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: 

Genealogy 101: Have You Got the Bug?

Lori Rotterman will be teaching this beginner class at the Kettering Rec. Center for ages 18+. 
Registration is required for this in person class.   
Ever wonder where your family roots originated?  Using family information, this class will help you find the resources available to you to learn much more.  Discover how to track down information about your family and methods on how to organize that information.  You will also learn how to share your results with others, whether in your own family writing a book or posting your information online. 
Fee: $12/resident; $17/non-resident

New Cemetery Book Available!

The Montgomery County Chapter OGS is excited to announce that the remaining cemeteries in German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio have been read and published in our new book -- Volume VIII German Township except Germantown Union Cemetery.  The book is available for $10.00 plus tax.  Shipping and handling fees apply if the book is mailed.  You can use this convenient order form, which also lists other publications that are available.

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
September 28
1:00 pm
DIG Meeting
Lynn Grubb with share with our group her journey to find her birth father and that challenges she had to overcome to achieve success. Lynn ...
October 5
7:00 pm
Board Meeting
October 10
1:30 pm
They Didn't All Come Through Ellis Island! by Katherine Willson
Members will receive an email with a link to the virtual meeting 1 or 2 days prior to the meeting. Our speaker, Katherine Willson, ...
October 26
1:00 pm
DIG Meeting
  Our DNA Interest Group is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about DNA and how to use this tool for genealogical ...

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.