The library features wills, court records, census records, newspaper abstracts, birth and death index, completed family histories, surname files, obituaries, and cemetery books.

On Saturday, August 19th, 2017 in conjunction with the East Liberty Community Garage Sales, the Logan County Genealogical Society will be hosting a History Scavenger Hunt as their “Small Town History Tour” for 2017! (You do not need to be a member of the Society to participate in the scavenger hunt and it is free of charge.)
The Perry Township Events Committee will be hosting breakfast at the Lodge from 8 to 11 AM with proceeds going towards the East Liberty Independence Celebration Fireworks.
Community wide garage sales will be going on throughout town all day.
At 2 PM, "Scavengers" need to meet at the East Liberty Community Room, (by the big “Christmas” tree at the center of town), to receive the directions and 1st clues for the scavenger hunt.
Scavenger Hunt participants can return their scavenger hunt “answers” to the East Liberty Lodge, (across from the big “Christmas” tree at the center of town), with awards being given at 5:30.
The Perry Township Events Committee will be serving supper starting at 5 PM at the Lodge with proceeds going towards the Independence Day Fireworks.
A street dance will follow at 7 PM in the town center
Call the Society for more information....(937) 593-7811

Mark Your Calendars:
September 16, 2017 at 9 am, we will be having a day long Genealogy Conference. This will be held at the East Liberty Community Lodge, 9602 Foundry Road, East Liberty. (Corner of Foundry and Main Street.) Our feature speaker will be Katherine Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan . Registration cost will be $10 for four separate sessions with Katherine including question/answer periods, handouts, sample forms, a box lunch, and light snacks/ refreshments made available throughout the day.
SLATED TOPICS (Subject to appropriate substitution if necessary)

WHICH WAY DID SHE GO??? FINDING THOSE ELUSIVE MAIDEN NAMES – Use a comprehensive checklist (provided) to locate the documents most likely to contain a female ancestor’s maiden name. Search tips for locating the listed documents is included in the discussion.

WHEN YOU HIT A BRICK WALL, HIT THE GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH CHECKLIST – Create a timeline, compare it to the comprehensive genealogical research checklist, consult your correspondence logs and locate gaps in your research to focus on next steps that can break down your brick wall.

SOLVING GENEALOGICAL MYSTERIES WITH FACEBOOK’S 10,000+ GENEALOGY/HISTORY PAGES & GROUPS – Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities. With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years – often within 24 hours of posting a query! This presentation introduces members to Facebook as a genealogy tool and will guide the participants through the creation of an account (while maintaining privacy), joining groups, managing notifications, and efficiently utilizing Facebook for specific genealogical needs.

LOCATING LIVING RELATIVES (REVERSE GENEALOGY): WHERE, WHY & HOW – Let’s step away from researching our deceased ancestors and attempt to locate living relatives who might be in possession of Great-Great-Grandma’s family Bible, photos of Civil War ancestors, or letters written from the home country. We’ll discuss online sites that allow us to look for potential living relatives at no cost and methods for contacting them without sounding like a scammer or a phisher!

Reserve your spot today by completing and mailing in the registration form on the reverse side!
(This Conference is open to the public but registration is required for Society and non-society members so that we may plan appropriately for conference materials. This conference is handicap accessible, babysitting WILL NOT be provided.)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 All-day Genealogy Seminar:

PHONE # (We will only call with registration questions)_____________________
Are you a Logan County Gen Society Member? Yes No
Do you have any special dietary restrictions/food allergies?
Mail completed form with $10/person registration fee made payable to The Logan County Genealogical Society, 521 E. Columbus Ave., Suite B, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
Thank you for your continued support.

Deb Allison