02 November, 2015

The Key to the Courthouse: Unlocking the Past


One of our members, Jana Sloan Broglin, did an Ancestry Academy segment.  It is ready for viewing. (Jana is one of our founding members, past president and much more!)

11 October, 2015

Updates

If you are a member and have not received an invitation to the Member's Only area of the blog, please let me know at: tgopwt@gmail.com.  I've added Barber's Abstracts, a list of which surnames our members are researching and a list of genealogy sites on Facebook.

I have also put on line the Fulton Families tree I have been working on.  It is pretty rough, but I wanted to get it out so people could use it. FultonFamilies  If you have a GEDCOM you would like me to add---just let me know.

Don't forget our meeting this coming Tuesday.  Diane Gagle (our first president) is the speaker.

28 September, 2015

UPDATED CEMETERY BOOKS AVAILABLE SOON


The Fulton County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, proudly announces an update of our Fulton County Tombstone Inscriptions books. The two-volume set of Tombstone Inscriptions was originally published in 1986. Our members took on the arduous task of visiting, checking and adding those stones which were erected after the original books were published. The updated books contain all readable tombstones currently found in the cemeteries of all 12 townships of Fulton County. 
The updated version consists of four volumes – two for the east half of the county and two for the west. Special Advance Orders are being accepted until October 31, 2015. These great resources can be purchased from Fulton County Chapter, OGS, for the special pre-order price of $16 (including tax) per volume.  Shipping and handling charges are $4 for first item and $1 for each additional item. Local residents can pick up their books when available.
Here is the advance order form: Cemetery Books Advanced Order Form

Expected delivery will be the first of December - Just in time for Christmas!   Reserve your copy now!

04 September, 2015

2015-2016 Speakers

FULTON COUNTY CHAPTER
OHIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
2015-2016 Meeting Dates/Programs


 October 13
·       Genealogy Month – Diane Gagel on Beginning Genealogy

 November 10
·       Scott Grisier on  Funeral Home Resources and Records

 December 9 – Christmas Meeting – Potluck and Silent Auction  

 January 12
·       Work Night/Brick Walls
  
February 9
·       Judge Bumb on Probate Court Records / Adoption Records

 March 8
·       To be announced

 April 12 – Donna Christian on Using Newspapers for Genealogy
  
May 10
·       To be announced

 June 14
·       Annual Banquet – Deborah Carder Mayes on Finding and Using Ancestor Death Records

MEETINGS ARE HELD AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

410 TAYLOR STREET, DELTA, OHIO AT 7 P.M. UNLESS ANNOUNCED IN ADVANCE.  IF DELTA SCHOOL IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, OUR MEETING IS CANCELLED. 

18 May, 2015

Annual Banquet

Our banquet will be held on June 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church.  After the meal, our speaker will be Derek Davey and his topic is Military Records.  The cost of the meal is $15.00 per person.  The menu includes ham and chicken, potatoes, vegetables, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert.  Your reservations and payment need to be sent to FCCOGS at PO Box 337, Swanton, OH   43558-0337  or contact our treasurer, Maryam Berta at maryam0421@roadrunner.com.  We will be celebrating our 35th year as a chapter of OGS!

09 January, 2015

January Meeting

Info from our VP Kathy Blake:
Our plans for our Tuesday Jan. 13th meeting have changed.  We will still meet at 7:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta but we won't have time to work on our obituaries.

John Swearingen, Jr. from the FC Historical Society will be there with a presentation on the new Fulton County Welcome Center and the Fulton County Heritage Alliance.  Time is short, but we still have the opportunity to be a part of this.  He will answer any questions or concerns you have so we can make a fully informed decision on this issue.  

Of course, if there is a level 3 or P-D-Y doesn't have school that day for weather reasons, our meeting will be cancelled.  Hopefully, the weather will cooperate because we need to take care of these issues as soon as possible.


Major Changes to the Genealogy Dept. at Columbus Metropolitan Library

If you are planning to do any research at the Columbus Library you need to check this out.