Cleveland District Round Table Members and Activities

Cleveland District Round Table

Members and Activities

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Activities of Genealogical Interest 2017


Monday 2 January 2017 7:00 pm "Ancestry Tips and Tricks" presented by Ed Bolte at Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd.

Wednesday 4 January 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Thursday 5 January 2017 9:30-11:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society will have a special indexing workshop to further the school records project. Bring a laptop, or use one of the library computers. Morley Library Computer classroom in the basement, 184 Phelps St., Painesville.

Thursday 5 January 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Why the New York Times is Wrong - Using Basic Genealogy Tools and Methods to Show that Your Family Name was Not Changed at Ellis Island" - Ken Bravo, owner, The Nuts & Bolts of Jewish Genealogy.

Saturday 7 January 2017 12 noon to 3 pm Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee presents a workshop, "Case Studies: Powerful Puzzle Solving Tools." Presenter is Chris Staats. Early registration is encouraged, as participants will be sent the research question and instructions the week before the session. Hassler Room of the Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH, register: foxreinhardt@usa.net $

Sunday 8 January 2017 1:30 pm The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be in the Men's Club Board Room, Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124. Please note the DATE, TIME and LOCATION. Our speaker will be Susan Kirkman Zake, Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. Topic: "Before the Holocaust: Jews of Tetiev--Documentary Film Project"

Saturday 14 January 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm Olivia Hoge, Manager of Center of Local and Global History at CPL, will speak to NEOCAG about “Genealogical Resources at Cleveland Public Library” at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 14 January 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 16 January 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "What Did You Learn in 2016?" round table discussion Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 18 January 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Genealogical Roundtable Sharing" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Friday 20 January 2017 7:00-8:30 p.m. "Making Sense of the Census" will be presented by Virginia Boulden in the Relief Society Room at Westlake Family History Center, 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake, Ohio.

Saturday 21 January 2017, 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: TBA

22-27 January 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration will open 9 July 2016 at 9 a.m. MDT. $

Monday 23 January 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 26 January 2017 11:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society will be having its Annual Meeting and Potluck at Morley Library, 184 Phelps st., Painesville, OH. Our guest speaker will be Sunny McClellan Morton who will be sharing a presentation to be given at Rootstech in February, "The Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage.com." Bring dish to share and tableware.

Saturday 28 January 2017 10:30 am-12:30 pm CIAO - Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization meets at Parma Public Library 6996 Powers Blvd. Parma, OH 44129. Speaker : Chris Staats.

Saturday 28 January 2017 9:30 am AAGS meets. "Planning Family Reunions." Planing a meaningful, memorable and fun family reunion is a challenge. It takes time,organization and a sense of humor. This session will cover important steps and offer ideas to help make your reunion a success.

Wednesday 1 February 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 4 February 2017 12 noon to 3:00 PM Hassler Room, Library, Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH; "The Irish in Cleveland - Their History & Communities." Presenter Margaret Lynch, Exec. Dir., Irish American Archives Society. Cleveland's growth matched the Irish population. St. John Cemetery surname lookups by Bernie McCafferty. Research assistance, tour, and review of Achill and Burrishoole Parish records after class. To register, foxreinhardt@usa.net. www.wrhs.org $

Sunday 5 February 2017 1:30 pm The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be in the Men's Club Board Room, Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124. Our speaker will be Israel Pickholtz, author of One Family, One People, speaking about "Lessons in Jewish DNA--One Man's Journey and What he Learned on the Journey"

Monday 6 February 2017 7:00 pm "Ohio's Canal System" presented by John Dailey at Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd.

Monday 6 February 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Industrial History of Cleveland" - David A. Bernatowicz, Associate Professor, History, Tri-C Speakers Bureau.

8-10 February 2017 Roots Tech 2017 in Salt Lake City. Empahsis on sharing your genealogy and all the technology involved. Much breaking news and product rollouts happen here. $

Saturday 11 February 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG will learn about "Crowdsource Genealogy: Enhancing Your Skills” presented by Carla Cegielski at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 11 February 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 13 February 7:00 p.m. “Revisiting Family Search” presented by Margaret Cheney. Lorain County Chapter meeting is at North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville

Wednesday 15 February 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS travels to the Westlake Family History Center, 25000 Westwood Rd., Westlake for “Demo on Resources Available at FHC” by Betty Franklin. [Note: Change of location]

Friday 17 February 2017 7:00-8:30 p.m. "Black History Month, Slavery Research" will be presented by Casandra Brown in the Relief Society Room at Westlake Family History Center, 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake, Ohio.

Saturday 18 February 2017 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time,10:00 am: Field Trip to Fairview Park Genealogy Collection, 11:15 am; User Groups genealogy software and DNA; Noon: brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm Spreadsheets for Genealogists, Steve Robinson presenter.

Monday 20 February 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "45th Anniversary Party and Induction of New Officers" Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Thursday 23 February 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. Bonnie Snyder will speak on "Free Genealogy 'Rest Stops' On the Information Highway."

Saturday 25 February 2017 9:30 am AAGS meets. "Sharing and Caring for Family Treasures." "Why are old things special and why should we care?" Learn how to card for your family heirlooms while sharing the history and significance of your treasures. Learn how to properly handle and store your precious pieces. Bring a few personal objects for hands-on advice from Jennifer Souers Chevraux of Intermuseum Conservation Association.

Saturday 25 February 2017 10 am-12 Noon "Tracking Down Your Ancestors in the Old Country: Central European Genealogy." Diana Rogers, from the Hungarian Gen. Society, will explain what is needed to search overseas ancestors, and what is online. Using examples from Hungary and Slovakia, the research strategies should be the same for any Central or Eastern European country. Wickliffe Public Library, 1713 Lincoln Rd. Register at 440.944.6010 or online

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 2:00 am - 4:00 pm DNA Tested: An Introduction to Autosomal DNA Testing presented by Mary Milne Jamba at (new meeting location) the Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44114.

