What if We All Gave?

You can support your favorite local nonprofit organization during Richland Gives. Donations will be accepted from November 1 through 7 p.m. on November 27 for Richland Gives. November 27 is designated as Giving Tuesday to encourage people to contribute to…

Annual Writing Contest

2019 Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Competition 1 September – 31 December 2018 OGS is sponsoring its genealogical writing contest to reward amateur and professional genealogical authorship and to fill the pages of its renowned journals with quality articles. All entries fitting the…

15th Annual OGS Genealogy Librarians’ Seminar Oct 12th

Do you need to fuel up that librarian in you to do a better research job? The Ohio Genealogical Society is holding its 15th annual OGS Genealogy Librarians’ Seminar on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Samuel Isaly Library, Ohio…

Searching for Obituaries in the OGS Library

At one of our library volunteer work sessions each second Monday of the month, I was asked to try to give guidance on our various obituary collections at the Ohio Genealogical Society. We have indeed been collecting obituaries since our…

We Want New OGS Members

Half price MARCH MADNESS Membership Special – $40 single NEW membership (digital) in the Ohio Genealogical Society is just $20 through the end of March. Now is the time to get your relatives and friends involved. Why join a group?…

OGS Participates in Statehood Day

March 1, 1803 is Statehood Day for Ohio, the day that we were created (although they technically didn’t ratify it until 1953). Historians of all types get together in Columbus this time each year and talk to our State Senators…

Richland Gives & Giving Tuesday Starts at Midnight

#RichlandGives Spotlight: Ohio Genealogical SocietyMidnight tonight is the start of Giving Tuesday – November 28, 2017 – a day to aid non-profits across America. The Ohio Genealogical Society is participating in RichlandGives set up by the Richland County Foundation to…

Society of Families of the Old Northwest Territory

The Old Northwest Territory, officially called the United States Territory Northwest of the Ohio River, was created by the U.S. Congress through the Northwest Ordinance, and it existed between 13 July 187 to 3 March 1803. The territory encompassed today’s…

October is Here

October is Family History Month! Why is that important? Because the Samuel Isaly Library of the Ohio Genealogical Society is open for FREE all month! And why come to the intersection of I-71 and SR-97 in rural Bellville? Because we…

The Changing Face of Genealogical Research

The 14th Annual Genealogy Librarians’ Seminar, an educational gathering for professionals who work in the genealogical and local history field in Ohio’s libraries, will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Samuel Isaly Library of the Ohio Genealogical…