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: 

2019 Seminar Open For Registration!

Saturday, October 12
The Montgomery County Chapter OGS is excited to announce its 2019 genealogy seminar featuring nationally known speaker Dana Palmer.  
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
3440 Shroyer Road, Dayton, Ohio 45429
Dana will present four classes:
* Collecting Dead Relatives: Finding Burial Locations
* Beginning Military Research Using fold3
* Busting Through Brick Walls by Understanding County Boundaries
* I found Them!  Using Residences to Find Elusive Ancestors
For more information and to register, Click HERE

Beginning Genealogy Classes

Just getting started in genealogy and don't know where to begin? Or maybe you have begun already but realize you need a few tips and tricks to really get started more effectively or fill in some gaps in what you know.
This 2-hour beginner's class will show you the basics of how to find and evaluate your genealogical information, as well as how to keep track of what you have found and where you found it. Instructor: Lori Rotterman
Dayton Metro Library, Main branch, 215 E. Third Street, Conference Room 1-B
Three opportunities - find one that fits your schedule.
Saturday, August 24 - 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Sunday, September 15 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, September 21 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
For more information, contact Lorirotterman@gmail.com

New Membership or Renewal

You may join/renew online or by mail.
Online Join: Welcome to Online Join for the Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. You can enter your membership information (name, address, email, etc.) and then pay via credit/debit card or a PayPal account. PayPal processes the credit/debit cards, you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay by credit/debit card. This is a very secure process, controlled by PayPal one of the largest online payment processing systems used by millions. 
(The membership year is Jan 1st through Dec 31st)
Online Renewal: If you wish to renew your membership, you must be logged in first, and be within 30 days of your membership expiration date. A red notice will be displayed on your login page with directions on how to proceed.
To Join or Renew by Mail: Click here for the Membership Application form, fill out the form, and mail it in 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

Upcoming Events
September 21
10:30 am
Beginning Genealogy Classes
This 2-hour beginner's class will show you the basics of how to find and evaluate your genealogical information, as well as hot to keep track ...
September 23
1:00 pm
DIG Meeting
TBA   Our DNA Interest Group is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about DNA and how to use this tool ...
October 7
6:00 pm
Board Meeting
October 8
6:00 pm
Explore your heritage at your own pace using DML's free online genealogy resources, including Ancestry, Dayton Daily News 1898-1922, and Fold3. A Library staff member ...

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