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Our next monthly meeting will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering at 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 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, January 10, 2015 at 1 p.m.
at the Routsong Funeral Home
2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering

Self Publishing Your Family History
by Sandra F. Gustin

You have been researching your family's genealogy for years. You have boxes and drawers full of papers. Your computer and camera are full of pictures. Do you keep researching, or do you stop and think "this is it."

This presentation will help your decide "why" and "if" you want to publish your genealogy. If you decide now is the time, our speaker, Sandy Gustin, will discuss how to write a family history book using genealogy software and word processing. Beyond the decisions of why, if, and how, you need to look at the costs involved. Sandy will talk about how to self-publish to save money, whether paper copy, digital, or web-based.

Our speaker, Sandra F. Gustin, started doing genealogical research in 1970 and knew even then that genealogy was her passion.She has done research in State Archives and major genealogical libraries in 16 statesand extensive online research.She has attended dozens of state and national genealogical conferences, and is the compiler of three cemetery books published by the Montgomery County Chapter OGS,-publisher of three family history books,of five genealogical societies and previous officer of the Montgomery County Chapter OGS.

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

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

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

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, June 13, 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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