Clinton County Historical Society Welcome

Clinton County Genealogical Society

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A chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, the CCGS was officially chartered in 1989.

2015 Officers

Leslie Holmes, President
Gene Snyder, Vice President
Judy Briggs, Recording Secretary
Frances Sharp, Assistant Recording Secretary
Ron Johnson, Treasurer
Jim Hackney, Assistant Treasurer
Barb Daulton, Corresponding Secretary

Membership

Membership in the Clinton County Genealogical Society is $20. The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.  Membership received after September 1 will be applied toward the next calendar year unless we are otherwise instructed. For more information on Membership.

Genealogy/Research Library Hours

The Genealogy/Research Library is housed at the Clinton County History Center, 149 E. Locust Street (PO Box 529), Wilmington, OH 45177.   In 2014, the library will be open Wednesday through Friday from 1:00 until 4:00, and by appointment.   For an appointment, call (937) 382-4684 during library open hours. There is a $5 admission charge for non-members. 

The Clinton Chronicle

A quarterly newsletter published January, April, July and October; The Clinton Chronicle lists upcoming meetings, reports of past meetings, upcoming regional events of genealogical interest, new books received for the genealogy library,  surname queries, and articles of local genealogical interest. An index of all Chronicles is available for researching past issues. Members may submit queries free of charge.

CCGS Meetings

Regular CCGS meetings are 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Clinton County History Center, 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington, Ohio (unless otherwise noted). Each session includes a topic of interest to society members. See Programs and Events for specifics. 

 

CCGS Lineage Societies

First Families of Clinton County

Any member of CCGS who is a direct descendant of an individual who settled in the area now encompassed by the County of Clinton by the end of 1820 may become a member of the First Families of Clinton County. Applications are available in the Genealogy Library.

Civil War Families

Any member of CCGS who is a direct descendant, or a collateral relative, of any person with Clinton County ties who served in the Civil War, for the Union or the Confederacy, is eligible to become a member of The Society of Civil War Families of Clinton County. The person must have lived or died in Clinton County or served in a Clinton County unit. Service is not limited to a Clinton County outfit. "Squirrel Hunters" and "Spies," male or female, are also eligible. Applications are available in the Genealogy Library.

Settlers & Builders of Clinton County

A new Lineage Society has been added to the Clinton County Genealogical Society’s family of Lineage Societies. This society is open to all members of CCGS who are direct descendants of an individual who settled in the area now encompassed by the County of Clinton between 1 January 1821 and 31 December 1860 may become a member of Settlers and Builders of Clinton County. Applications will be available January 26, 2015 at the CCGS monthly meeting and from then on through the Genealogy Library.