Greene County Chapter

Ohio Genealogical Society


P.O. Box 706, Xenia, OH 45385
A Non-Profit Organization

Updated July 2, 2014


o    To create and build interest in preserving and collecting historical records in the Greene County area of Ohio.

o    To take an active part in collecting records and in making them available for use in genealogical research.

o    To publish, if possible, genealogical materials compiled by the members of the chapter.

o    To foster, stimulate and share ideas, information, methods and practices in genealogy.

o    To support and encourage active membership in this chapter and the Ohio Genealogical Society.

o    And, in general, to have a good time getting to know each other.

Important Notices


·         A Facebook page has been set up for the chapter – it is “Greene County OGS Chapter”


Held on the first Saturday of the month at 1:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Visitors are WELCOME at all meetings. Meetings are normally held at the Greene County Library, Xenia, in the 1st floor meeting room, unless otherwise indicated with the meeting agendas below.

Meeting Agendas.

  July 12th, 2014, 1:30 PMField Trip to the Ohio History Center Archives.   

·         8:30 am –­­ Gather in Xenia at the public parking lot north of the library lot at 8:30 am and we will sort out rides and riders.

·         8:45-10:00 am – Drivers get maps and head to the Ohio History Center 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus OH 43211, next to the Ohio State Fair Grounds.

·         12:00 -1:00 pm – Bring your own lunch - I know there are tables where we can eat downstairs. Also there is a fabulous Ohio History Gift shop you will want to check out.

·         5:00 pm – Head either back to Dayton or to Schmidt’s in German Village for dinner.

·         7:30 or 8:00 pm – Arrive back in Xenia.


Questions or concerns or change of plans, call Cathy Leininger 937-429-4519,


****Please read the guidelines below. This is an archive and not an open library!! Only pencil and paper and notebook allowed - rest in a locker!! ****

We will have a 15 minute orientation before we start. Be prepared with a list of what you are looking for.


When You Visit -

Most of the items in our collection are kept in a storage area onsite, but not accessible to the public. We page items from the storage area and make them available to be viewed in the Research Room. Our staff stops retrieving items from the storage area 45 minutes before closing. 


When visiting, please register at the Ohio History Store front desk as you enter the Ohio Historical Center before proceeding to the Research Room on the third floor. As always, there is no admission charge for visiting the Archives/Library. However, please indicate that you only will be visiting the Archives/Library in order to avoid being charged the price of admission to the museum.

Membership to the Ohio History Connection helps fund all services provided by our organization, but there is no obligation to be a member when visiting the Archives/Library. If you are interested in membership, please click here for information about becoming a member of the Ohio History Connection.


Before receiving a library card, visitors will be asked to review and consent to the Archives/Library Use Rules. 


Use Policies

Before receiving a library card and viewing materials, visitors will be asked to review and consent to the Archives/Library Use Policies.  


August 2nd, 2014, 12:00 NoonChapter Family Picnic – Philips Park Gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek.  Bring a dish or dessert to share, your drink, and table service.



The chapter has compiled and published most of the known cemetery inscriptions of the county.

Volumes of these inscriptions, plus other items are for sale.

See our Genealogical Publications For Sale page.



Annual Dues: January 1 to December 31

·  Individual $10.00

·  Family (2 people, same address) $13.00

·  Outside the U.S $15

·  Life, single $100.00

·  Life, married couple $150.00

Includes our newsletter:


·  Published Quarterly

·  Back issues of most newsletters are available.

·  Inquire for prices and availability.

To join send check to:


Greene County Chapter, OGS

PO Box 706

Xenia, OH 45385-0706


Chapter Officers, Committee Chairpersons


Diana Nelson

Vice President

Catherine Leininger

Recording Secretary

Madonna Hollingsworth

Corresponding Secretary

Neila Murphy

Treasurer and Membership

Blanche Casey

Newsletter Editor

Diana Nelson &
Catherine Leininger

Hospitality & Marriage Records

Sylvia Seely


Barbara Lindsey

Web Site and Posters

Rodger Reedy

Publicity - Newspapers

Pat Lundy

Book Committee Chair

Linda Hasting


Delores Wilson

Immediate Past President

Sharon Wilson

Chapter Bylaws

Click This Link for Greene County OGS Bylaws