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Learn Family History Strategies At Summer Sessions

13 Jun , 2018  

The Ohio Genealogical Society is offering free summer sessions on family history research at its nearby Samuel D. Isaly Library near Bellville.

All sessions will be held at the Library, except where noted. Pre-registration is requested by calling 419-886-1903. Please watch for additional programs to be added.

As a reminder, the OGS’s Isaly Library is open through the summer, from 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is just $5, and free for OGS members. A Library informational brochure can be viewed here.

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.

Sessions this summer include:

Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 PM —  Plain Folk: Researching Amish and Mennonite Genealogy with Peggy Lauritzen

Saturday, June 30 at 11:00 AM — Story of Your Life with Deborah Abbott

Saturday, July 7 at 1:00 PM — Researching Your Civil War Ancestor with Deb Shell

Friday, July 27 at 1:00 PM — The Sultana Disaster with Mary Jamba

Saturday, August 4 at 1:00 PM — Lineage Application Workshop with Margaret Cheney

Saturday, August 18 at 1:00 PM — Identifying Sarah Elizabeth Snyder’s Parents: A Case Study with Cheryl Abernathy

Saturday, August 25 at 1:00 PM — Ho to California with Peggy Laurizen

Photo: Isaly Library – 1812Blockhouse File Photo

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