Monday 27 February 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

28 Feb-2 Mar 2017 Trip to Ft. Wayne and the Allen County Public Library huge genealogy collection. Leaving from Mentor, Brookpark, or Bellville, OH. Hosted by Geneal Pusuits. See upcoming brochure and registration information under Tours at GenealPursuits.com Sorry, this trip has cancelled. $

Wednesday 1 March 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Sunday 5 March 2017 1:30 p.m. Jewish Genealogy Society meets in the Men's Club Board Room, Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124. Our speaker will be Mary Jamba, Trustee of OGS and Past President of the Greater Cleveland Gen. Society speaking about "Googling Grandpa: Tips, tricks and hacks for finding your family online using the most powerful search engine."

Sunday 5 March 5 2017 2-4 pm "Symbolism and History of Wooden Church Interior Architecture," Father Emil Hutnyan. The meeting of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society will be at St. Andrew Church hall, 15029 Maple Park Drive, Maple Hts., Oh For more information call 440-331-3856.

Sunday 5 March 2017 3:00 pm African American Genealogical Society hosts a Heritage Dinner -- "Living the Legacy." Holiday Inn, Cleveland South - Independence, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence Ohio 44131. Reservations by 27 February. Contact DeAndre Taylor at 216.703.1975. Flyer is here. Registration form is here. $

Monday 6 March 2017 7:00 pm "Care & Handling for Your Treasures at Home" presented by Jennifer Souers Chevraux at Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd.

Monday 6 March 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "He Used to be My Ancestor: Avoiding Seven Common Research Mistakes" - Chris Staats, owner, Staats Genealogical Services.

Saturday 11 March 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear Cheryl McClellan discuss “Reading Old Handwriting” at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 11 March 2017 12 noon to 3:00 PM Hassler Room at Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH. "DNA: What is it and What Do My Results Mean." Presenter Mary Jamba, Genealogical Committee Member and Lecturer. The results are in! The excitement! The confusion! Understanding the basics of DNA, how results are determined, and interpreting those results. Library tour after class. To register: foxreinhardt@usa.net. www.wrhs.org. $

Saturday 11 March 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 13 March 7:00 p.m. "Researching Funeral Home Records" presented by Deborah Abbott, Lorain County OGS, North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville.

Tuesday 14 March 2017 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society has a “HELP NIGHT” Workshop. Bring your own laptop/tablet or use those supplied by the library. Working on a problem? Get input from GCGS members. Want some pedigree chart help, Findagrave help, citation info? Newbies welcome. CANCELLED for weather.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Mary Jamba, OGS Trustee presents "DNA-Tested: Overview of DNA and Three Testing Companies," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Friday 17 March 2017 7:00-8:30 p.m. “Discovering Finds at the Cuyahoga County Archives” by Carolyn Vigneulle will be presented in the Relief Society Room at Westlake Family History Center, 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake, Ohio.

Saturday 18 March 2017 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time,10:00 am: "Play Nice in the Genealogy Sandbox," Thomas MacEntee, webinar, 11:15 am; User Groups genealogy software; Noon: brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm "USCIS Genealogy Website," Jean Hoffman presenter.

Monday 20 March 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Navigating Family Search" presented by Deb Shell. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Monday 20 March 2017 7:00-9:00 PM Miller Board Room, Menorah Park. “How to Use WWI Draft Registration Records” with Ken Bravo, VP, International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men born between 1872 and 1900 completed a World War I draft registration card. Learn how to find and use these cards to add to your family tree. Bring your Wi-Fi enabled laptop. See flyer and registration. $

Wednesday 22 March 017 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society meets to hear Sunny Morton present "The Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage.com" Mayfield Public Library large meeting room, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Village, OH.

Saturday 25 March 2017 9:30 am AAGS has an Open Forum -- Planning Your Research/Updating Your Plan. Attendees are requested to bring in and take a fresh look at their current plans. We'll share and discuss ways to organize and tackle tasks.

Saturday 25 March 2017 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM CIAO - Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization will meet at Family History Center Westlake, 25000 Westwood Rd,, Westlake, OH 44145. We will have a tutorial on FamilySearch.org. Betty Franklin will customize her presentation based on what we would like to see.

Sunday 26 March 2017 2:00 am - 4:00 pm "Internet Search Engines, an Underutilized Tool" presented by Roger Marble for Brooklyn Genealogy Club at the Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44114.

Monday 27 March 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Thursday 30 March 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library 184 phelps St., Painesville. Speaker will be Ron Toivonen and others of the Finnish Heritage museum, speaking on "The Rannila Project," which began as a research request from Switzerland.

Saturday 1 April 2017 9:30 am-4:00 pm Akron-Summit County Public Library presents “Church and State: Genealogy Research in Religious and Government Records” featuring Sunny McClellan Morton and Chris Staats. 60 S. High St., Akron, Ohio. Registration requested. Please contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or speccollections@akronlibrary.org.

Sunday 2 April 2017 2:00 pm Cleveland District Round Table will gather at Independence Library to discuss topics of interest to the leadership of genealogy societies in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties.

Sunday 2 April 2017 2-4 pm NOTE CHANGE OF SPEAKER & TOPIC. At the meeting of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Father Jan Cizmar, will present "Comparison/ Contrast of Easter and other traditions in Europe and the US." Parma-Snow Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Oh. Free Open to all. For more information call (440) 331-3856

Monday 3 April 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Buckeye Boys and Girls" - Susan Talbot-Stanaway, Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau.

Monday 3 April 2017 7:00 pm "Serendipity in Genealogy" presented by Margaret Cheney at Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd.

