genealogy recording and analysis easier.

Saturday 27 March 2010 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets.

Saturday 3 April 2010 10:00 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will work on "Brick walls."

Saturday 3 April 2010 Noon to 3pm. "Planning Your Summer Research Trip." Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH. Contact reference@wrhs.org for further information or call Roger Ellsworth at 216-229-7887.

Monday 5 April 7:00 pm "Overcoming Brickwalls Genealogical Research" will be presented by Jann Pflieger, former director of the Sandusky Family History Center and member of the Firelands Historical Society in Huron Co. will be hapening at the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society meeting.

Wednesday 7 April 2010 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free "Family History Research Help Session," Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 10 April 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Jean Hoffman discusses "State Censuses and their substitutes." The Computing Tools session will be "Buying and Selling on eBay" with Norm Henke. This topic actually has some Genealogy relevance since there is lots of Genealogy related stuff on eBay.

Saturday 10 April 2010 Free genealogy and family history research clinic provided by the Cleveland Public Library and AAGS, at Downtown CPL Main Library - 525 Superior Avenue 6th floor Louis Stokes Wing.

Saturday 10 April 2010 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (NOTE TIME CHANGE!) POINT meets at Independence Library for an open forum on Italian Genealogy or genealogy in general. Bring your thoughts, roadblocks, discoveries.

Sunday 11 April 2010 - 2:00 p.m. "Murdered by a Tramp: Lessons Learned From a Coronerís Case" - Judy MacKeigan will speak at the Medina County Genealogical Society.

Monday 12 April 2010 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS "The Historic Development of Europe, the Celtics, Germanic Nations, influence of the Roman Empire in Europe" The Holy Roman Empire of German Nation to the time of Reformation. Presented by Hans Kopp of the Society of Danube Swabian Germans the German-American Cultural Center.

Monday 12 April 2010 7:30 pm Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities will host Bonnie Burke speaking of the recent establishing of a Carpatho-Rusyn Museum at the Cathedral of St.John the Baptist on Snow Road in Parma Ohio, and plans ahead.

Tuesday 13 April 2010 7:00 pm "Oral History" by Amy Kenneley will be at the meeting of the Geauga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 17 April 2010 9:00 - 2:00 CAGG meets. Morning Session: "More Census: U.S. Non-population schedules and Foreign Records" with Jean Hoffman. Afternoon Session: "Visual Aid from Fan Charts" also with Jean Hoffman.

Saturday 17 April 2010 10:00 am Mary Hughes will present "Female Ancestors" at the meeting of Hudson Genealogy Study Group.

Saturday 17 April 2010 8:30 a.m. - about 2:30 p.m. 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. Flyer and Registration are here. For more information e-mail programfhc@earthlink.net

Sunday 18 April 2010 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club will hear Mary Baehnlien discuss "Enhancing Family History with Newspapers."

Wednesday 21 April 2010 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Scoouwa, an Indian Captiveís Narrative," with Jim Smith, Lorain County Historical Society Educator. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library.

Thursday-Saturday 22-24 April 2010 Ohio Genelaogical Society Annual Conference at Seagate Center, Toledo, Ohio. See www.OGS.org for details.

Wednesday 28 April 2010 7:00 p.m. The Hungarian Genealogical Society meets. Program: Share Your Hungarian Heritage. Bring an item representing your personal heritage, share its importance to you.

Thursday 29 April 2010 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Bill Barrow from Special Collections at Cleveland State University will present the "Cleveland Memory Project."

Wednesday 5 May 2010 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free Family History Research Help Session, Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library

Thursday 6 May 2010 7:00 pm "Sharing your Genealogical Data Electronically" will be presented by Roger Marble, Ohio Genealogical Society Trustee and former President of the Summit Co. Chapter of OGS at the regular meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 8 May 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Ann Sindelar from Western Reserve Historical Society will be the guest speaker.

Saturday 8 May 2010 10:00 am Hudson Genealogy Study Group will hear Wally Huskonen discuss "Military Records."

