Cuyahoga County

Ending Editorship of Footsteps to Past Newsletter

Today, I completed laying out my last issue as editor of Footsteps to the Past, the quarterly newsletter of the Cuyahoga Genealogical Society, a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Martha Nienhaus is taking over as editor and will put together the Fall 2017 issue. When John Stoika died in May in 2013, I took over the Footsteps editorship. I included the

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Search Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries with iPhone App

Yesterday (16 Dec 2016),  the Catholic Cemeteries Association, Diocese of Cleveland, introduced a FREE iPhone App for searching nearly 700,000 burials dating back to the mid-1800s in Catholic cemeteries throughout Northeast Ohio. Some other features: Save loved ones and cemetery info to your profile for easy access later. Use GPS navigation to your loved one’s

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Voting in Election 2016 Should Be Fraud-Free

MJ and I voted today in the 2016 Election. Obviously, since there are 19 days to go before the November 8 Election Day, we voted by mail. For four years before this spring’s primary, I worked as a poll worker in Brecksville. The Cuyahoga County Election Board encouraged poll workers to vote by mail, and

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Online Guide to Historic Maps of Cleveland and the Western Reserve

Did you every wonder if a map was available for a specific location in the Cleveland area and for a specific time period? Well, there is a website for that: Cleveland Cartography at http://www.clevelandmemory.com/speccoll/maps/clevmaps.html The website was created and is maintained by Bill Barrow, head of special collections at Cleveland State University. You can read about

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What Happens to Your Genealogical Estate?

I’m looking forward to the April meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. At that meeting, Carla Cegielski, asks and answers the question, “What Happens to Your Genealogical Estate?” I’ve thought about this situation, but haven’t put anything definite into action. I hope to learn more about what my options

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