Wednesday 5 April 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 8 April 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG: Candy Meeson will tell you “How Google Smashed My Brick Wall” at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 8 April 2017 9:30 am - 4:15 pm - Got Virginia ancestors? WRHS Genealogical Committee is hosting an all-day seminar featuring national speaker, Barbara Vines Little, who will be delivering four presentations: "Born In Virginia, How Do I Find Him?" "Researching Virginia's Records, Part 1," "Researching Virginia's Records, Part 2." and "Virginia Sources for West Virginia Researchers." Information and registration HERE. $

Saturday 8 April 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 10 April 2017 7pm – “Coroner’s Inquests” presented by Tom Neel, OGS Library Director, –Looking for genealogy information in the Coronor’s Inquests at the Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Tuesday 11 April 2017 7:00 pm Geauga County Genealogical Society will hear “Creating a Worthwhile Genealogy” with Lecturer, Blogger, and Research Expert Jean Hoffman. She will present guidelines, ideas, and examples to help you make the most of the time and effort you put into family history.

Saturday 15 April 2017 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time,10:00 am: "Epitaphs and Icons: What You Can Discover in the Graveyard," presenter Mary Jamba 11:15 am; User Groups genealogy software and DNA; Noon: brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm What's New at Fold3?, presenter Jean Hoffman.

Monday 17 April 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "How to Prepare a Lineage Application" presented by Margaret Cheney. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 19 April 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Betsie Norris, Director of the Cleveland Adoption Network: "New Adoption Records and Laws" in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 22 April 2017 8:00 am to 1:00 pm The 14 Annual Family History Conference Presented by The Westlake Ohio Family History Center, "Turning your Hearts to your Ancestors." 25000 Westwoood Road, Westlake, Ohio. See the flyer and sign up here.

Saturday 22 April 2017 9:00 am - 4:30 pm The Ohio Chapter Palatines to America hosts “BEYOND THE OBVIOUS - GERMAN GENEALOGY” Speaker: Dr. Fritz Juengling, Ph.D. German Research Specialist at the Family History Library. Sessions: "Beyond the Obvious: Beyond Practical and Social Concerns for Emigration to America," "Historical Events that Affect German Genealogical Research," "The Genealogical Value of German Guild Records: How to fill the Gaps When Church Records are Missing," and "German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution." Columbus Metropolitan library, More info here. $

Sunday 23 April 2017 2:00 am - 4:00 pm "Hidden Resources at the Ohio Genealogical Society" presented by Tom Neel for Brooklyn Genealogy Club at the Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44114.

Monday 24 April 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

26-29 April 2017 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference at Kalahari, Sandusky, Ohio.

Wednesday 26 April 2017 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society will meet for a "Genealogy Potpourri" at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Rd., Mayvield Village, OH. We will answer miscellaneous questions that have come up at meetings or on our helpdesk, or bring your own questions.

Thursday 27 April 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at 10:00 am at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville.

Monday 1 May 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Murder in the Family: Researching a 100 Year Old Mystery" - Deb Shell, genealogist.

Monday 1 May 2017 7:00 pm "Cemeteries and Their Famous Residents" presented by Cathie Clager at Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd.

Wednesday 3 May 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Saturday 6 May 2017 8:00 am The Nashi Predky - Our Ancestors Family History Group workshop event in the Pittsburgh metro area. Speakers will include Justin Houser, Michael Buryk, Rich Venezia, and Michelle Chubenko, and will feature talks on "The Basics of Ukrainian Genealogy," "Finding and Using Ukrainian Church Records," "The Aliens Are Coming: USCIS Record Sets," "History of Lemkos, Boykos, and Hutsuls," "Using Gazetteers, Directories & Schematisms for Eastern European Research." More info here. $

Saturday 6 May 2017 Noon to 3:00 PM. Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee Class "The Italians in Cleveland; Their History & Communities." Pamela Dorazio Dean, WRHS Curator for Italian American History, will discuss the history, communities, occupations, Social and religious groups. Connie Sancetta of CIAO will offer local research advice To register: foxreinhardt@usa.net. Hassler Room, WRHS Research Library, 10825 East Blvd. Cleveland 44106. $

Saturday 6 May 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Sunday 7 May 2017 1:30-4:15 pm Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups will honor those who have proven their lines directly back to an ancestor living in Cuyahoga County at least 100 years ago. Hosted by Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, banquet will be at Holiday Inn Cleveland South. Ken Bravo will deliver “How to Use WWI Draft Registration Records.” Flyer is here.

Sunday 7 May 2017 2-4 pm, "Introduction to the Cyrillic Alphabet." Paul Burik, Parma-Snow library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Oh Mr. Burik was born in Europe and is familiar with several languages. He is past president of the Cleveland Cultural gardens. Free and open to all. Information call (440) 331-3856.

Monday 8 May 2017 7 pm - Debbie Abbott, professional genealogist- "Researching Funeral Home Records" at the Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Tuesday 9 May 2017 7:00 pm “The Results Are In! Understanding your DNA Results” Ready to have your DNA results explained? OGS District Trustee Mary Milne Jamba will present a program designed to help you understand what all the fuss is about at Geauga Genealogical Society meeting.

