Any member of OGS who is a direct descendant of any person residing in Ohio from 1861 to 100 years prior to the current year, or year of application is eligible to become a member of The Century Families of Ohio. In 2014, your ancestors would have had to have been in Ohio by the end of 1914; in 2015, by 1915 and so on.

All CFO society applications must be accompanied by proof of descent and the payment of a non-refundable $40 application fee. Applications must first be approved by the appropriate lineage society committee and then by the Ohio Genealogical Society’s Board of Trustees.


Induction of new members of Century Families of Ohio is held at the annual OGS Conference.


Questions about Century Families of Ohio may be directed to Marleen Applegate, CFO Chair, at [email protected].


The application forms found here allow applicants to enter lineage information directly into the application fields. We recommend that applicants download and install Foxit Reader, a free and easy-to-use PDF document viewer for Windows that allows completed applications to be saved on your computer.

You may also contact OGS for an application form and rules by emailing [email protected] calling OGS at (419) 886-1903; or by mailing OGS, 611 State Route 97 West, Bellville OH 44813-8813.


You may search for your ancestor in Search Database to see if your ancestor is already listed in this lineage society (Currently Not Available), or you can browse a PDF of the list.

CFO files are arranged by member number. If you are interested in obtaining copies from a specific CFO file, please refer to the member number. Click here for more information about the OGS Copy Service and instructions for ordering.