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 Virtual 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. Upcoming Programs are listed on the right side of this screen and all of our programs are listed on the Event Page. 
 
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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
August 14
1:30 pm
The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee
Learn how savvy genealogists find success with 15 basic habits of frugality. You’ll not only find a list of key resources but more importantly ...
September 11
1:30 pm
Finding Your Ancestors in United States Church Records by Sunny Morton
In the United States, it’s most common to search for ancestors in civil and public records such as censuses, vital records, deeds, naturalization records, ...
October 9
9:00 am
Montgomery County Chapter OGS - Annual Genealogy Seminar
Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana will be the featured speaker for the 2021 Seminar.   Details ...
November 13
1:30 pm
Striking Gold: Using Cluster Research to Find an Unknown Father by Dana Palmer
Blended ethnic families can be tough to trace.  Our speaker, Dana Palmer, will discuss how to be successful finding your German ancestor's father by using ...

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.