CCGS looks back and looks ahead


By Clinton County Genealogical Society



The Clinton County Genealogical Society met at 7 p.m. on June 25 at the History Center. President Gene Snyder conducted the meeting.

Secretary Pamela Dase read the minutes from the April 23 meeting. Treasurer Ron Johnson gave the treasurer’s report for May and June 2018.

Corresponding Secretary Barbara Daulton reported receiving newsletters from the Hamilton, Highland, Warren and Greene County genealogical societies as well the Ohio State Genealogy Society.

Karen McKenzie reported that membership is using new software. Only the 2018 members are now on the computers. There are 131 members. The group approved a motion to replace an old computer in the genealogy library.

Frances Sharp reported on the Colonial Dames, a society consisting of descendants of pre-1701 colonists.

There are 330 members of the Ohio chapter. The Indian Trails Chapter includes members from Clinton, Warren, Greene and Highland Counties.

Beth Mitchell reported that she has finished transcribing the Quaker Ledger of 735 pages which includes data from September of 1803 to May of 1843. It includes 14,140 names with an index.

Susan Henry reported that attendance at the library on the Second Saturday at the History Center varies from month to month.

The annual picnic will be held at 6 p.m. on July 23 at the Clark Lodge of Quaker Knoll, 675 Sprague Road. Members are asked to bring a covered dish from an old family recipe and 2 copies if its recipe.

The next regular meeting on Aug. 27 will feature a presentation on “Leaders of Clinton County Past” by Christine Snyder.

The program “Our LDS Library” included missionaries Sheffield, Wellington, Barstow and Lawson explaining the importance of genealogy to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Eric Ansburg demonstrated the use of familysearch.com, a genealogy site sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Help with the site is available on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m,. at the church at 2343 Wayne Road in Wilmington.

By Clinton County Genealogical Society