Sunday, March 25, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Local Societies

The prompt for Week 13 of 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy, from Amy Coffin at We Tree, and hosted by Geneabloggers, is: Local Societies

Local genealogical and historical societies are the lifeblood of genealogy. Members and volunteers give their time and money to preserve local history and promote family history. Tell us about a local society for which you are thankful.

My local genealogical society is the Erie County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month in March, April, May, September, October, and November, and an annual cemetery picnic is held each June. Members of the chapter answer questions from researchers near and far. In February of 2012, several members of the Erie County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (pictured above) assisted in a Genealogy Lock-In at the Sandusky Library. The event, held on a Friday evening, was a terrific success, with folks looking for obituaries, death records, marriage records, military records, census listings, and an array of assorted other genealogical data. Thanks Erie County Chapter, O.G.S., for being such a vital genealogical society here in Northern Ohio!

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