Lineage Societies

Cheryl Brown Abernathy is presenting a workshop on lineage societies for the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society on May 15th at 2 p.m. at the TSCG Library in Dennison.
After a brief introduction to lineage societies, we will work on ANY lineage application you have questions on, so bring them with you!
She is the lineage chair for both Tuscarawas Genealogical Society’s lineage societies, First Families of Tuscarawas County (settled in Tuscarawas before 1830) and Pioneer Families of Tuscarawas County (in Tuscarawas County between 1 Jan 1831 and 31 Dec 1850).
She is also the lineage chair for the Ohio Genealogical Societies’ Settlers and Builders of Ohio, and a DAR registrar.
As well as being involved with the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society, she is also involved with several other OGS chapters as well as an officer of OGS. Her father’s side of the family has deep roots in Tuscarawas County, while her maternal side is from Holmes, Stark and Wayne Counties.

Holiday Closings

As a reminder the library will be closed Thursday 23 Nov and Saturday 25 Nov for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Final day for the 2023 season will be 16 Dec 2023.

55th Anniversary ! ! !

The Tuscarawas county Genealogical Society Will celebrate their 55th anniversary on Saturday October 7th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the library located at 307 Center St. Dennison, Ohio.

There will be tours of the library and archives building, book sales, libraty volunteers to answer your questions and refreshments.

The library will be opened at 11:00 am for normal Saturday hours but will close for research at 2:00 pm for the anniversary open house.

If you have any questions you can call the library 740 922 0531 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and every Thursday and Saturday of the month from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Beyond the Flat-bed Copier/Scanner

Beyond the Flat-bed Copier/Scanner
We’ve all used our flatbed scanners and copiers. But, have you ever wondered if you can scan entire books and make them searchable? Did you know there are battery powered scanners?
In this class, we will explore portable battery powered scanners (the wand, sheet-fed, and Flip Pal mini flatbed), along with negative and slide scanners, large format negative scanners, overhead book scanners and digitizing our old VHS tapes.
We’ll discuss the ability to stitch multiple scans into one, correcting color in a scan from an old negative or slide, and how to use the OCR capabilities.
Join us October 11, 2023 at either 1pm or 6pm at the TCGS Library located at 307 Center St., Dennison.
Please email us at by October 4th to register for this free class.

2 Sep at the library

Note that the library will be open on 2 September (Saturday) but the street in front of the library (Center Street) will be closed for a Food Truck Fest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parking will be very limited.

There will be live music all day.

Put on by the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.

Genealogy Classes for 2023

The Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society will be holding 3 Genealogy classes at the library at 307 Center Street Dennison. The classes are open to the public and free of charge. The first class Beginning Genealogy Will be held Wednesday May 17th at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm The Intermediate class will be on Wednesday June 21st and the Advanced class will be held July19th further information on these classed will be available later and can be found on our web page or by calling the library the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month, every Thursday and Saturday from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Registration is not required but would be appreciated so that we will have enough handouts available. Registrations may be made by sending an email to the address above or by calling the library at 740-922-0531 during the hours listed above.


Hope everyone had a good holiday. So far this winter, other than a couple days of high winds and cold, the winter has on average been better than average.
I want to recognize and thank the following individuals for their donations to the library and the basement fund. Thanks all. Emma McManammy; Denise Brosius; Robert P. Snyder; Gary & Carol Sliffe; Alan Deibel; Joan Sheets; Roger Sheet; David C. Hipp; Debra J. Perry; Christine Parrish; Patricia Mobley; Christie Frost; Jerry Haas; Marilyn Erps; Linda Deitz; Charles P. Leonhard; Sara V. Fitzgerald;Jim & Sheila Wolf; and Barbara Garner.
Look forward to opening the library in March.

5 Dec Meeting & Polar Express

We will be having our December meeting at 11:00 AM with a covered dish afterward.

Heads Up ! ! !
Dennison Depot Polar Express. Parking will be tight on Saturday, Thursday will be fine.
December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2022 
Thursday and Friday trips depart at 6pm and 8pm.
Saturday and Sunday trips depart at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm. 

Flooding In Basement

After a heavy rain on Friday 11 Nov we had 3-1/2 feet of water in our basement. At the present time the repair bill for hauling away the debris, cleaning and sanitizing the basement, replacing the furnace and hot water heater will be $15,500.
Our insurance policy has the standard water exclusion clause so we will not get any funds from the insurance company.
Any contributions toward these expenses would be great appreciated. An anonymous donor will match the first $1,000.
Donations may be mailed to Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 83, Dennison, Ohio 44621-0083.
We will be applying for grants to try to also try to cover the cost but competition for grants has increased in recent years.

Winter Hours 2022 – 23

As a reminder, the library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Weekend, (Thur & Sat).
Also, the last day the library will be open for 2022 will be Saturday December 17th. The library will reopen on Thursday Mar 2nd.
As always, if you are in the area would like to visit the library during this time, please E-Mail us several weeks in advance and we will work with you to open the library.
Hope every on has a great holiday season.