The Ohio Genealogical Society offers summer classes


BELVILLE, Ohio – School may be out, but learning doesn’t take a break at the Ohio Genealogical Society.

The Summer Sessions are already off to an early start and offer classes and workshops designed to help the novice to the advanced fa.m.ily researcher gain tools to enable them get more from their research efforts.

All progra.m.s will be held at the Sa.m.uel D. Isaly Building, 611 State Route 97 W, Bellville, Ohio except where noted. The sessions are open to the public and are free except where indicated. The complete listing is at under the Events tab or on the Facebook page.

There will be a pair of two-hour workshops designed for OGS chapters/societies slated for June.

Saturday, June 11 beginning at 10 a.m., learn how to get the word out by attending one entitled Utilizing Social Media.

On Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m., a workshop on How to Judge a Lineage Application will be held, both will provide important information.

With the new Society of Fa.m.ilies of the Old Northwest Territory (SFONT) lineage society being inaugurated during the 2017 State Conference at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio the latter session can better equip to assist those in the chapter/society who are considering making an application.

For these and other progra.m.s offered by OGS, check our website at, follow us on Facebook or Twitter or call 419-886-1903 for more information.

Sat. May 28 – 10 a.m. – Underutilized Court Records-Guardianships, Civil and Criminal Courts/Cheryl Abernathy

Sat. June 11 – 10 a.m. Workshop: Utilizing Social Media (2 hours)

Sat. June 18 10a.m. Workshop: How to Judge a Lineage Application (2 hours)

Fri. June 25 – 1 p.m. Ticked Off; Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks/Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

Sat. July 23 – 10 a.m. Workshop: How to Apply to an OGS Lineage Society (2 hours)

Fri. July 29 – 1 p.m. Beginning Genealogy/Marleen Applegate

Sat. Aug. 6 – 1 p.m. Misbegotten Children; Tracing the fa.m.ily Lines of the Illegitimate and Babies/Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

Sat. Aug. 20 – 9 a.m. Chapter Management Seminar (6.5 hours)

Fri. Aug. 26 – TBA Researching Funeral Home Records/Deborah A. Abbott, Ph. D.

Sat. Aug 27 – 1 p.m. An Introduction to Autosomal DNA/Mary Milne

Tue. Sept. 6 – 7 p.m. Researching Funeral Home Records/Deborah A. Abbott, PH. D.***This will be held at the Shaker Heights Public Library Main Branch

Sat. Oct. 1- 9 a.m. OGS Fall Seminar ***This will be held at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center- Bellville, Oh/Deborah A. Abbott, Ph. D.

Sat. Oct. 8 – 10 a.m. U.S. Colored Troops/Eric Johnson

Fri. Oct. 14 – 10 a.m. Annual Librarian’s Seminar

*Sessions are subject to change, call 419-886-1903 to verify. Additional sessions may be added at a later date.

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