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 can plan your calendar for attendance at our meetings!



January 13 – “Discovering and Memorializing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Case Study” - Stephen Wendt presents a case study on researching Scottish ancestors that includes websites that are available for researching your own ancestors.


February 10 – “Organizing Your Genealogical Material” presented by Amanda Epperson, PhD, author and historian


March 9 – “” – Betty Franklin of the Family History Center will discuss the newest additions and changes to


April 13“Probate Court – What You Can Find There” – Margaret Cheney discusses the information that can be found at this underutilized research source.


May 11 – Stephen Wendt will discuss German Research


June 8– “Finding the Family of Agnes Jones: a Case Study” – Margaret Cheney will use a case study to illustrate why it is important to not rely on someone else’s tree that is online. Finding the documentation yourself is part of the process of being an ethical genealogist.


July 13 – Vacation month


August 10“8 Must Have U.S. Record Collections You Might Not Know About on, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and My Heritage” presented by Sunny Jane Morton


September 14 –


October 12 – “Hidden Resources at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library” presented by Tom Neel, the director of the Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Bellville, will describe the ever-growing holdings of the library and why a visit to the library will enhance your family research.


November 9“Ghosts and Legends of Northern Ohio” presented by author William Krejci.


December 14“Show and Tell” – Members are invited to share with us items, stories, or discoveries connected to their family research. Bring a snack or dessert to share for our refreshments table.