September 19, 2011

A New Look for OGS

The Ohio Genealogical Society is debuting a completely revamped website at The new web interface, created by webmaster Margaret Arnold, sports a clean, classy look, with an eye-catching “Upcoming Events” feature scrolling across the top. Navigating the site is easy, thanks to numerous tabs with pull-down menus across the top. A sidebar offers a member log-in box, as well as links to the Ohio Civil War Center, 2012 OGS Conference information, and OGS Publications. I like how easy it is to access OGS Library resources and various online databases from the home page.

One of the scrolling events is the upcoming Fall Seminar, featuring Dick Eastman, author of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. The seminar is slated for Saturday, October 1, from 9 am to 4 pm. To accommodate a larger number of people, it's being held at a nearby church, but I hope to squeeze in a bit of research time at the OGS Library afterwards. Registration for the event is still open. I’m looking forward to it!

If you get the chance, do check out the new OGS website (the URL hasn’t changed, so if you had it bookmarked, the link will still work). The site proudly displays the tagline “Ohio Genealogical Society: The Premier Ohio Family Heritage Resource.” With a beautiful new library, dozens of active chapters, a high caliber annual conference, and now a welcoming, user-friendly website, I think OGS lives up to that claim.

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