2009 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference

I’m honored to be an invited speaker for the 2009 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference. Below is an announcement regarding the conference, which will be the society’s 50th anniversary celebration.


The Ohio Genealogical Society will hold its 2009 Conference on 2-4 Apr 2009 at the Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, Ohio. The theme is “Finding Genealogical Gold in the Streams of History.”
With this conference, OGS is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Because of this milestone, the society will kick off the conference with a Golden Anniversary Banquet on Thursday, April 2 from 7 to 9 pm. Guest speaker will be Ian Frazier, author of Family, a book about researching ancestors. In it, the Ohio-born author talks about his own ancestors on a personal level, telling what he learned about how they grew up, courted, made a living, and died, and about their individual achievements and disappointments.

The conference program features 38 speakers in 68 presentations and three workshops. The conference will also include inductions of new members into the three OGS lineage societies: First Families of Ohio, Settlers and Builders of Ohio, and the Society of Civil War Families of Ohio.

Huron is conveniently located midway between Toledo and Cleveland, with easy access from State Route 2 and the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90).

The Ohio Genealogical Society, headquartered in Mansfield, is the largest state genealogical society in the country, with over 6,000 members, 95 chapters, nearly 35,000 books and a lending library with more than 2,000 titles and publications. Its mission is to meet the educational needs of its members and the general public through the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of genealogical and historical information.

For more information, go to the society website at www.ogs.org. A conference brochure is available for download on the website.