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The Warren County Genealogical Society
A Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
406 Justice Drive
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
wcgs@co.warren.oh.us
http://www.co.warren.oh.us/genealogy/
Chapter Awards

The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the United States and has at least one chapter in nearly every county of Ohio. The Warren County Genealogical Society was honored by the Ohio Genealogical Society at their annual business luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus on April 14, 2007. The Warren County chapter was the recipient of 3 of the 5 annual awards presented to their chapters at the meeting. Also see Proclamation by the Warren County Commissioners

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The Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Awards
2007 Outstanding OGS Chapter Volunteer Award

Charles "Chuck" Griffen
Warren County Genealogical Society

Photo on right shows Chuck Griffen of Mason receiving his award from Ohio Genealogical Society President, E. Paul Morehouse Jr.
Read Nomination Essay (pdf file)


The Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Awards
2007 Outstanding OGS Chapter Award

Warren County Genealogical Society

Photo on right shows Ohio Genealogical Society President, E. Paul Morehouse Jr., presenting award to Chapter President, Diana Linkous of Turtlecreek Township and Chapter Treasurer, Harriet Foley of Franklin
Read Nomination Essay (pdf file)


The Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Awards
2007 Thomas A. Edison Website Award

Warren County Genealogical Society
Webmaster, Dana Palmer, Lebanon, Ohio. Website is at http://www.co.warren.oh.us/genealogy/

Photo on right shows Ohio Genealogical Society President, E. Paul Morehouse Jr., presenting award to Arne Trelvik of Turtlecreek Township .
Read Nomination Essay (pdf file)


Left to right (both photos)
Arne Trelvik, Tom Foley, Harriet Foley, Diana Linkous, Chuck Griffen
Chuck Griffen [Sir Charles]
photos taken at the 10 Apr 2007 luncheon celebrating his award

In recognition of these Awards, the Warren County Commissioners presented a proclamation to the society at the April 24th, 2007 Commissioners meeting which read as follows

Proclamation from the office of the Board of County Commissioners Warren County Ohio

Resolution honoring the Warren County Genealogical Society for best in the state for top volunteer, top website and top genealogy society from the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Whereas the Warren County Genealogical Society has been recognized for three outstanding services provided to the citizens of Warren County and the state of Ohio and

Whereas on Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 the Warren County Genealogical Society is having a ceremony to celebrate this outstanding achievement and

Whereas it is the desire of this board to make the Warren County Genealogical Society celebration a memorable occasion.

And now therefore we David G. Young, Pat Arnold South and C. Michael Kilburn commissioners of Warren County Ohio do hereby recognize and honor the Warren County Genealogical Society for having the top volunteer, top website and for being the top Genealogical Society in the State of Ohio.

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names and caused the seal of Warren County to be affixed at Lebanon this 24th day of April in the year of our Lord 2007.

Warren County Board of Commissioners

David G. Young {signature}
President
Pat Arnold South {signature}
C. Michael Kilburn. {signature}

   
  Left to right (both photos)
front:  Letha Howell, Diana Linkous, Dorothy Linkous, Sue Frary
back:  Arne Trelvik, Chuck Griffen, Beth Deckard (Warren County Recorder), Chester Dunn, Dana Palmer, and Commissioners David G. Young, C. Michael Kilburn and Pat Arnold South
 

About the Warren County Genealogical Society

The Warren County Genealogical Society was established in 1981 by a number of local county residents to build and promote interest in collecting and preserving genealogical records relating to Warren County. Twenty six years later, the chapter has over 250 members from around the country, maintains a resource library in Lebanon, Ohio and publishes over 115 different books. The Library, in the County Adminstration Building, 406 Justice Drive, is open Mon. - Fri. from 9:00 til 4:00 to all for researching. Everyone is also welcome to attend the Society meetings held on the third Wednesdays of most months at the Phillippi Meeting Room at Otterbein. Call 513-695-1144 for more information. See http://www.co.warren.oh.us/genealogy/index.htm .


About the Ohio Genealogical Society

The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the United States. Its mission is to meet the educational needs of its members and the general public through the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of genealogical and historical information. See http://www.ogs.org/index.php

OGS is a non-profit organization, incorporated under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) whose purposes are:

1. Fostering an interest in all of the peoples who contributed in any way to the establishment and perpetuation of the state of Ohio.
2. Searching for the reasons and forces behind the migration of early settlers into this state.
3. Preserving and safeguarding manuscripts, books, and memorabilia relating to the early settlers of Ohio.
4. Securing and holding copyrights, master copies and plates of books, periodicals, tracts, and pamphlets of genealogical and historical interest to the people of Ohio.
5. Publishing, printing, buying, selling and circulating literature regarding the purposes, records, acquisitions and discoveries of the Society.
6. Aiding others in the publication and dissemination of materials pertaining to Ohio, including biography and family and local history.
7. Receiving and holding gifts and bequests from any source for the benefit of the Society, disposing of such gifts and bequests not needed and using funds derived therefrom solely for the purposes of the Society.
8. Doing all things incidental to the perpetuation of the purposes of the Society, and exercising the powers legally and properly requisite thereto.


created 16 April 2007 and last updated 24 April, 2007