Murphy research Day 13 Jul 2022

Murphy research day on 13 Jul 2022 at 1:00 pm at the genealogy library, 307 Center Street, Dennison, Ohio.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an e-mail to or by mailing a letter to Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 83, Dennison, Ohio 44621.

We will be having addition family research days for the Riggle family on 17 August; Huebner on Sept 14 and Mizer on 13 October.  All will start at 1:00 pm at the library.

Do not need to be a member and there is no cost to attend.

Dennison Railroad Festival – limited parking

The Dennison Railroad Festival will run from Wednesday, 1 Jun through Saturday Jun 4th.

Streets will be closed starting Sunday 29 May  until Sunday 4 Jun.

Center Street will be closed from the 100-400 block.

Parking will be very limited during this time.

Holiday Library Closings

The library will be closed on 2 July 2022 for the 4th of July holiday.

The library will be closed on 3 Sep 2022 for the Labor Day holiday.

The library will be closed on 24 & 26 Nov 2022 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanks for your understanding.

June Meeting & Picnic

We will be having our June meeting at 11:00 and our picnic afterwards at 12:00.

Ham and Buns provided.  Covered dish.

Programs for Apr & May

Our first program for the year will be Dave Shipley, speaking on “Understanding Family Search”.  Dave currently is filming original records for Family Search.  He will be speaking on Wednesday, April 13th at 1:00.  Registration is recommended but not required.

On Monday, May 2nd, Cheryl Abernathy will be speaking on different lineage societies.  She will be speaking at 2:00.

Updated hours and closing

The library will be closed for the winter. The last day the library will be open will be Saturday December 18th. It will reopen on Tuesday March 1st.
Library will also be closed on the Thanksgiving weekend. (Thursday & Saturday)
As always, e-mail us if you are from out of the area and wish to research. We will attempt to accommodate your request.

Wednesday’s Class

A few directions: The class is being held at the Tuscarawas County
Genealogical Society Library. Our address is 307 Center St., Dennison, OH.

If using your GPS: Make sure the city is Dennison not Uhrichsville.  GPS seems to think the cities are interchangeable.

Construction continues on SR 250 and SR 36!

Updated Hours starting in August

We have added several days to our library schedule.

We will now be open our regular hours of 11:00 am to 3 pm.

Tuesdays – the first, third, and fifth of the month.

Thursdays – every Thursday.

Saturday – every Saturday.


Genealogy Classes

The Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society will be sponsoring three genealogy classes during the months of June, July and August.

The first class, Beginners Genealogy, will cover such topics as where to begin, five-generation charts, family group sheets, Bible records and the census. It will be held at 1 p.m. June 16.

It will be taught by Christy Walker, the society’s vice president. She has been a member of the society for 30 years and spent 12 years as research secretary.

The second class, Intermediate Genealogy, will cover courthouse records, military records, newspapers and using libraries. It will be offered at 1 p.m. July 14.

It will be taught by Jon Baker, a former society president, who has been a member for more than 40 years.

The final class, Advanced Genealogy, will cover using the internet for genealogy. Items discussed will include internet sites, why buy genealogy software and genealogy program to manage your information. It will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 18.

It will be taught by Alan Deibel, the society’s research secretary, who has been a member for 46 years.

Preregistration would be appreciated. To register, email the society at

The classes are free.

Tuscarawas County Genealogical Library to Open

The Tuscarawas County Genealogical Library will be opening for the 2021 season April 20th at 11 am!

When you visit – remember to ask about our upcoming genealogy classes. It’s time to brush up on your skills and add more ancestors to your tree.

We have a new First Family Chair (and newest Trustee), Cheryl Abernathy. She holds several positions with Holmes and Wayne Counties Genealogical Societies, along with holding positions with the OGS, and she handles the Stark County newsletter. We are pleased to welcome her aboard! Cheryl has mentioned the possibility of having a First Family Application class to help you understand the steps to becoming a First Family member.

Are you able to join our First Family Lineage Society? Do you have direct line family members in Tuscarawas County by December 31, 1830? If so, mention you would be interested in applying and having a class to help with the process.

Please ignore the construction beside our library. We are hoping it will soon be finished. The library is located at 307 Center St, Dennison, Ohio. We have street parking and 4 parking places on the alley behind the library.

We will still be observing standard Covid practices – masks are required to enter and please maintain a 6′ social distance.