Medina County
Genealogical Society

a Chapter of
The Ohio Genealogical Society

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

Currently, the Chapter meets monthly via online Virtual Meetings. Information about those meetings are detailed below. Once the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted and members are comfortable, we will start back up with our in person meetings. Please make sure you check below for updates on meeting dates and locations.

    NOTE: Our most recent newsletter was emailed in mid-July. Please ensure that you either whitelist 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.

    2021 MEETINGS

    The September, October, and November meetings are in person meetings 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.

    • September 12, 2021 : DNA Program
      How the different DNA companies come up with the ethnicity results in your DNA. We plan to offer a Zoom meeting option for this program as well as in person in the library. Details will follow with the login information.

    • October 10, 2021 at 2:00PM — Program TBD

    • November 14, 2021 at 2:00PM — Program TBD

    Other PROGRAMS of Interest

    Presented by the Medina County District Library (MCDL):

    • September 8, 2021 at 12:00 noon to 1:00PM
      Genealogy Discussion Group at the Medina Main Library,
      Small 2nd Floor Conference Room 2A + 2B
      Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. All are welcome!

    • October 30, 2021 from 1:00-4:00PM
      Genealogy Slam at the Medina Main Library, Researching Your Family’s Property
      The MCDL Genealogy Team presents on three different avenues of property research, including land records, previous owners, and maps.
      Register for this event on the library's registration page.

    • Virtual Local History Fair Continues
      Videos about some of Medina County’s historical societies will be hosted on the MCDL YouTube channel beginning on January 30. View them at No registration is required.

2021 Officers

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

NOTE TO MEMBERS - 2021 membership dues will be due starting in January 2021. Please complete and return the 2021 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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