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 tcgslibrary@gmail.com.

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.


Library to Open with Limited Days and Hours

The Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society library, located at 307 Center St., Dennison, will be opening on April 20, 2021.

In May, we will be open the following days – Tuesdays – May 4th, and 18th, Thursday – May 13th, and Saturdays – May 8th, and 15th.

For June – Tuesdays – June 1st, 15th, and 29th, Thursday – 10th, and Saturdays – 12th and 19th.

In July – Tuesdays – 6th and 20th, Thursdays – 8th and 29th, and Saturdays – 10th, 17, and 31st

Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Facial coverings will be required in the building. Hand sanitizer will be available for the use of visitors. If you or a household member are feeling unwell, stay safe and stay home.

Membership Renewal

It is that time of year again.  Just a reminder that 2021 membership is due.

Hopefully 2021 will be better than 2020.

Have a safe and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Library Closure

Because of the rapid increase in COVID-19 activity in Tuscarawas County, it has been decided to close the library until March 2021.  Sorry for the short notice.

Thanks for your understanding.