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:
1850 Dayton Directory - Buy It Now!
The first Dayton City Directory, published in 1850, listed the people who lived in Dayton at that time, along with occupations and residences. The reprint of this directory, ODELL'S DAYTON DIRECTORY AND BUSINESS ADVERTISER, TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF THE CITY
, is available through the Montgomery County Chapter OGS Online Store
This directory contains brief sketches of the early settlers of Dayton, a list of the newspapers which had been published in the city, post offices in Montgomery County, and twenty-nine pages of business cards of merchants and professionals. The names of residents of the City of Dayton are listed alphabetically. An index of the names in the "History of Dayton" section has been added in the reprint.
This publication will be one of the door prizes at the upcoming OGS Annual Conference on April 26-29, 2023.
Go to the Montgomery County Chapter OGS Online Store
and get your copy while it is still in print!
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.
- 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 email@example.com if you are interested!
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!
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!