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 Sept. thru Dec. & from March thru June.  Meetings will be held  at the North High Center, 1487 North High St., Rt. 62.  Enter thru the center glass doors to 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 2014 SOGS Programs

September 11, 2014 – Highland County Land Records  Tips on searching land records in Highland County and utilizing new digitized records of all types will be the program presented by Chad McConnaughey, Highland County Recorder.

October 9, 2014 – My Ancestor was an Indian Captive  Presenter, Mary Hawthorne, SOGS member, will share the story of her ancestor who was held captive by the Indians.  The Indians held many pioneers and their stories are intriguing and need to be remembered.

November 13, 2014 – First & Second Family Workshop  This is a workshop especially designed by Jean Wallis and Mel Haines for SOGS members that would like to prove their ancestors lived in Highland County sometime between 1800 and 1860. Jean Wallis and Mel Haines will teach this workshop.  Bring your ancestor’s records with you for reference in filling out your application.

December 11, 2014 – The Christmas Dinner and Gathering - 6:00 PM -                        at the Classic Diner, 1581 N. High St., Hillsboro.  Reservations need to be submitted by: December 5th.  Cost:  $12.50 each.  See your Winter “Roots & Shoots” newsletter for the reservation form.

The evening program will be a “Show & Tell”.  Bring family Christmas photos from the past and stories to share.  Wear those poodle skirts, cuffed blue jeans, cashmere sweaters, “blue suede shoes” and “saddle oxfords”.  Or, come in Christmas attire.