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Chapter News

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A Facebook Page!

Go to or simply login to Facebook & search for Portage County Ohio Genealogy Society. Be sure to "Like" us, "Follow" us, and invite your friends to do so as well. Watch for future posts highlighting our website and various genealogy topics. Not only will this feature our website but it will generate interest in our chapter & what we do and have to offer. As we say, "Everyone is welcome from beginner to expert genealogist."

New Interest in Genealogy

At our December, 2023 meeting, we learned that Matt Kelley, Portage County Auditor, has recently become interested in his family's history and wants to become a member of our chapter.

In addition, we received a message from the mom of a couple of local Boy Scouts who are working on their Genealogy Badge. They love our website and found it very helpful with their requirements. They even gave a suggestion for an addition resource to link.

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PCCOGS CD's On Sale!

The Portage County Chapter of OGS has a number of publications for sale including CD's that are now half price for the holidays!

All of our projects are to help preserve original records and make researching Portage County accessible. By selling our publications we can raise funds for other projects.

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Publications available include books and CD's for Portage County cemeteries, Declaration of Intent to Become U.S. Citizen 1803 to 1869, Naturalization Class Enrollment Books (Ravenna High School, 1930-1944), Portage County Wills, Estates & Guardianship Probate Court Records 1813-1942), Cleveland Worsted Mills Redfern Mill Annevar House Employee Roster Record Book (1900-1919), Undertaker's Records of Ira L. Herriff (various volumes 1869-1912), and Portage County Chapter OGS Newsletters with Index (1979-1988).

A complete list of publications with pricing is available on our Resources Page ( Click on the Publications for Sale button to download the order form.

Hudson Artifacts Shared

On May 6th, 2023, Elizabeth Siman, one of the 6th great-grand-daughters of Esquire David Hudson (1761-1836) did a presentation of her ancestor. A show and tell, guess-what-it-is program of artifacts from the estate followed. Shortly after the presentation, the artifacts will be donated to the City of Hudson to be displayed in their City Hall.

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