Our Chapter was formed to create and build interest in preserving and collecting genealogical and historical records relating to the early settlers of Allen County. We encourage sharing genealogical information with other Allen County researchers.
Chapter meetings are held at 2:00 PM at the Folsum Auditorium in the Allen County Museum, 650 W. Market St., Lima, Ohio 45801. The public is always welcome and invited to attend.
Allen County Genealogical Society - 10th Annual Family History Workshop
Don't miss this special workshop that features guest speaker, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
and ACGS’s own Debbie Carder Mayes
Saturday, October 26, 2013 -
Allen County Museum
DOORS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 9:10 a.m.
|Jan 20||Executive Board Meeting|
|Feb 17||Uncle Sam's Records - Debbie Mayes|
|Mar 17||My Irish Ancestors, the Dennis Family - Ray Crump|
|Apr 21||Clear the Mess on the Desk - Kelli Bergheimer|
Canal Commission field trip
Time: 1:00 to 3:00
|Jun 16||Stumps & Stump-Jumpers|
|Jul 21||First Families of Allen County Day|
|Aug 7||Field trip, OGS Library|
|Sep 7, 8||Allen County Genealogy Fair - Allen County Museum Time: 1:15 to 3:30|
|Sep 15||Using Find A Grave - Sarah Crump|
|Oct 20||Bible Genealogies: What They Are; Why They Are - Bill Huber|
History Month Workshop
- Peggy Clemens Lauritzen and Deborah Carder Mayes
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Where: Allen County Museum Auditorium
|Nov||Annual business meeting and elections at the banquet.|
Please make sure that the editors have your current email address Send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Families - Pam Thaman
Publicity/PR - Ruth Rhine
Book Sales - Sara Crump
Publications - Fran Pauff
Research - Fran Pauff
Library Purchases - Helen Spyker
Hospitality - Fran Pauff
Banquet - Shirley White
Auditor - Sue Sonntag
Nominations - Ray Crump
Newsletter - Debbie Mayes & Linda Burnett
Newsletter Index - Sue Sonntag
FGS Delegate - Debbie Mayes
Webmaster - Dave Koester
The Allen County Genealogical Society now has tote bags! The bags are tan with a green ACGS logo. They are 16” wide and 12” high. The bags are made out of 100% Polypropylene.
Order: Tote bag, tan with ACGS logo, 16” x 12” $6.00 + S/H 1.50
Were your ancestors in Allen County before 1840?
Then you may be eligible to become a member of the Allen County First Families. To qualify for a First Families of Allen County designation, your ancestor must have lived in Allen County by 1840. You also must be a member of the Allen County Genealogical Society to participate in the First Family program. Your application must be submitted by June 1st of each year. Once your ancestors are proven you will be accepted as a First Family member. An induction ceremony is held each July of each year to honor recipients. Honorees receive a First Family pin and certificate.
For more information and to receive an application email Pam Thaman, First Family Chairperson or download the Application Forms here and mail it to:
Allen County Genealogical Society
c/o First Families
P.O. Box 1104
Lima, OH 45802-1104
Volunteers will do look ups in the Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library in the Allen County Museum. When making requests, please put “ACGS Volunteer Look-up” in the subject line of your e-mail. Click Here
For research requiring more than look-ups contact:
Email: Debbie Mayes
ACGS only makes reference to the availability of a local researcher and does not guarantee the quality of work or fee charged.
If you plan a visit to Allen County to research your family history and would like a volunteer to assist you at the library you may make a request. Use the email link below and let us know the date or dates you will be in town. Note: Please make your request at least one week in advance so we can make arrangements for someone to assist you. Send email with “ACGS Volunteer Look-up” in the subject line of your e-mail. to: Volunteer Look-up Assistance eMail Click Here
Donations to the Genealogical Society are greatly appreciated and are used to purchase films, research material, and published matter.
Any interested person may become a member upon the payment of annual dues to the Chapter. Chapter dues are $15.00 per individual per year or $18.00 per year for a joint membership. Joint membership is for family of two (2) persons living at the same address. Joint membership receives one publication only. Membership runs from January through December. If you join during the year, you will receive all the newsletters for the current year.
Benefits of membership are: 4 quarterly issues of Allen County Ancestry, the newsletter of the Allen County Genealogical Society, an annual membership directory, which comes out in March, and 10% discount on ACGS publications and special events, such as workshops, a $60 discount on a 12 month Find My Past World Subscription. Members need to contact Debbie Mayes email@example.com for sign up instructions and the discount code. The Find My Past subscription discount is a benefit for ACGS members provided to member chapters of FGS.
Complete and Print Membership
Completed applications and pedigree charts should be mailed to:
Allen County Chapter, OGS
P. O. Box 1104
Lima, Ohio 45802
New members may include a pedigree chart with their application. Current members may also submit pedigree charts. Complete the Pedigree chart and mail to the Chapter office at the address below..
Complete and print the Authorization form when submitting your Pedigree chart here
Complete and Print Pedigree Chart Here Use your computer to complete the blanks. Print, and complete the information in the lower left corner. Use address above.
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"Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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