Saturday 8 May 2010 Free genealogy and family history research clinic provided by the Cleveland Public Library and AAGS, at Downtown CPL Main Library - 525 Superior Avenue 6th floor Louis Stokes Wing.

Saturday 8 May 2010 - 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society, "How To Apply to a LineageSociety." Margaret Cheney outlines the documents needed, why they are needed, and how to successfully complete an application.

Monday 10 May 2010 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS "Resources for Researching you Austro-Hungarian Ancestors Online" presented by Diana Rogers, President of the Hungarian Genealogy Society of Greater Cleveland.

Tuesday 11 May 2010 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society will meet. Program TBA.

Monday 10 May 2010 7:30 pm Anne Ryba-Lucas, author of the book Humble Beginnings will discuss her book which speaks of her Slovak up-bringing and quotes from respected writers. This is at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities.

Saturday 15 May 2010 9:30 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland Area Meeting. NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING ONLY - Bain Park Cabin, 21077 North Park Drive, Fairview Park OH. PROGRAM: Morning Featured Speaker: Chris H. Gerrett, Cemetery Research and Restoration Specialist, Fairview (Rockport) Cemetery. 11:00 a.m. Ask the Experts! Jean Hoffman, CG and other knowledgeable CAGG members will answer genealogy questions. 12:00 noon LUNCH * FUN * PRIZES! Reservations required for lunch, no walk-ins. Free to CAGG members, $10 for non-members. Contact: Bill Frank, CAGG President, (440) 734-2021.

Sunday 16 May 2010 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club will hear Casandra L. Brown. Topic will be "Looking Beyond the 1870 Census, Wills and Deeds".

Wednesday 19 May 2010 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Show and Tell: "Rogues and Scoundrels in Your Family?," Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library

Thursday-Saturday 20-22 May 2010 6 pm+ Fort Wayne will be the Field Trip destination of Hudson Genealogical Study Group.

Friday 21 May 2010 5:15 - 8:30 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups Annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony will take place at the Colony Dining Room at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea. Speaker will be Dan Ruminski on "From Sewing Machines to Automobiles: The Story of Cleveland Industrialist Thomas H. White and Family" All are welcome. See Invitation and Registration Form.

Saturday 22 May 2010 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets.

Wednesday 26 May 2010 7:00 p.m. The Hungarian Genealogical Society meets. Program: Annual Help Night. Submit your questions in advance to us, and we'll try to answer or assist you with them at this meeting.

Thursday 27 May 2010 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Kelly Holderbaum will lead a workshop entitled "Discovering Clues to Date Old Photographs." Learn about the different types of photos and some preservation tips. Bring a few photos to work on to pinpoint the time period they were taken.

Wednesday 2 June 2010 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free Family History Research Help Session, Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library

Saturday 5 June 2010 10:00 am "Did Your Family Live in Cuyahoga County?" learn which online resources can help you trace your family's roots. At Willowick Library. Call for reservation at 440-943-4151.

Saturday 5 June 2010 10:00 am Ann Sindelar from Western Reserve Historical Society will be speaking at the Hudson Genealogy Study Group's meeting.

Saturday 5 June 2010 Noon to 3pm "Online Database Workshop." Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH. Contact reference@wrhs.org for further information or call Roger Ellsworth at 216-229-7887.

Monday 7 June 2010 7:00 pm "Antiques and Collectibles: Information and Appraisals" will be presented by Tom Jerpbak, owner of Ye Olde Oaken Bucket in Painesville. This will be at the regular meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Tuesday 8 June 2010 7:00pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets. Member Bonnie Morris will present a summary of this year's presentations and tips on applying the information to researching family history over the summer.

Saturday 12 June 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Norm Henke will be giving a "PC Tuneup" for all. Bring your computer and walk through the steps with the expert.

Sunday 13 June 2010 Annual MCGS Picnic for Medina County Genealogical Society. Location TBA

Monday 14 June 2010 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS "Dowsing in Genealogy" presented by Jeff Lanphear. Location TBA

Wednesday 16 June 2010 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS "The 1936 Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio," with Judy MacKeigan, Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library

Monday 16 June 2010 7:30 pm General organizational planning with Election/Appointment of officers and trustees will take place for Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities.

