This is a weblog about genealogy in and about the State of Ohio. It will feature news and views (mostly mine) about developments of interest to genealogists doing research in Ohio, no matter where they reside.--Wally Huskonen

Monday, April 09, 2007

3-day Ohio Genealogy Society Conference Begins April 12

The Ohio Genealogical Society convenes its 2007 Conference on Thursday afternoon, April 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Several workshops are scheduled for the opening afternoon and evening.

On Friday, April 13, the opening general session features Glenn Harper, architectural historian, speaking on the theme of the conference, "Along the National Road--Your Avenue to the Past." Glenn will recount the National Road's past and highlight its future. He will draw from his book, A Traveler's Guide to the Historic National Road in Ohio, as well as pass along folklore, stories, and colloquial expressions that have made the legendary road so emblematic of the American experience.

Following his presentation, 24 lectures will be given by genealogical experts from around the country in six tracks: Ohio, Migration, Technology, Methodology, Records, and Military.

On Saturday, April 14, the conference schedule includes 30 presentations in these six tracks: Ohio, Surrounding States, Methodology, Records, and Ethnic/Religious.

For the complete program, go to www.ogs.org.