Monday, October 29, 2012

Over 50 OGS Volunteers Honored at Annual Banquet held this past Weekend

 We had lots of leftover potatoes!!!
Volunteers Jean Barnes, Karen Novak, Missy Derrenberger, President Sunda Peters
 Trustees Paul Morehouse, Eric Johnson, Don Clark
OGS Charter Member Donna Urban, Library Director Tom Neel

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What's Black & White and Read all Over?

The following Ohio newspapers have just been added to the free web site

§ Dayton Daily Empire:

§ Daily Empire (Dayton):

§ Hancock Jeffersonian (Findlay):

§ Findlay Jeffersonian:

§ Jeffersonian Democrat (Chardon):

§ Stark County Democrat (Canton):

§ Tiffin Tribune (1848):

§ Tiffin Weekly Tribune:

§ Tiffin Tribune (1868):

Monday, October 22, 2012

The 2013 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference Registration Flyer is now available on the OGS web site - - first item in the rolling events at the top of the page. Please join us in Cincinnati to enjoy a great range of speakers, workshops, and events.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Consider Giving Back

We are getting ready for a busy weekend at the Ohio Genealogical Society library with the Deborah Abbott program Friday morning (10 AM) and the OGS Fall Conference with Mark Lowe all day Saturday at the neighboring Quality Inn meeting room.
Have you checked recently? They added the rest of the Ohio county probate records at the end of September, so if your ancestors were in the second half of the alphabet, you don't have to wait any longer!
Now that the 1940 census is indexed, consider giving something back to Family Search and these other database providers who aid us in our genealogical searches. FamilySearch indexers are currently working on a wide array of projects including the Ohio County Naturalization Index 1818-1954 and additional parts to the Ohio County Birth Records 1856-2005 and the Ohio County Marriages 1790-1950.
If you have an Ohio database sitting on your computer, consider sharing it with OGS for its member database web section. Many chapters provide indexes to their special collections and then ask a small charge for copies of the actual item. This is a new income source for them. Putting that index on the OGS web site makes it available to many more researchers.