History Hall of Lake County, Ohio Fairgrounds

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The Lake County Genealogical Society, A Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, is dedicated to promoting genealogical research, preserving records and materials of genealogical value, and aiding people in tracing their family lines.
In 2014 the Lake County Genealogical Society celebrated 40 years as a Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. The Society began in the 1960's with a small group of people with a common interest in family history. From the beginning, the importance of preserving records and making them available was as important as teaching others to trace their family trees. Their many projects included indexing local records and providing research materials for the history-seeking public.
Many of the more recent projects have been placed online. These include the enumeration of all Lake County, Ohio cemetery gravestone inscriptions and the indexing of Lake County births, marriages, deaths, and naturalizations. A school record project is under way. The group continues to support Morley Library in Painesville, Ohio, its home base. The Society offers regular meetings with speakers of interest to genealogists, help to those researching, and a quarterly newsletter, Lake Lines, to share news and "the art and mystery of the trade."

History Hall of Lake County, Ohio Fairgrounds

A Biographical Anthology

Authored by Lake County Genealogical Society

History Hall of Lake County Ohio Fairgrounds, a Biographical Anthology contains 116 biographies of Lake County, Ohio pioneers. The names were taken from a small booklet published for the dedication of a memorial log cabin at the fairgrounds in 1914. History Hall of Lake County, Ohio Fairgrounds also includes essays on the development of the Lake County Fair and the construction of the History Hall cabin. More than 180 portraits, photographs, and illustrations were combined with materials discovered in area historical societies, libraries, museums and family research.
Over 40 members of the Lake County Genealogical Society and guests contributed to this work. The book includes an index and sources are footnoted. An engaging introduction to the pioneer experience in Northeast Ohio, it is interesting reading and a pointer to further research for the serious historian or genealogist. It brings to light the history of many of our early pioneers, some of whom might never have been remembered were it not for the construction of History Hall.

Publication Date:
1499790481 / 9781499790481
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / State & Local / Midwest

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