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Our next monthly meeting is preempted by a field trip. See details below under Upcoming Programs.

Our chapter was formed in 1974 to create and promote interest in collecting, indexing, preserving and publishing material on Montgomery County, and to assist individuals in tracing their ancestry and in compiling family and local histories by means of lectures, educational classes, and the Chapter's Family Tree newsletter.

Regular chapter meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. The location for each meeting varies and is included with the announcement under Upcoming Programs below.

Current News

Hope Lutheran Church Project Complete!
We are happy to announce that the project to upload scans of the original ledgers from Hope Lutheran Church in Dayton, Ohio has been completed. These records consist of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials for the years 1890-1946. Click on the page numbers to see original pages from the ledgers.

You can access these records at Hope Lutheran Church Records.

Settlers & Builders of Montgomery County, Ohio
The Montgomery County Chapter OGS is excited to announce that 2014 marks the inaugural year for our new lineage society -- Settlers & Builders of Montgomery County. Our first recipients will be inducted at the June 14th 40th Anniversary celebration, along with any First Families inductees. Click here for more information about our new lineage society and an application form:

Settlers & Builders Application and Procedures

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Field Trip to the Montgomery County Records Center & Archives
117 South Main Street, Dayton

The Montgomery County Records Center & Archives is only open during the week from 8 to 5. However, Tina Ratcliff, County Records & Information Manager, is graciously opening the facility for a rare Saturday morning visit. many of you may have visited the center to obtain early records such as, deaths, or marriages, you may not be aware of the scope of records they handle and maintain. This visit will allow you to become more aware of the records that are available at the Archives which could aid in your family history research. You will also learn what records are not kept at the Archives but are kept at other county offices.In addition to the records, we as genealogist think are important, the Records Center houses many more records of the county government. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes at the Records Center regarding imaging records, storing and legally disposing of records pursuant to Ohio’s records laws. It may be possible for us to see a little of the behind the scenes workings of the center.

While the focus of the visit will be to acquaint you with how to research at the Archives, there will be a little time for you to actually look at some records. Please keep in mind, that making copies from microfilm that day will be limited because they only have one copier for the microfilm reader. Cost of copies is 10 cents.

Please plan on arriving between 9:45 and 9:55. Admission will be through the Main Street entrance of the Reibold Building. Parking on the street is free on the weekend. You do not need to put money in the parking meters. The parking garage is usually not open on Saturdays unless there is a large event at the Convention Center. There is a lot right in front of the parking garage on Main Street that is open on the weekends, but usually fills up fairly quickly.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 1 p.m.
at the Routsong Funeral Home
2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering

Understanding Your DNA Results
by Debra Dunbar Nowell

No Meeting in April

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1 p.m.
at the Routsong Funeral Home
2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering

Researching German Newspapers
by Jeff Herbert

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 1 p.m.
at the Routsong Funeral Home
2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering

Black Sheep Ancestors
by Kathy Reed

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Location to be announced.

Organizing Your Files and the Mess on Your Desk
by Kelli Bergheimer

Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Field Trip to the Hamilton County Library
(Tour and Research)

Please note time of field trip is 10 a.m.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Location to be announced.

Harold George - One Man's Hunt for Civil War Grave Sites
by Harold George

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Annual Educational Seminar
Program and details to be announced later.

Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m.
Location to be announced.

Free Genealogy Resources on the Web
by Harold George

Saturday, December 12 at 1 p.m.
Location to be announced.

Holiday Party, Show & Tell, Installation of 2016 Officers

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