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Welcome to the MCC-OGS 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: 

2023 Membership Renewal

Starting on November 1, 2022, you can renew your MCC-OGS membership for 2023. Annual membership is based on a calendar year, January 1st through December 31st. Your 2022 membership expires December 31, 2022. We sincerely hope that you will join your fellow MCC-OGS members for another outstanding year of great programs, speakers, professional development, monthly newsletters and networking. Your early renewal will help us plan for next year’s programming. Please don’t let your membership lapse!
 
There are three options for convenient 2023 membership renewal:
  1. Renew Online by logging to your account and follow the prompts to process your renewal, update your account information and provide payment. 
  2. In-Person: Starting in November, we will have a table set up at the back of the meeting hall at the Dayton Metro Library during our meetings which will continue through November and December to accept your renewal payment by check or cash.
  3. Renew by mail by downloading this form and mailing it to the address below.
    Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 1584
    Dayton, OH 45401-1584
For assistance renewing your membership, please view our YouTube video that will provide step-by-step guidance.
 
Please show your continued support to the MCC-OGS by renewing your 2023 membership!

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.

If you need any assistance, please watch our YouTube video that provides step-by-step instructions/demonstration of how to join as a NEW member.
 
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. 

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

Join Our Newsletter or Program Committee!



We are looking for members interested in assisting with the publication of our monthly newsletter. Some of the tasks you might volunteer to help with are proofreading each issue before it is published looking for spelling or grammar mistakes, helping to write articles, writing book reviews, looking on the internet to find upcoming events by other organizations which we can promote, or finding interesting local history information such as facts or images which can be included.
 
We are also looking for members interested in assisting with the program committee. This committee identifies potential speakers of interest to our group, and gets in touch with them to find out their available topics, fees charged, available dates, contact info, etc. They then coordinate with the information found by others on the committee to establish the calendar for the year of the speaker and the topic for each month. This committee also plans and organizes any field trips which are sponsored by the chapter. Contact us at info@mcc-ogs.org if you are interested!

Online Store Open for Business!

MCC-OGS Online Store Open for Business!



 
 
 



The Montgomery County Chapter OGS now has an Online Store where all our publications can be purchased with a credit card or PayPal account.  Additionally, a paper version of the Publications Order Form can be printed and mailed along with your personal check or money order.
 
Our publications document local cemeteries, marriages, pioneers, church records, and much more!  
 
Go to MCC-OGS Online Store and start shopping now!

In-Person & Virtual Meetings

The Montgomery County Chapter OGS is currently conducting our monthly meetings both in-person and virtually via Zoom.
 
Our in-person meetings are held at the Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third Street, downtown Dayton in Community Room 2-B.  Those attending the in-person meeting are invited to join us at 1:00 p.m. for a half-hour social time.
 
The business meeting begins promptly at 1:30 p.m., we will break briefly, and the guest speaker will present following the break.
 
As mentioned, we will continue to have our programs  accessible via Zoom, and the Zoom link will be activated at 1:30 p.m.  An email will be sent to all members with the link for the Zoom meeting the day before the date of the meeting. Upcoming Programs are listed on the right side of this screen and all of our programs are listed on the Events Page
 
If you are not a member and would like to attend the meeting, you can attend in person at the library as a guest, or you can contact Publicity@MCC-OGS.org for the Zoom link.
 
We look forward to seeing everyone in person!

Upcoming Events
February 11
1:30 pm
Colonial Research: Proving/Disproving an Undocumented Family Line by Patti Gillespie
Many families take great pride in their colonial ancestral lines. This presentation, by speaker Patti Gillespie, examines the research plan and process of proving such a ...
March 2
RootsTech by FamilySearch
What to Expect from RootsTech 2023?   A family history conference.  An on-demand learning library.  A way to grow closer to the people, places, and ...
March 11
1:30 pm
Finding Your 19th Century Ancestors on Fold3-- Is There a Better Way? by Brian Rhinehart
Ever get confused on Fold3? Learn what records are available for your 19th-century military ancestors there, and pick up some search strategies to narrow down ...
April 26
Ohio Genealogical Society - Annual Conference
The time has arrived! Registration is officially open for the 2023 OGS Conference!    Remember if you are a member of OGS make sure ...

Current News
Join Our Newsletter or Program Committee!

We are looking for members interested in assisting with the publication of our monthly newsletter. Some of the tasks you might volunteer to help with are proofreading each issue before it is published looking for spelling or grammar mistakes, helping to write articles, writing book reviews, looking on the internet to find upcoming events by other organizations which we can promote, or finding interesting local history information such as facts or images which can be included. We are also looking for members interested in assisting with the program committee. This committee identifies potential speakers of interest to our group, and gets in touch with them to find out their available topics, fees charged, available dates, contact info, etc. They then coordinate with the information found by others on the committee to establish the calendar for the year of the speaker and the topic for each month. This committee also plans and organizes any field trips which are sponsored by the chapter. Contact us at info@mcc-ogs.org if you are interested!

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