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: email@example.com
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 |
Genealogy Research Techniques Workshop Registration Now Closed
We are excitedly awaiting the upcoming workshop, which is being sponsored by the Morgan, Noble and Washington County Chapter's of the Ohio Genealogical Society. The workshop will be presented by Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG in Marietta, Ohio. Workshop registration is now closed.
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Morgan County, Ohio Research Guide:
Planning a trip to Morgan County, Ohio for research? Download our new research guide to help plan your trip!
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A big thank-you to Ken Wheeler and Deb Deal for completing the proofreading of Morgan County, Ohio Pioneers!
Welcome New Volunteers:
We would like to welcome members Troy Goins Stevens and Judy Bedford as new Morgan Co. Chapter OGS volunteers. They have agreed to type obituary transcripts for our online obituary database. We also thank Paul Wood for sending us obituaries that he had scanned and converted to a word document. Thanks for your help Troy, Judy and Paul!
Recent Obituary Additions:
Elizabeth Stephenson Eaty Adair, James A. Adair, G. Irene Auldridge, David Stanley Bachman, Daniel Eugene Bailey, Bensen Oliver Baker, Adam Barclay, Natalie Joan Strong Barkhurst, Diane Dabney Barnett, Mary M. Stahl Beard, Catherine Bell, Delbert F. Bennett, Richard Bilbe, Shelly L. Mowery Blind, Rose M. Townsend Bloomfield, Edward L. Bole, Ralph R. Bookman, Jane Ann Porter Border, Joanne Bozman, Brenda Burfield, Charles K. Burgett, Kay Ruble Burt, Chester Lee Bywater, Ray T. Carroll, Ernest Lee Clawson, Henry Clice, Joseph Clum, Janet Lou Wood Clutter, Anetta Irene Fleming Cobb, Jay H. Coler, Donna Jean Coleman, Burr H. Combs, Sarah Westcott Combs, Ralph C. Connolly, William E. Conroy, Emmett Cook, Maverie Cooley, Daniel Cordray, James T. Crowley, Fannie Welch Culbertson, Fanny Welch Culbertson, Dovalene K. Bench Dolan, Jane Ross Drummond, Furman Dye, Jessie Foster Dye, Otho Elliott, Simon Essex, E. Yvonne Woodard, Finley, William Fitch, John Fowler, Cyrus Furguson, Sheron G. Goins, George Henderson, Blanch Kuntz Haines, Lydia White Huff, Phebe Updike Humphrey, Josephine Marcus, Carrie M. Lyon, Mary Agnes McConnell, Robert McConnell, Davis A. McInturf, Rodney D. McInturf, Elijah McLucas, Alice L. Jumper Moore, Robert L. Morris, Alvina Murdock, Mrs. Murdock, Caroline Hall Neely, Mrs. J. E. Nixon, Richard L. Nixon, Dorthy J. Best Norris, John D. Parmiter, George H. Patterson, Virgil Peregoy, Margaret Petty, Frances Rowland, Mary Sears, John Silvey, Roger A. Smith, Ann Silvey Sprague, Helen J. North Sutton, Charles C. Taylor, Robert Franklin Webb, Eric J. Weber