Chapter Information

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society was accepted as a chapter of the OGS in 1883. WCCOGS members include beginner, intermediate, and advanced amature genealogy buffs and some professional genealogical researchers. The chapter holds monthly meetings, works on projects, and helps answer genealogical queries for our members.  We are a not-for-profit volunteer organization.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of genealogical and historical research and materials.

1983 Charter Members

  • Carpenter, Clare
  • Carpenter, Mabel
  • Chuvalas, Sharon
  • Denney, Carol
  • Denny, Charles
  • Hargrove, Sylvia
  • Hargrove, William
  • Horn, Peggy
  • Lewis, Deborah
  • Marcum, Eleanor
  • Mason, Gail
  • McCort, Kevin
  • Myers, Bernadine
  • Reed, Chris
  • Riley, Nancy
  • Roberts, Mary Lou
  • Roush, Herbert Sr.
  • Sams, Catherine J
  • Thode, Barbara
  • Thode, Ernest
  • Underwood, Nancy

2021 Chapter Officers:

  • President: Jim Reed
  • Vice President: Sharon Cory Gardner
  • Treasurer: Jayne Stehle
  • Recording Secretary: Barb Handshumacher
  • Corresponding Secretary: Position is open
  • 2021 Trustee: Ernest Thode
  • 2022 Trustee: Don Gardner
  • 2023 Trustee: Polly Mayle
  • Newsletter Editor: Sharon Cory Gardner
  • Washogs.org web site & Facebook page: Jayne Stehle
  • First Families Committee: Susan Hobansack & Jayne Stehle


Membership Information
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  • Membership is by calendar year. (Jan 1 to Dec 31) 
  • Members receive WASHINGTON newsletter quarterly.
  • Members are permitted to submit free queries for newsletter publication.  
  • Members are asked to submit Washington County SURNAMES with the time frame involved.
  • Dues are still only $8.00 single, $10.00 joint, $4.00 student., or $150.00 lifetime.
  • Make checks payable to: Page Top


    25 years certificate from Ohio Genealogical Society