Becoming a member not only supports the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, it allows you access to our "Members Only" section where you will find an even larger amount of resources.


Resources that are, and will be, available in this section include:

  • Naturalizations
  • Coroner's Reports
  • Probate Packets
  • Chapter Newsletters
  • Common Pleas Journals

Just to name a few!

To make it easier for our members, we have added a form to the new site for updating member contact information. Members are encouraged to take advantage of this form. Especially for updating email addresses.

Once the "Members Only" section is up and running, all members will be emailed a securely generated username and password that is needed to access this section of the Website. If the email address we have listed for you is not active, we WILL NOT be able to send you a username and password. Make sure you update your membership information with us as soon as possible. This is easily accomplished by using the member update form on the new site.

Many/most of the items on the current website will remain free on the new Website. HOWEVER, the benefit of being a member is having access to all the additional resources we will have available in the "Members Only" section. Not yet a member? Become one by submitting a Chapter Membership Application along with paying your membership fee through PayPal, which can be done on the application page. The choice of becoming a lifetime member is also available to those who make a donation of $500 or more.

We encourage our members and visitors to take advantage of the new feedback form to easily send the chapter comments, suggestions, ideas, links to personal family sites, and links to other good genealogy resources. We want to hear what you have to say!