INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: Fill in sections D, E, and F on this page. List your main ancestral line on pages 2 and 3, beginning with your self as #1. Type or write all information legibly. A check for $15.00 (non-refundable) must accompany this application.  Applicant must be a member of the Belmont County Chapter/OGS

BCGS USE ONLY
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BCGS USE ONLY


Date application
Received _____________

Acceptance Date __________
Fee Received _____________

[D]Applicant's Name:__________________________________________________________      Address:_________________________________________________ City:_________________________________ State:____

County:_________________ Zip+4:_____________ Telephone: (____) __________________ Email Address:_________________________________________________________________________


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Full Name of Husband or Wife

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[E] ANCESTORS WHO WERE SETTLED IN BELMONT COUNTY BY 1851

Name of AncestorYear first proved
in Belmont County
Twp first proved
in Belmont County
State or County Ancestor
came from

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[F] My Belmont County Genealogical Society dues are paid for the year _______ .
[G] BCGS Verification __________
APPROVED BY:
Pioneer Families of BCGS Committe Chairman _________________Date ________
BCGS President _________________ Date _____________

1. I,________________________________ was born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________

2. I am the child of_____________________________________________________________ born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ and __________________________________________________ his wife born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on _______________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ married on_____________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________

3. The said____________________________ was the son or daughter of_________________________________________
born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ and ______________________________________________________________ his ( ) wife born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on _______________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ married on_____________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________

4. The said____________________________ was the son or daughter of_________________________________________
born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ and ______________________________________________________________ his ( ) wife born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on _______________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ married on_____________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________

5. The said____________________________ was the son or daughter of_________________________________________
born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ and ______________________________________________________________ his ( ) wife born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on _______________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ married on_____________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________

6.The said____________________________ was the son or daughter of_________________________________________
born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ and ______________________________________________________________ his ( ) wife born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on _______________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ married on_____________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________

7. The said____________________________ was the son or daughter of_________________________________________
born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ and ______________________________________________________________ his ( ) wife born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on _______________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ married on_____________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________

8.The said____________________________ was the son or daughter of_________________________________________
born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ and ______________________________________________________________ his ( ) wife born on_______________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ died on _______________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________ married on_____________________________ at City____________________________ County__________________ State___________

Basic Rules of Evidence
This application and the accompanying proving documents will be adjudged as follows:
Primary or collateral evidence from vital statistics, court house or other government records, church and school records, etc. is considered usually to be beyond doubt, and excellent proof.
Secondary evidence, such as census records, newspaper clippings, old letters, bible or other family records, contemporary to the facts reported, are considered almost as authentic.
Circumstantial evidence, or hearsay is not considered proof, unless backed up by primary or secondary evidence.
Oral, written, or published family traditions are very often wrong, and are not accepted as proof.
All proof documents must by themselves, or in combination with other documents, actually state the fact to be proved. Implied evidence is not accepted as proof.



This application, information and all supporting documents and data becomes the property of Pioneer Familes and Belmont County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society.
Specifications for the Pioneer Families of Belmont County, Ohio
Any member of the Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society who is a direct descendent of an individual who settled in the area now encompassed by the County of Belmont by 1851, may become a member of the Pioneeer Families of Belmont County on the acceptance of an application with proof of such descent and the payment of $15.00 application fee (non-refundable). This application must be accepted by the Pioneer Families of Belmont County Committee. The applicant must also be or become a member of the chapter.


Give volume and page for book reference and include a copy machine, photo or other facsimile copy of the pertinent pages, and all published or unpublished records used for proof. Typed, handprinted or written copies of documents, not certified as "True Copies" are not acceptable as proof. Published or manuscript material authored by the applicant or his family will not of themselves be accepted as proof. Information for additional ancestral lines may be included on blank pages, showing the tie-in to the line on the basic application. If more than two lines are submitted, please include an ancestral chart to show the inter-connections. Only blood lines are acceptable.

Authorities as to settlement in Ohio prior to 1851 upon whom eligibility is claimed.
1. ____________________________________________________________________
2. ____________________________________________________________________
3. ____________________________________________________________________
4. ____________________________________________________________________
5. ____________________________________________________________________
6. ____________________________________________________________________
7. ____________________________________________________________________
8. ____________________________________________________________________

*I  give my consent to Belmont County Chapter, OGS and Pioneer Families of Belmont County to furnish information in this application to others.
*I  give my consent to Belmont County Chapter, OGS and/or Pioneer Families of Belmont County to publish the information contained in the Ancestor Chart (s) I have submitted.
I, ________________________________ do hearby swear that the statements set forth in this application, are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Applicant _________________________________ Date ____________

*I do not give my consent to Belmont County Chapter, OGS and Pioneer Families of Belmont County to furnish information in this application to others.
*I do not give my consent to Belmont County Chapter, OGS and/or Pioneer Families of Belmont County to publish the information contained in the Ancestor Chart (s) I have submitted.
I, ________________________________ do hearby swear that the statements set forth in this application, are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Applicant _________________________________ Date ____________

Mail completed application, ancestor chart(s) and $15.00 (non-refundable) application fee to:
Belmont County Chapter OGS - Pioneer Families
PO Box 285
Barnesville, OH 43713-0285


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