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Learn more about becoming a member of the Stark County Ohio Genealogical Society here and find out why being join can help you in your genealogical research. We have a few resources available to the public, and are are steadily increasing our online offerings for members, so check back frequently to check out all that we have to offer!

Mahoning County OGS Chapter Presenting a program on DNA


The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society is presenting a session dealing with DNA testing on Saturday, October 10th.  They have had several people locally express an interest in various aspects of DNA testing, how to use and interpret the results, how to apply the information to their genealogy research, etc.... They have opened up the session to anyone who is interested. The session should answer  many of those questions about DNA testing for genealogy.

If you are interested in attending this program please fill out the form and send it along with the fee to the Mahoning County Chapter OGS

DNA Registration





Stage Coaches and August Meeting

We hope you have a great time at the picnic last month! Our August meeting will be held on the 13th and we are back in room 107 at Trinity UCC.   Our speaker this month will be Richard Halti. He will be presenting a program on the Stage Coach Era to 1915.


Ohio Chapter Palatines to America German Genealogy 2015 Fall Seminar

The Ohio Chapter of the Palatines to America will be holding their fall seminar this October. If you are able to attend it's well worth it. See below the information about speakers and registrations.

"Follow the Pioneers: Leaving Germany to Adjusting in the New World"

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio


Featured Speaker:    Marianne Wokeck,  native German author of Trade in Strangers; and Chancellor’s Professor of History, Indiana University.

Topics: To Move or Not To Move: Transatlantic Relocation in the Age of Sail               Follow the Pioneers: Importance of Transatlantic Networks for Settlement Patterns               The Branding of "Other":  Defining and Re-Defining Ethnic Identity in the 18th Century               Preaching and Walking the Walk:  The Role of Minister's Households in Shaping Local Customs and Tradition

Fee including materials & Der Dutchman lunch: $49;  PalAm Members: $39

Deadline for Early Registration is October 9, 2015;  After October 9 add $10  (non-members $59; members $49)

Register online by PayPal:

or send to: Linda Dietrich, 5422 Cindy Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45239

e-mail: <>

For additional information about Marianne Wokeck see:



Thank you, Richard E. Hartle, Publicity Chairman Ohio Chapter PalAm

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*

News from the Western Reserve Historical Society

From time to time the society receives news from other research facilities and we like to pass that information along to our members. If you are planning on doing any research at the History Center at the Western Reserve Historical Society, please take note of some parking changes.


Parking Notice

Effective Monday, May 4, 2015, the History Center parking lot will be closed for renovations.  With funds from the State of Ohio and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and in partnership with Behnke Associates, Inc. and F. Buddie Contracting, WRHS will renovate the parking lot and exterior grounds leading to the Reinberger Plaza entrance. The improvements include a full facelift with improved access, new parking controls, and refreshed landscaping. This upgrade will improve guest access, safety and overall appearance of the History Center's nearly 8 acre site in University Circle.


Limited accessible parking will be available at the half circle drive off East Blvd. Alternate parking can be found throughout University Circle and at the VA parking garage. Guests are encouraged to consider taking advantage of the Circle Link shuttle transportation that circulates throughout Wade Oval.

For a map of parking options and Circle Link schedules/stops, visit


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