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Next Regular Meeting:
April 2, 2017, Sunday, 1:30 p.m. in the 1st Floor Meeting Room A
of the Licking County Library, 101 West Main Street, Newark,OH.
44th Social Gathering
25th Anniversary of The First Families of Licking County and Induction
Light refreshments provided.
Program: "DNA Update"
Presented by: Kelli Bergheimer
Please plan to attend and bring a friend.
Meetings are free and open to the public
For more information call the LCGS Library at 740-349-5510.
Time to renew or join the membership of
the Licking County Genealogical Society
for 2017. See our Membership Form web page
to view and print the 2017 Membership Form
The Licking County Genealogical Society is announcing a new focus group entitled: ‘DNA for Everyone’
The next meeting will be, Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00pm
in Meeting Room A at the Licking County Library/Main,
101 W. Main St., Newark, OH.
Please plan to attend and bring a friend.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 740-349-5510.
In conjunction with the Licking County Library's "In the Company of Heroes";
wants to honor all Licking County Veterans by including them in our reference notebooks.
Click on the image below to view the LCGS Veterans brochure
in PDF format.
Click on the image below to view, print, fill out the form
and return to LCGS to add your Veteran to our records.
Histories of Licking County and other books
Prices have been reduced again! - And
now others have been reduced also.
Now is the time to get these great books.
Quantities are limited and will not be re-printed.
Click here or the image below to view the order form in a PDF
To see all of our Publications including those above, click
Bicentennial History of Licking County 1808-2008.
Featuring a concise compilation of previous township histories, plus cemeteries,
one-room schools, churches, ghost towns, Century Farms, the Bicentennial Quilt,
a Bicentennial events schedule and much more.
A detailed bibliography and index make this a very user-friendly book. 304 pages 147 photographs.
This full size 8-1/2 x 11, spiral bound book (soft cover) features the Courthouse and
the Bicentennial Quilt in color on the front and back cover.
or below to view the order form for the Bicentennial History of Licking County 1808-2008.
Finding your Ancestors in Licking County
Single membership $14.00, Joint
Additional charge - mailing outside the U.S. $8.00
Includes the following
with no additional fee
- The Licking Lantern "A Light into the Past" (4
times a year)
- Monthly Informative meetings: Newark Library meeting room
- Two queries to be published in the Licking Lantern (Needs
to be ready to print with your membership number.Email is the best way to submit for Lantern)
- One free look-up (when submitted with your membership application)
for one surname to the Ancestor, Pioneer, Marriages and Obituary files.
- Submit an Ancestor Chart for our files for others to look
For more help, LCGS volunteers can
research the following:
$$ per surname in advance
Quick look-ups: A fee of $5.00 will be charged for up to 5 pages with $1.00 per page after 5 on the Births,
Marriages, Death records, and Ancestor files.
an obituary from around 1972 to current.
Any before that date are hit and miss.
Need name and date, if possible, as not indexed by years.
All Records: In our library:
Effective August 1, 2015 - A fee of $25.00 with .25 cents per page after 12 pages.
Note: In 1867, Ohio passed a law that birth and deaths were to be recorded, but not all were. As the Licking County
Courthouse burned in 1875 there are no birth or death records prior to 1875. A few marriages were re-recorded but
again not all were. Ohio did not issue birth or death certificates until 20 December 1908.
The best way to send information and names to be researched
is by email, or postal mail.
If sent by email, research will not begin until
we receive your money order or check.
Please indicate the extent of your own research so LCGS
work will not be duplicated.
LCGS is staffed by volunteers so it can take up to two weeks
to hear from us.
If you send a letter, please include your email
address or telephone number so we may contact you if needed.
Note: Long distance calls can not be returned.
You can contact us at 740-349-5510, or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
NEW - The L.C.G.S. Library is now open on Wednesday evenings from 4:00 pm to
in addition to the Wednesday afternoon hours of 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
This will allow patrons 6 1/2 hours of research time on Wednesdays.
The Licking County Genealogical Society's Library is Open to the
NEW - Beginning January 1, 2017 the LCGS
Library will be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
On Wednesday the library will be open from 12:00 Noon to 7:30 p.m.
Please see Calendar and Info pages for more. The Licking County Genealogical Society is an all volunteer organization.