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

Presidents Message

March 2018 President’s Message
Have you been considering membership? Why put it off? Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society (FCGHS) offers the best membership benefits. By joining FCGHS you have the benefit of enjoying three Interest Groups for no additional cost. Choose what Wednesday night works best for you and come join us.
Be sure to read your copy of the Franklintonian from front to back, you’ll find all kinds of great stories and genealogy articles for your enjoyment. If you’re doing Franklin County research, and we all do. As a member you pay only $15.00 an hour. Of course non-members pay a higher rate. At various times we offer workshops, conference weekends and special field trips like our upcoming March trip to the History Connection Center (OHC) for a day of research. Or our June 15, 2018 trip to Fort Wayne, IN one of the top research facilities in the United States. This year we are offering something new during our quarterly membership meetings. You don’t want to miss our qualified speakers. FCGHS and The Columbus Metropolitan Library offer One-On-One’s where you get to sit with a researcher for 15-20 minutes and receive assistance on research break walls. Watch for those dates to be posted on our website. And last but not least we offer volunteer opportunities that are sure to enhance your research skills. Take a look below at the most current opportunity available.
On Tuesday, 20 March, 2018, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm, Index Training will take place: Volunteer Estate Card Indexing Training, @ Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S Grant Ave., 3rd floor, Local History & Genealogy Department. Learn how to index the MLS cards.  To sign-up for the training go to Events-Genealogy-Main Library BRING A LAPTOP. Volunteers will need to be comfortable with using the internet. You will be required to have an OCLC account, which will be explained at the training. Also, to track your volunteer hours you will set up an account with for The Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society. 
Once you decide you want to be a member, or renew a membership just go to our website and click on the membership form, complete the form, mail it to our office or bring it to any of the interest group meetings and start enjoying a more successful genealogy journey. We look forward to having you in our family.
Top 10 Benefits of FCGHS Membership
  1. FCGHS Membership offers you the benefit of three organizations in one.
  2. African American Interest Group-Monthly meetings
  3. DNA Group-Monthly meetings
  4. Technology Group-Monthly meetings
  5. Membership cost of $20.00
  6. Members receive the quarterly Franklintonian Newsletter.
  7. Member Research at low cost of $15.00 per hour, non-member $25.00 per hour
  8. Genealogy and DNA Workshops
  9. Genealogy Conferences
  10. Special Events Trips to:
  11. Allen County Library-Ft Wayne, IN, (June 15, 2018 Research Trip)
  12. Family History Center-Salt Lake City, Utah
  13. Ohio History Connection (OHC) Columbus, OH (March 31, 2018 Research Trip)
  14. Cols Metropolitan Library- Family History Day). (Fall 2018 TBA)
  15. National Archives-Atlanta, GA
  16. Quarterly Membership Meetings
  17. One-On-One research assistance
  18. Volunteer Opportunities
Gayle Wilson
FCGHS President
Remember to renew your membership. Consider a Life Membership