10-13 May 2017 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina. "Family History Lives Here." http://www.ngsgenealogy.org $

Saturday 13 May 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear "Genealogy Hacks: Tips, Tricks, and New Techniques to Maximize Your Results while Searching for your ancestors online" by Mary Milne Jamba at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Saturday 13 May 2017 10:00 am Eric Johnson offers "Understanding Military Land Bounties, Pensions and Service Records 1775-1858" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 13 May 2017 1:00 pm Richard Juergans will speak on "Planning a Research Trip" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 15 May 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Using Coroner's Inquest Files: Gunshot, Head Rolling Down the Tracks, or Just a Possible Heart Attack?" presented by Tom Neel. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Barb Popovich and Marcia Benko, Co-Presidents of the Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society will discuss “Where they [Carpatho-Rusyns] came from and where they settled in Cleveland." For more information, see www.c-rs.org

Saturday 20 May 2017 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time,10:00 am: Tangled Roots: Research Errors That Can Snare You, presenter John Sabol, 11:15 am; User Groups genealogy software; Noon: brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm New Program GEDsite To Create Web-Ready Family History from GEDcoms, presenter Jean Hoffman.

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 2:00 am - 4:00 pm "Ethnic History of Cleveland" presented by David A. Bernatowicz for Brooklyn Geenalogy Club at the Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44114.

Monday 22 May 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society meets at Mayfield Library, Large Meeting Room. John Sabol will present his latest program: "Tangled Roots—How Research Errors Can Snare You."

Thursday 25 May 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesvlle, OH. Bill Barrow of Cleveland State University will speak on the "Cleveland Memory Project."

Friday 26 May 2017 10:00 am Tom Neel will share "Preserving Documents" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Friday 26 May 2017 1:00 pm Mark Jamba will present "What Killed Grandma?" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 27 May 2017 9:30 am AAGS hosts Chris Staats. "Power Platting--Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions" Deeds can be very confusing. Software tools add power and flexibility in the platting of property and creation of maps to aid in your research. This presentation focuses on a number of tools available.

Tuesday 30 May 7:00 pm thru Sunrise Wednesday Kenneth Bravo will be offering "Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy" at a special annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5777 night of study hosted by B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, 27501 Fairmout Blvd, Pepper Pike, OH, with other temples and organizations. Ten sessions, 43 speakers offer a large selection of talks. Reservations requested, not required. Here for details. Saturday 3 June 2017 Noon to 3:00 P.M. Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee, "How to Prepare and Apply to a Lineage Society Workshop" What is a Lineage Society and why would I want to join: What documents are needed and how do I obtain them? Certified Genealogist Jean Hoffman will walk attendees through the process. To register: foxreinhardt@usa.net. Hassler Room of the WRHS Research Library at 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106. $

Saturday 3 June 2017 Noon to 8 pm Vatra (outdoor festival) Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Road, Burton, Ohio -- Ethnic food, Old Slavonic liturgy, music and sales. For more information or to volunteer, call Bob at (330) 441-2057.

Monday 5 June 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Meet Me at the Fair - A Tale of Two Expos: The 1893 Columbian Exposition & the 1901 Pan American World's Fair" - Laura Loew, owner, Lost in the Past. This is our potluck night. Bring a side dish.

Wednesday 7 June 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Family History Research Help Session in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Wednesday 7 June 2017 7:30 pm The meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH 44122. Our speaker will be Betty Franklin from the Westlake Family History Center, speaking about "Make the Most of FAMILYSEARCH.ORG."

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 6:30 p.m. Wellington Genealogy Group meets at LCCC-Wellington, 151 Commerce Dr., Wellington. Eric Johnson will present a program on "Researching Your Ohio Civil War Ancestor Online."

Saturday 10 June 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG meets. Debbi Perkul and her mother Marilyn Perkul, "It started with a book. How I connected with long lost relatives" at Mayfield Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village. A discussion of experiences at the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference will follow.

Saturday 10 June 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 10 June 2017 10:00 am Deb Shell will share "Murder in the Family: How I Researched a 107 Year-Old Mystery" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 10 June 2017 1:00 pm Eric Johnson will cover "U.S. Colored roops Service Records: Extracting family information" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 12 June 2017 7 pm– Researching Irish Ancestors – Margaret Lynch, Ph.D, Executive Director, Irish American Archives Society, at the meeting of Lorain County Chapter of OGS. at the Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Monday 12 June 2017 6:30 pm CBSC meeting at the Garfield Heights Public Library, 5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio, 44125.Program: Jonathan Kinser, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, will present an overview of his doctoral dissertation on activities of the Ku Klux Clan in the Mahoning Valley in the 1920's, the opposition and violent protests to the Klan and their activities spearheaded by the editors of two local foreign language newspapers, one Slovak & one Italian.

Tuesday 13 June 2017 Geauga County Genealogical Society members journey to the historic Welshfield Inn for meeting and dinner. Email for up-to-date information.

Saturday 17 June 2017 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00am: Undiscoverd Collections in Online Lbraries, Amy Johnson Crow (prerecorded webinar), Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software and DNA programs start at 11:15 a.m.; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: Portable Tools for Scanning:  Discussion and Demostration. Jean Hoffman

Saturday 17 June 2017 10:00 am Chris Staats will talk about "How Do You Know What You Know? Moving Beyond Your Genealogy Database" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 17 June 2017 1:00 pm Cheryl Abernathy will discuss "Source Citations for Genealogists" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Sunday 18 June 2017 12:30 - 4:00 pm Woodland Cemetery Foundation is having a Lolly the Trolly tour, "Cleveland Historical Contributions to the Underground Railroad." It includes many Cleveland sites. See the website at http://wcfcle.org/ $

Monday 19 June 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "The Czech Community of Cleveland" presented by Scott Phillips. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 21 June 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Astrid Julian, Teacher of the German Language School at Lenau Park, North Olmsted, "History of the Danube-Schwabians, where they came from and why."

Friday 23 June 2017 10:00 am Tom Neel will discuss "Beginning Genealogy" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 24 June 2017 9:30 am AAGS will join online with Nicka Smith who has extensive experience in African-ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy & employing new technology. "I've Done My DNA. Now What?!?" Learn how DNA can be used in combination with genealogy to break through centuries old brick walls. Learn the basics of genetic genealogy, how to read your results, and the initial skills needed to narrow down relationships among your matches.

