Discussion Group

The Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists sponsors a monthly Genealogy Discussion Group. The purpose of the group is to discuss advanced genealogical methodology as presented in case studies that have appeared in various scholarly genealogical publications.

The group meets the third Saturday of the month at 10:00 am in one of the Akron-Summit County Public Library meeting rooms. The library is located at 60 South High Street in Akron, OH. Meetings last about one and one-half hours.

The discussions are free but pre-registration is required. Any experienced genealogical researcher is welcome to enroll. Each participant is asked to read the article to be discussed several times in advance of the meeting.

As a pre-requisite, participants should be familiar with Dr. William M. Litchman's article, "Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach", from the NGS News Magazine, Nov/Dec 2000, pages 340-343.

To register, or for any questions, contact Cheryl Brown Abernathy at cheryl@thepastlane.com or call (330) 465-5948. Discussion Group dates for 2014 are:
January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
September 20
October 18
November 15

We now have GoToMeeting (remote access via internet.) To participate via GoToMeeting, please notify Cheryl at least one week before the meeting.

Annual Meeting

The Chapter holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference. Next year's meeting will be at the Kalahari resort in Sandusky on Friday, May 2, 2014.