Important! March Field Trip Information

*Important Notice*

We are having a field trip in place of the regular March meeting at the Canton Classic Car Museum on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11 am, at  6th and Market Avenue South.  There is an admission fee, $7.50 and $6.00 for seniors but there may be a discount depending on the size of the group.  There is free off street parking in their lot on 6th Street SW.  The museum is a very interesting place, and we hope many of the members will be able to join us.

Mary Biller says that there is a coupon in the Canton Entertainment Book for the Canton Classic Car Museum.  I don’t know if it will work with the group rate we already are getting.

Pat Willaman

Deadline for Banquet Reservations tomorrow the 7th.

Hello everyone just wanted to tell everyone that tomorrow the 7th is the deadline to get your reservations in the for Annual Banquet.  Please email me how many are coming and what you want to eat either Chicken breast with green beans and apple crisp or vegetarian pasta carbonara with apple crisp.  The cost is $15 dollars a plate and due at the door.  Please get me your reservations by tomorrow or Thursday at the latest. My email is and I hope to see you all there.

Details on November 15th Annual banquet

Hello everyone I have details on our annual banquet which will be at the Massillon Woman’s Club at 210 Fourth Street in Massillon, Ohio.  The dinner will start at 6:30pm on November 15th and the menu consists of a choice between baked chicken breast with green beans in hot bacon dressing or a vegetarian pasta carbonara with both options getting a dessert of apple crisp with ice cream.

After the dinner we will be joined by Janey Davis who will be portraying Edith Roosevelt, the wife of President Theodore Roosevelt.  The charge is $15 dollars per person and that is due the night of the banquet.

I need to have a count of the total number of  guests coming to the banquet and their menu choices by November 7th so if you can reply back to me with the number of guests that you will be bringing and whether they want chicken or pasta by November 6th at the latest it would be greatly appreciated.

You can respond back to me at my email which is with the total number you will be bringing and their menu choices and if you had already signed up at the last meeting you do not need to respond back to me since i already have your names and numbers.  Please reserve your seat as soon as possible before November 6th in order to come to the banquet.

Business Meeting only for the October 11th meeting.

Hello all,

For the October 11th meeting we will not have a scheduled program for the night instead will we have just a business meeting.  We do you urge to come to the meeting though since we will be nominating and electing our officers for the next year and will also be going over some other important issues.  We do have our annual banquet though next month on November 15th and it will be at the Massillon Women’s club and our guest for the night will be Theodore Roosevelt’s wife, Edith Roosevelt portrayed by Jany Davis.  So please try to make it to the meeting this Thursday so your voice can be heard in the society and I hope to see you all there.  Thanks.

Program Change for September Meeting

Hello everyone I would like to make known to everyone that there is a program change for Thursday Monthly Meeting.  Stephanie Houck from the Stark County District Library will be talking about effectively using and in your genealogical research.  This is different from what was noted on the website and should be noted.  The time and place of the meeting has stayed the same though at Trinity United Church of Christ and 7 pm.  We hope to see you all there.

July Field Trip this Saturday

Location: First Ladies National Library and Museum
Description:  This Saturday we will be having our Field trip to the First Ladies National Library and Museum which is in downtown Canton on Market avenue just a block down and across the street from the Hilton hotel. Our tour will begin at 12:30 is about an hour and a half long. We have reserved enough spaces for 30 people so please confirm with me if you are going to come and how many are coming with you. You can contact me by email at or comment on our facebook page. I hope you can all come and I look forward to seeing you there.
Start Time: 12:30
Date: 2012-07-14
End Time: 02:30

We Need You!

Do you love talking about Genealogy and the county fair? Then we need you! The Fair Committee  is looking for volunteers to man the Stark County Chapter of OGS booth at this year county fair. The fair dates are August 28-September 3, 2012.  If you are interested please send a message  to  by June 14th.


May Meeting

Title: May Meeting
Location: Trinity United Church of Christ
Description: May 10: Kendal’s 200th Anniversary - Beth Odell from the Massillon Public Library and will be giving a program on the history of kendal from it’s founding to now.  Kendal was a sister town to Massillon which over the years has merged into Massillon.
Start Time: 07:00
Date: 2012-05-10
End Time: 08:30

April Meeting

Title: April Meeting
Location: Trinity United Church of Christ
Description: Stark County Civil War Units and the Grand Army of the Republic Jeff Hissong will talk about local residents and their involvement in the Civil War. He will also be bringing items to show about the local units.
Start Time: 07:00
Date: 2012-04-12
End Time: 08:30

Introduction of Genealogy Class at East Canton Library

News on a beginners genealogy class being offered on April 5th.

What to learn how to use and Family Search to help in your family research? The Stark County District Library’s East Canton Branch will be holding a class on April 5th. Follow the link below for more information on how to register.