Saturday 24 June 2017 11:00 am Margaret Cheney will offer "What the Census Can Tell You" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 24 June 2017 2:00 pm Margaret Cheney will hold a "Lineage Application Workshop" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

25-30 June 2017 Genealogical Research Institute in Pittsburgh (GRIP) will offer intermediate to advanced educational tracks. For more details, see www.GRIPitt.org $

Monday 26 June 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Wednesday 28 June 2017 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogical Society hosts Cheryl McClelland, speaking on "Deciphering Old Handwriting." Summary of the various "hands" in the U.S., starting from the late 1700s. Lots of great slides on actual quill pens and writing accessories used in Ohio in the 1800s. Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Thursday 29 June 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets at Morley Library, 184 Phelps st., Painesville. Carla Cegielski will be speaking on "Creating a Free Family Web Site on WordPress."

Saturday 1 July 2017 10:00 am Deborah Abbott will present "From the Voice of a Slave" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 1 July 2017 11:00 am Sandra Beane Mildton follows with "In Their Footsteps" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 3 July 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Read 'Em or Weep: Promise and Pitfalls in Newspaper OCR (Optical Character Recognition)" - Mary Kircher Roddy, genealogist, lecturer and writer.

Saturday 8 July 2017 9:15 am NEOCAG meets at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Ceneter Road, Mayfield Village. Sunny Morton will share her RootsTech talk, "Comparing the Big 4: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage." This will be our annual indoor picnic. Bring a dish to share for lunch.

Saturday 8 July 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm CIAO - Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization - meets at Independence Public Library. Speaker : Ria Terranova-Webb.

Saturday 8 July 2017 1:00 pm Deborah Abbott will present "Chef Boyardee" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

16-21 July 2017 Genealogical Research Institute in Pittsburgh (GRIP) will offer intermediate to advanced educational tracks. For more details, see www.GRIPitt.org $

Wednesday 19 July 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Genealogical Roundtable Sharing," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Bring your photos, trees, brick walls, successes, Eureka! moments, tales of serendipity or favorite website to share with the group. Always a fun meeting.

Saturday 22 July 2017 9:30 am AAGS will discuss "Creative Ideas for Family History Projects." Take your passion for family heritage & combine it with artful ways to display what your've found. Whether by your own hands or by technology, developing unique ways to show your efforts can be rewarding.

Saturday 22 July 2017 1:00 pm Peggy Lauritzen shares "Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Thursday 27 July 2017 5:30 am Lake County Genealogical Society Annual Picnic at Rabbit Run Theatre, 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH 44057. We'll hear the history of this historic barn theatre. Bring tableware and dish to share. Drinks and hot dogs provided. Optionally, we can attend the performance of Peter and the Starcatcher for the special group rate of $19 each. We need to meet a minimum so please contact Dave at chalkduster@sbcglobal.net to make your reservation ASAP.

23-28 July 2017 Institute of Genealogical and Historic Research (IGHR) offers a variety of week-long courses at University of Georgia in Athens $

Saturday 5 August 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm "Discovering Your Military Ancestors" featuring Eric Johnson and Michael Strauss, presented by the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. 60 S. High St., Akron. Registration requested. Please contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or speccollections@akronlibrary.org.

Saturday 5 August 2017 11:00 am - 12 Noon Are you working on your family history? Cleveland Public Library’s Photograph Collection contains over 400,000 images of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio people and places. This workshop introduces you to this Cleveland treasure and ways to use it in your genealogical research. Main Library, Lewis Stokes Wing - 4th Floor - Photograph Collection

Saturday 5 August 2017 11:00 am Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group hosts Author, Brinase Merritt. Her book and topic are I Ain't Noways Tired: Grandma's Hands, "The Story of a Tuskeegee Midwife." Lecture includes a book signing and a traveling exhibit of midwifery items and some original birth certificate documents completed by midwives. Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Oberlin, OH.

Saturday 5 August 2017 1:00 pm Peggy Laurizen shares "Improving Your Talent as a Genealogy Speaker" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 7 August 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Film as a Historic Resource" - Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist, Massillon Museum.

Saturday 12 August 2017 9:15 am – 12:30 pm NEOCAG will hear Dr. Deborah Abbott at their meeting at Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Boulevard • Beachwood, Ohio 44122. Topic will be "Proving Oral History: A Case Study in Genealogical Research; A Judy Russell webinar will follow: "A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy." NOTE PLACE CHANGE!

Sunday 13 August 2017 12:00 noon Cleveland District Round Table will hold a picnic for all genealogy society members in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties at Bain Park Cabin, 21077 North Park Drive (corner of Hillsdale & North Park), Fairview Park. Hosted by African American GS Cleveland and East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Bring side dish or dessert to share. (Hosts bring entrees.) Enjoy some old fashioned fun with folks of like mind. Flyer is here!

Monday 14 August 2017 7pm "Finding Hidden Treasures in City Directories" presented by Debbie Abbott, professional genealogist, Looking for genealogy information in city, rural, social and church directories. at the Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039.

Wednesday 16 August 2017. 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Annual Summer Luncheon for members and guests. Arrabiata's Italian Restaurant, 600 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village. RSVP by Friday, August 11, cuyahogawest@gmail.com. $

Sunday 17 August 2017 12:30 - 4:00 pm Woodland Cemetery Foundation is having a fundraising Lolly the Trolly tour, "2017 Tour of Cleveland Civil War Connections." It includes many Cleveland sites. See the website at http://wcfcle.org/ $

Sunday 20 August 2017 12:30 - 4:00 pm Woodland Cemetery Foundation is having a Lolly the Trolly tour, "Cleveland Historical Contributions to the Underground Railroad." It includes many Cleveland sites. See the website at http://wcfcle.org/ $

Friday 25 August 2017 1:00 pm Sunda Peters will present "DNA?" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

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

Saturday 2 September 2017 11:00 am Clovis White presents "Amazing grace... they were once lost but now they are found: Finding Relatives Lost through Racial passing," exploring his jouney to find "white" relatives who passed for white. Clovis White is Associate professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Oberlin College. Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group meets at Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main, Oberlin, OH.

