Return to In-Person Meetings!

Great news, we are going to have our meetings person again!!

The 1st meeting will be August 19th at the McKinley Museum Research Center from 6:00-8:00pm (800 McKinley Monument Drive NW | Canton, OH 44708)
from 6:00-7:00 pm and weather permitting, our business meeting will be outside the museum at the picnic tables from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Program: Join us as Mark shows us what research can be done at the McKinley Museum Research Center.

Business: The agenda will include voting on the small change to the bylaws. (see website for change)

All are welcome to attend ..
Hope to see everyone there.

Sept-Nov Events Posted

Society events for September 2018 through November 2018 have been posted. Between now and November 10th, the Stark County OGS will (co-)host four events. Please note that the event on October 27 requires registration through the Stark County District Library's website. The topic of the November 10th meeting will be announced at a later date  - please keep an eye on the web page and newsletter further updates.

Annual Picnic will be July 9th

Our annual picnic will be July 9th at Mariner's Island on Meyers Lake. Mariners Island is located between 16th and 17th Streets off of Lakeside Ave N.W. in Canton. Members and guests are welcome to attend. Please bring your own table settings as well as a covered dish to share. We will be eating at 6pm.

Our speaker for the evening will be Mark Holland. Mark is the archivist at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. He will be presenting a program titled "Inverted Intersections an 1956 Persepective on Canton Ohio."

If you have any questions on getting to the location or on the picnic itself please let us know.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

History of Walsh University at the June Meeting

Our June meeting is coming up and as always our Vice President has another wonderful speaker schedule for us. This month Mr. Richard Jusseaume, the President of Walsh College, will be coming. He is going to share with us this history of Walsh University.


Come join us for a time of refreshments at 6:30pm in room 107 at Trinity UCC. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm followed by the program. As always guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there on June 11th!

May Meeting

Just a reminder that our May meeting will be Thursday, May 14th. We will have a social time from 6:30 to 7:00pm to enjoy some refreshments and time together. Our meeting will start at 7pm and followed by our guest speaker Stephanie Houck of the Genealogy Department at the Stark County District Library. She will be presenting a program on "Social Media for Genealogist"  Hope to see you there! *Remember guests are always welcome*

Alliance Genealogy Fair

The Alliance Genealogy Society will be holding a Genealogy Fair at the Rodman Library in Alliance on Saturday, May 9th from 1-4pm. During the fair there will be sessions on using Rodman Library’s genealogy databases, sources that can be utilized at the Stark County District Library, county courthouses, and more. T.A.G.S will also be selling books from the Alliance, Stark County, and Columbiana County genealogical societies.

Registration is required and accepted by telephone or in person. Call 330-821-2665 to register or for more information.


Hope to see you there!

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 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.

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.

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