Saturday, October 1, 2011

Genealogy Late Night at Akron Library

Join the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society for Late Night at the Library, an evening of genealogy research at Main Library. On Friday, November 4, the Main Library will close at its regular time of 6 pm, and reopen for genealogists from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. Mingle with fellow researchers as you uncover the details of your ancestry. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided. Parking in the High-Market deck adjacent to the library is free after 6:00 pm. For additional information contact the Special Collections Division by phone: 330.643.9030 or email: speccollections@akronlibrary.org <mailto:speccollections@akronlibrary.org> .

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Discovering Your Ancestors Online

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society are pleased to present "Discovering Your Ancestors Online" on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. This FREE day-long program will take place in the auditorium of Main Library, located at 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326.

Featured speakers are: Laura Prescott, current President of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a consultant at Footnote.com; ProQuest Training Specialist Edward Loera; and Judith Porter, Director of the Family History Center in Tallmadge, Ohio.

Program schedule:

9:30 - 9:45 Introductions
9:45 - 10:45 Genealogy Research Online: Sites and Strategies That May Surprise You (Laura Prescott)
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Find Your Family on Footnote.com (Laura Prescott)
12:00-1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 - 2:15 Ancestry (Edward Loera)
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:30 Heritage Quest (Edward Loera)
3:30 - 4:30 Family Search - The Largest Source of Free Genealogy (Judith Porter)

Parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. To sign-up, contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or speccollections@akronlibrary.org. For more information, visit http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-ancestors-online/.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Vital Records Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2010
New Beginning for Health District (Summit County, Ohio) Effective October 1, 2010, the City of Barberton initiated a contract with the Summit County Health District (SCHD) to provide public health services. SCHD has a history dating back to 1919 of excellent service and a proactive approach toward meeting the public health needs of the community. SCHD Health Commissioner, Gene Nixon, and staff anticipate a smooth transition and uninterrupted services to Barberton residents. “The City of Barberton and the Barberton Board of Health have a long and successful public health history that should be recognized and acknowledged. We have a responsibility to live up to that tradition and I’m sure together with our new staff members, we’ll meet that obligation,” stated Nixon.
The health department location in Barberton will remain the same at 571 W. Tuscarawas Avenue, Barberton, 44203. The Barberton location will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours on Wednesdays until 6:00 p.m. Services will remain the same.
NOTE: From the Summit County Heath Department web site.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Genealogy Late Night at Akron Library

Join the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public
Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
for Late Night at the Library, an evening of genealogy research at Main
Library.  On Friday, October 22 the Main Library will close at its
regular time of 6 pm, and reopen for genealogists from 6:30 to 10:30 pm.
Mingle with fellow researchers as you uncover the details of your
ancestry.  Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.  Parking in
the High-Market deck adjacent to the library is free after 6:00 pm.  For
additional information contact the Special Collections Division by
phone: 330.643.9030 or email: speccollections@akronlibrary.org

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I have added the search box to the lower part of the navagation, you should be able to get a site map of all the pages as well.

I have also added pages to the maps index.

Keep checking back here for more update information!

Mary Ann Hetrick

Friday, September 10, 2010

Summit County OHGenWeb Rework

I have uploaded the start of the total rework for the pages. you may note your bookmarks are no longer valid. I have changed some of the directories where the pages were located, as well as changed the file endings from htm to html.  The best thing to try will be using the search feature I will be adding in the next few days.
I have started working on adding several bios, and hope you all find them useful.
Let me know what you think about the re design.