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Click here to print out the membership application or you can pay here. Chapter dues are $15 per household.


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Membership in Lorain County Chapter includes an E-mail subscription to the Lorain County Researcher, our quarterly newsletter, containing member's queries, articles of Lorain County genealogy, news of affiliate organizations and publications for sale.


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Updated 8 Oct 2019



We are honored to have been awarded two awards at the 2017 Ohio Genealogical Society’s Conference


Thomas A. Edison Award for best chapter website


Frances Dana Gage Award for best chapter newsletter

Newsletters submitted

2016 Summer Researcher

2016 Fall Researcher


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30th Anniversary Video




Check our Events link to see what's planned for the year.


Members will have access to old newsletters, newsletters from other chapters, speaker handouts (when available), and educational webinars.

A Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

President: Norm Lewicki
Vice President: Jean Copeland
Secretary: John Kolb
Treasurer: Mary Wheatley

Newsletter Editor: Pam Rihel
Lineage Chair: Margaret Cheney
Membership Chair: Lynne Buchholz
Website: Margaret Cheney

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month in the meeting room at the North Ridgeville Branch of the Lorain Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039, 440-327-8326.

Social Time: 6:30 pm; the general meeting and program begins at 7:00 pm. Exceptions such as field trips, picnics and other activities will be announced in advance here and in the Lorain County Researcher.

Check back for a link to the upcoming programs so that you might plan your calendar for attendance of our meetings!! The public is welcome to attend all meetings.

If you need to contact the Chapter, you may either send regular mail to:

Lorain County Chapter of OGS
P.O. Box 865
Elyria, OH 44036-0865

Or you may send an email to: contact@loraincoogs.org. Either way, we will respond as quickly as possible.


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