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Our next monthly meeting will be Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Dayton Metro Library, downtown Dayton, 1:00 p.m. 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 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dayton Metro Library, 215 East 3rd Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402.

Current News

Montgomery County Chapter OGS Celebrates 40th Anniversary!
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of our genealogy society. On Saturday, June 14, we celebrated with a luncheon and program at the Courtyard Marriott University of Dayton! In addition, several members were inducted into our two lineage societies and presented with their certificates. Pictures to come!

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, July 12, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Genealogy 101--Learn the Right Way the First Time!
by Amie Bowser Tennant

This presentation is for the new or seasoned genealogist. Learn how the successful genealogists work and why we use a standard operating procedure. Our speaker, Amie Bowser Tennant, will start at the very beginning with how to properly fill out pedigree and group sheet information, how to do a basic search using (for free!), and talk about the best way to keep your information organized and on the right track. It is always a good idea to review the basics to see what you are missing!

Amie has been a professional research genealogist and speaker for the last 10 years.  She was an assistant director of the Family History Center in Buffalo Grove, IL in 2009 and had been volunteering there for the previous two years.  Amie moved back to Ohio in late 2010 and has since served as the Vice President of the A.B. Graham Center and Museum in Conover, Ohio and is currently serving as the Recording Secretary and Newsletter Editor for the Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society. Amie is working on her national certification for genealogy. You can keep up with her latest genealogy happenings at!

Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Unearthing Your Roots with Ohio's Newspapers in Chronicling America
by Jenni Salamon and Kevin Latta

Did you know that there are over 200,000 pages of historic Ohio newspapers available for free online? Join the staff of the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio to learn how you can access decades worth of historic newspapers on the Library of Congress website Chronicling America. Staff will demonstrate how to use the website and provide tips for working with digitized newspaper collections and historic newspapers in general to find family history tidbits and much more.

Jenni Salamon is the Project Coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio and has been with the Ohio Historical Society since 2009. She has a BA in English from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University.

Kevin Latta is the Quality Control Technician for the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio and the Electronic Records Assistant for the State Archives at the Ohio Historical Society. He has been with the Society since 2011. He has a BA in Early European History from Ohio Dominican University and an MLIS from Kent State University.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Disaster Preparedness
by William J Priest

You cannot easily replace all the genealogy data and family photographs you have collected. Our speaker, William J Priest will discuss what you can do today to protect that data and what plans you should have in place in case a disaster strikes.

William J Priest is a retired records manager, with advanced training in disaster prevention/recovery and methodologies of filing systems. He is a genealogy teacher and nationally known speaker. He is a trustee on the board of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) and he is also an active member of the Lucas County Chapter OGS, Genealogy by Computer Society (GCS), National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Montgomery County Chapter OGS Annual Fall Seminar
Guest Speaker, Dr. Mike Lacopo

(Details to be announced.)

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Photo Editing Using Adobe PhotoShop Elements
by Dana Palmer

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Holiday Carry-in, Genealogy Show and Tell,
and Installation of 2015 Officers

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