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 – “Free Online Resources at the Public Library” presented by Sandee Ruth. Sandee will explain how libraries offer lots of information about the community we are researching. We will discover the many free digital resources you have access to with your library card.; FREE e-books, audio books, tutorials, movies, and special databases that ordinarily cost a subscription fee. Learn how these resources can help with your research..
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 – “I Have My DNA Results, Now What? Presented by Kelli Bergheimer
July – NO MEETING
August 12 – “Probate Court – What Can You Find There” presented by Margaret Cheney
September 9 – Sunny McClellan Morton – Topic TBD
October 14 - “How To Date Your Old Photos Without Breaking Up With Them” presented by Lysa Stanton, President of the Westlake Historical Society. Hairstyles and clothing show the fashion without time. Lysa will teach what trends were in which time period.