Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM EDT

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Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center 
14755 Cadiz Rd
Lore City, OH 43755

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Marleen Applegate 
Ohio Genealogical Society 





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There is limited seating available for this event.

Register early to save your spot.

Salt Fork State Park Lodge, tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio,  is just a short drive from Cambridge, in Ohio’s largest state park. The lush wooded surroundings boast miles of recreational trails, wildlife, and impressive views of the sparkling lake.

  • More Information - See full details in Registration Booklet

Sessions will start at 2 pm on Friday, September 11.

Current schedule:

Friday 2:00 pm

  • A Mystery First Cousin with Kelli Bergheimer
  • Understanding Military Land Bounties, Pensions & Service Records 1775-1858 with Eric E Johnson

Friday 4:00 pm

  • Up In Smoke!! What to do When the Courthouse Burns with Peggy C Lauritzen
  • Meet PERSI and Discover Treasures in Genealogy Periodicals with Sunny J Morton

Group Dinner at 6 pm - Brick Wall Session with the Speakers

Saturday  8:00 am

  • Understanding X-Inheritance Patterns  with Kelli J Bergheimer
  • Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestors on the Internet with Eric E Johnson

Saturday 10:00 am

  • Digitized U.S. Newspaper Collections You May Be Missing on Your Favorite Genealogy Website with Sunny J Morton
  • Dark as a Dungeon: Researching Mining Records with Peggy C Lauritzen

Saturday - Lunch at 12:00 pm - Included in the event just make your meal choice

Saturday 2:00 pm

  • What's So Special About Special Censuses? with Sunny J Morton
  • Researching Ancestors in the Old Northwest Territory 1788-1803 with Eric E Johnson

Saturday 4:00 pm

  • The Human Genome Project Gave Us Affordable DNA Testing with Kelly J Bergheimer
  • The Scots-Irish in America with Peggy C Lauritzen

Saturday Group Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • Registration includes Saturday Luncheon - please indicate choice of meal
  • OGS Member - $150 per person
  • OGS Non-Member - $165 per person
  • Sessions Friday Afternoon and all day Saturday.
  • Lodge Rooms are $119 per room + taxes. Please call  (740) 435-9000 to make reservations. Mention the OGS Rustic Pathways Retreat . Hotel accommodations are not included in your retreat registration rate. Please note check in is at 4 PM.


  Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

Sunny Jane Morton

Kelli J Bergheimer

Eric E Johnson

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See Registration Booklet for full informatio on sessions and registration.