Wednesday 6 September 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Family History Research Help Session by members of Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.

Wednesday 6 September 2017 6:00 pm Lake County Historical Society Dine-Around will feature Cynthia Turk, CG, who will present "Follow the Paper Trail." Many sources of information to add to family history will be shown. Dinner will be at St. John Vianny Catholic Church Social Center, Mentor, Ohio. For more information, LakeHistoryCenter.org $

Wednesday 6 September 2017 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will meet in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH 44122. Our speaker will be Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria, B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, speaking about "Jewish Marriage and Divorce Documents: Their Use to Genealogists." See how these differ from the civil doucments.

Thursday 7 September 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Lies, Errors and Bias-Oh, My! Consider Your Sources" - Sunny McClellan Morton, editor, Ohio Genealogy News, author and instructor.

Saturday 9 September 2017 9:15 am NEOCAG meets at Mayfield library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village. Betty Franklin will teach "Getting More Out of FamilySearch." This will be followed by a BYU Family History Library webinar with Judy Sharp on "Beginning International Genealogical Research." Dennis Block will then discuss the RootsMagic "Tree Share" with Ancestry.com.

Saturday 9 September 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Saturday 9 September 2017 Noon to 3:00 P.M. CANCELLED WRHS Gen Committee presents "Fundamentals of English and Welsh Family History Research." Presenter: Liz Pearson, member of the Genealogy Committee. Hassler Room of the Research Library, WRHS Cleveland History Center, Register online at www.wrhs.org Further information contact Kathryn at foxreinhardt@usa.net. $

Saturday 9 September 2017 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. Nancy Ottman of the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America will present "Finding Your German Roots" and "The 19th Century German Traveler."

Saturday 10 September 2017 10:00 am Candy Meeson will share "How Google Smashed My Brick Wall" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Monday 11 September 2017 7 pm Paul Kaparoff will speak about finding U.S.Military Medals of your ancesters at the Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039.

Tuesday 12 September 7:00 pm GCGS presents "Civil War in Song and Narrative" by Wind, Strings and Ivory at Chardon Library 110 E Park St. Chardon OH.

Friday 15 September 2017 6:30-10:30 pm Akron Summit County Public Library and Summit County Genealogical Society are hosting "Lake Night at the Library after hours genealogy event." It's at Special Collections Division – Main Library, 60 South High Street, Akron. Free parking, Intro talk, research assistance, refreshments, etc. The flyer is here.

Friday 15 September 2017 7:00 pm Westlake Family History Center is going to have Sherry Minn tell us about the changes that have been made at the Cuyahoga Court House. There are new things we don't know! Sherry works there, She knows!! Learn all about the records available to us. New Websites!!! Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake Ohio 44145. All are Welcome.

Saturday 16 September 2017 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00 am: "Tangled Roots: Research Errors That Can Snare You," John Sabol; 11:15 am Breakout session for the major genealogy software programs; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: "Taking Notes, Filing and Finding Them Again," Jean Hoffman presenter.

Sunday 17 September 2017 2pm-4pm Carpatho-Rusyn Society is meeting at the Parma-Snow Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio "Vistula Operation," the planned and forced resettlement of Carpatho-Rusyns from southern Poland in 1947 will be presented by John Righetti and Maria Silvestri. John is one of the founders and president emeritus of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. Free and open to all. Information call (440) 331-3856.

Friday 22 September 2017 10:00 am Tom Neel will share "Internet Sites for Genealogy" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 23 September 2017 9:30 am AAGS meets. Belinda West-O'Neal and Sandra Beane Milton present a hands-on workshop, "Online Genealogy Resources." Get refreshed & explore new ways to discover family info through genealogical resources, databases and sites that are available to researchers online. (To be held at the Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library in the computer lab.)

Monday 25 September 2017 6:30 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society "Clandiggers" help session for genealogists at the Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2nd floor.

Monday 18 September 2017 7:00 pm - Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society program "Researching World War I" presented by Eric Johnson. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Wednesday 20 September 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Guest speaker, Mark Jamba DVM presents "What Killed Grandma?" A lighthearted introduction to medical terminology and common causes of death yesterday and today will be explained via basic anatomy, physiology and pathology. Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Wednesday 27 September 2017 7:00 pm Hungarian Genealogy Society of Greater Cleveland meets at Mayfield Library Large meeting room for "Help Night - Deciphering Old Hungarian Records." Having trouble reading those old Hungarian, Slovak, etc Church or Civil Records? Does Latin throw you for a loop? We will attempt to decipher them together. Send links or scan them and send to: helpdesk@hungariangensocietycleveland.org.

Thursday 28 September 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Cheryl McClellan will present “The 1890 Census Went Missing-Now What?”

29 September-1 October 2017 Professional Management Conference, Association of Professional Genealogists, Crystal City in Arlington, VA, near Washington D.C. apgen.org $

Monday 2 October 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "Haunted Ohio: Witches, Warlocks & Ghosts: Using Genealogical Research Techniques to Illuminate the True Story Behind Urban Legends in Ohio" - Mary Milne Jamba, OGS Cleveland District Trustee.

Monday 2 October 2017 7:00 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. Wally Huskonen will present "Why I Am Using MyHeritage DNA."

Wednesday 4 October 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Public Family History Research Help Session by members of the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.

