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, 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: 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.
Obituaries Have Been Added to Database
Obituaries including the following surnames have recently been added to our obituary database in the member's section of our website: Bowen, Dodd, Fisher, Gatewood, Greer, Griest, Henery, Humphrey, Israel, Kolnes, Lefevre, Miller, Moore, Patterson, Pennel, Risen, Rounanzoin, Rounzoin, Simpson, Teeters, Vest, Wood
Morgan Link Back Issues Added to Website
We have begun uploading back issues of our newsletter, The Morgan Link, to the member's only section of our website. The oldest newsletters will be added last, as we do not have a digital file for them. They will have to be scanned before being uploaded. The newsletters are a treasure for those with Morgan County, Ohio ancestors! They contain much valuable information. Some of the earliest issues were indexed each year. We hope that you enjoy reading them and find helpful information regarding your ancestors!
First Families of Morgan County
We now have the First Families of Morgan County Application and Lineage Society Rules ready for download. 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! FFMC document downloads available below:
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.
Morgan County, Ohio Pioneers Still Available!
We still have a few copies of our chapter's newest publication, Morgan County, Ohio Pioneers 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.