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Welcome to the Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society website! Our goal is to promote genealogical research, foster the public awareness of the development and heritage of Miami County and preserve its history through the collections, indexing and publishing of relevant books and materials.

As our society partners with the Piqua Library’s Local History Department, we invite you to take advantage of the many resources and assistance of our society and the volunteers at Local History. For more in depth research we have genealogists available for an hourly rate. Online queries are also welcome. Let us help you get started climbing your family tree or break down those brick walls.

Stephanie Winchester


Each year our Society holds it's Routes for Roots genealogical workshop. This year it will be March 19, 2016. We endeavor to bring you top notch speakers presenting informative and timely topics for the beginner, intermediate and advanced genealogists, history buffs or family historians. All presented in the beautiful atmosphere of the restored Fort Piqua Plaza Conference Center. Registration forms are available at Piqua Library's Local History Department, area libraries and are downloadable from our Face Book page and website. This year marks our 21st annual workshop. Please join us for our event also featuring door prizes, vendors and handouts.


To recognize Miami County ancestors MCHGS sponsors five lineage societies and 1 Heritage Award:

First Families
Pioneers & Settlers Families
Victorian Families
Civil War Families
Randolph Freedmen
Heritage Award.


Our society also offers a bi monthly program meeting starting in February. Each program features a speaker presenting a topic of genealogical or historic interest. The meetings takes place in the Piqua Public Library's Louis Room at 6:30pm - 8:00pm, and is the 3rd Tuesday of the month. The programs are free and open to the public.


Miami Meanderings is the Society Newsletter, published quarterly and available as part of the membership. It contains society news, articles of historical & genealogical interest, coming events and queries.