This year, the Morrow County Genealogical Society is celebrating 40 years as an officially chartered chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
They held their first organizational meeting on March 24, 1976 in the community room of the First Federal Building in Mount Gilead, with Daniel L Rhodebeck as the first president.
They were organized on a non-profit basis and formed to promote the science and art of genealogy and to further the interest in the history of Morrow county and its people. It was hoped that it would provide a means of communication among people from around the county and around the country who share an interest in searching for the past and discovering the role that our ancestors played in the building of the United States.
On April 30, 1977, they received their official charter.
They were originally housed in the former home of Grace Addison at 20 E Center Street. On August 9, 1990, they moved to their current location at 35 E High Street.
They currently have a large collection of books available for your review including the following catagories: Family Histories, Family Bible records, Lineage Society Newsletters, Military histories, How-To books, County books from other than Morrow county, Other states and Other Countries.
Hours of operation are Mon, Tues, Wed from 10:30 to 3:30; Thurs from 3 to 7 and Friday from noon to 4. Please stop in to check out their resources. Volunteers would love to assist you in your genealogy research. Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of the month.
The Morrow County Genealogical Society will meet on February 25, 2017 in the Morrow County Library Annex, 35 East High Street, Mount Gilead. The program is titled “The Roaring 20’s in Morrow County” and will be presented by Stan Sipe. Program will be at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.