Week 14. State and National Societies: Last week we paid tribute to local genealogical and historical societies. This week we’re going to think bigger. For which state, provincial or national society are you most thankful? What makes this society special? How do the publications and events of this group assist in your family history research?
I am one of the luckiest people alive! I live just about 10 minutes from the headquarters of The Ohio Genealogical Society, one of the largest societies in the United States!!
It has evolved, for sure! There is even a chapter in Florida.
Each year, it offers a top-notch state conference, bringing in some of the best of the best as speakers. I have been a frequent speaker at these conferences, and have learned far more than I've ever taught. The exhibit hall is worth going to, expecially if one is not able to afford to go to the larger national conferences.
We are now getting ready for the conference, which be held in the Cleveland area this year. Hundreds will be there. Many will research at the Western Reserve Historical Society nearby.
And why is there such an abundance of information and opportunity in our state? Because Ohio was always on the way to somewhere!
It will be wonderful - again!