Welcome to the MCCOGS Website!

The Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society website is designed to allow our members to engage with each other as they trace their ancestors, find information to enter in their family trees (RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, Ancestry etc.), and discover their family histories. We want to make this site a dynamic experience where members can share with and learn from one another. Here are just a few ways to engage on this site today: 

All Programs Are Virutal Using Zoom

We will continue to have our programs via Zoom until such time that the Library is able to open for group meetings.
An email will be sent to all members with the link for the Zoom meeting one or two days before the date of the meeting. Up Coming Programs are to the right and all of our programs are listed on the Event Page. 

Coming in 2021! Jackson Township Cemeteries

The Montgomery County Chapter OGS is pleased to announce that a new cemetery book will be published in 2021.  The new book will be a compilation of readings and pictures from all Jackson Township cemeteries in Montgomery County, Ohio.
Listed to the left are the 13 cemeteries that will be included in the book.  When the weather clears in Spring 2021, we will continue verifying readings and documenting new information.
In the meantime, we have many cemetery books available for other townships in Montgomery County.  Check out our Publications page, which describes each book.  See the following link to place an order.  And be sure to watch for the announcement about our new book!

Membership Benefits

  • Educational monthly meetings, annual picnic, holiday party and fieldtrips. 
  • Subscription to the monthly Family Tree Newsletter including access to archived issues.
  • Access to the Society's Members Only Section of the Website.
  • Participation in the Surname Exchange List.
  • Inclusion on the Society's Membership Email List.
  • Discount on registration to the Society's Annual Seminar

Not a Member - Join Now with Online Join!

We invite you to join the Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
To Join Online:
Use our convenient Online Join.  With Online Join, you can enter your membership information (name, address, email, etc.) on our secure website. When you finish entering your membership information, you have three options for paying:
Option 1:  Pay with a credit card.
Option 2:  Pay with a PayPal account.
Option 3:  Print out the invoice (Market Order) and mail the form along with a check.
Click ONLINE JOIN to join or go to ONLINE JOIN at the bottom of the Menu Bar to your left.
To Join by Mail:
If you prefer, you may join by printing the Membership Application form, Fill out the form and mail it with your check to the Chapter's P.O. Box shown on the form. 

Upcoming Events
May 8
1:30 pm
The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists
Who said genealogy and the hunt for your family history has to be expensive?  Thomas MacEntee will discuss how savvy genealogists find success with 15 basic ...
June 12
Society Picnic & Lineage Society Inductions
Our meeting in June is typically our Society Picnic and Lineage Society Inductions.  Not knowing what 2021 will bring, we remain hopeful that we will ...
July 10
1:30 pm
Wright State University Archives
Our speaker, Bill Stoltz, will provide a presentation on the vast county resources that have been collected and preserved by the Wright State University Archives.  ...
August 14
1:30 pm
PowerPoint Tricks for Genealogists
Join our speaker, Mike Garrambone, for a lesson on the use of PowerPoint and its powerful tools in documenting your genealogical research.  Learn how to ...

Current News
Great Resource from Ancestry
Ancestry has decided to make the Library Edition (which is typically only available onsite at libraries) available from home to anyone in Ohio with a valid library card, whether it be from Dayton Metro Library or from another library system, until June 30, 2021.