Saturday 19 2010 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland (CAGG) meets. Morning Session: Interactive Tech Toy Fair with Jean Hoffman. Bring your latest and greatest technological equipment to share and ogle. Afternoon Session: Latest Online Goodies with Jean Hoffman.

Wednesday 23 June 2010 7:00 p.m. The Hungarian Genealogical Society meets. Program: Ethnic Neighborhoods of Cleveland, with a focus on the Central and Eastern European neighborhoods.

Thursday 24 June 2010 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Jeff Lamphear will join us to guide us through "Dowsing for Graves." We'll have a brief field trip to try this. Dowsing rods will be available for sale.

Friday 25 June 2010 8:30 am Seminar at Renaissance Marriot Hotel Cleveland featuring Elissa Scalise Powell of Wexford, Pennsylvania and Brent Morgan of Richmond, Virginia. Topics are Migrations from the Keystone State and Rubik's Cube Genealogy by Elissa and Common Problems on SAR Lineage Applications by Brent. This is part of the Sons of the American Revolution Annual Congress. Walk ins welcome. Contact Brent to ensure a handout and to discuss the very low fee.

Saturday 26 June 2010 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets.

Sunday 27 June 2010 1:00 - 4:00 pm Woodland Cemetery Self-Guided Living History Tour fundraiser for the Woodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio. Pack a picnic, enjoy a walk, and actors or family descendants who will be portraying/representing some of Woodlandís residents. Cleveland cemetery mystery writer, Casey Daniels will be on hand to sign her books. See flyer here.

Monday 5 July 2010 7:00 pm "Western Reserve Studies: Samuel and Flora Stone Mather: Partners in Philanthropy" will be presented by Gladys Haddad, Adjunct Professor of American Studies and Director, Western Reserve Studies Symposium, CWRU and author of Flora Stone Mather: Daughter of Cleveland's Euclid Avenue & Ohio's Western Reserve. This will be a potluck gathering of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 10 July 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Phil Sherman will show us the LINUX operating system. Norm henke will share "Buying and Selling on Craig's List."

Saturday 10 July 2010 2:00 p.m. "Revolutionary War Veterans of Medina County Project" - Terry and Marcia Hart will present the results of their project to photograph the grave sites of known Revolutionary War Veterans buried in Medina County and how they did the research for this project. Medina County Genealogical Society.

Sunday 11-18 July 2010 African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland is sponsoring a research trip to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Monday 12 July 2010 5:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS Annual Picnic with the Wellington Genealogical Group and the Black River Genealogical Group, Lorain County Metro Park, Carlisle Reservation Duck Pond. Bring table setting and a dish to share.

Saturday 17 July 2010 10 am or 2 pm "Historic Fairview Park" Narrated Bus Tour by Fairview Park Historical Society. Includes century homes, churches, businesses, Bain Park Cabin, Museum/Archives, and Fairview Cemetery. $5.00 tickets available at FVP Historical Society Summerfest booth beginning Friday 16 July at 6 pm. Leaves from Summerfest.

21 - 24 July 2010 Trip to Washington, DC with North Hills Genealogists of Pittsburgh. see see www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org

Wednesday 21 July 2010 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers an evening Family History Research Help Session for members and the general public, Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library.

Friday 23 July 2010 10:00 am Ohio Genealogical Society Ribbon Cutting for the new Samuel D. Isaly Library at 611 State Route 97W, Bellville, OH 44813. Celebration and Tour!

Saturday 24 July 2010 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets.

Sunday - Friday 25 - 30 July 2010 Week-long OGS Summer Workshop, an opportunity to learn and research in the new library. Nationally know speakers during the day on a vairety of topics, and research in the evenings. A package is available. See www.ogs.org.

Thursday 29 July 2010 5:30 pm Lake County Genealogical Society meets for their annual family picnic. "The British are Coming!" David Zeih, a Redcoat, presents a personal view of the struggle for independence. Join us at Perry Township Community Center, Perry Park Rd., Perry, Lake County, Ohio.

