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

Presidents Message

July 2018 President’s Message
The Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society (FCGHS) Educational Committee will present its first of two Membership Meetings in 2018. These membership meeting are designed to bring some of the top speakers and education to you the members of society. The first Membership Meeting is Saturday July 21, 2018. Jenni Salamon of the Ohio History Connection (OHC) will discuss Ohio the Newspaper Digitization Project. On September 15, 2018 Tom Rieder also from the OHC will present WWI Research. Plan to attend.
 
In our committee spot light we want to encourage members to consider submitting their Linage applications. Rebecca Hutchison is the Lineage Chair and is available to assist you in completing your applications. We currently offer memberships into the following groups: Members who are ….
  1. Pioneer Families-Direct descendants of persons arriving in Franklin County by December 31, 1930.
  2. War of 1812 Families-Direct or collateral relatives of any person in Franklin County with ties who served in the War of 1812.
  3. Builders & Settlers –Direct descendants of persons who arrived in Franklin County from 1831- December 31, 1860.
  4. Civil War Families-Direct descendants or collateral relatives of any person with Franklin County ties who served in the Civil War.
  5. Victorian Families-Direct descendants of persons who arrived in Franklin from 1861-through December 31, 1899.
  6. 20th Century Families-Direct Descendants who arrived in Franklin County 1900- Through December 31, 1999.
  7. 21th Century Families-Direct Descendants who arrived in Franklin County 2000-through December 31, 2099.
If need help or have questions Give Rebecca a call at 614-849-1239 today to setup an appointment she’ll be glad to walk you through the process.
 
And if you’re not sure which one of the Lineage groups you should choose stop by the Dublin Irish Festival between Aug 3-5 located at Coffman Park, Dublin, OH and a FCGHS volunteer will be there once again doing one-on-ones, helping visitors find their roots. If you are interested in volunteering call the office and ask to leave a message for Jayne Davis. She’ll be sure to get back with you. 
 
Finally the FGS Conference is right around the corner. Don’t miss out, If you can only attend one conference this year, let this be the one. The conference this year is in Fort Wayne, IN. Which could only mean that the Allen County Library will be burning their lights late into the night? Aside from the Family History Center, and the National Archives the Allen County Library stands along in what it offers the genealogy community nationwide. Pack your bags and don’t miss it. I’ll be looking for you.
 
Gayle Wilson
FCGHS President
 
Remember to renew your membership. Consider a Life Membership