Welcome to the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society's Web Site.
NEW and COMING EVENTS
|The latest Fairfield Trace newsletter is now on line in the Members Only section. To enter,
CLICK HERE or on the tab at the top of the page.
|Fairfield County Genealogical Society will again hold genealogy classes in 2014.
Scroll below for the details.
|A New Fairfield County Lineage Society
THe Fairfield County Chapter of OGS is proud to announce the introduction of a new Lineage Society. The Fairfield County Settlers recognizes and celebrates the early settlers of our county who settled here between 1821 and 1851. To become a member of Fairfield County Settlers, you must prove that your ancestor lived in Fairfield County
between 1 January 1821 and 31 December 1850.
The geographical area considered Fairfield County is depicted in this map. (View here) Since these boundaries changed, the documentation proving residency must specify "Fairfield County".
The Fairfield County Settlers fill-in PDF application can be downloaded here. This application can be saved to your personal computer and optionally completed electronically.
Marriage Records Volume V 1880-1886
St Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Re-read 2012-13)
You may purchase your copy on line, through the mail, or at our library.
See the PUBLICATIONS tab above for details.
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Great News for Chapter Members!
Member Only Benefit! 10% Discount on All Chapter Publications
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FCC-OGS FIELD TRIPS
We are going to continue our monthly field trips this year. If you have research you would like to do in these counties, but don’t want to or can’t go by yourself we would like you to join us. We will meet at the Fairfield County Genealogy Library parking lot. We’ll carpool from there. Come join us on one or all of the dates listed below. Hope to see you!
||Return Time||Research Time
|April 17||Columbus Metro. Library||9:30
||4:00||10:30 – 3:00
|May 22||Ross County
||8:30||4:00||10:00 – 2:30
|June 26||Athens County||11:00
||5:00||12:00 - 4:00
|July 24||Muskingum County||9:00
||4:00||10:00 - 3:00
|August 28||Ohio Historical Society||9:30
||4:00||10:30 - 3:00
|September 25||OGS Library in Bellville||8:00
||5:00||9:30 - 3:30
DATABASES AND FILES
A new database has been added to the Research Section. This file is an index of obituaries, prior to 1978, found in the FCC-OGS Library.
This is an on-going project currently with 15,800 entries The index will be updated periodically as new obituaries are added to the collection. Click here or go to the RESEARCH TAB above. Updated 25 January 2014
We are continuing to collect obits for all years prior to 1978. If you have any you would like to share with us please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We will be happy to add them to our collection.
GENEALOGICAL EDUCATION 2014
|The Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical (FCC-OGS) Library will once again be offering genealogical class. This year we are offerings two different types of courses.|
All Day Genealogy Introductory and Internet Classes
These courses will be conducted on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and will be taught by Hank Cradduck and Alice Stevens in the FCC-OGS Library on Lenwood Drive in Lancaster Ohio. There will be a half hour break at noon, but lunch will not be provided. Since the noon break is rather short it is suggested that you bring your own lunch. A fee will be charged as shown below to cover the cost of materials and overhead. Fees will be collected at the beginning of each course. The courses are open to the public but will be limited to 20 people per course.
Genealogy Research Using the Internet:
Presenter: Hank Cradduck: Date: Saturday March 1, 2014 10am to 4pm;
Cost: Members…$25 per course; Non-Members…$35 per course.
Course material covered:
INTERNET RESEARCH on FREE SITES:
Where to start?; Sources available; Requesting information; GEDCOM and other formats
INTERNET RESEARCH on PAID SITES:
Ancestry.com; Fold3; Newspaper Archives; Pitfalls
USING WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED:
Computer tools; A case study; Practicing what you have learned; Open questions and research help.
Genealogy Research 101:
Presenter: Alice Stevens; Date: Saturday October 25, 2014 10am to 4pm;
Cost: Members…$25 per course; Non-Members…$35 per course
INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY
What is it? Why do we do it? Sources; Types, What to trust; What’s at home?; Interviewing relatives; Charts and forms Documentation
RESEARCHING OUTSIDE THE HOME
Preparation; How to best use your time; Public libraries; Genealogy societies; Other sources, cemeteries, historical libraries…
Land records; Courthouse records; Military records
Starting in April 2014 the FCC-OGS Library will be conducting a series of short courses on various genealogical subjects. Each course will be held at the FCC-OGS Genealogical Library, 503 Lenwood Dr Lancaster OH. They will be 2 hours long, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Each course will consist of three parts, Presentation; Computer & Internet use; and Q&A, with hands-on help. The instructors will be Alice Stevens and Hank Cradduck. A fee of $10 (member or non member) will be charged for each course to cover the cost of materials and supplies. Fees will be collected at the beginning of each course. The courses are open to the public but, due to the space available, they are limited in size to 15 students per session.
A schedule of these mini courses is shown below.
|Saturday, April 12, 2014: Federal Censuses.|
|Saturday, May 24, 2014: Vital Records: Marriages, Births and Deaths|
|Saturday, June 7, 2014: Newspapers and City Directories.|
|Saturday, July 19, 2014: Military Service and Records.|
|Saturday, August 16, 2014: Immigration and Emigration. |
|Saturday, September 13, 2014: Wills and Partitions.|
|Saturday, November 8, 2014: Land Records and the Recorder's Office.|
Please contact the FCC-OGS Library for further information or to make reservations.
503 Lenwood Drive
Lancaster, OH 43130
| || Regular chapter meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday|
of each monthat 6:30 p.m. in the Fairfield County Genealogical Library,
located at 503 LenwoodDrive in Lancaster, Ohio.
Executive Board meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at
noon in the Genealogical Library.
Visitors are always welcome at any of our meetings.
The FCCOGS LIBRARY
503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Other days & times by appointment