Since 1959, We’ve Led The Way On Genealogical Research
The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the United States. Our mission is: Protecting and sharing Ohio’s family history resources, developing engaging educational opportunities, and connecting genealogists.
We’re helping newcomers and experts alike use resources, make connections, and find the records that bring their past alive.
Our goal is to help people take their genealogical research to the next level.
Making Accurate Genealogy Accessible
The field of genealogy has changed. People have access to more information than ever before. But that information can be spotty or misleading. We’re here to help you find the right information to piece together your past.
- A vast library of first-hand resources
- Expert researchers to help you understand methodology and make connections
- Conferences, seminars, lectures and more from leading experts and for everyone
- Publications and programs for genealogists of every level
We’ve been around for over 60 years. The Ohio Genealogical Society uniquely creates a network of Ohio expertise that lets genealogists discover their families, so they feel personally enriched and confident in their results.
Lineage Societies to Help You Learn More
Lineage Societies allow you to learn even more and to connect with your family’s past. The Ohio Genealogical Society offers its members the opportunity to join five different lineage societies:
- First Families of Ohio (FFO)
Open to direct descendants of an individual who settled in the area now encompassed by the State of Ohio by the end of 1820.
- Century Families of Ohio (CFO)
Open to direct descendants of any person residing in Ohio from 1861 to 100 years prior to the current year.
- Settlers and Builders of Ohio (SBO)
Open to direct descendants of an individual who settled in the area now encompassed by the State of Ohio between 1 January 1821 and 31 December 1860.
- Society of Civil War Families of Ohio (SCWFO)
Open to direct descendants, or collateral relatives, of any person with Ohio ties who served in the Civil War.
- Society of the Families of the Old Northwest Territory (SFONT)
Open to direct descendants of any person who lived in the Old Northwest Territory prior to 3 March 1803.
Key Information on the Ohio Genealogical Society
- Annual Reports of the Ohio Genealogical Society
- Bylaws of the Ohio Genealogical Society
- History of the Ohio Genealogical Society
- Standing Rules of the Ohio Genealogical Society
- Board of Trustees
The Ohio Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization, incorporated under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3 in the state of Ohio.