Chapter News

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PCCOGS CD's On Sale For the Holidays!

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.

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."

First Setters' Luncheon a Social for the Chapter

The 2021 First Settlers' Luncheon will be held at the Portage County Historical Society, 6549 N. Chestnut St. in Ravenna, on Saturday, October 2nd beginning at 11:30 a.m. Although we have no inductees this year, we'd still like to get together and socialize.

It was decided at the September meeting that we would order a few pizzas for the members and their one guest once everyone has arrived. There will be no need to pre-register but it would help us to set up tables and chairs if we can have confirmation that you will be attending. Payment will be made at the luncheon toward the pizzas. Drinks will be available (2-liter bottles of pop). Hope to see many of you at the luncheon.

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