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, http://www.genex2014.org.
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