All meetings are held at 6 p.m. at Marvin Memorial Library, multi-purpose room.


September 13 – 30th Anniversary Celebration of membership in the Ohio Genealogical Society.    Peggy Lauritzen, “The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and The Ohio Territory”
“Ohio fever” brought a lot of people the state following the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and its eventual statehood in 1803. Settlers came from all sections of the country, but of particular interest are those that eventually made their home in the “Firelands District” and “The Connecticut Western Reserve.” Ms. Lauritzen is a 2018 fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

October 11 – Tom Neel, “Ladies Of The Club”  
Our ladies were joiners.  They belonged to farm women’s clubs, reading circles, fraternal lodges, church committees, and patriotic societies.  This program examines women and (men’s) groups that were popular 100 years ago.  Looking for genealogy information, this might be found through their records, memorabilia, and symbolism.

November 8 – Doris Yetzer, “Organizing a Family Notebook”
Longtime genealogist Doris Yetzer has created more than two dozen family notebooks through the years. She provides tips on preparing a family notebook for parents and children, items to include, and supplies needed.

December 13 – Music For Christmas, presented by the Marvin Memorial Library


January 10 –  Show and Tell. Bring an interesting piece of family history to discuss. 

February 14 – Amy Stoner, “Exploring the Charles Follis Family Connections”
Amy Stoner, wife of “Black Cyclone” director Jim Stoner, provides family genealogy information about the first African American professional football player, Charles Follis, who played for the Shelby Blues.

March 14 – Mary Jamba, “Epitaths & Icons: What you can discover in the Graveyard” 
Cemetery records, carvings, and statues provide clues to aid your genealogical research.  Learn how to interpret often overlooked messages on headstones.

April 11 – Brett Dunbar, “Interurban Days in Shelby, Ohio”
The interurban train was a valued mode of travel between towns from 1901 – 1934. Discover where Shelbians traveled, and the towns that were connected by rail.

May 9 – Laverne Piatt, “Military Lineage Societies”
Chapter member Laverne Piatt has been inducted into several linage societies, including Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of 1812. She uses her hands-on knowledge to discuss groups that honor military and patriotic societies, with some time spent learning how to apply to a society.

June 13 – Annual Chapter Picnic at Girl Scout House. Bring a covered dish and join in with fellow genealogists for great conversations and games.