Portage County – The Portage County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet April 7, 2012 at the Portage County Historical Society at 10:00 a.m. The historical society is located at 6549 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna Ohio.
Fred Endres will present a program based on his research for his upcoming Civil War documentary. Endres is a professor of journalism and mass communication at Kent State University. He holds a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Maryland and has a long- standing interest in history and the Civil War. Endres has been working on a documentary for PBS entitled, The “Sojer Boys” of Portage County, focusing on the events and issues of the war through letters and diaries of seven Portage County soldiers. Plans are being made for a photography exhibit and advance showing of the documentary at KSU. A website is also being established to share this work (http://civilwarportage.org).
The program is free and open to anyone interested in genealogy or local history. For more information call 330-358-2227 or email pccogs@embarqmail.com