Washington County Chapter
Ohio Genealogical Society

PO Box 2174

Marietta, OH  45750-7174

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Meetings:

September 20, 2014
Tim Beardsley, The Beardsley Family in America and in Washington County


August 16, 2014
Annual picnic, Gardner residence

 1645 County Road 9, Marietta, OH 45750


July 19, 2014
Speaker to be Announced

June 21, 2014
Speaker to be Announced

First Families of Washington County luncheon
May 17, 2014, 12 noon (pot luck luncheon, meat and beverages provided)
Dan & Carolyn Grammer, Discovering and Preserving the Contents of the Washington County Courthouse Attic
Marietta Township Park & Recreation Center (formerly Reno Elementary School)
260 Sandhill Rd., Reno, OH 45773

Meeting Room, Washington County Public Library,

615 5th St.
Marietta, OH 45750
Saturday, 12 Apr 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Please note change of date
Chris Painter, The Marietta Cemeteries Coming Alive Project


Saturday, 15 Mar 2014, 1:00 p.m.
One-Room Schools
Dr. David Lowe, Beverl\y, OH
Dr. Lowe will speak about the old-time one-room schools.
He is a veterinarian and his interests include, along with one-room schools,
Presidents of the United States and signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Saturday, 15  Feb 2014
meeting cancelled due to weather,
program postponed until March meeting

Saturday, 18 Jan 2014
1:00 p.m.
Tell Us About Your Grandparents
Meeting Room, Washington County Public Library,
615 5th St.
Marietta, OH 45750


Annual potluck
Saturday, 7 December 2013,
12 noon
Gardner residence
 1645 County Road 9, Marietta, OH 45750



16 November 2013
Meeting Room, Washington County Public Library,

615 5th St.
Marietta, OH 45750
Phill Crane of the Lower Muskingum Historical Society
Finding Fort Frye and Lt. Joseph Frye's Grave


19 October 2013

Meeting Room, Washington County Public Library,
615 5th St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Barbara Gearhart Matt of suburban St. Louis, Missouri, a native of Marietta, will speak about her experiences translating the Washington County German church records of Pastor Daniel Hirsch, including the Berg Church, and her plans to publish them through Amazon.  She traveled to Germany in May and visited her ancestral village of Dittweiler, where the Gearhart ancestral home still stands.



21 Sep 2013
Kelly Clarkson and Her Ancestor Isaiah Rose of Marietta and Coal Run
1:00 pm

Meeting Room, Washington County Public Library,
615 5th St.
Marietta, OH 45750


17 Aug 2013
Annual Picnic
12 noon
annual Christmas party at Gardner residence, 1645 County Road 9, Marietta, OH.
Drink, eating utensils, and rolls will be provided.  Come and enjoy the holiday fun.  Bring a contribution for the local food bank.



20 July 2013, 1:00 p.m.,
Meeting Room, Washington County Public Library, Regular Business Meeting, then Dismiss to Attend Free Talk at Campus Martius Museum, 601 2nd St., Marietta, OH, at 2:00, by Pulitzer-Prize-Nominated Author-Historian Lester Horwitz, on Morgan's Raid
(on the occasion of the 150th anniversaty of the raid - there were raiders in Marietta)

22 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?;
Church and Religious Records: More Than Just Hatchings, Matchings, & Dispatchings.

Bill Reynolds speaking on Rufus Putnam


18 May 2013, 12 noon.  (Note change of time and location; pot luck luncheon.)  First Families of Washington County, at
Reno Community Center, Sandhill Rd., Reno, OH 45773  
Speaker Bill Reynolds of the Campus Martius Museum on Rufus Putnam



First Families inductees 2013

Lila Hill; inductees Shirley Jackman, Deb Root Shell, Robert Root, Mary Jo Hutchinson

18 May 2013, First Families Banquet,  Reno Community Center.  Bill Reynolds, Rufus Putnam.
20 Apr 2013, 1 p.m.
, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  Mark Morton  of Gravestone Guardians, Tombstone Restoration and Preservation
16 Mar 2013, 1 p.m., Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.   Jill MacRae, Johnny Appleseed and the Chapman Family of Washington and Noble County, OH.