Saturday 31 July 2010 and Sunday 1 August 2010 1030 am - 4:30 pm Lucretia "Crete" Rudolph Garfield invites you to a Civil War Encampment at Lawnfield (President James A. Garfield's Home in Mentor.) She (Anita Benedetti) will greet you during the two day event commemmorating the 150th anniversary of the "Late Unpleasantness." There will be children's activities. Lawnfield will be open. Event is free. See flyer http://www.nps.gov/jaga/upload/CivilWarEventsFlyerJunemaster.pdf or their home page at www.nps.gov/jaga

Sunday 1 August 2010 2 pm. Bus Tour of St. John's Cemetery on Woodland Ave., Cleveland will be sponsored by the Irish American Archives Society. The tour leaves from the Harp Restaurant at 2PM. Very minimal cost includes a 15% discount on brunch at the Harp. Index of headstones available for finding family names. Call or e-mail Margaret Lynch at 216-941-5727 or iaasadmin@gmail.com for reservations.

Monday 2 August 2010 7:00 pm "Heritage Travel: Walking in your Ancestors' Footsteps" will be presented by Sunny McClellan Morton, writer, editor and public speaker specializing in family and heritage topics. Her work frequently appears in Family Tree Magazine. This will be at the regular meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Monday 9 August 2010 6:30 pm, Lorain County Chapter, OGS **New Program** "Life on the Deathbeat", presented by Alana Baranick, author, columnist, and former obituary writer at the Cleveland Plain Dealer who will share stories of the famous, infamous, and obscure.

Saturday 14 August 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Topic and speaker TBA. Norm Henke will present "How to Use a LightScribe Disc Drive." This is for labeling your CDs and DVDs instead of sticky labels.

Saturday 14 August 2010 9:30 am - 4:30 pm"Discovering Your Pennsylvania Ancestors" - a free seminar at Akron-Summit County Public Library. Speakers Elissa Scalese Powell and John Humphreys. Topics:

To sign up, contact the Special Collections Division, 330.643.9030 or see the flyer here or e-mail speccollections@akronlibrary.org

Saturday 14 August 2010 2:00 p.m. Medina County Genealogical Society Meets. "Who Killed Ora Lee?" - Author Linda Thompson Buesch will relate the story of how her quest to honor her husbandís great uncle Jimmy Rasorís 100th birthday with the gift of the deeds of his grandfatherís property in Medina County, resulted in a book that told the story of an old mystery of love and murder.

Saturday 14 August 2010 5:00 pm Archi-Treasure Hunt to benefit the Monroe Street Cemetery gatehouse restoration. Walking tour of Ohio City art, restaurants, architecture; with refreshments, silent auction and raffle prizes. Starts at Franklin Circle Christian Church with Tim Barrett guiding a tour and discussing its history. See the brochure here.

Tuesday-Thursday 24-26 August 2010 7:30 am Pennsylvania Research Trip with Lake County Genealogical Society will begin in Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Library, and head for Harrisburg and the State Library and State Archives. A tour of Gettysburg battlefields will be included. Three days of research to find your Pennsylvania relatives. Brochure at our web site at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs Only a few seats left!

Wednesday 1 September 2010 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS offers a free Family History Research Help Session, Conference Room, Westlake Porter Public Library

Thursday 2 September 2010 7:00 pm "McGuffey Readers: Their Place in American Education and their Creator, William Holmes McGuffey" will be presented by Reene Alley, Professor Emeritus, Youngstown State University. . This will be at the regular meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Saturday 11 September 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Ron Burdick will present Cleveland Public Library's useful online genealogical, family history and local history resources. A few off-site will be included as well.

Saturday 11 September 2010 10:30 - 12:00 noon History Buff's Program: "Fashion, Fans & Flirting" presented by Pat Brown at Lake County Historical Society. Contact the Society at 440-639-2945 for cost and registration.

Saturday 11 September 2010 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Free Genealogy and Family History Research Clinic at Cleveland Public Library Main Library - 525 Superior Avenue 6th floor Louis Stokes Wing. No registration required.

