Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
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  Montgomery County Chapter

Our chapter was formed in 1974 to create and promote interest in collecting, indexing, preserving and publishing material about Montgomery County in Ohio; to assist individuals in tracing their ancestry; and to compile family and local histories by means of lectures, educational classes, and the monthly publication of the Chapter's Family Tree newsletter.

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Programs are the 2nd Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Dayton Metro Library. Social time begins at 12:30 p.m. See program and location details below.

Current News

Germantown Cemetery Book
Our most recent publication is a book containing burial records from Germantown Cemetery in German Township. Formerly called Germantown-Union Cemetery, the site is located on State Route 725 in Germantown, Ohio. The book is up-to-date with burials through the end of 2016 and fully indexed. To order your copy or any publication from the Montgomery County Chapter OGS, use this order form.

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Upcoming Programs

Annual Genealogy Seminar
featuring Dr. Deborah A. Abbott

Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering, Ohio

Topics for the seminar:

  • You Only Have a Death Announcement - Now What? - Learn how to discover the courageous stories that fill the dash between birth and death.
  • Researching Libraries & Archives in Ohio and Beyond - Find materials that are not on the Internet.
  • Breaking the Brick Wall: Researching in Black and White - Reconstructing an African American family from slavery to freedom using basic family history research tools.
  • A Gift of Legacy: Who’s Writing Your Story? - Learn the importance of tracing your own life so you can answer the question “How do you want to be remembered?”.

Click here for a Flyer and Registration Form. You may register online at

Using DNA to Identify an Adoptee's Family
Kathy Reed

Saturday, November 10 at 1 p.m. - Dayton Metro Library, Community Room 2-B, 215 E. Third Street, Dayton

Holiday Party and Genealogy Show & Tell

Saturday, December 8 at 1 p.m. - Dayton Metro Library, Community Room 2-B, 215 E. Third Street, Dayton

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For information regarding the Chapter or this web site, contact:
Carolyn Johnson Burns

Updated September 28, 2018