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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."

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.

First Setters' Luncheon a Social for the Chapter

The 2022 First Settlers' Luncheon will be held at the Portage County Historical Society, 6549 N. Chestnut St. in Ravenna, on Saturday, October 2nd, 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Although we have no inductees this year, we'd still like to get together and socialize.

We will order from a local restaurant once everyone has arrived. Each member pays for their own meal. Drinks & dessert will be provided by the Chapter. If you'd like to attend, please contact Linda Ferguson at The luncheon is open to all members and each is allowed one guest.

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