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 to this link often so that you might plan your calendar for attendance of our meetings!!


January 14 – “Antiques Roadshow” presented by Gregg Mazurek, author of the “What’s in Your Attic?” column in the Senior Years monthly newspaper. He will discuss antiques and collectables. As time allows, Gregg will appraise a few members’ items.


February 11 – “Epitaphs and Icons: What You can Discover in the Graveyard” presented by Mary Milne Jamba. Cemetery records, carvings, and statues provide clues to aid your genealogical research. Learn how to interpret often overlooked messages on tombstones.


March 11 – “Searching for Your Prussian Ancestors: A Case Study” presented by Stephen Wendt of Tree Tidings Genealogy. This program focuses on Prussian Genealogy. Prussia once controlled parts of what are now modern Germany and Poland.


April 8 – “Until Death Do Us Part: An Examination of the Marriage and Divorce Laws of the 1800’s” presented by Tom Neel. Tom will discuss the laws that governed both marriage and divorce, the records that are generated by both, and the locations where records can be found.


May 13 – “How a Fish became a Kitty: A Cautionary Tale of How Careful Research Can be So Wrong” presented by Richard Spector of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.


June 10




August 12


September 9 – Sunny McClellan Morton – Topic TBD


October 14


November 11


December 9