Friday 6 October 2017 2:00 pm Marleen Applegate will teach "Genealogy Fundamentals" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 7 October 2017 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM OGS Fall Semiar with Dr. Michael Lacapo. Schedule of Events: 9:00am Registration opens; 9:30am Finding Dead Ancestors is Easy. Finding the Living Can be a Challenge; 10:45am I've Had my DNA Tested, Now What?; 1:30pm Using DNA Testing to Further Your Family Tree: A Primer; 2:45pm Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the Evidence. Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 1000 Comfort Plaza Dr, Bellville, Ohio 44813. Registration info at www.ogs.org. $

Saturday 7 October 2017 Members of Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists will meet for lunch during the OGS Fall Seminar.

Saturday 7 October 2017 11:00 am Dr. Deborah Abbott presents "Using Manuscripts and Other Collections in Your Genealogy Research." Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group meets at Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main, Oberlin, OH.

Saturday, 7 October 2017 Noon to 3 P.M. Annual Open House! The members of the Genealogical Committee of WRHS invite you to attend our annual Open House. Our mission is to support the WRHS library, by providing online databases, book acquisitions, equipment and volunteering. Join us for a guided library research center tour, refreshments and good conversation. Membership is open to all interested individuals.

Monday 9 October 2017 7 pm - Mary Milne Jamba will present a program on "Haunted Ohio: Witches, Warlocks & Ghosts." ..using genealogical research techniques to illuminate the true story behind urban legends in Ohio. Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039.

Tuesday 10 October 2017 7:00pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets for "Show and Tell." Share family heirloom story in 5 minutes. Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH. Further information email gensocyinfo@gmail.com.

Saturday 14 October 2017 10:00 am Peggy Lauritzen will present "Migration Trails to the Ohio" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Saturday 14 October 2017 9:00 am Elizabeth Pearson will present "Fundamentals of English and Welsh Family History" at the meeting of NEOCAG at Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Boulevard • Beachwood, Ohio 44122. Dennis Block will share some of his experiences on his trip to Wales. Note place change!

Sunday 15 October 2017 2-4pm Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Parma-Snow Road, Parma, Ohio "Iconography=History and Meaning" will be presented by Father Marek Visnovsky who has printed over 600 icons. Free and open to all. Information call (440) 331-3856

Sunday 15 October 2017 2:00-4:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club presents Amanda Epperson who will present "Cluster Genealogy - A Useful Technique for Finding Elusive Ancestors" at the Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44144.

Wednesday 18 October 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Author William G. Krejci presents “Buried Beneath Cleveland: Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County,” in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Krejci tracked down more than fifty displaced cemeteries throughout the Greater Cleveland area. In some cases, Revolutionary War veterans, famous scientists and illustrious dignitaries were found buried beneath gas stations and grocery stores.

Friday October 20, 2017 6:30p.m. Lysa Stanton will teach us about the mourning practices of the 1800's. Come dressed as your favorite deceased Ancestor. No masks please. Bring a treat to share if you would like. Westlake Family History Center Primary Room, 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 All are Welcome.

Saturday 21 October 2017 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00 am: TBA, Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs and DNA start at 11:15 am; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: "DNA Record Keeping," Mary Jamba

Saturday 21 October 2017 12:30 pm Lorain County Chapter OGS will host Rick Porrello, author of several books on the history of the Cleveland Mafia, discussing the family research done on his murdered relatives. Luncheon reservations should be made by October 9. North Eaton Christian Church. More information and reserations at http://loraincoogs.org/ $

Sunday 22 October 2017 2:00-3:30 PM JGS will meet in the Chapel at the Laurel School - Lyman Campus, 1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights, OH 44122. "Searching for Individuals in the International Tracing Service at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum" will be the topic of Diane F. Afoumado, Chief of the Research and Reference Branch at the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Program is free, but reservations requested here.

Wednesday 25 October 2017 7:00 P.M. Hungarian Genealogy Society will meet at Independence Library Meeting Room. (NOTE CHANGE OF PLACE) "MACSE: Hungarian Society for Family Research and Other New Websites."

Thursday 26 October 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Deborah Shell will present "Murder in the Family: Researching a 100 Year Old Mystery."

Friday 27 October 2017 10:00 am Mary Jamba will present "Epitaphs & Icons" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Friday 27 October 2017 1:00 pm Mary Jamba will share "Haunted Ohio" at the OGS Samuel D. Isaly Library. Pre-register at 419-886-1903.

Friday 27 October 2017 7:00 pm Special pre-conference Lecture! Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG will present "Ohio and the Early Gatherings of the LDS Church." She'll discuss immigrants who were disowned by families, and their migration to Ohio and West. Historic Kirtland Visitors Center, 7800 Kirtland Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH. Flyer is here! KirtlandFamilyHistory.org

Saturday 28 Oct 2017 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Save the date! Free all-day family history conference hosted by the Kirtland Family History Center. Presenters will include Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG; Sunny McClellan Morton; Cheryl McClellan; Dana Palmer, CG; Amie Tennant; and more. Flyer and Registration is here! KirtlandFamilyHistory.org

Saturday 28 October 2017 9:30 am AAGS meets. Carla Cegielski, researcher and past president of Great Lakes Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists and Lake Co. Gen. Society will share "Treasures of the Internet Archive." The Internet Archive contains audio items, movies, software, texts, and the Wayback Machine. learn how to access this amazing repository and the genealogical treasures it holds.

Wednesday 1 November 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Free Public Family History Research Help Session by members of Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society in the Computer Lab, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.

Wednesday 1 November 2017 at 1:00 pm. Wellington Genealogy Group, held at the Lorain County Community College - Wellington Campus at 151 Commerce Drive in Wellington (across from McDonalds on the north end of Wellington.) Deborah Abbott will present the program "Researching Funeral Home Records: Looking for the Dead." Funeral home records are usually private, but accessible. Learn what type of records are available, what they contain, and the websites and manuscript collections that hold them.

