2023 Chapter Programs

Laurn Kuntzman MA, MLIS

April 18, 2023 – Lauren Kuntzman presenting “Locating the Living: Resources, Strategies, and Tips” at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern USA). Offered free of charge both in-person and online.

Lauren Kuntzman,MA MLIS, first became interested in documenting her family’s history with a school project. It was not until May 1999, when FamilySearch.org came online, that she began seriously pursuing genealogy research.

Before becoming the manager of Medina County District Library’s “Virginia Wheeler Martin Family History and Learning Center” in February 2018, Lauren was employed as a genealogy librarian at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana. She completed her library practicum at the Stark County District Library in Canton, Ohio. 

Lauren is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, and several Ohio county societies. 

Her research interests include the area of Alsace-Lorraine, finding living relatives, and tracking criminal ancestors.  She is passionate about educating others through lectures and articles, and enabling budding genealogists to find their family stories





May 16, 2023 – Linda Collins presenting “Hopewell Furnace” (1777-78 American Revolutionary War).

June 20, 2023 – Peggy Clemens Lauritzen presenting “Community Research Using the National Register of Historic Places and the Historical Marker Database.”

July 18, 2023 – Chapter Potluck Picnic at Freer Field Community Center. Note: Meeting begins at 6 PM.

August 15, 2023 – Cheryl Abernathy presenting “Underutilized Court Records.”

September 19, 2023 – Penny Walters presenting “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy.” Virtual Meeting only.

October 17, 2023 – Kelly Tremaine from Akron BBB presenting “How to Protect Yourself from Scams & Theft.”

November 14, 2023 – Tom and Caroline Batchelder presenting “Dinner with President Benjamin Harrison & First Lady Caroline Harrison.” Note: This is the chapter lineage banquet. Reservations are required at the cost of $25.00 per person.


All in-person monthly meetings start at 6:30 pm (Eastern) at the Freer Home, 420 Center St, Ashland, Ohio, unless otherwise noted.

The Ashland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society offers virtual meetings with genealogy experts from around the world. Meetings are free of charge.

A link to join all virtual meetings is sent from accogspresident@gmail.com a day or so before the meeting to current paid members of the Ashland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Not a member yet?  To participate in virtual meetings, register for each event. To request a link to a virtual meeting, send an email to: accogspresident@gmail.com up to 24 hours before the meeting begins. You will receive a confirmation email with a link showing BlueJeans.com (by Verizon), which is the application used for virtual meetings. Space may be limited, so register early. All times listed are Eastern Time in the USA and are offered in the English language, unless noted otherwise.

Those interested in genealogy, from beginners to advanced researchers, will appreciate the information provided. You are encouraged to participate and learn more about genealogy through the ACCOGS events listed on this website and consider the many benefits of membership with our organization.

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