Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Belmont County Chapter
of the
Ohio Genealogical Society

The Gateway to the West



Membership Application Membership Application
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First Family Membership Requirements
Pioneer Family Membership Requirements
Calendar of Events
Research Corner
For the Beginner
Map of Townships

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Lawyers
Population
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BCCOGS Message Board
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Welcome to the Belmont County Chapter (OGS) website. The Belmont County Chapter was established in 1977 and chartered by the Ohio Genealogical Society in 1978. The website was created in 1999 to build interest in preserving and collecting all genealogical and historical records relating to the early settlers of Belmont County.

Belmont County was the ninth county to be formed from the Northwest Territory by Governor Arthur St. Clair. Its name comes from the French, meaning "beautiful mountain" and refers to the beautiful scenery. The county seat of Belmont County is St. Clairsville.

Probate Court (Belmont County Courthouse 101 W Main St, St Clairsville, OH 43950  ph: 740-695-2121) has birth, death, marriage, & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1820; County Health Department has burial records.

"Whether you are tracing the roots of your family tree or ascending its branches, we wish you great success!"



Membership
  • Membership to BCCOGS is open to anyone interested in genealogy. Members receive a quarterly newsletter and may submit queries free of charge. There is a $1.00 query charge for nonmembers.
  • Dues are $10.00 for a single membership, $12.00 for a joint membership (2 persons in one household, 1 mailing) or $14.00 for family membership.
  • Dues are paid January for the current year.
  • Persons who join during the fiscal year will receive newsletters from the start of said year.
  • To become a member print the Membership Application Membership Application and send the completed application along with a check or money order (sorry no credit cards) to:

      Belmont County Chapter, OGS
      P. O. Box 285
      Barnesville, OH 43713-0285


Meetings & Research
  • Regular meetings are held on the second Sunday of every month at 3:00 p.m. in the genealogy room at the:

    Researchers are welcome to search the extensive genealogical holdings at the Hutton Memorial Library.

    Regular Library Hours
    Monday - Thursday   10:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday   10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday   10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday   CLOSED
    Summer Library Hours
    Monday   10:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday - Friday   10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday   10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday    CLOSED

    For directions to the Hutton Memorial Library click here.



First Families of Belmont County, Ohio by 1831
  • The prime objectives of the First Families of Belmont County, State of Ohio are to identify and honor the memory of the early settlers of Belmont County and to show the proved settler's lasting mark on the County they helped to settle.

  • The research and work necessary to discovering the settlers and their descendants is to promote and encourage interest in the people who contributed in any way great or small, and to the establishing of Belmont County, State of Ohio, the customs, culture, genealogy and history.

  • If you are interested in becoming a member of the First Families of Belmont County - please read - the requirements for membership in First Families of Belmont County, Ohio by 1831.

  • Deadline for First Families of Belmont County, Ohio for 2014 is August 1, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the next year.


Pioneer Families of Belmont County, Ohio by 1851
  • The prime objectives of the Pioneer Families of Belmont County, State of Ohio are to identify and honor the memory of the early settlers of Belmont County and to show the proved settler's lasting mark on the County they helped to settle.

  • The research and work necessary to discovering the settlers and their descendants is to promote and encourage interest in the people who contributed in any way great or small, and to the establishing of Belmont County, State of Ohio, the customs, culture, genealogy and history.

  • If you are interested in becoming a member of the Pioneer Families of Belmont County - please read - the requirements for membership in Pioneer Families of Belmont County, Ohio by 1851.

  • Deadline for Pioneer Families of Belmont County, Ohio for 2014 is August 1, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the the next year.

President Sandy Saffield
Vice President Ann Clayton
Treasurer Marie Bundy
Newsletter Editor Ann Clayton
Corresponding Secretary Sandy Saffield
Recording Secretary Becky Lynn
Trustee Donald Hathcer (2014)
Trustee Charles Shepherd (2015)
Trustee John Taylor (2016)

  Purpose...

To promote genealogy, encouraging all ages to develop an interest, and to enlist their aid in preserving records. For the Beginner.

To work as a group to record that information which is not easily accessible, such as cemetery inscriptions.
Publications Publications for Sale.

To work as a group indexing books and articles, making their use more efficient.

To maintain a book fund from which books beneficial to genealogists are purchased.


These are achievable goals to which everyone can contribute and from which everyone can benefit. They are the mainstay of our organization.




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