(Bellville, Oh) Just because summer is here doesn’t mean that learning has to take a break! Make it a family affair and create a love of family history at the same time by enrolling in Summer Session programs being offered by the Ohio Genealogical Society. All programs will be held at the Samuel D. Islay Building, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio except where noted.

The one hour sessions are free and cover a variety of topics, ranging from using maps to solve genealogical puzzles to finding female ancestors.

There will also be a pair of workshops which are being offered for a nominal fee of $20. OGS President Margaret Cheney and OGS Trustee Jennifer Alford, will conduct a Beginner’s Workshop Saturday August 8 at 10 am. If you have ever wondered how to get started researching your family’s history, this is the perfect session. Then Saturday, August 8 at 10 am, join us for the Ohio Lineage Society Applications Workshop. Lineage society membership offers the chance to honor your ancestor by bringing to light their presence here in Ohio. Those who successfully complete the applications and meet other requirements will be recognized at the 2016 OGS State Conference at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio, during a special luncheon.

For these and other programs offered by OGS, check our website at www.ogs.org, follow us on Facebook or Twitter or call 419-886-1903 for more infonnation.

Sat. Aug 8 … 10 am …Margaret Cheney Ohio Lineage Society Applications Workshop ($20)

Sat. Aug 15 … 9 am … Chapter Management Seminar John McIntire Library, Zanesville

Sat. Aug 22 … 10 am … Jennifer Alford Genealogy Research for the Thrifty

Fri. Aug 28 … 10 am … Amy Johnson Crow Desperately Seeking Susan: Finding Females

Sat. Aug 29 … 11 am … Dr. Deborah Abbott, Ph.D., FamilySearch.org: Using the Wiki, Shaker Heights Public Library, Shaker Hts.

Fri. Sep 18 … 10 am … Dr. Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. Analyzing Documents: Moving from One Record to Another

Sat. Oct 10 … 10 am …Margaret Cheney Genealogy Crafts