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.

  • Sunday - January 8, 2023 - Help Session
    Bring your genealogy puzzles or hard to find ancestors, and we'll see if we can help you find them!

  • Sunday - February 12, 2022 - When the Children Are Telling the Story
    A case study examines what can happen when the information that you've obtained from a descendant leaves you with more questions than it does answers.

  • Sunday - March 12, 2022 - Understanding Your DNA Ethnicity Results
    Learn to better understand and interpret your DNA ethnicity results.

  • Sunday - April 12, 2022 - Courthouse Records
    Note: 3rd Sunday in April. While hearing the story of an individual with a secret, the benefits of courthouse research become clear to researchers unfamiliar with these repositories.

  • Sunday - May 7, 2022 - Topic TBD - Note: 1st Sunday.


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

    Held at the Medina County Library Main Branch. Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. All are welcome! No registration required.

  • Wednesday, 25 January 2023 6:00 pm - Looking for My Babies: Freedmen Searching For Family

    Zoom Medina County District Library hosts this presentation. In the wake of Emancipation, African Americans from all over the country searched for missing family members through resources like the Freedmen’s Bureau and newspapers. These records are rich in genealogical detail. Learn to search the Freedmen's Bureau and newspapers to discover stories from your family's history. Presenter is Ari Wilkins. Register at

  • Saturday, 28 January 12:00 - 4:00 pm Medina County Local History Fair

    Held at the Medina County Library Main Branch. Medina County societies showcase their collections and answer questions about the fascinating people, places, and events of Medina County. No registration required.

  • Wednesday, 15 February 2023 6:30 pm - Using Ancestry Library Edition for Family History Research

    Discover how to access and search Ancestry Library Edition to grow your family tree. Attend in person at the Medina County District Library Main Branch or on Zoom. Presenter is Lisa Rienerth. Register at

2023 Officers

President - Patricia Morgan
Vice-President - OPEN
Secretary - Barb Praisler
Treasurer - Mary Hayes

If you wish to renew your membership for 2023, please complete and return the 2023 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 January 2, 2023

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