Saturday 11 September 2010 1:00 pm Walk Through History at Highland Park Cemetery with Ohio Cemetery Alliance. Small Donation benefits the organization. See the flyer.

Saturday 11 September 2010 2:00 p.m. "Hyde and Seeking Pennsylvania Ancestors" - Bob Hyde will share his research adventures in Pennsylvania while seeking his Amish-Mennonite Ancestors at the regular meeting of Medina County Genealogical Society.

Monday 13 September 2010 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS "Digging for Your Polish Roots, Both Here and There" presented by John Szuch, Sonia Chapnick, and Georgene Jasinski of the Polish Genealogical Society of Cleveland.

Monday 13 September 2010 7:00 pm Mr. John Sabol has been compiling a photographic history of the activities of Slovaks & Hungarians in the Buckeye/Woodland area. Many of those photos will be displayed and he will discuss life for Slovak families in that area in the early 20th century at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities, Inc.

Tuesday 14 September 2010 7:00 PM Geauga County Genealogical Society will have Speaker Wally Huskonen discuss"Sanborn Maps." Maps of over 12,00 U.S. towns and cities from 1867-1970 with buildings, description, location originally used for assessing fire liability. Great resource for locating residences and workplaces of ancestors in urban areas.

Saturday 18 September 2010 9:00 am CAGG meets. Morning Session: "When the Nameís The Same - & When Itís Not" with Jean Hoffman and Afternoon Session: "New Map Sources" with Jean Hoffman. Learn how to navigate an interactive map of the changes in county boundaries available online through Chicago's Newberry Library, see what Ancestry.com has in the way of landowner maps and any other new sites that might be online.

Sunday 19 September 2010 2:00 pm "Mining Collateral Lines for Fun and Genealogical Profit, Researching Sideways Around Brick Walls" by Dianne Crisman Smith will be the program at Brooklyn Genealogy Club.

Wednesday 22 September 2010 9:00 am Pre-Civil War Tour of Cleveland by Motor Coach includes Old Stone Church, Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Great Lakes Brewing Company (Lunch on your own), West Side Market. Contact Lake County Historical Society at 440-639-2945 for cost and registration.

Wednesday 22 September 22, 2010, 7:00 p.m. - Diana Rogers will present some lesser known Cuyahoga County websites that may be useful in helping with your family research for the Hungarian Genealogical Society. Please note change in location: Mayfield Library. 6080 Wilson Mills Road, between Lander & SOM Center.

Thursday 23 September 2010 6:30 - 8:00 pm Tom Jerpbak from Ye Olde Oaken Bucket Antique Shop will discuss antiques and collectibles at Eastlake Library. Each attendee may bring one small item. Registration required at 440-942-7880.

Friday and Saturday 24-25 September 2010 Bedford (Ohio) Historical Society will hold a "Cemetery Preservation Workshop." It will be led by John Walters, a leading stone restorer. He has been restoring stones in Bedford Cemetery for two years and will share techniques for cleaning and repair at this hands on workshop. Sign up by September 15.Contact the Society to sign up. Flyer is here.

Saturday 25 September 2010 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society - Cleveland meets.

Monday 27 September 2010 10:00 a Ohio Genealogical Society - "Locating Military Records," A Back to School session by Tom Neel, Library Director. Free admittance. 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio.

Monday 27 September 2010 7:00 pm Hear a Holocaust Survivor Share her Childhood Story of hiding from the Nazis in Poland. Bashia "Betty" Potash Gold speaks at Willoughby Library of her harrowing experiences. Registration required at 440-942-3200.

Wednesday 29 September 2010 6:30 pm "'Millionaires Row' and Its Place in Cleveland History" will be presented by Dr. John J. Grabowski at Willoughby Hills Library. Co-sponsored by Willoughby and Willoughby Hills Historical Societies. Registration required at 440-942-3362.

Thursday 30 September 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Bob Keener from University of Akron will present "The Non-population Census Schedules."