16 Feb 2013, 1 p.m., Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room. Shirley A. Harmon, The Importance of Famiy Histories.   Shirley compiled the unfinished Barnhouse genealogy of the late Kay Barnhouse Stout and published it.
19 Jan 2013, 1 p.m.  Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta,OH  45750, basement meeting room.  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, 1645 County Road 9, Marietta, OH.  Drink, eating utensils, and rolls will be provided.  Come and enjoy the holiday fun.  Bring a contribution for the local food bank.
17 November 2012, 1 p.m., Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  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 in research.
20 October 2012, 1 p.m. Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.   Due to a funeral, Jill MacRae will speak at a later date.  Instead, we will discuss early newspapers.
15 Sep 2012, 1 p.m., Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH,basement meeting room.  Dr. Tom Singer of  New Orleans will be the guest speaker.  "Why Did Your Ancestors Immigrate to Ohio and How Did They Manage It?"
19 Aug 2012, picnic, 12 noon, at Gardner residence, 1645 County Road 9, Marietta, OH 45750
July meeting, July 18 research trip to OGS Library in Bellville, OH.
16 Jun 2012, cancelled, Ohio Chautauqua in Marietta the following week with John Chapman (Appleseed), Margaret Blennerhassett, Chief Logan, York, and Oliver Hazard Perry.
19 May 2012, 12 noon, pot luck honoring First Families of Washington County, at Gardner residence, 1645 County Road 9, Marietta, OH 45750.  Meeting cancelled.
1 Apr 2012, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  John Ogden of Woodsfield, OH.  The Underground Railroad in Southeastern Ohio.
17 March 2012,, 1 p.m, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  Program on how the study of history goes hand in hand with genealogy.
18 Feb 2012, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  Bring a research "brick wall" for other members to offer suggestions on your research problems.
21 Jan 2012, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  Come prepared to talk about your most interesting genealogy research trip.  (Cancelled due to ice storm.)
17 December 2011, 12 noon, annual Christmas party at Gardner residence, 1645 County Road 9, Marietta, OH.  Drink, eating utensils, and rolls will be provided.  Come and enjoy the holiday fun.  Bring a contribution for the local food bank.
19 November 2011, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  Jack and Jill MacRae will speak on their genealogy trip to Lancaster, PA, and their visit to their ancestor's historic home, the Hans Herr House, built in 1719.
15 October 2011, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  Jack Cottrell will speak on his research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne in search of his Lewis ancestors.
17 September 2011, Ernie Thode will talk about The Release of the 1940 Census and What That Means for Genealogists.  
6 August 2011, annual picnic, pot luck1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!
16 July 2011, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  Dianne (Wehrs) Vezza, author, will speak on George Butler Turner, Civil War Casualty
18 June 2011, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room.  Julie Schleier of Sistersville, WV, owner of A Book Clinic, will speak on How to Preserve and Repair Your Books
14 May 2011, 12 noon, annual First Families  of Washington County meeting, pot luck, at Gardner residence, 1645 County Road 9, Marietta, OH
Saturday, 30 April 2011, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room, Roger Pickenpaugh will speak on Civil War Prisons of Ohio
19 March 2011, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room. Donna Buchanan will speak about the history and people of Salem Township, Washington County, Ohio.
19 Feb 2011, 1 pm, Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, OH, basement meeting room
By popular demand, repeat of BRING YOUR FAVORITE ANCESTOR and tell us about him or her.  Put some flesh on those bones!
15 Jan 2011, 2 pm, BRING YOUR FAVORITE ANCESTOR and tell us about him or her.  Put some flesh on those bones!
4 Dec 2010, 12 noon, Christmas party at Gardner residence, 1645 Millers Lane, Marietta, OH.  Drink, eating utensils, and rolls will be provided.  Come and enjoy the holiday fun.  Bring a contribution for the local food bank.
20 Nov 2010, Ernie Thode, Civil War Era Newspapers in Southeast Ohio
16 Oct 2010, Lynne 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, 1645 Millers Lane, Marietta, OH
17 Jul 2010, Harley Dakin, The Cline Family
19Jun 2010, Kim McGrew, How the Streets of Marietta Were Named

15 May 2010 First Families of Washington County, 12 noon, Jean Yost, speaking on a forgotten pioneer, Anselm Tupper  (This is for all members, not just First Families members.)
17 Apr 2010, at Coburn Reading Room, Legacy Library, Marietta College, Linda Showalter, Special Collections, a presentation about MC Special Collections 
     Click here for link to map of Marietta College campus.  Legacy Library is #15, in blue.  Special Collections is in the basement.  Parking is in yellow.
10 Apr 2010, at Washington State Community College, Patriots and Pioneers Conference
7 Apr 2010, Marietta's birthday, Pioneer Day
20 Mar 2010, Todd Durm and Tony Durm, Marietta's Old Burying Ground
20 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, a journal or diary, a recipe, a keepsake)
16 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 the years.  He will bring copies of his book for sale.

25 Years of the Washington County Chapter 1983-2008

DNA talk by member John McClure (scroll down for audio)



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Washington, The Pioneer County of Ohio,
Illustrated Historical and Business Review of Washington County, Ohio for the year 1891, by L. G. Austin,

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Last Updated 24Apr 2014