Chapter Management Seminar

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Day of Giving at the Ohio Genealogical Society!

Here we are! Tuesday, November 29th, the “Day of Giving” nationwide. The Ohio Genealogical Society entertains your gift today through Richland Gives -  - and pledges to use this toward the Burn the Mortgage Campaign to finally pay off the loan on our wonderful Samuel D. Isaly Library. We are getting close to our $1,000 goal. By doing so, we hope to get the $1,000 match offered by the Richland County Foundation. As a non-profit charitable organization, we accept gifts at any time but we would really appreciate your blessing today as we work toward this goal. Just click on the Richland Gives link above. Check out some of our photographs and programs. The software will walk you through the donation process. Then click on the magnifying glass (search icon) at the top of the page to review some of the other great non-profits in our neighborhood. We all are working together on this national Giving Tuesday! Can you believe that nearly $65,000 has already been raised for these groups as of 9:30 AM? What a day! A BIG THANKS to you all!

Monday, November 21, 2016


Give to the Ohio Genealogical Society through Richland Gives!
What is Richland Gives? It is people like you coming together to help out non-profit organizations in Richland County, Ohio – part of the nationwide Giving Tuesday. Go to our site: and make a donation NOW!

Why? The Richland County Foundation has offered a $1,000 match to the first 40 non-profits in Richland County who obtain $1,000 in contributions by Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, the national Day of Giving. Give any amount – online only – by credit card – the Razoo non-profit software is secure.

It will also give you the opportunity to SHARE after your gift. This is what will send our campaign to new donors who are in your network but may not be on our membership list. And, in your note, you may designate your gift to the Burn the Mortgage Campaign or to the purchase of new books or in memory of a dear friend.

Sending you a BIG RICHLAND GIVES THANK-YOU from the Ohio Genealogical Society!

Saturday, November 5, 2016


1.  Read the Rules
2.  Properly fill out the front page of the application and sign the 
3.  Fill out the Ascent Chart starting with yourself and working 
4.  Collect the documentation required to prove the facts stated on 
     the Ascent Chart - names (including maiden names of females), 
     dates, and places.
5.  Put your documentation in order according to the Ascent Chart:
          a. Your birth certificate
          b. Your spouse's birth certificate
          c.  Your marriage record
6.  Continue in this manner until you have the documents in order 
     for each ancestor
7.  Use source citations on your documents. Source citations state 
     the Who, What, Where and When of your document
8.  Make sure your name and contact information is on the back of
     each page of documentation submitted
9.  Do not use abstracts and indexes - always look for the original
10. Census records only need to include the family in question, if 
      needed, along with the proper source citation
11. Find-A-Grave information cannot be used to prove lineage. Just
      the picture of the tombstone to confirm dates of birth and
     death can be used.
12. Biographical articles are generally not used to prove lineage,
      but can be used to prove a date of residency
13. All name changes must be documented. Females must be 
      proven by their maiden names
14. Just because you have been accepted in to a lineage society, 
      does not mean you will be accepted in to another lineage
      society. All have their own rules, guidelines, and expectations.
15. Read the Rules
16. Feel free to contact the chair of the individual lineage society if
      you have questions