Medina County
Genealogical Society

a Chapter of
The Ohio Genealogical Society

P. O. Box 804
Medina, OH 44258-0804

Currently, the Chapter meets monthly both in-person and with an online Zoom option. Information about those meetings are detailed below. Please make sure you check below for updates on meeting dates and locations.

NOTE: Our newsletters are emailed in mid-Jan., Apr., July, and Oct. Please ensure that you either white list or mark the society's emails as "not spam" or "not junk" to make sure they come through. If you did not recieve it, check your spam folder.


Our meetings are planned to be in person meetings with the option to attend via Zoom. The in person part is held at the Medina County Public Library at 210 S. Broadway, Medina OH. Come at 1:30 for a social time with the program starting at 2:00PM.

Download a copy of the 2024 winter/spring program flyer.

  • April 21, 2024, Sunday - Wills & Estates on Ancestry and FamilySearch
    Wills and estate records can be gold mines of information for genealogical research. Learn how to find these documents online at Ancestry and FamilySearch. Presented by Margaret Cheney, Past President of OGS.
    Note: This meeting date was changed due to scheduling conflicts.

  • May 4, 2024, Saturday - Evaluating Online Family Trees
    Ancestry and similar websites include family trees created by others. How do you know if they are correct? In this class you‘ll look at examples — including the tree of Luke Skywalker — to learn how to separate fact from fiction when it isn‘ quite so obvious. Presented by Miranda Fein, Medina Library Associate. (Special registration required; register at
    Note: This meeting date was changed due to scheduling conflicts.

  • No June 2024 Meeting

  • July 6, 2024, Saturday — Discovering Your Ancestor‘s Town of Origin
    Uncovering your immigrant ancestor‘s hometown is essential to furthering family history research “across the pond.” Mini–case studies of American immigrants from the mid–1800s to early 1900s, illustrate the potential resources and strategies to discover this crucial detail. Presented by Lauren Kuntzman.

  • August 3, 2024, Saturday — Become a Pro Using FamilySearch Family Tree
    FamilySearch‘s Family Tree can be a powerful tool when used properly. Come learn how to use this resource to its full potential and connect with your relatives! Presented by Dana Palmer of Treasured Lineage.

  • September 7, 2024, Saturday — Help Session
    Bring your genealogical puzzles, brick wall problems, and hard–to–find ancestors. Attendees will brainstorm resources and strategies to try to solve your research challenges!


  • Genealogy Discussion Group - 2nd Wednesday of every month at Noon.

    Held at the Medina County Library Main Branch in the small 2nd Floor Conference Room 2A + 2B. Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. All are welcome! No registration required.

  • Wadsworth Public Library Genealogy Club - 2nd Tuesday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00PM.

    Meet at the Wadsworth Public Library (WPL) at 132 Broad St, Wadsworth in meeting Room B. Research your family history at our Genealogy Club. Staff and members will share tips on genealogy research, exchange information, and talk shop. WPL Staff will help you access databases that search through millions of public records: census and immigration information, birth/marriage/death certificates, and more. All levels of genealogy expertise are welcome.

2024 Officers

President - Patricia Morgan
Vice-President - Lauren Kuntzman
Secretary - Barb Praisler
Treasurer - Mary Hayes

If you wish to renew your membership for 2024, please complete and return the 2024 MEMBERSHIP FORM. Thank you for supporting our programs!

Want to become a member? Click here for our MEMBERSHIP FORM. It has all the information for joining us.

Lineage Societies of Medina County

Lineage Societies are a way of celebrating the achievements of our ancestors that arrived here first.

Applications for each group will be found on the page that describes the qualifications for each group.

Be sure to check out the Lineage Society Guidelines for rules on filling out the applications.

If you have questions, please contact our Lineage chair, at: with any questions you might have.


Medina County Chapter of OGS Research Policy

If you are not a member, but are interested in having our chapter do research for you, please see our research policy listed HERE.

Tombstone Inscriptions of Spencer Cemetery

Francis Stuart has submitted this huge and very comprehensive database for us. Right now, it's being indexed, but for the moment, you can view the pdf file of it. In the near future, it will be broken down into several pages, much easier to load. This file will take some time to download, and is very large, so please be patient and allow time for it to load. To view the file, click HERE.

Some Helpful (and our favorite) Links!

Ohio Genealogical Society:
Medina County Historical Society:
LDS Library, Family Search:

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Last updated April 11, 2024

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