Thursday 2 November 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "A History of Passenger Travel on the Great Lakes" - Christopher Gillcrist,Executive Director, National Museum of the Great Lakes.

Saturday 4 November 2017 12 Noon to 3 P.M. Hassler Room of the Research Library at the WRHS Cleveland History Center. "Using MyHeritage.com to Find Ancestors and Cousins," Presenter Wally Huskonen, Genealogical Committee Member. My Heritage.com offers for free the Family Tree Builder Personal genealogy database program with ability to find hints in online resources and family trees.See its free and premium versions. Online registration at www.wrhs.org or foxreinhardt@usa.net.$

Sunday 5 November 2017 2:00 pm Cleveland District Round Table will gather at Independence Library to discuss topics of interest to the leadership of genealogy societies in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties.

Monday 6 November 2017 7:00 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. Bill Barrow will present "Genealogy Resources in Cleveland Memory and Cleveland State University Special Collections."

Wednesday 8 November 2017 7:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will meet in the Miller Board Room, Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH 44122. Our speakers will be Russ Maurer and Amy Wachs, speaking about "How A SIG Can Further Genealogy Research." Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, bring together family history researchers with common interests.

Saturday 11 November 2017 9:15 am-12:30 pm NEOCAG will meet at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village, Tom Cirincione will present "Finding Your Italian Ancestors."

Saturday 11 November 2017 2:00pm Carpatho-Rusyn Society is meeting at the South Euclid Library, 1876 South Green Rd., South Euclid, Oh to receive an Orientation for Converting Older Media to Digital Format by using equipment in the lab. Free and open to all. Call (440) 331-3856 for more information.

Monday 13 November 2017 7 pm - A program on "City Directories in Excel" will be presented by Norm Lewicki. He will explain how to organize and review the genealogy information found in city directories rural directories, and other directories. Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Monday 13 November 2017 7 pm Euclid Public Library, 200th St. offers "If I Knew Then . . .: Beginning Genealogy" presented by Cynthia Turk, CG (R). Tuesday 14 November 2017 7:00pm Geauga County Genealogical Society meets. "Honoring our Geauga Veterans" The story of the Geauga County Veterans Memorial will be presented by Teeter Grosvenor at Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. Chardon OH. Further information email gensocyinfo@gmail.com.

Tuesday 14 November 2017 7:00pm (NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY!) Hungarian Genealogy Society will meet at Mayfield Library - Large Meeting Room. "Creating a Free Family Web Site on Word Press" by Carla Cegielski, noted Lake County Genealogist and national lecturer.

Wednesday 15 November 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. "Genealogical Roundtable Sharing," in the Porter Room, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Bring your photos, trees, brick walls, successes, Eureka! moments, tales of serendipity or favorite website to share with the group. Always a fun meeting.

Friday 17 November 2017 7:00 p.m. CANCELLED Lynn Watson-Edwards will tell us about the new aps from Family Search, Twile a family history timeline app and All My Cousins, a FamilySearch "Family Tree" interface. 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake Ohio 44145 All are Welcome. Due to an auto accident we regret the class on Nov. 17 at 7:00 will be rescheduled to a later date.

Saturday 18 November 2017 9:30 am CAGG General Meeting, 9:30 am, Social Time, 10:00 am: "A New Look at Documentation," Jean Hoffman, Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11:15 am; brown bag lunch; 1:00 pm: TBA

Saturday 18 November 18 2017 10:30 am-12:30 pm CIAO - Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization will hold an Open Forum at Independence Public Library.

Sunday, 19 November 2017 2:00-4:00 pm Brooklyn Genealogy Club presents David Bernatowicz who will present "Ethnic History of Cleveland" at the Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44144.

Monday 20 November 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m. Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society, Chapter OGS. "Cluster Genealogy: Finding Your Lost Ancestors" presented by Dr. Deborah Abbott. Fairview Park branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Saturday 25 November 2017 9:30 am AAGS will experience a Lisa Louise Cooke video -- "Sanborn Fire Maps." When you want to get up close and personal in your ancestor's neighborhood, turn to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (published from 1867 to 1970) to evaluate fire insurance liability in urban areas. Learn ways to use these under-valued genealogy resources and where to find them.

Thursday 30 November 2017 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society will meet at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH. Author Carl E. Feather will discuss "Ashtabula Covered Bridges."

Sunday 3 December 2017 1:30 pm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will meet for elections and discussion of the IAJGS conference in Orlando. Winter time and place begins in the Men's Club Board Room, Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124.

Monday 4 December 2017 7:00 pm East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society Meets at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH. "The Rest of the Story: Getting to Know Your Ancestor" - Chris Staats. Holiday Celebration! Bring a finger food.

Monday 4 December 2017 7:00 pm Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society meets at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. Bonnie Snyder will present "Free Genealogy Rest Stops Along the Information Highway."

Wednesday 6 December 2017 1:00 p.m. Cuyahoga West Chapter, OGS. Annual Holiday Luncheon and Election of Officers for 2018-2019 at Arrabiata’s Italian Restaurant, 600 Dover Center Rd. Bay Village. RSVP by December 1st to cuyahogawest@gmail.com

Saturday 9 December 2017 9:15 am-12:30 pm NEOCAG will meet at Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village, Richard Spector presents, "How A Fish Became A Kitty: A Cautionary Tale of How Careful Research Can Be So Wrong" A RootsMagic CleanUp of Your Data workshop will ensue. Bring your laptop.

Monday 11 December 2017 7 pm -Show and Tell – Members will share an object, a story, or a discovery pertaining to their family tree or your genealogy research. This popular, fun program is a great way to end 2017. Lorain County Chapter of OGS at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039



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