The Ohio Genealogical Society, together with its Samuel D. Isaly Library, has long made Richland County its home.
The facility near Bellville is on outstanding resource for those seeking family history information with a Buckeye connection. Included are over 60,000 books, 250,000 ancestor cards, 4,000 Bible records, 7,000 family histories, and complete Ohio census records from 1800 to 1940.
Later this month, the Society is holding its Annual Conference in a venue which might not spring quickly to mind when thinking about the past – the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center near Sandusky. From April 26-29, genealogists will convene at the resort for what has been billed as “Genealogy Gone Wild!”
According to the Conference website, “[E] events include approximately 86 lectures with workshops scheduled every day covering all phases of genealogical study, lineage society inductions, a vendor hall, the OGS annual meeting, special evening events and plenty of genealogical fellowship and fun events. A special room set up like a college lecture classroom will be used for hands-on workshop training on various topics throughout the conference. For those who love to shop, the vendor hall will have ample products and genealogy tools to satisfy your needs.”
The keynote session will take place on Thursday, April 27, and will focus on “Family History’s Next Generation.” Speaker will be Joshua Taylor, known to many for family history segments on TV shows “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Genealogy Roadshow.”
A full conference brochure with workshop details and registration information can be accessed here.