14-17 April - Virtual Conference

The 2021 live conference is now closed but if you were a participant, you can still watch the pre-recorded sessions through Tuesday April 20. Thank you to all who attended! We are already hard at work to bring you another outstanding event in 2022! Mark your calendars for "Jazz it Up" 27-30 April 2022 at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. We look forward to seeing you then.
Cheryl and Stacey
Conference Co-chairs


OGS Fall Retreat
September 24-25, 2021
Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center in Cambridge, Ohio

This year’s speakers are Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, Thomas S. Neel, Elissa Scalise Powell, and Amie Bowser Tennant.  Topics range from female research, native American research, methodology, and Ohio Research.

Details to come!

OGS 2021 Virtual Conference Major Sponsor

our Keynote Speakers

Peggy Lauritzen

Peggy has been involved in genealogy since before her birth. Her roots run deep into the South, where she is Accredited. She is the author of several Legacy QuickGuides.

D. Joshua Taylor

Josh is a nationally known and recognized speaker and author on genealogy and family history. He is the president of the NYG&B and the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Ari Wilkins

Ari is a genealogist and library associate at the Dallas Public Library. Her interests are in North Carolina and Louisiana research, specializing in African American genealogy and research.

Conference Venue

We are literally “bringin’ it home” for the 2021 OGS Conference, because we are going virtual! We will still feature a great line-up of speakers and topics, but now you can attend from the comfort and convenience of any location via a computer, tablet, or phone.

Why attend?

Connect with highly respected genealogical leaders, historians, and practitioners who will energize and support your research efforts. Your participation provides an educational opportunity that will strengthen your research skills in the genealogical field.

Who We Are

The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the United States, with a mission of protecting and sharing Ohio’s family history resources, developing engaging educational opportunities, and connecting genealogists.


Tuesday to Saturday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

Closed Sunday, Monday, major holidays, and during the OGS Annual Conference

Contact Us

611 State Route 97 West
Bellville, OH 44813
Phone: 419-886-1903
Fax: 419-886-0092
Email: ogs@ogs.org