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 Techniques Workshop:
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.
Click here for downloadable brochure.
Click here for more information.
Click here to register.
Our next chapter meeting will be held at Kate Love Simpson Library, at 6:00 p.m., on May 21st. We hope to see you there!
Welcome New Volunteer:
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:
John Calvin Anderson, Lorenzo Andrews, Hannah Conn, John Coulson, Jno. Davis, William Keever, Rosanna McLain, Mrs. Ira Paregoy, Mrs. Quigley, Serena Jane Sheppherd, Sarah J. Wilson