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OGS 2025 Conference - Call For Papers

OGS (Ohio Genealogical Society) 2025 Conference - Call For Papers

Call For Papers open December 1, 2023 until May 31, 2024

OGS 2025 Conference  -  "Light Up Your Genealogy"
When:   April 30 - May 3, 2025
Where:  Kalahari Resort & Conference Center,  Sandusky, Ohio

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – no later than Midnight EDT May 31, 2024

Topics being considered include but not limited to the following: immigration, census records, religious groups, migration, origins of early Ohio settlers, and the Old Northwest Territory, “movers and shakers” of early Ohio, the industrial age, utilizing land records, military records, technology (including usage mobile devices, apps, social media), DNA, organization, society management and development, and methodology, analysis, and problem solving in genealogical research, Ohio history and its records, archives and repositories.

The program committee is specifically seeking new, unusual, and dynamic proposals. Think outside of the box! Interested speakers are strongly encouraged to submit multiple proposals for either one-hour general sessions, or two-hour workshops. There is no limit to the number of proposals a speaker may submit. The deadline for submission of lecture proposals is May 31, 2024.

Submit proposals in PDF format. Each proposal must include the following to be considered:

  • Speaker’s name, address, telephone, and e-mail address
  • Lecture title, not to exceed ten words, and a brief, but comprehensive outline
  • Lecture summary, not to exceed twenty-five words to be used in the conference booklet
  • Identification of the audience level: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or all
  • Speaker biography, not to exceed twenty-five words
  • Resume of prior speaking experience

Submit all proposals via e-mail to no later than Midnight EDT May 31, 2024.  Further details available at the link below or the attached PDF announcement.

About the Ohio Genealogical Society

The Ohio Genealogical Society, founded in 1959, is the premier Ohio family heritage resource and the largest state genealogical society in the United States. Our mission is to protect and share Ohio’s family history resources, develop engaging educational opportunities, and connect genealogists. The Ohio Genealogical Society uniquely creates a network of Ohio expertise that lets genealogists discover their families, so they feel personally enriched, and confident in their results.

Cheryl Brown Abernathy and Rebecca Plank, 2025 OGS Conference Co-Chairs