Welcome to the Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society website! Our goal is to promote genealogical research, foster the public awareness of the development and heritage of Miami County, Ohio and preserve its history through the collections, indexing and publishing of relevant books and materials.
As our society partners with the Piqua Library's Local History Department, we invite you to take advantage of the many resources and assistance of our society and the volunteers at Local History. For more in depth research we have genealogists available for an hourly rate. Online queries are also welcome. Let us help you get started climbing your family tree or break down those brick walls.
As a chapter of the OGS the Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society is authorized to make Lineage Family Awards. Researchers of their family genealogy who have met specific, accepted qualifications can receive recognition from the Society in the following categories: First Family, Pioneers & Settlers Family, Victorian Family, Civil War Family, Randolph Freedmen Family & Heritage Awards. Read More!
Our society also offers a bi-monthly Program Meeting starting in February. Each program features a speaker presenting a topic of genealogical or historic interest. The meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month in the Piqua Public Library (Louis Room). Meeting times are from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. The programs are free and open to the public. We would love to see you at the next gathering. Read More!
Our newest lineage society is the Randolph Freedmen. The requirements for this society are that the applicant be a member of the MCHGS and must prove descent from an ancestor who was a former "Randolph" slave whose name is listed on the manumission papers in the will of John Randolph of Roanoke Plantation, Charlotte County, VA and who arrived in Ohio after the will's settlement in 1846. Read More!
Miami Meanderings is the Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society Newsletter, published quarterly and available as part of the membership. This information packed newsletter contains society news, articles of historical & genealogical interest, coming events and queries. This is a "must" read to stay on top of what is happening in the Miami County. Read More!
They tell me life was simpler back then. That may be, but it does not mean it was less fascinating. Stories from our past are exciting and most often carry important lessons. Lessons that are ALWAYS relevant today. Please Share! We would love to hear about your past, your hobbies, your struggles, your accomplishments, your photos, your thoughts, YOU! Read More!
Did you realize there are many wonderful museums and societies within the Miami County? These museums are typically housed in unique structures that represent past architectures. Many offer interesting perspectives to how life was. Have you thought about visiting a society near you? Read More!
Have you ever wondered . . . How can I give back? How can I pay it forward? How can I support a sound organization doing great work? How can I give of my time? How can I share my experiences and skill sets? You have come to the right place. Please review our options in Giving Opportunities. Read More!