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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, recorded videos of our monthly meetings with handouts, articles on Lorain County genealogy, news of affiliate organizations and publications for sale.


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Updated 5 June 2024



(There are 2 videos – the candle ceremony & the induction ceremony)


Meetings are currently held virtually on the 2nd Monday of each month. Our programs begin at 7 pm.


The membership recently voted to continue with virtual programming. We will be looking at a couple of in-person meetings throughout the year. We welcome you to join us.


For more information contact:





How to Research Deeds in Lorain County


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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, videos of our monthly meetings along with handouts when speakers agree to be recorded, newsletters from other chapters, and educational webinars.

A Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Acting President: Margaret Cheney

Vice President:
Secretary: John Kolb
Treasurer: Mary Wheatley

Newsletter Editor: Pam Rihel
Lineage Chair: Margaret Cheney
Membership Chair: John Kolb
Website: Margaret Cheney

Immediate Past President: Norm Lewicki


Meetings are currently held virtually on the 2nd Monday of each month. Our programs

begin at 7 pm.

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 upcoming programs so that you might plan your calendar for attendance to 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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