Regular meetings of The Society are open to the public and are held at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month from Oct. thru Dec.& from March thru June.  Meetings will be held  at the North High Business Center, 1487 North High St., Rt. 62.  Enter thru the doors on the right front of the building to get to the community meeting room. For further information about our organization, to become a member or to inquire on how to become a volunteer; please contact The Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 414, Hillsboro, Ohio  45133 or                                 E-mail:

The  2019 SOGS Programs


April 11, 2019 – Your Ancestors in the Civil War.  Presented by Liz Stratton

Thursday, April 11 will be the next program of the Southern Ohio Genealogical Society. The guest speaker will
be Liz Stratton. Liz will be presenting a program “Your Ancestor in the Civil War”
Do you have an ancestor who fought in the Civil War for either the north or the south? Do you think you might
have, because of their age, but aren’t sure? Then you will definitely want to attend this program. “Your
Ancestor in the Civil War” includes research strategies for profiling your ancestor’s service. Published, original
and photographic sources are included. Come learn how to discover if your ancestor did indeed serve, what unit
they were in, how to track that unit during the war, where they fought, etc., did he receive a pension, and much
more. A tour of websites is included as well as an example of an ancestor research profile.
Liz Stratton is a highly sought after genealogy presenter. She specializes in Ohio’s complex land and court
records. She has completed research in many Ohio counties giving her personal experience with Ohio records.
Liz holds a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) from the National Institute of
Genealogical Studies. She has attended numerous week-long courses including “Advanced Research Tools,
Land Records” and “Law Libraries and Government Documents.” She lectures and writes on a variety of
genealogical topics. Her article “Docket: The Court’s Index” appeared in the October-December 2017 National
Genealogical Society Magazine. Liz is education director of the Hamilton County (Ohio) Genealogical Society
and president of the Association of Professional Genealogists Virtual Chapter.
Whatever your reason for an interest in genealogy, you will want to join us for this very interesting program
which will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. The program, which is open to the public at no charge,
will be held in Hillsboro at the Highland County Service Center Conference Room, 1487 N. High Street [This is
the old K-Mart building located close to Southern States Community College and also houses the Highland
County Health Departmen

May 9, 2019 – Searching for Elizabeth:  Discovering Northern Ireland.  Presented by Debbie Large.

June 13, 2019 – First & Second Family Annual Banquet.  To be held at the Highland County Historical Society, 6:00 pm.  Details to follow.



















June 9, 2016, Thursday:  First and Second Family Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting.  This will be held at the Highland House, Highland County Historical Society, 151 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OH.  Details in May “Roots & Shoots”.  There is a reservation form on page 11.  Fill out and send your reservation along with check for $18.00 per person no later than June 1, 2016, to SOGS, P.O. Box 414, Hillsboro, OH 45133.