Who We Are

The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society (CVGS) is a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society(OGS) serving Independence, Brecksville, and adjoining communities in the Cuyahoga Valley area. Incorporated in the State of Ohio in 1989, we are a non-profit organization promoting genealogy, with a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt designation from the IRS.

Our motto:
“Serving the Needs of Genealogists in the Cuyahoga Valley and Beyond.”

What We Do

Our purpose is exclusively educational and is as follows:

  • To aid and encourage persons in the researching, processing and recording of genealogical information and data.
  • To assist individuals in tracing their ancestry and compiling family histories by means of lectures and educational workshops.
  • To aid in the collection, indexing, preservation, and publication of the records of this and related areas of Ohio.
  • To further support the objectives of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), and to encourage membership in both CVGS and OGS.