Information about the Vinton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Alice's House (chapter headquarters)
(This image is from a card sent by the Vinton County Historical and Genealogical Society. I hope they don't mind if I use it.)
This information comes mainly from their newletter "Vinton County Heritage" and is current as of July 2008. This page is not affiliated with the Vinton County Chapter. I am presenting this as a personal service to publicize their organization and their publications (maybe someone will be prompted to buy a membership or publication of theirs). If anyone finds an error or a change occurs that I miss, please notify me at the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

Address:

Vinton County Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 306
Hamden, OH 45634-0306

Meetings:

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM at their new home called "Alice's House", 207 S. Sugar St., McArthur, OH 45651. The public is invited to attend.

Membership info:

The cost is $12.00 per year, renewable July 1 of each year. If you want a membership card, send a stamped self-addressed envelope. The newsletter is published quarterly. Queries may be submitted to be published in the newsletter. Queries are free for members. Make your check payable to "Vinton County Historical and Genealogical Society" and mail it to the address above. For information, call Lawrence (Sonny) McWhorter at (740) 384-2467 evenings or (740) 384-6305 daytime. Mr. McWhorter is the current president of the society (2005).

Research facilities:

You can visit Alice's House when volunteers have the house open from noon until 3pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for viewing and research. The phone number at the house is (740) 596-0253. Other times can be arranged by calling volunteers at (740) 596-8353, (740) 596-5426, or (740) 596-4291. The society houses a collection of old records, old newspapers, spinning wheels, and an old coal burning stove from the Hamden Depot. The Homer C. Pierce Genealogical Library is the societies main collection. The original 1865 Plat book is in the Vinton County engineer's office.

Publications available from the Vinton County Chapter of the OGS

This list is valid as of June of 2010. You may want to get a current list from the Chapter, just to be sure, but this will at least give you an idea of what is available.
Make your check payable to "Vinton County Historical and Genealogical Society" and mail it to the address above.

POSTAGE AND HANDLING - $2.00 for the first item and $1.00 for each additional item per order. Ohio addresses add 7% tax to the order.


Vinton County Marriage Records, 1850-1859 . - $12.00.

Vinton County Marriage Records, 1859-1869 . - $12.00.

Vinton County Marriage Records, 1869-1878 . - $12.00.

Vinton County Marriage Records, 1878-1888 . - $12.00.

Vinton County Marriage Records, 1888-1896 . - $12.00.

Madison Township Tombstone Inscriptions . - $12.00.

Jackson Township, Tombstone Inscriptions . - $12.00.

Swan Township, Tombstone Inscriptions . - $12.00.

Mt. Olive Cemetery, Tombstone Inscriptions . - $5.00.

Boblett Cemetery, Tombstone Inscriptions . - $5.00.

Hamden Cemetery, Tombstone Inscriptions . - $15.00.

Justice of the Peace Court Docket, Eagle Township, November 1857 - December 1863 . - $15.00.

Justice of the Peace Court Docket, Richland Township, August 1883 - February 1921 . - $12.00.

Justice of the Peace Court Docket, Wilkesville Township, January 1860 - July 1878 . - $23.00.

Naturalizations And Immigration Records, 1877-1915, Vinton County Ohio. - $15.00.

Burials of Indigent Civil War Soldiers (Widows, Wives, Mothers and Nurses in Vinton County, 1884-1909) . - $12.50.

Vinton County Plat Books, prior to 2001 . - $6.00.

Vinton County Plat Book, 2001 . - $8.00.

Vinton County Plat Book, 2004 . - $8.00.

Vinton County Plat Book, 2007 . - $15.00.

1820 Census Record of Gallia County, by Homer C. Pierce. - $7.50.

1830 Census Record of Gallia County, by Homer C. Pierce. - $7.50.

1840 Census Record of Gallia County, by Homer C. Pierce. - $7.50.

1820 Census Record of Meigs County, by Homer C. Pierce. - $7.50.

1830 Census Record of Meigs County, by Homer C. Pierce. - $7.50.

1840 Census Record of Meigs County, by Homer C. Pierce. - $7.50.

Marriage Records of Meigs County, Books 1 and 2, by Homer C. Pierce. - $7.50.

Vinton County WWI Veterans List. - $3.00.

Vinton County Ohio History and Families, 1996. - $49.95.


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The maintainer of this page is Charles R. Weese: cweese@hughes.net

Please do not ask the page maintainer any specific genealogical questions unless he has volunteered to do lookups in specific sources on another page of this site. Specific questions, such as where do I find such-and-such and do you know anything about so-and-so's family are best handled in queries or on the mailing list.

Last updated: Saturday, 10-Jul-2010 09:57:02 MDT