East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society
A Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society since 1973
This page was last updated on 3 Feb 2016.
Brief History of
East Cuyahoga County
In about 1970 Ann Bueltman, Florence Chambers and Virginia Billinghurst, all members of Western Reserve Historical Society, placed an ad in the local suburban newspapers inviting people who would be interested in researching their family histories to a meeting at the Bueltman home. Few responded to that first invitation; however, the second ad was more successful. Those early meetings were attended by 10-12 people, but the group quickly out-grew Annís home and the meeting place was changed to the South Euclid Library.
In 1973 forty-four genealogists requested and received a Charter from the Ohio Genealogical Society. One of those founders, Nancy Turo, is still a member of ECCGS.
Over the years 23 of our members have served as Presidents. They are: Ann Bueltman (1973-74), Howard Wilcox (1974-75), Florence Chambers (1975-76), Nancy Turo (1976-77), Eleanor Smith (1977-78), Louise Gilliss (1978-80), John Entsminger (1980-81), Marsha Chenin (1981-83), Ronna Bryant (1983-85), David Thorpe (1985-87), Jean (Clough) Schoonover (1987-89), Willea Atkinson (1989-91), Theodore Ray (1991-93), Dale Jackson (1993-94), Jennifer Sacher (1994-96), Regis Campbell (1996-98), Lucinda Newton (1998-2000), Brent Morgan (2000-03), Vicki Vigil (2003-06), Joellen OíNeill (2006-08), Marilyn "Mac" Sauer (2009-11), Lois Wheeler (2012-2014), Karen Ewers McHugh (2015-present.
| || Mildred Bach|| Pearl Lewton|
| || Doris Beaukman || Mary McConocha Woloszyn|
| ||Virginia Billinghurst|| Florence Main|
| ||Barbara Blaser|| Marian Mapes|
| ||Betty Blosser|| Hazel Miller|
| ||Anna Bueltman|| Jean Miller|
| ||Florence Chambers|| Robert Morgan|
| ||Janet Clarke|| Evelyn Nee|
| ||Meredith Colket|| Mary Paterson|
| ||Kenneth Dean|| Carolyn K. Perry|
| ||Catherine Evans|| Elaine Piccino|
| ||John Grey|| Iona Schmid|
| ||Betty Grissinger|| Eleanor Smith|
| ||Dorothy Hamilton|| Ella Tallman|
| ||Donald Icke|| Evelyn Taub|
| ||Erma Ilig|| Nancy Turo|
| ||Ruth Jones|| Wilson Vanderlip|
| ||Lacy Kincannon|| Betty Warman|
| ||Nannette Kline|| Robert Watson|
| ||Frank Kruzman|| Howard Wilcox|
| ||W. J. Lantz|| Mary Clare Yarham|
| ||Dorothy Laurianti|| Sue Ellen Yatsko|
|Thanks to Grace Phipps 7 Sep 2008, |
updated 25 Sep 2009, 20 Mar 2012 and 3 Feb 2016
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