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
Genealogy Research Logic
An All Day Workshop
The Morgan and Noble County Chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society are excited to sponsor Genealogy Research Logic, an all day workshop featuring Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG on 21 June 2014. Please click here for more information and registration:
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 Now Available!
Our chapter's newest publication, Morgan County, Ohio Pioneers, has been received from the printer and is available for purchase! The 121 page book features member submitted biographical articles on Morgan County, Ohio pioneers. The publication includes an every name index, and sells for $20.00 plus $3.50 shipping. You may purchase the book through PayPal, via our website's publications tab, or print an order form to mail.
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.