All About Richland

Finding Family Online Takes A New Turn This Year

2 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Many if not most of those currently involved with researching family history have taken to the Internet. Some use sites and apps to organize information — names, dates, etc. — while many have used online tools to connect with other researchers and access millions of records which have been indexed. In the 21s century, that has expanded to the use of DNA to make discoveries.

As the home of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) and Library, Richland County is home to many of these researchers. Once a year, they join other Ohio and Midwestern history sleuths in an annual conference that features speakers on the latest techniques and tools for genealogical research.

This year, the entire event is going virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be OGS’ first-ever online OGS Annual Conference. And, while the fun of in-person interaction might be missing, participants will likely turn up from around the country and the world. More…

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All About Richland, Bellville

Ohio Geneaglocial Society Reopens Library; Unveils New Website

21 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Updated: See below.

Did you know that Richland County was home to one of the major centers for family history research in this part of the United States?

It’s the Samuel D. Isaly Library on State Route 97, just east of Bellville, home to some 60,000 bound volumes, census records, Bible records, newspapers, county genealogical society publications, and lineage documents submitted for various family history groups in the state. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Family History Summer Sessions Continue Into Fall

15 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio Genealogical Society‘s free free summer sessions on family history research continue this month and October 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. More…

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All About Richland

Registration Now Open For OGS Fall Retreat

19 Jul , 2019  

This fall the Ohio Genealogical Society, based here in Richland County, is planning to change its traditional fall get-together into a “Fall Retreat” at the Mohican State Park Lodge – and you are invited.

Registration is now open for that event, which will be held from September 27 to September 29. More…

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History & Tourism

From Prussians To Photos: OGS Summer Sessions Bring History To Life This Summer

2 Jul , 2019  

The remarkable local resource which is the Ohio Genealogical Society is continuing its popular “Summer Sessions” over the coming several weeks.

These free sessions continue through October at the OGS’ Samuel D. Isaly Library near Bellville. All sessions are held at the Library, except where noted. Pre-registration is requested by calling 419-886-1903. Please watch for additional programs to be added. More…

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All About Richland

Learn About Your Family At OGS Summer Sessions

22 May , 2019  

The remarkable local resource which is the Ohio Genealogical Society is continuing its popular “Summer Sessions” over the coming several weeks.

These free sessions continue through October at the OGS’ Samuel D. Isaly Library near Bellville. All sessions are held at the Library, except where noted. Pre-registration is requested by calling 419-886-1903. Please watch for additional programs to be added. More…

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All About Richland

Registration Now Open For Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference

24 Feb , 2019  

Billed as “the premier Midwest genealogical conference,” registration for the 2019 Annual Conference of the Ohio Genealogical Society is now open.

Richland County has a strong connection to the Ohio Genealogical Society, being its home and the location for its Samuel D. Isaly Library (pictured above). More…

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All About Richland

Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference Heads To Columbus

10 Mar , 2018  

As you may know, 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. More…

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