March 12th Meeting this week and website updates.

Hi everyone,

Wanted to let you guys know that we will be having our March meeting this Thursday the 12th at our usual room 107 of the Trinity United Church of Christ at 3909 Blackburn Road Northwest in Canton, OH.

Our speaker this month will be Kim Carlson and she will be giving a presentation on Brader Drawings & the Slabaugh Family so we hope that you can join us there at 6:30 or 7 this Thursday night.

Also I would like to let people know that we have been doing some spring cleaning to the website this week.  We have fixed some links and added our photos back onto the website in the photo gallery section.  I would like to get more pictures up on the site of society meetings and other activities so if you have any pictures like that please email them to website@starkcountyogs.org and make sure to let me know where and when they were taken and we will try to get them up on the website as soon as we can.

P.S. For those emailing photos please try to limit the amount of photos per email to 10 or less to ensure that the email doesn’t get too large to send.  If you have more than 10 you can send multiple emails to get them all.  Thanks.

OGS Conference 2015

It’s almost time! The annual Ohio Genealogy Conference is just six weeks away. The following is information that we recently received from OGS to pass along to all of you.

OGS CONFERENCE 2015

I’m very excited about the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference   8-11 April 2015 at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel. This year promises to be one of the best conferences we have had. Shelly Bishop has put together a superior program for us. Our social event on Thursday evening will be a highlight of the weekend featuring live music, finger food and mingling with other genealogists.

The fun begins on Wednesday with research at the Ohio History Center (formerly the Ohio Historical Society which will be open from 10 am-5 pm. If you haven’t been to the Center there are excellent land surveys, maps, city directories and my favorite: newspapers. They will have sessions throughout the day on using the facility and much more.

Wednesday also includes a tour of the Ohio Statehouse. The history and hidden treasures of the Statehouse will be revealed. There is a fee of $6.00. Please pre-register.

Also on Wednesday are workshops. There is a fee of $15.00 for each workshop, but I’m excited to say choosing just two will be a problem. If you are interested in using Ancestry, preserving family treasures, oral history or land platting; Wednesday is your day.

We are pleased to have Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL as our speaker. Judy is known as the Legal Genealogist and write a genealogy based blog daily. In her opening presentation, she will be talking about Ohio Law from the Northwest Territory. As an Ohioian with very early ancestors, I think this will be a great session.

Thursday sessions begin at 10:.00 am. IF you are interested in using family search, Evernote, divorce records or being a genealogist CSI then this conference is for you. And this is just the beginning.

Have you heard Michael LaCopo speak? He’s excellent. He writes a blog called Hoosier Daddy and has done extensive research. His luncheon talk on The Top Ten Things I Have learned in over Three Decades of Genealogical Research sounds delightful.

My problem with Friday is too many good choices. Cloud storage, apps, immigrants, military and German research, how do I choose?

Saturday will be a very big day. Some of our friends aren’t experts and need a beginner’s track. Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG will present a seminar geared to beginners on Saturday morning. There is a small fee for this but you don’t have to be registered for the conference to attend. It’s a separate registration and fee.

This is just the beginning of opportunities available this year. We have a couple of roundtables including DNA and African American.  The Great Lakes Chapter of APG is offering free 15minute Ask the Expert sessions. Please check the brochure online at www.org.org.

Have you signed up for the blog which gives you conference updates? www.org.org/blog

I’ll be sending more on the speakers and events in the coming weeks. I hope to see you at the conference. Come and enjoy this great learning experience.

See you soon,

Deb Deal, OGS Trustee

February Meeting

This month’s meeting will be Thursday, February 12th at Trinity United Church of Christ Room 107. The church is located at 3909 Blackburn Road Northwest Canton, OH

Refreshments will be from 6:30-7pm followed by the meeting at 7pm. Our program for the evening is title “American Freedom” and the presenter will be Dr. Will Cooley of Walsh University.

*Please note should we have to cancel because of inclement weather we will try our best to get the information out to you to let you know. Please check our Website, Facebook page and WHBC for the announcement.

November Annual Banquet

This year’s banquet will be held on Thursday, November 14 at the Buehler’s Grocery Store Restaurant located at 7135 Fulton Road NW, Canton 44718. Arrive between 6 and 6:30pm with dinner beginning at 6:30. We will be ordering off the menu. If you want to look at the menu ahead of time here is the link;  http://www.buehlers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Main-Street-Grill-Menu.pdf

The evening’s entertainment includes installation of the 2014 officers and induction of the 2014 class of First Families of Stark County, Ohio. The program will be on the history of Jackson Township and will be presented by Mary Aaby of the Jackson Township Historical Society.

Please let Virginia Bischoff, our programming chairman, know that you are coming so she can give a count to the restaurant. her phone number is 330-453-9278.

 

This year’s banquet promises to be a good one. Hope to see you there!

Important OGS Website Update

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to give you an update on the website issues that we have been having the last couple of weeks I have manage to get the site back and working on the yahoo website. I have lost all of the posts for the year of 2013 but have managed to recreate most of the contact forms and I have updated the Programs page with July and August meeting information.  I will be working on getting the links back onto the website as soon as I can but it is at least in a usable state right now.

 

I thank you for your patience in this matter and I am sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to anyone.

March Meeting

Title: March Meeting
Location: Trinity United Church of Christ
Description: Rick Campbell: Stark County Recorder – Rich Campbell from the Stark County Recorder’s Office will be telling us what types of documents and services the recorder’s office can provide for our genealogical research.
Start Time: 07:00
Date: 2012-03-08
End Time: 08:30

February Meeting

Title: February Meeting
Location: Trinity United Church of Christ
Description: Genealogical Show and Tell – This is where you our members can bring in there own unique items to show the group. If you have a unique picture or artifact that you have acquired during your genealogical journeys that you would like to share please contact me through our contact form on the the website or directly at thouck78@gmail.com
Start Time: 07:00
Date: 2012-02-09
End Time: 09:00