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

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

George Schweitzer Featured at OGS Fall Seminar

Popular genealogy lecturer George K. Schweitzer will present three lectures and conduct an open discussion hour during the Ohio Genealogical Society’s 2008 Fall Seminar scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. The seminar will be held at the James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning of North Central State College Shelby Campus. The address of the center is 175 Mansfield Street (SR 39), Shelby, Ohio.

Attending the seminar is a perfect way to celebrate October as Family History Month.

Dr. Schweitzer will present the following lectures: Civil War Genealogy (done in Union and Confederate costumes), Cherokee Genealogy Research (done in Cherokee costume), and Rivers to Trails to Roads to Canals to Trains (done in railroad engineer costume).

He has lectured to over 200 genealogical and historical societies in the United States, Canada, England, and Germany. He is an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee and holds several degrees in chemistry and history.
Following the open discussion hour, attendees are invited to meet and further discuss genealogy with Dr. Schweitzer at a free, post-conference open house reception at the OGS Library in Mansfield.

The registration fee for the conference is $30 for OGS members who sign up and pay by October 1. The fee for registration at the door and for any non-members is $35.
Mail your name, address, city/state/zip, with a check or credit card number and expiration date to the Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 South Main St., Mansfield, OH 44907-1644, or by email to ogs@ogs.org. You may also phone the society at 419-756-7294.