5 Hidden Treasures for Ohio Genealogy

5 Hidden Sources for Ohio GenealogyMany of us have Ohio roots. (I sometimes joke that my family tree is a Buckeye!) We’re lucky that Ohio is so rich in records and resources for genealogists. But with all of the materials that we have available, there are some that fly under the radar of many family historians. Here’s a look at 5 hidden treasures that you should explore for your Ohio genealogy. Continue reading

OGS Conference – Register Now and Save

OGS 2011 conference logoThe Ohio Genealogical Society’s 2011 annual conference is fast approaching: 31 March – 2 April in Columbus. Also fast approaching is the deadline to get the early discount — Monday, 14 March.

Registration costs if you send in your registration now (postmarked on or before 14 March):

Full registration (OGS members): $115

Full registration (non-members): $153

Single day registration (OGS members): $58

Single day registration (non-members: $79

Each of those registration costs go up $20 after 14 March.

On Friday, 1 April I will be speaking on “After Mustering Out: Researching Civil War Veterans.” (No fooling!) It’s one of my favorite topics; I’m really looking forward to it.

(Disclaimer: I am being compensated as a speaker at the OGS conference.)

Revised edition of Ohio Towns and Townships

According to Tom Neel, Library Director at the Ohio Genealogical Society, OGS will be printing a revised edition of Ohio Towns and Townships to 1900: A Location Guide. OGS would like to hear from anyone with additions and corrections for inclusion in the new edition.

If you have such information, email ogs@ogs.org and put Ohio Towns & Townships in the subject line. OGS will collect data until mid-March.

Ohio Genealogical Society conference – save $ and register now

This year’s Ohio Genealogical Society conference will be held 2-4 April at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron. The schedule is filled with sessions covering topics such military research, Internet sources, software, publishing, migration, oral history, and historical fiction. I think my favorite title is Shirley Hodges’ session “Family Historian or Pack Rat?” I didn’t know there was a difference 🙂

Before March 15, full registration for OGS members is $115; for non-members, it is $153. The price goes up to $135 and $168 respectively after March 15.

You can download the booklet which contains the registration form at www.ogs.org/conference2009/OGSConferenceBooklet2009.pdf

Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly, Dec. 2008

I received the latest Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly [December 2008] in today’s mail. Contents include:

  • The Family of William H. Fyffe of Champaign County
  • Society of Civil War Families of Ohio Roster, 2008
  • OGS 2008 [sic] Writing Competition [I’ll blog about this later]
  • Nathan L. Glover, Akron’s Premier Music Educator
  • 1903 Deaths in Cincinnati, Ohio with Burials Outside of Hamilton County
  • Rose’s Research
  • The Smiths of Champaign County, Ohio
  • Decennial Tax Valuation, Cincinnati Real Estate, 1892
  • Hulda Emilie (King) Richholt Harris Otterbach [I look forward to reading this one. The subject sounds like my Matilda (Debolt) Skinner Crossen Brown McFillen <g>]
  • Book and CD Notices
  • 2008 Surname Index