Akron Ohio Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 106 E Howe Rd Tallmadge OH 44278-1055 United States
  • East end of church building. First door on right. Has ramp at left end. May park along the side or in the back of the building. Other doors are usually locked.(
  • Handicap ramp.
  • Language:English


  • 1-330-630-3365


  • OH_Akron@ldsmail.net

FHC Director:

  • Jeanne Peugh (h) 330-630-2161 or djpeugh@sbcglobal.net or (c) 330-631-3225
Assistant Director:  David Peugh - 330-631-7876 or djpeugh@neo.rr.com

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursday: 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Groups of 4 or more, please call ahead to have staff to accommodate you.

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness: Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours: Closed on Major holidays:


Calendar and Events


Handouts for each of the classes are listed below, you may print them off or you may purchase a syllabus through Eventbrite when you register. You may order a syllabus direct by contacting Jeanne Peugh at djpeugh@sbcglobal.net at $5.00 that you will pay at the door. Registration will begin at 8:00 am with opening remarks at 8:45. Classes will start at 9:00 am and run approximately 50 minutes each with a 10 minute break to change classes. There will be four classes offered every hour: 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00, a free lunch will be provided from 12:00 to 12:50. The afternoon classes will begin at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 and the event will conclude at 4:00 pm.


African American Genealogy 101/102 - Rhonda Abrams (handout )

Akron Summit Public Library - Jane Gramlich (handout [2]

Ancestry, Tricks to Successful Search - Dana Palmer (handout [3]

APPS - Pending

Beginning German Genealogy - Nancy Ottman

Beginning Military Research Using Fold3 - Dana Palmer (handout [4]

Cleveland Public Library - Olivia Hoge (handout [5]

Digging for Historical Records on Family Search - Sunny Morton (handout [6]

English/Welsh Records (Parish) - Elizabeth Pearson Coming Soon

English/Welsh Records (Civil) - Elizabeth Pearson Coming Soon

Family History Center - Jeanne Peugh Coming Soon

Find My Past - Jane Gramlich Coming Soon

Finding Records on Family Search - Dana Palmer (handout [7]

Five Ways to Facebook Your Family History - Sunny Morton (handout [8]

Finding Your Female Ancestors - Dr. Deborah Abbott

Finding Your German Ancestors - Nancy Ottman

Going Beyond The Basics - Dr. Deborah Abbott

Indexing - Irene Kanouff - Coming Soon

Indians of Ohio - A Chapter in Native American Research - Thomas Neel (handout [9]

Lies, Errors and Bias - Oh My! Consider Your Sources - Sunny Morton (handout [10]

Newspapers: An Overlooked Source -

Ohio a Genealogy Treasure - Dana Palmer (handout [11]

Ohio Genealogical Society Library - Thomas Neel (handout [12]

What's So Special About Special Censuses - Sunny Morton (handout [13]


Classes From Family History Fair October 2017

Genealogy DNA 101/102 -- John Ashcraft (handout)[14]

Comparing the Genealogy Giants - Family Seach, Ancestry, My Heritage, and Find My Past - Sunny Morton

What's So Special About Special Censuses - Sunny Morton

Akron Summit Public Library Special Collections --- Jane Gramlich (handout) (handout) (handout) (handout)

Family Search 101/102 - --- David/Ellen Stark (handout)

German Research -- Gudrun Hull (handout)

African-American Records --- Rhonda Abrams (handout)

Indexing - Irene Kanouff (handout)

Family History Center --- Jeanne Peugh (handout)

Center Resources


  • Various book for states and countries. One room dedicated to Ohio. Microfilm collection
  • available as well as select microfiche.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Computers, printers, microfilm/microfiche readers, books, scanner/copier, Consultants. 

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