The Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society was founded July 1976.  It is a nonprofit organization whose purposes are to foster interest in and the preservation of historical and genealogical materials of Lucas County, Ohio; and to encourage personal family research which adheres to a high standard. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in genealogy and family history, regardless of experience. 

Upcoming Meeting

February Meeting

16 February 2019

Program: “Organizing Your Genealogy Records                               Paper and/or Electronic”

This presentation gives practical tips on different methodologies of organization.   An explanation of taxonomies (classification methodologies) will be given.  Methods that will work for both paper-based systems and electronic formats will be discussed.  Props and real-life examples will be shared.

Presenter: William J Priest.

William J Priest is a retired records manager, with advanced training in disaster prevention/recovery and methodologies of filing systems. He is a genealogy teacher and nationally known speaker. He is an active member of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), the Lucas County Chapter OGS, the Genealogy by Computer Society (GCS), and the National Genealogical Society (NGS).

Location: Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Road, Holland, OH.  Use the entrance controlled by the traffic light.  Enter the building through the Forest View entrance, turn left to the Chapel.  Meeting is at 2:00 p.m. 

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Fort Industry Reflections, the newsletter of the  Lucas County Chapter, OGS is published quarterly  in January, April,  July, October. We welcome all contributions relating to genealogy and local history.

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