Montgomery County Chapter
Ohio Genealogical Society

Lineage Societies of Montgomery County, Ohio

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The Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society is pleased to host two lineage societies -- First Families of Montgomery County, Ohio and Settlers and Builders of Montgomery County, Ohio. Our Lineage Society Committee, consisting of Diane Dean, Chair, Robert Reemelin, Charles Raine, and Carole Medlar, reviews and approves each application according to the established rules for each lineage society.

First Families of Montgomery County, Ohio

First Families of Montgomery County, Ohio was formed in 1982 to identify and honor our pioneer ancestors. Any member of the Montgomery County Chapter OGS who is a direct descendent of an individual who settled in the area once defined as Montgomery County, Ohio on or before 31 December 1830 may become a member of First Families of Montgomery County, Ohio upon the approval of the application with proof of such descent and the payment of a $15.00 application fee. For a list of pioneers who have been proven for First Families of Montgomery County, Ohio since 1982, go to Pioneers.

Settlers and Builders of Montgomery County, Ohio

Settlers and Builders of Montgomery County, Ohio was formed in 2014 to identify and honor those settlers who came later. Any member of the Montgomery County Chapter OGS who is a direct descendent of an individual who settled in the area once defined as Montgomery County, Ohio from 1 January 1831 to 31 December 1860 may become a member of Settlers and Builders of Montgomery County, Ohio upon the approval of the application with proof of such descent and the payment of a $15.00 application fee.

The rules and application procedures are the same for both lineage societies. It will be necessary to review these rules and procedures before submitting an application. The following link will take you to a PDF file that explains (A) Membership Requirements and General Information, (B) Application and Evidence Document Preparation Procedures including Evidence Citation, and (C) Rules of Evidence including Evidence Types.

Lineage Society Rules and Application Procedures

When completing the application, you must first indicate on page 1 of the application itself whether you are applying for First Families of Montgomery County, Ohio or Settlers and Builders of Montgomery County, Ohio. Although the application is the same for both lineage societies, a separate application must be submitted for each society for which you are applying.


This application is a Microsoft Word document and can be filled out online
by saving a copy of the following file to your personal computer and typing in the gray fields.

Lineage Society Application



If you are unable to access Microsoft Word or prefer to
hand-print or type your application, the following PDF file can be printed.

Lineage Society Application (PDF file)




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