Saturday 2 October 2010 9:00 - 4:30 pm OGS Fall Seminar, "Celebrate Family History Month" with Curt B. Witcher from Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN. Four great talks and an evening available for research at the new library in Bellville. See www.ogs.org.

Saturday 2 October 2010 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Ohio Genealogical Society - "OGS Fall Seminar," A Day in the Library with Curt Witcher. (Fee schedule linked to main page). 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio. www.ogs.org

Saturday 2 October 2010 1 - 3:00 pm Open House in the Genealogy Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society hosted by the Genealogical Committee.

Saturday 2 October 2010 Various times from 1:30 to 4:30 "Myths, Legends and Graveyard Tours" with Lake County Historical Society. Bus tour and refreshments. This tour covers Mentor, Fairport and Concord. Contact the Society for cost and registration information at 440-639-2945. Flyer is here

Monday 4 October 2010 7:00 pm "American Popular Culture through the Decades of the 20th Century" will be presented by Nancy Down, Head Librarian, Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. This will be at the regular meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Friday 8 October 2010 Ohio Genealogical Society - "Genealogy Librarians' Seminar," All Day Classes for those who Work or Volunteer in Ohio's Local History/Genealogy Libraries. (Fee Schedule linked to main page.) 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio. www.ogs.org

Saturday 9 October 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets for its 15th Anniversary Party. Rick Santich from MotoPhoto give a talk on "Copying and Preserving Old Photographs; what you should do and what you can have done professionally".

Saturday 9 October 2010 10:00 am - 2:00 pm NOTE DATE CHANGE Medina County Genealogical Society and the Medina Public Library will sponsor "Who Are My Ancestors?" a Genealogical Workshop - basic genealogical research skills will be covered with this hands on workshop. Contact the Medina Public Library (330)-725-0588 to register. Space is limited. There will be no regular meeting on 10 October.

Saturday 9 October 2010 10:30 am - 12:00 noon History Buff's Program: "Haunted Legends of Lake County Buildings" will be presented by Barbara Whidden at Lake County Historical Society. Contact the Society at 440-639-2945 for cost and registration.

Saturday 9 October 2010 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Free Genealogy and Family History Research Clinic at Cleveland Public Library Main Library - 525 Superior Avenue 6th floor Louis Stokes Wing. No registration required.

Saturday 9 October 2010 Various times from 1:30 to 4:30 "Myths, Legends and Graveyard Tours" with Lake County Historical Society. Bus tour and refreshments. This tour covers Willoughby. Contact the Society for cost and registration information at 440-639-2945. Flyer is here

Monday 11 October 2010 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS meets. Program: "Migration Routes" presented by John Dailey.

Monday 11 October 2010 7:00 pm Mr. Chris Sedlock, of Slovak ancestry, has been a key team member in the development of CSU's athletic program achievements, as well as the programmatic exemplary academic performance of CSU student athletes. Both will be discussed at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities, Inc.

Monday 11 October 2010 7:00 pm Finnish Heritage Museum will hear Lasse Hiltunen speak on the subject "DNA and its Impact on Genealogical Research." Lasse,a retired educator,born in Finland, raised and residing in Fairport Harbor, has been doing genealogical research for thirty five years. The museum is located at 301 High Street. It is the brick building at the corner of High Street and Third Street one block from the lighthouse.

Tuesday 12 October 2010 6:00 pm Fall Dine-Around at Quail Hollow, with Lake County Historical Society. Dinner followed by program "Architecture of the Western Reserve presented by Lynn Vandevort. For more info, see www.lakehistory.org

Tuesday 12 October 2010 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets. Speaker: Chris McClellan; Topic: "The Ins and Outs of Publishing in Genealogy".

Saturday 16 October 2010 9:00 am Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland meets. AM presentation: "Preservation of Electronic Data" with Roger Marble and PM session will be "Get The Most Out of Mailing Lists" with Jean Hoffman.

Sunday 17 October 2010 2:00 pm "Going Beyond the Basics: Vital Records & Related Sources" by Dr. Deborah A. Abbott will be the program at the Brooklyn Genealogy Club meeting.

