Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society
Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society

Presidents Message

APRIL 2017 President’s Message- Jayne Davis
Congratulations to Laurie Hermance-Moore, FCGHS Publicity Chair, & Gayle Wilson, FCGHS President-Elect, elected as new Trustees of the Ohio Genealogical Society’s!
Remember to register for the AAIG 25th Anniversary Luncheon, May 6 @ CML. See our website for details.
Join us for a Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society sponsored trip to Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Belleville, Ohio. Friday, May 19, 2017. Call (614)879.1239 or email for more information and to register. Departing Columbus area from Polaris Parking Lot behind Red Lobster at 8:30 a.m. Carpooling will be available.Bring a sack lunch. Dinner on your own at Der Dutchman before returning to Columbus.
Mark your calendars for the FCGHS sponsored Friday & Saturday September 15 & 16, 2017
Genealogy Research Trip to the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN.  We leave Columbus area approximately 7 a.m. Friday and return Saturday night with an overnight stay Friday at Courtyard by Marriot Ft. Wayne Downtown.
 The Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne is one of the U.S.’s top ranked genealogy libraries. This research trip is for beginners, intermediate and seasoned researchers alike.
Cost: special group reduced rate of $112.00/room.
Final cost with tax: $127.68 per room/2 person occupancy.
$5.00 parking (in/out for 24 hours)
A microwave & refrigerator are available in each room/or eat in hotel’s Bistro.
To make a reservation, call the Courtyard by Marriot Ft. Wayne Downtown
(866) 704-6163  or go to our website for a link to make reservations online. Do not forget the code FCG for reduced group rate.
Carpooling is available. Contact the Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society at 614-849-1239 or email for more information, questions and to notify us that you are coming.
Everyone is welcome!
You do not need to be a FCGHS member or live in the Columbus area to attend! So invite your genealogy friends.
Friday evening we will gather for dinner at J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Pub.
Saturday on our return to Columbus we will stop at Salvatori’s, New Haven for dinner.
Needed: Volunteer Coordinator and  Researchers for requests that come into the FCGHS office. Volunteers to do One-on-Ones at the Dublin Irish Festival, August and the Oktoberfest, September 22, 23 & 24.
Join Us to Celebrate!
The African American Interest Group 25th Anniversary Luncheon
 “Lest We Forget”, Saturday, 6 May 2017
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Columbus Metropolitan Library Auditorium
96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Keynote Speaker
National Genealogist
Char McCargo Bah
Program includes catered lunch.
Payment of $30.00 due by April 28 at or Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215. or 614.879.1239. PayPal payment available.
On our website you can check to see if someone else is researching your surnames. On the home page click on surname research. Once there, you will see a list of surname. If you want to contact the anonymous submitter, click on the envelop sign and leave an email. FCGHS cannot guarantee the submitter will email a reply.
Remember to renew your membership. Consider a Life Membership