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2014 Meetings

Feb 8, 2014 - Mr. Ralph Scott, owner of Ralph Scott Funeral Home, will share with us about the Scott family genealogy and roads taken, worldwide, to do the research.


April 12, 2014 - In lieu of a regular meeting, we will once again be attending the Greenup County Genealogy Conference to be held at the Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Lodge. A list of speakers and registration information can be obtained at or by calling Jodi Wright 740-285-2424.


June 14, 2014 - Speaker Mr. Harold George will share with us about Grave Dowsing. Dowsing is an age old art that has been used for centuries to locate water, graves, and other elements below the earth's surface, using a dowsing rod or wand. Basic dowsing techniques will be presented. Those in attendance will be shown how to make their own dowsing rods. Program goals are: Provide insight into burial practices observed throughout history, as well as during the Civil War; Provide techniques used for locating unmarked gravesites; Ideal for both Novice and Expert genealogists; Everyone in attendance receives a free quick reference guide to grave dowsing. Immediately following the meeting all will be welcome to rejoin at Greenlawn Cemetery for a hands on demonstration.


August 9, 2014 - Speaker: Mr. Ralph F. Scott - Program: He will be discussing his "Researching Scioto County & Abroad"


October 11, 2014 - Speaker: Berta Lockhart - Topic: Cemeteries of the Athens Asylum - Over the years, many people were treated at the Athens Asylum from several counties, including Scioto. Some died there and for various reasons were never claimed. For decades they lay buried under a stone with only a number on it. The group Friends of Athens Asylum is working to identify and provide headstones for those buried there. A recent PBS documentary highlighted the work they are doing.


December 13, 2014 - Honoring Pioneers of Scioto County, having lived in the County's past or present boundaries on or before December 31, 1830.


Contact: Jodi Wright 740-464-6216

Conferences for 2014


Greenup County Genealogy & Historical Conference April 12, 2014 at Greenbo State Resort (Fee for 2013 was $10.00)


Registration Early before 30 March 2014 OGS early bird 3 days $180.00/2days $120.00/1 day $80.00 Non-OGS member early bird 3days$220.00/2days $150.00/1 day $100.00 OGS Member 3 days $220.00/2 days $150.00/1 day $120.00 Non-OGS member 3 days $260.00/2 days $$180.00/1 day $120.00 Hotel Accommodations conference rooms rates are $144.00 double per night plus tax call toll-free 855 -875-7774 on or before 31 March 2014 and use the group name Ohio Genealogical Society there is a group ID number in the info and a password


Virginia: the First Frontier Richmond, Va. 7-10 May 2014 for more information Palatine to America 2014 "Starting the Path into German Genealogy" April 12,2014 9:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. Columbus Metropolitan Library 96 south Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio fee $35.00 material & lunch from Schmidts (after March 30 add $10.00) "The Road to your German Ancestors" June 25-28 2014 Ramada Plaza Conference Center, 4000 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio for more information

Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.

SCCOGS * PO Box 812 * Portsmouth * OH * 45662