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611 State Route 97 West
Bellville, OH 44813
Phone: 419-886-1903
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First Annual "No Show" Ball

The Ohio Genealogical Society invites you to our First Annual No Show Ball. The proceeds from this event will go directly to the Building Fund to go towards paying off the current mortgage. As always, your contributions are greatly appreciated.

As you may have heard, the Ohio Genealogical Society is planning to Burn the Mortgage at the 2017 Conference at the end of April. We are very excited to close this chapter and open a new one!

We hope you have a great time at our No Show Ball!

OGS Writing Contest

The Ohio Genealogical Society is proud to announce the winners of its 2017 Writing Contest. More information can be found here.

OGS issues Call for Papers for 2018 Annual Conference

The Ohio Genealogical Society announces a request for lecture proposals for its 2018 conference, Blazing New Trails, to be held April 11-14, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. Full details can be found in the Call for Papers.

2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 Conference Registration Booklet is now available for download. We hope to see you all at the conference.

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.

OGS Announces New Lineage Society

The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) is proud to announce the formation of its fifth lineage society, The Society of Families of the Old Northwest Territory (SFONT). This new lineage society will be open to both members and non-members. Applications will be accepted starting on January 1, 2016 with the first induction ceremony to be held during the 2017 annual conference in Sandusky, Ohio. More information can be found here.

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 $40.00 for twelve months for a single membership. Other rates are available here. Download this form and join now!