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  Montgomery County Chapter

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

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Next meeting November 11 at 1 p.m. at the Dayton Metro Library. See program and location details below.

Current News

Paul Milner Scheduled to Speak at Annual Seminar
The Montgomery County Chapter OGS will hold its Annual Seminar, featuring speaker Paul Milner, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairview United Methodist Church, 828 W. Fiarview Avenue, Dayton.

Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books, and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology. He is currently the book review editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois Newsletter. Paul is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois.

Paul will present these four topics:

Preregistrations for the seminar are currently being accepted and must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2017. Please see the following registration form for additional details.

Seminar Registration Form

Germantown Cemetery Book
Work has been completed on the new book containing burial records from Germantown Cemetery in German Township. Formerly called Germantown-Union Cemetery, the site is located on State Route 725 in Germantown, Ohio. The book is up-to-date with burials through the end of 2016 and fully indexed. To order your copy, use this order form.

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Dayton Metro Library's Main Branch Opens
The new main branch of the Dayton Metro Library in downtown Dayton is now open to the public. The Dayton Room, housing local genealogy and history, is available for research. To check out the new facility, go to

Upcoming Programs

Annual Genealogy Seminar
Speaker - Paul Milner

Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Fairview United Methodist Church, 828 W. Fairview Avenue, Dayton

Paul Milner, internationally lecturer and professional genealogist, will present four topics. See full description under Current News

Seminar Registration Form

Advanced Research Techniques
Speaker - Dana Palmer

Saturday, November 11 at 1 p.m. - Dayton Metro Library, Community Room 2-B, 215 E. Third Street, Dayton

Dana Ann Palmer is a Board Certified Genealogist (CG) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Math Education. She has been interested in family history and using computers (Mac & PC) since childhood. She is the immediate past President of the Warren County Genealogical Society and is also their web master. She has been a volunteer at various Family History Centers since 1997. She has presented many lectures at various local genealogical societies, libraries and other groups in southwestern Ohio, Indiana and Utah and at the FGS Conference in 2013. She currently teaches genealogy classes at Sinclair Community College and the Warren County Career Center in Lebanon, Ohio. She belongs to many genealogical societies, and has authored several books, two of which have won awards from the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Holiday Get-together - Genealogy Show & Tell - 2018 Board Inductions

Saturday, December 9 at 1 p.m. - Dayton Metro Library, Community Room 2-B, 215 E. Third Street, Dayton

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For information regarding the Chapter or this web site, contact:
Carolyn Johnson Burns

Updated September 20, 2017