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Membership in pioneer families is open to anyone who is a member of the HCGS, and requires the following:

  • Member must have ancestors, who settled in Harrison County between January 1, 1831 and December 31, 1850

  • Follow the Basic Rules Of Evidence. These are the standards by which all HCGS applications are judged. There are no exceptions.

  • Pioneer Families does not take the place of the First Families of Harrison County

  • A one time application fee of $15.00 must accompany your application

  • The deadline for applications is September 1, each year

  • An application for membership in the "Pioneer Families" can be downloaded from this site or picked up at the HCGS Library, 168 E. Market St., Cadiz OH. Or write to:

Harrison County Genealogical Society

PO Box 301

Cadiz, OH 43907-0301


Pioneer Family Application Form


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