Margaret Cheney

117 Harvard Ave
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Phone: 440-323-5080


Contact between 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Eastern Standard


Lineage Societies (Created Century Families of Ohio and current chair; will be chair of First Families of Ohio after April, 2012; Lineage Chair for both Lorain and Medina County Genealogical Chapters)


  • How to Join a Lineage Society
  • Forming a Lineage Society for your Chapter
  • Beginning Genealogy
  • Researcher Beware - Internet Sources Aren't Always What You Think
  • Revisiting Vital Records
  • Effective By-Laws and Standing Rules
  • Serendipity in Genealogy or My Ancestors Talk to Me.
  • Beginning Genealogy for Kids

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Honorarium, lodging & transportation
  • Require screen, table, and microphone (if required)
  • Camera-ready masters furnished for handouts
  • Home housing not accepted
  • New lectures developed upon request

  • Previous Engagements:

  • Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) Summer Workhop 2010, 2011
  • Ohio Genealogical Society special workshops 2011
  • Numerous chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Franklin County Genealogical Society, Columbus, OH - Banquet Speaker, 2011
  • Erie County Genealogical Society, Sandusky, OH, 2010, 2011

  • Bio:

    Margaret Cheney is the past president of the Lorain County Chapter, OGS and also past president of the Medina County Genealogical Society, OGS. She will be installed as 1st Vice-President of OGS at the April 2012 Conference in Cleveland, OH. She serves as Education Chair for OGS. She organized Century Families of Ohio and has been chair for two years. In April, 2012 she will become chair of First Families of Ohio. Her love for genealogy shows through her talks as she lectures on a wide variety of topics. She is currently the delegate to FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) for the Lorain County Chapter OGS. She has written numerous articles for OGS publications.

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