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

Presidents Message

JUNE 2017 President’s Message- Jayne Davis
Time to sign-up to volunteer for the 2017 Dublin Irish Festival, August 4,5 & 6. Go to, set up an account for The Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, then go to events and pick your time to volunteer. We need help with One-on-Ones using computers. We will show attendees how to get started on the family genealogy , using, and other genealogy sites. While the attendees wait for a computer, we need volunteers to talk to the attendees, helping them to narrow down a question to ask. Volunteers receive free admission and meal tickets to the Celtic Canteen. If you have a problem signing up on email Jayne Davis
The Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society Presents
Irish Research on the Internet
Presented by
Dwight Radford
Irish research online is now better than ever. Although the number of databases is growing, getting the most out of them requires an understanding of how each database is indexed.  Dwight will show you the ins and outs and help you be successful in your Irish research.
August 8, 2017
Time: 6:30-830 p.m.
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library Auditorium
96 S. Grant Ave.
Admission: $20.00 non-members / $15.00 for Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society members
Send Checks payable to FCGHS, 96 S. Grant Ave Columbus OH 43215
When registering through PayPal on FCGHS website (, please note that payment is for the Irish Research Program
SAVE THE DATE:  Free Family History Day with D. Joshua Taylor, Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:30-6 p.m.
            Join us for four informative & interactive genealogy sessions:
            Finding the Roots of Your Family Legends
            Online Library Catalogs: A Genealogist’s Best Kept Secret
            `Online Resources: Religious Archives and Organizations
            Evaluating and Documenting Online Sources
                Register at
            Members of FCGHS needed to volunteer stuffing bags before the event and directing attendees on the day of the event-If interested email the Society at
Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society is sponsoring a Genealogy Research Trip to Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN Sept. 15 -16. See our website for details
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