Category Archives: Chapter News

JCOGS anniversary event at Jones Museum

It is a family reunion open to everyone in Jackson County as the Jackson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (JCOGS) is celebrating its 35th anniversary Saturday, June 13 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Lillian E. Jones Museum, 75 Broadway Street, in Jackson. “Join us to celebrate and bring any questions you might… Read More »

Howard L. Harper

Howard L. Harper, age 79, of McArthur, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born June 24, 1935 in Hamden, Ohio to the late Clifford Lee Harper and Annabel L. Oberholzer Harper.Howard was a 1954 graduate of McArthur High School. Howard… Read More »

Lineage Society Launched – First Families up first!

As we discussed earlier this year, our Lineage Societies were forming up and we are now making available the Lineage Application Rules and First Families Forms now. We will begin with the launch of the First Families of Jackson County (FFJC), then later this year we will launch, which we anticipate to be very popular… Read More »

Bibles find their way home

 Local man works with Jones Museum, JCOGS to find relatives All he wanted to do was buy horseshoes for his son at an auction in August, but Brad Zornes, of Jackson, ended up with three very old Bibles and a months-long genealogical quest involving some early Jackson County families. Complete success came April 13 when John… Read More »

Christmas 2012

Well, Christmas is quickly coming upon us and you may be looking for some ideas for Christmas gift’s for that special genealogist in your family or your genealogy friends, or maybe even yourself!. Don’t forget we have quite a few local publications to choose from, like our Jackson County Family History book (published in 1991).… Read More »

Jackson City Library launches new website

The Jackson City Library is pleased to announce the launch of their brand-new website on Thursday, Nov. 8. Library Director Laura Thorne has been working with OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network) on creating a more user-friendly site. The site will contain more information for the patrons, including library policies, storytimes, computer classes, and stories… Read More »

August meeting – “Genealogy on the Go….”

The August meeting of the JCOGS brought myself in front of the group to discuss the advantages of using today’s technology in our genealogy research. Many tech devices were discussed including the use of laptops, netbooks and now the rapid growing use of today’s smartphones and tablets. The presentation led into the use of digital phones and… Read More »

Kroger Community Rewards Program

Well Spring is here and it is time to enjoy the growth in which the Spring brings. You can help the JCOGS grow by becoming active in the Kroger Community Rewards program. To begin helping our chapter by having a portion of your purchase at Krogers donated to the JCOGS check out their Community Rewards… Read More »

JCOGS February monthly meeting

Today’s monthly meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather in southeastern Ohio. There are no plans to reschedule this month’s meeting, so I hope to see some at next month’s meeting. Currently planned for the March meeting is Dale Exline who will be discussing Jackson County land tracts of the early 1800’s

November Meeting

 Jim Oiler of the SUVCW came to our meeting in November and discussed the involvement of the organization and how it became active.