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East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society

A Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society since 1973

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Brief History of
East Cuyahoga County
Genealogical Society

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 21 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-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 and 20 Mar 2012


This page was last updated on 12 Apr 2013.

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