Washington County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society
Box 2174, Marietta,
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Topic: To be announced.
Speaker: To be announced.
Date/Time: Saturday, 20 February 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Regular Meeting Location:
Washington County Public Library, Marietta, OH
Meeting Room, downstairs
615 Fifth St.
Marietta, OH 45750
Third Saturdays, 1 p.m.
Visitors are always welcome at the meetings and free parking is available on the street or in the adjacent parking lot. The facility is handicapped accessible.
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16 Jan 2016, Dennis Urban. “History of the W. P. Snyder, Jr.”
11 Dec 2015, Annual potluck, Gardner residence.
21 Nov 2015, John Ogden, "Life and Times of Early Settler Earl Sproat"
17 Oct 2015, Ernest Thode, "Why Tim Thode, mass murderer is not my direct line ancestor."
19 Sep 2015, 12 noon, Gardner residence: Annual picnic
15 Aug 2015, 1 p.m. Jenni Salamon, Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Progran at the Ohio History Connection
"Unearthing Your Roots with Ohio's Newspapers on Chronicling America"
18 Jul 2015, 1 p.m. Ernie Thode, Retired Local History & Genealogy Librarian, Washington County Public Library
"Why My Timm Thode of Gross-Kampen is not the Mass Murderer Timm Thode of Gross-Kampen"
20 Jun 2015, 1 p.m. Deb Root Shell, "Murder in Washington County: How I Researched a 105-Year-Old Murder Mystery"
May 2015 Annual First Families Luncheon, Scott Britton, Executive
Director of the Castle, "The Early Ladies of Marietta", Marietta
Township Community Center, Reno, OH
2015: Marlene Dyar receiving First Families certificate from Shirley Harmon
First Families' Speaker
Executive Director of The Castle, Marietta, Ohio
18 Apr 2015, Marilyn Vadakin and DAR library volunteers, speaking about the local Daughters of the American Revolution library
Mar 2015, Kitchen Sink meeting, Bring a genealogy artifact to describe,
document to display, problem to solve, or story to share.
February meeting cancelled - bad weather.
17 Jan 2015, Ernie Thode, "Washington County Court Records Online"
12 Dec 2014, 12 noon, Gardner residence, Annual potluck
15 Nov 2014, Jane Young, "The Women of Gettysburg"
20 Sep 2014, Tim Beardsley, "The Beardsley Family in America and in Washington County"
9 Aug 2014, Annual picnic, Gardner residence
July meeting cancelled.
17 May 2014, First Families of Washington County
luncheon, Dan & Carolyn Grammer, "Discovering and Preserving the Contents of the Washington County Courthouse Attic"
2014 First Families Inductees: Sally Hale, Georgia Caplinger, Stephen Hill, Karen Sue Haley, Lawrence Barnhart, William Barnhart, Jayne Stehle
12 Apr 2014, Chris Painter, "The Marietta Cemeteries Coming Alive Project"
15 Mar 2014, Dr. David Lowe, "One-Room Schools" (postponed due to bad weather)
18 Jan 2014, "Tell Us About Your Grandparents"
7 December 2013, Annual Potluck, Gardner residence
16 November 2013, Phill Crane, "Finding Fort Frye and Lt. Joseph Frye's Grave"
21 Sep 2013, "Kelly Clarkson and Her Ancestor Isaiah Rose of Marietta and Coal Run"
17 Aug 2013, Annual Picnic at Gardner residence.
20 July 2013, Attend talk by historian Lester Horwitz on
the 150th anniversary of Morgan's Raid. Some raiders were in
June 2013, 8:30 to 4:00, Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG; "Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma's Church Go?"; "Research in the States of the Old Northwest Territory: It's a Good Thing Mother's Gone, or Should You Quit While You're Ahead?"; and "Church and Religious Records: More Than Just Hatchings, Matchings, & Dispatchings"
18 May 2013, First Families Banquet, Reno Community Center. Bill Reynolds, Rufus Putnam.
20 Apr 2013, Mark Morton of Gravestone Guardians, "Tombstone Restoration and Preservation"
16 Mar 2013, Jill MacRae," Johnny
Appleseed and the Chapman Family of Washington and Noble County, OH"
16 Feb 2013, Shirley
A. Harmon, "The
Importance of Famiy Histories."
19 Jan 2013, "Where Did Your Ancestor Live?"
Come prepared to talk about the places your ancestor lived - the
houses, the communities, the states, the countries.
