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Chapter Profile

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.


Our Mission

The Chapter is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and dissemination of genealogical and historical material relating to past residents of Morgan County, Ohio, and providing educational programs and workshops relating to such.



The Chapter meets the 3rd Tuesday of February, May, August, and November, at 3:00 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:



Kate LKate Love Simpson Libraryove Simpson Library







Membership rates are $15.00 per year within USA; $25.00 per year, out of country,  Please send a stamped envelope if you wish to receive a membership card.

Membership Options


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:

bullet Access to the members' only database section of the MCCOGS website.
bullet Subscription to The Morgan Link, chapter newsletter, which contains much source material in each issue.
bullet Discounts on chapter classes and workshops
bullet 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

Make a Donation

The "New West"

Ohio Genealogical Research

All Day Workshop

Sponsored by The Morgan County Chapter OGS


Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Click here for information:

Workshop Information

Online Registration is now closed.  Last minute registration can be made at the door.

First Families of Morgan County

First Families of Morgan County Application and Lineage Society Rules can be downloaded via the links below.  We hope that some of you will want to apply as a member of First Families of Morgan County and honor your Morgan County, Ohio pioneers!  

First Families of Morgan County Application

First Families of Morgan County Lineage Society Rules

Morgan County Yearbook Collection

The Morgan County Chapter and The Kate Love Simpson Library, in cooperation with the Oklahoma Correctional Institute, have digitized the libraries collection of Morgan County, Ohio yearbooks.   You may ask at the KLS Library circulation desk to view the Morgan County Yearbook DVD of your choice.  Some Morgan County yearbooks will only be available via the digital collection, as the originals are much too fragile to withstand repeated handling.

These yearbooks DVDs are now available from our chapter for $7.50 each.  Several years are covered on each DVD.  Click below for a printable order form.

Yearbook Order Form









Morgan Co. Chapter OGS                                                                                    
P.O. Box 418
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756-0418
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