Directions to the April meeting.

Just wanted to let you know that the April meeting is coming up this Thursday and it will be at the Stark County Records Center and John Runion will be our host.
The Records Center is at 201 3rd St. N.E. Suite 5 in Canton, Ohio.

If you are coming from the west:
Then take US-30 east and get off at the OH-43/Cherry Ave. exit and travel north towards downtown.

If you are coming from the east:
Then take US-30 west and get off at the OH-43/Cherry Ave. exit. Then turn left onto 11th St. and then take the next right onto Cherry Ave. towards downtown.

When you are on Cherry Ave.
Travel north until you come to West Tuscarawas St. and turn left onto it.
Take W. Tuscarawas St. west until you come to Market Ave. N. and turn right onto it.
Take Market Ave. north until you come 3rd St. and turn right onto it.
Travel one block down to the corner of 3rd St. and Piedmont Ave. The Records Center is in the building on your left hand side at the corner of 3rd St. and Piedmont.
It is Suite No.5 in the building.

For parking you should be able to use the parking lot for the Wheel Cafe which is one block down on the corner of 3rd and Walnut. There are also parking spots along the street too.

Remember we will be meeting at the Records Center at 7:00 pm and there will not be a business meeting that night. I hope to see a lot of you there and if you have any questions please email me through the contact form.

March Meeting coming up on the 11th.

Hello again,

Just wanted to send out a reminder that the March OGS meeting will be not this Thursday but next Thursday the 11th. The program will be brought to you by Roger Marble who is a retired engineer from Bridgestone/Firestone company and is currently the Chair of the Information Technology Committee and Strategic Planning Committee for the Ohio Genealogical Society. His program will be on how to improve your genealogical research through the use of the internet and he has some obvious and some not so obvious ways to do that.  It is sure to be an enlightening night for all of us so please make sure you can come and attend.

I would also invite you to check out the meeting programs page at the website because we have been able to garner a couple of more programs for our meetings including a field trip for next month to the Stark County Records Center so please take a look at that page for the new updates.

Please remember that meetings are now held at Trinity United Church of Christ on 3909 Blackburn Road Northwest in Canton, Ohio. Please look at the website in our latest news section if you need directions to the church. Social time is at 6:30pm with the meeting starting at 7:00pm. Have a good day and we will see you there.

By-Laws now posted

At the February 11th meeting the changes to the By-Laws that the executive committee has been hard at work on were read aloud to the 27 members who were in attendance. They have now been posted on the web page for review. Please look them over and we encourage you to attend our next meeting in March when we will vote on the changes.

February OGS meeting this Thursday.

Hello again,

Just wanted to send out a reminder that the February OGS meeting is this Thursday the 11th. The program tonight will be brought to you by Christopher Kenney who is the Education Director at the Mckinley Museum.  His program will be on the history of the automobile industry in Stark County.  It is sure to be a very interesting program and I hope you will all come and attend.

Please remember that this meeting will be at Trinity United Church of Christ on 3909 Blackburn Road Northwest in Canton, Ohio. Please look at the website in our latest news section if you need directions to the church. Social time is at 6:30pm with the meeting starting at 7:00pm. Have a good day and we will see you there.

January OGS meeting this Thursday.

Hello again,

Just wanted to send out a reminder that the January OGS meeting is this Thursday the 14th. This will be a business meeting for the society and will not have a program. We urge all members to please come since we will be discussing important matters for the society which will include Society Insurance, Incorporation and our Charter's bylaws. Please remember that this meeting will be at Trinity United Church of Christ on 3909 Blackburn Road Northwest in Canton, Ohio. Please look at the website in our latest news section if you need directions to the church.

Social time is at 6:30pm with the meeting starting at 7:00pm. Have a good day and we will see you there.

Meeting Location info updated and 2010 Meetings page up.

Hi everyone,

I hope that you are having a good winter, at least as good as it can be.  Wanted to let everyone know that I have updated the location information for our monthly meetings.  If you have not heard yet our monthly meetings will no longer be held at the Stark County District Library.   They will now be at our original time of 7:00 pm in Room 107 of the Trinity United Church of Christ at 3909 Blackburn Road Northwest in Canton, Ohio.

For those of you familiar with Canton this is the church at the five point intersection across the road from Johnny Appleseed.  The easiest way to get to it is to take I-77 and get off at the Fulton Road exit and turn right onto Fulton Road.  Follow this road until you come to a five point intersection and the church will be on the right with a school on the left.

I also want to note that the meeting programs page has been updated for 2010.  As of right now there is not much on there but I assure you this will be changing in the very near future.

Anyways just wanted to let you know about the changes to the site.  Until next time take care everyone.

S.C.O.G.S. 2009 Annual Banquet

Hi everyone, I am sorry for the lateness of this post but the holiday season and a new baby has been pressing my time this year but I thought I would tell you about the Annual Banquet that was held back on the 12th of November.

Our banquet was held at the Canton Women's Club on Market Ave. in Canton of course. We enjoy a very good meal of either chicken kiev or vegetable lasagna with mixed vegetables and an apple crisp for dessert. I had the chicken myself and of course devoured the whole thing it was so delicious, especially the warm apple crisp with the ice cream. We sat with our speaker for the night Sally Whiston and had a delight conversation before and during our dinner.

After dinner of course was saw the installation of the new officers. Which are as follows: Lauren Landis (President), Tim Houck (Vice President), Martha Mertz, (Treasurer), Mary Biller (Recording Secretary) , Gloria Sturm (Corresponding Secretary)

Then we had the induction of the first class of the First Families of Stark County. The members of the class that were present were as follows, Martha Mertz, Gloria Wheeler, Stephanie Houck, Robert Strock, and Patrick Willaman. We will have a complete list of the first class available shortly on the website.

After that we had a most interesting talk with Mrs. Julia Dent Grant, wife of former President Ulysses S. Grant and former First Lady of the United States. She talked about how "Ulyee", as she called him, and her had met and about there life before and after the civil war and her husband's presidency. I was struck by the ups and downs that her and Ulyee had before and after the war and presidency. I especially liked how she always knew that her husband was "destined for greatness" even in the hard times as well as the good. After the talk Julia, aka Sally Whiston took questions as Julia and also as herself about how she got involved in historical reenactment. She does many historical female characters and can be scheduled to speak at many different events. I will have her information up shortly on the site if any of you wish to schedule her for an event.

All in all it was a wonderful evening and I have some pictures below that were taken from the event. You can also find these on the picture gallery page. Anyways, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Welcome to the new SCOGS website.

Hi everybody we have been making some changes around here that you might have noticed since you last visited the site. We have went to a WordPress blogging software to administer our site in order to be better able to enhance our site in the future and provide more content to guest and member alike. As you can see all of our old content is still here just in a easier to use format.

One big addition to the site is the ability to get email updates of our latest news posts page so that you can stay up to date with all the news in the society and on this site. We hope to have online payments for Membership and Publications up and going by the end of the year and then to have a members only section started next year.

So remember to click the "By Email" button in the upper right hand corner to get all the up to date information about the Chapter in your email. Also if you use Google feed reader or some other feed reading software you can click the RSS button to subscribe to all of our updates. Anyways our annual banquet is tonight so I will see most of you members there and to all you guests I hope to see you at one of our meetings very soon.

Thanks,

Timothy Houck, Webmaster

P.S. Almost forgot if you want to leave a comment about this post or the new email you can do it below just make sure to put a valid email address in and it will be sent to me for approval. I figured I would leave it like this so we don't have any rude comments. Thanks again.

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