1 December 2012, annual Christmas
party at Gardner residence
November 2012, Sue Miller Smith will speak
on how a found tombstone which was placed in the Rake Cemetery by
the Washington County OGS Chapter is connected to several breakthroughs
October 2012, Early Newspapers.
Sep 2012, Dr. Tom Singer of New Orleans will be the guest speaker.
"Why Did Your Ancestors Immigrate to Ohio and How Did They Manage
19 Aug 2012, picnic, 12 noon, at Gardner residence
18 July 2012, research trip to OGS Library in Bellville, OH.
Jun 2012, cancelled due to Ohio Chautauqua in Marietta the following week
with John Chapman (Appleseed), Margaret Blennerhassett, Chief Logan,
York, and Oliver Hazard Perry.
May 2012, 12 noon, pot luck honoring First Families of Washington
, at Gardner residence
Apr 2012, 1 pm, John Ogden of Woodsfield,
OH. "The Underground Railroad in Southeastern Ohio."
March 2012, "How the study of History goes Hand in Hand with Genealogy."
Feb 2012, Bring a research "brick
wall" for other members to offer suggestions on your research problems.
Jan 2012, Come prepared to talk about
your most interesting genealogy research trip. (Cancelled due to
17 December 2011, 12 noon, annual Christmas
party at Gardner residence
19 November 2011, Jack and Jill MacRae. "Our Genealogy Trip to
Lancaster, PA, and Visit to Our Ancestral Historic Home, the
Hans Herr House, Built in 1719."
15 October 2011, Jack Cottrell," A Research Trip to the Allen
County Public Library in Fort Wayne in Search of My Lewis Ancestors."
2011, Ernie Thode, "The Release of the 1940 Census
and What That Means for Genealogists."
August 2011, annual
16 July 2011, Dianne (Wehrs) Vezza, author, "George Butler
Turner, Civil War Casualty"
18 June 2011, Julie Schleier of Sistersville, WV, owner of A Book Clinic,
"How to Preserve and Repair Your Books"
May 2011, 12
First Families of Washington County
meeting, pot luck, at
Saturday, 30 April
2011, Roger Pickenpaugh, "Civil War Prisons of Ohio"
19 March 2011, Donna Buchanan, "The history and people of Salem
Township, Washington County, Ohio."
19 Feb 2011, BRING YOUR FAVORITE ANCESTOR and tell us
about him or her. Put some
flesh on those bones!
2011, BRING YOUR FAVORITE ANCESTOR and tell us about him or her.
flesh on those bones!
4 Dec 2010, 12 noon, Christmas party at Gardner residence
2010, Ernie Thode, "Civil War Era Newspapers in Southeast Ohio"
Sturtevant, "Echoes from the Past" about local Marietta history
18 Sep 2010, a "golden oldie," video of a 1993 meeting with George
Broughton about the Broughton family and the history
of Broughton's Dairy
21 Aug 2010, annual
picnic, Gardner residence
17 Jul 2010, Harley Dakin, "The Cline Family"
19Jun 2010, Kim McGrew,
"How the Streets of Marietta Were Named"
Families of Washington County
, 12 noon, Jean Yost, "Forgotten Pioneer, Anselm Tupper"
Apr 2010, at Coburn Reading Room, Legacy Library, Marietta
Linda Showalter, Special Collections, a presentation about "MC Special
Collections". Special Collections is in the basement.
10 Apr 2010, at Washington State Community College, Patriots and
7 Apr 2010, Marietta's birthday, Pioneer Day
20 Mar 2010, Todd Durm and
Tony Durm, "Marietta's Old Burying Ground"
Feb 2010, 2 p.m., Show and Tell - Bring and Explain Some Artifact from
Your Family's History (examples: a photo, a medal, a tradesman's tool,
journal or diary, a recipe, a keepsake)
Jan 2010, 1 p.m., Dan
Benson on the Marietta Fire
Department. He is the author of "Alarm Log: MFD" about
the history of firefighting and the firefighters of Marietta through
Years of the Washington County Chapter 1983-2008
Washington, The Pioneer County of Ohio,
and Business Review of Washington County, Ohio for the year 1891, by L.
301 pages, reprinted, indexed,
for $25.00 plus $4.00 for postage & handling, Ohio residents add
$1.63 sales tax
Last Updated 09 JAN 2016