Friday, April 04, 2014

Fulton County OGS 8 April 2014

The Fulton County Chapter of OGS is having their meeting this Tuesday, 8 April 2014 at 7:00 pm. Location- Trinity Lutheran Church 410 Taylor Street Delta, Ohio 43515 The subject will be "Learning the In's and Out's of Family Search" presented by Derek Davey of Davey Associates, LLC. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

News from OGS

The Ohio Genealogical Society is proud to announce the appointment of Derek S. Davey, of Toledo, as the liaison to the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC).  Derek will be interacting with librarians, archivists, legislators, and historians in preserving Ohio’s history and creating an environment that allows for free access to our Vital Records.
RPAC was created from National Organizations in the Genealogy world to educate and maintain our ability to have free access to Vital Records. Please review our website at for more information.  Our Mission Statement: To advise the genealogical community on ensuring proper access to historical records of genealogical value in whatever media they are recorded, on means to affect legislation, and on supporting strong records preservation policies and practices.
Derek has been active in the Genealogy community for over 30 years.  He teaches Genealogy at Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH and serves as a Trustee of The Ohio Genealogical Society.  For further information Derek can be reached at or 419-509-2640.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ohio State Convention in Sandusky, Ohio

Bellville, Ohio—Learning genealogy has never been more fun, as hundreds of genealogists and
family historians plan to attend GenEx2014, April 30 to May 3, 2014, at the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio.
The conference, presented by the Ohio Genealogical Society, will bring together local, regional, and national researchers and lecturers, who will share strategies, tips, and information on how genealogists can track and connect with ancestors from long ago. The nearly four-day conference will offer a wide variety of lectures and workshops, including a full three-day track geared specifically to African American research. A junior safari expedition camp to teach children, ages 5 to 18, how to be a family history detective will be held on Saturday,
May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Registration is open to the public, although OGS members qualify for a discounted conference rate. The Ohio Genealogical Society has negotiated special rates for those wishing to stay at the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center, America’s largest indoor water park. For complete conference details visit the GenEx2014 website,
The Ohio Genealogical Society, founded in 1959, is the largest state genealogical society in the United States. Headquartered in Bellville, Ohio, the Society’s mission is to meet the educational needs of its members and the general public. It offers a state-of-the-art library with books, maps, and microfilm to aid genealogists searching for their Ohio roots.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Railroad Maps Collection

Do you have ancestors that worked on the railroad?  Maps help you understand why they lived where the did.

Railroad Maps Collection

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Vintage aerial photos- 1950's to 1990's

Check out this awesome website for aerial photos. Neat way to document where your family lived.