The Morgan County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society was formed in 1981 as a department of the local Historical Society, and reorganized in 1986 as an independent organization. The Chapter has been chartered by the State of Ohio as a nonprofit organization.
The Chapter is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and dissemination of genealogical and historical material relating to past residents of Morgan County, Ohio.
The Chapter meets the 3rd Tuesday of February, May, August, and November, at 6:00 p.m. at the Kate Love Simpson Library, 358 E Main Street in McConnelsville, Ohio.
The Morgan Link is published by the Chapter quarterly. The Link reports activities and projects of the Society, and includes genealogical and historical information of interest to researchers with Morgan County, Ohio connections. Queries are published free for members. Nonmembers may submit queries for $1.00 each. Send queries to the chapter at:
Morgan County Chapter OGS
P.O. Box 418
McConnelsville, OH 43756-0418
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Love Simpson Library
Membership rates are $10.00 single, $12.00 family, or out of country, per calendar year. Please send a stamped envelope if you wish to receive a membership card.
Single Membership $10.00
Family Membership $12.00
Benefits of Membership
Morgan County Chapter OGS is your family history link to Morgan County, Ohio. Membership in the Morgan County Chapter has many benefits, including:
||Access to the members' only database section of the MCCOGS website.
||Subscription to The Morgan Link, chapter newsletter, which contains much source material in each issue.
||Discounts on chapter classes and workshops
||Educational programs at quarterly meetings
The Chapter's books, manuscripts, microfilm, and other genealogical and historical material is incorporated into the Kate Love Simpson Library, genealogy and local history collection.
Kate Love Simpson Library is located at:
358 E. Main Street,
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756.
Library Summer hours are:
9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday--Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday
First Families of Morgan County
We are currently working on the application and rules for a new facet of our society, First Families of Morgan County. We plan to launch this new lineage program soon. When we do, the application and rules will both be available for download from our website. Stay tuned for more information!
Morgan County, Ohio Research Guide:
Planning a trip to Morgan County, Ohio for research? Download our new research guide to help plan your trip!
Research Guide Download
Morgan County, Ohio Pioneers
Our chapter's newest publication, Morgan County, Ohio Pioneers, has been sent to the printer and will be added to our publications sales list soon!
Recent Obituary Additions:
We are currently in the process of adding numerous obituaries to our obituary database. We will provide a list of the surnames involved shortly.