Win-Win is Still Available!OGS is excited to re-introduce a proven membership program which benefits OGS and OGS chapters as well. Effective immediately, new members to OGS may designate that their local OGS chapter receives a $5.00 rebate from their new membership application. This does not apply to renewals. Dues are $35.00 for twelve months for a single membership. Other rates are available here. Download this form and join now!
FamilyTreeDNA has reduced their prices on a number of the DNA testing kits
OGS will receive a donation from FTDNA for each kit ordered through the OGS website as part of a FamilyTreeDNA Surname Project.
Important Information About OGS ElectionsOGS is looking for members in good standing to serve as trustees! Also, this year we will conduct online voting. Read more about these 2 important issues here: http://www.ogs.org/elections.php.
Miss the 2013 Conference?It's not to late to catch up! Jamb Inc. recorded 80 of the sesssions. They are available for purchase on CD at the bargain price of $12.00 each. Check out the selection at: http://www.jamb-inc.com/genealogy/ohio-state/2013-ogs-conference--cincinnati-oh
OGS Car Raffle
And the winner is...John E. Cook of North Fairfield, Huron County, Ohio.
The lucky winner of the OGS Ohio Built Car Raffle claimed his prize on May 2, 2013, at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library on State Route 97 West, Bellville.
John chose to receive the $24,000 check, since his wife had recently purchased a 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco. After he pays the taxes on his prize, he says he will pay off the loan on his wife Kathleenís car. Read more about John in the full announcement.
Find Your Family History with OGS
Tracing your roots is fascinating and rewarding — and tricky sometimes. The Ohio Genealogical Society makes it easier and more fun! Local chapters throughout the state host regular meetings that cover the how-tos in a casual group setting. Annual state conferences, summer workshops, boot camp for beginners — all offer assistance for beginners and even experienced family history researchers. Online databases and educational resources help members find ancestors in Ohio and beyond. Publications target Ohio research and history.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.