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!!
Events for 2018
did Grandpa Live? Mapping your Ancestors" presented by Mary Jamba. Paint a picture of your ancestors’
lives by finding their location on historic maps. The local environment and
geography played major roles in their lives.
February 12 –
“Murder in the Family: Researching a 100 Year Old Mystery” presented by Deb Shell Root. Deb will tell us the story of the murder
and she will explain her research process and sources.
– “English & Welsh Parish Records 1538 – 1837” presented by England
native Elizabeth Pearson. This program will examine the historical parish
jurisdictions and the personal and cultural impacts of the church/state law
that governed most citizens regarding baptism, marriage, burial and many
other life events.
April 9 - TBA
May 14 – Dr. Debbie
Abbott – Topic to be determined
11 – Peggy Lauritzen
– Topic to be determined
July – No Meeting
– Dr. Debbie Abbott – Topic to be determined
September 10 –
“How to Prepare a Lineage Application” presented by Margaret Cheney
– “Until Death Do Us Part: An Examination of the Marriage and Divorce Laws of
the 1800s” – 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.