Saturday 23 October 2010 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets.

Saturday 23 October 2010 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Annual Tri-C-GO Cuyahoga County Consortium of Genealogical Organizations) workshop will be held at Fairview Park Library. Speakers will be Robert Jerin and Casandra Brown. Topics to be announced. Special visit by President James A. & Lucretia Garfield. Informative presentation of New Tech Toys for Genealogy. More details later!

Saturday 23 October 2010 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Fall Conference with Eliabeth Shown Mills at Pittsburgh, PA

e-mail conference@NorthHillsGenealogists.org

Saturday 23 October 2010 11:00 am POINT meets at the Hassler Room at Western Reserve Historical Society. Tom Cirincione will discuss "Researching Italian Napoleonic Civil Records." The will review typical civil records that you find including Birth, Marriage, and Death Records.

Saturday 23 October 2010 Various times from 1:30 to 4:30 "Myths, Legends and Graveyard Tours" with Lake County Historical Society. Bus tour and refreshments. This tour covers Kirtland. Contact the Society for cost and registration information at 440-639-2945. Flyer is here

Wednesday 27 October 2010 6:30 pm "Shipwrecked! Fire, Storm, Collision" will be presented at Willoughby Library through slides, video and stories. Georgann and Mike Wachter will explore infamous shipwreck disasters on Lake Erie, inlcuding the burning of the sidewheel steamer G.P. Griffith. Co-sponsored by Willoughby and Willoughby Hills Historical Societies. Registration required at 440-942-3200.(This one may be full.)

Wednesday 27 October 2010, 7:00 p.m. - Help Night for Beginning Researchers - If you are just starting your research in Hungary or the other countries that were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, we'll review our website and useful databases to help you jumpstart your research. The Hungarian Genealogical Society will meet at the Mayfield Library, 6080 Wilson Mills Road, between Lander and SOM Center for its October meeting.

Thursday 28 October 2010 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Dr. Deborah Abbott will present "Cluster Genealogy".

Saturday 30 October 2010 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Irish Seminar featuring Richard M. Doherty at Western Reserve Historical Society. Topics include: Cost-Effective Research: Accessing Irish Records from North America; The Scots-Irish: Origins, Emigration, Religion and Research Sources; Irish Oral Tradition: Seeking, Analyzing, Proving!; Serendipity - A lighthearted look at Genealogy. See www.wrhs.org for more info.

Saturday 30 October 2010 10:00 am - 3 pm FREE Lineage Application Workshop Presented by Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups to be held at Fairview Park Regional Library. How-to presentation and library assistance by genealogical specialists. Please bring ancestor chart, known data, brown bag lunch. CCLG application forms will be furnished. Registration is necessary. Email your name/address to OHCAGG@ix.netcom.com

Saturday 30 October 2010 7:00 pm or 8:30 pm The East Cleveland Township Cemetery Foundation has decided to share some of the more ghostly stories of our permanent residents that surround murders, murder-suicides and other horrific tales. Come for a tour at 7 or 8:30 if you dare. Flyer here.

Thursday 4 November 2010 7:00 pm "Publishing your Family History" will be presented by Cheryl McClellan, Personal Historian, Geauga & Lake Co. genealogist, Path to the Past, hands-on history research. This will be at the regular meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Thursday 4 November 2010 7:00 pm "The Garfield Family 1881 Through Today" will be presented by historian David Lintern. Fascinating facts following the assasination of the president, First Lady Lucretia, the family, and Lawnfield, the family home. At Willowick Library. Registration required at 440-943-4151.

Saturday 6 November 2010 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will hear Judy Porter present "LDS Intro."

Monday 8 November 2010 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS Robert Jerin, Vice President of the Croation Heritage Museum and Library present "Researching Made Easy with Stephen Morseís One-Step Search Webpage"

Monday 8 November 2010 7:00 pm Mr. Joe Hornack, Associate Director, Slovak Institute, a Cleveland genealogist and Independence resident, will present a timeline of Slovaks and Slovak historical events in the Cleveland area at the meeting of Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities, Inc.

