Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society of Ohio

Our meetings are held on the third Monday of each month

In person at the Fairview Park Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library

Zoom meetings are open to members only

(No meetings July, August and December)

 2023 Calendar

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18 September 2023  7:00pm   in person ONLY

Using City Directories  

Presenter Rosey Kellner is a 6th - generation Clevelander and passionate about genealogy, local history, and early aviation research. She is president of the OGS Cuyahoga West chapter and volunteers with Lakewood Historical Society.

16 October 2023  7:00pm  via  Zoom

Building Community Genealogies from Historical Maps  

As genealogists, we are accustomed to charting relationships and drawing inferences, and we frequently compare the effort to solving puzzles or pursuing a treasure hunt.  What if we wanted to construct a genealogical map for a particular person or community?  Published maps can literally be a treasure trove of information about a community's residents, and can provide a basis for sorting through relationships and movements. This talk will show how to index old map data onto geographic coordinates using Google My Maps, correlate residents with FamilySearch IDs, and incorporate other data of interest into a shareable visual format.  Several case studies of building custom Google Maps will be presented.

Presenter Joseph Jackson is an Autonomy Engineer by day and a genealogist by night!  He has always been interested in maps, statistics, and history, and frequently loses himself in explorations of old gazetteers and atlases.  His backstory includes several variations of studying people and places-- as examples, he is an Eagle Scout with Orienteering Merit Badge, he has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from BYU, where his thesis focused on building maps from panoramic video sensors aboard small flying drones. He is a hiker, a Geocaching enthusiast, and a consumer of stories about local history.   In his professional life, he helps Unmanned Aerial Vehicles solve navigation and control problems.  In his home life, he lives in Wilmington, Massachusetts with his wife Jennifer, and their four boys.

20 November 2023  7:00pm  via  Zoom

“Cleveland's Polish Roots: Their Neighborhoods and Origins

Trina Galauner

Trina has been a professional genealogist with Legacy Tree Genealogists since 2020 and has over 25 years of experience researching and writing family stories. For the past 10 years, she has been the editor and writer of "Our Polish Ancestors", a quarterly publication of the Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland. She specializes in immigrant and European genealogical research, especially in Poland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Lithuania and Ukraine. Additionally, she has experience with research of the Midwest and Northeastern United States, especially Northeast Ohio.

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