Tuesday 9 November 2010 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets. Speaker:Elli Bambakidis. Topic: "The Flood of 1913" This flood impacted many areas of Ohio and our ancestors living in Ohio may have been affected.

Saturday 13 November 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Virginia Majeske from Michigan will share "Census Tracking with MagiKey." This is an exciting new tool to analyze a family's census. Second session she will demonstrate the genealogy program called The MagiKey now called MagiTree. The program will be available that day.

Saturday 13 November 2010 9:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will have a field trip to Tallmadge Library. Gather at Hudson Library 9:00 am.

Saturday 13 November 2010 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Free Genealogy and Family History Research Clinic at Cleveland Public Library Main Library - 525 Superior Avenue 6th floor Louis Stokes Wing. No registration required.

Sunday 14 November 2010 2:00 p.m. "Genealogical and Historical Resources at the Western Reserve Historical Society" - Ann Sindelar, Reference Supervisor of WRHS will outline the vast research resources held at WRHS, the major repository for Northeast Ohio. Medina County Genealogical Society

Wednesday 17 November 2010 7:00 p.m. - Local author, John Sabol, will show photos & discuss his forthcoming book on the BUCKEYE RD AREA for the Hungarian Genealogical Society. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION: Hungarian Heritage Museum, Galleria at Erieview, 2nd Fl. 1309 East 9th St. $3.00 fee to park in Galleria Underground Parking Garage.

Thursday 18 Nov 2010 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. (Note early date.) Chris McClellan will discuss "Self-Publishing Your Genealogy."

Saturday 20 November 2010 9:30 am African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland meets. - Topic: Solving Brick Walls (open forum).

Saturday 19 2010 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland (CAGG) meets. Morning Session: "What to do when youíve thrown caution to the wind" or "What to do now that Iím infected" with Lee Gerber Afternoon Session: Organizing Your Digital Data with Jean Hoffman.

Sunday 21 November 2010 2:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club meets. Program will be "Tremont History Project" by Eileen Sotak.

Sunday 5 December 2010 5:30 pm Medina County Genealogical Society Annual Potluck Dinner and Lineage Societies Induction Ceremony Social time 5:30 pm, Dinner served 6:00 pm. Lafayette Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 42), Medina.

Sunday 5 December 2010 Annual pre-Christmas party at St. Joseph's Family Center, Brecksvile, includes Christmas food and refreshments, American and Slovak Christmas music & carols. Reservations required, no charge to paid members. 100 capacity. Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities.

Monday 6 December 2010 7:00 pm "Men of the 9th Ohio: Civil War and Genealogy: One Man's Hunt for Civil War Gravesites" will be presented in uniform by Harold George, a Civil War re-enactor and author of Men of the 9th Ohio and Civil War Monuments of Ohio. . This will be at the holiday celebration of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.

Sunday 9 January 2011 2:00 pm. Medina County Genealogical Society. "Solving Our Brick Walls Together" - Open forum.

Saturday 11 December 2010 9:00 am NEOCAG meets. Lois Wheeler presents "Secrets in Photos" - finding clues in photographs for your genealogy.

Saturday 11 December 2010 10:00 am Hudson Genealogical Study Group will have its Holiday Party and Semi-Annual Membership Meeting and hear from The Franklin's home.

Saturday 11 December 2010 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Free Genealogy and Family History Research Clinic at Cleveland Public Library Main Library - 525 Superior Avenue 6th floor Louis Stokes Wing. No registration required.

Monday 13 December 2010 6:30 pm Lorain County Chapter, OGS meets. Jim Smith of the Lorain County Historical Society presents "Gift Bringers: From St. Lucia to Santa Claus"

Tuesday 14 December 2010 7:00 pm Geuaga County Genealogical Society will meet to hear David Lintern speaking on "Garfield: The Early Years 1831-1863."

Wednesday 15 December 2010 Noon Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Annual Holiday Luncheon at Olive Garden, 25984 Lorain Rd. North Olmsted. RSVP by 12 Dec. to cuyahogawest@gmail.com



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