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. This is a change from SSCC site. 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: SOGS414@sbcglobal.net
The 2013 SOGS Programs
September 12, 2013, 7:00 PM - “We KNOW Who You Are, Mayor Drew Hastings!” A take off on the populas TV program sponsored by Ancestry.com, SOGS members, with the assistance of various Hastings family members, set out to discover who our Hillsboro Mayor really was. You won’t want to miss this revealing genealogical program regarding the ancestors of Mayor Drew Hastings. He will be present for this program. It will be held at a different location, Hi-Tech Center, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro, Ohio. This is the same building where you purchase your auto license tags and register to vote. There will be a $5.00 admission for non-SOGS members to be taken at the door. This program has a two-fold purpose. To search out the ancestors of our mayor and to serve as a SOGS fund raiser to help provide program and research materials for our SOGS Library at Southern State Community College.
October 10, 2013 – “Connie”s Roots” - Highland County resident Constance Ford has a rich heritage that shows the strength and commitment of her ancestors. The legacy of a West Virginia plantation owner continues today in the story of the family who gave their land to establish Institute, West Virginia. Come and see how we uncovered Connie’s roots and documented her lineage to a Revolutionary War soldier. Patricia Young, Past Waw-Wil-Away DAR Chapter Regent and Past President of SOGS will give this program. All are welcome to attend this program to be given at the Highland County Service Center at 1487 N. High Street in the Conference Room.
November 14, 2013 – “You Can Write Your Family History” – Often individuals researching their family, when finished, have deduced them to nothing but dates and places. Your ancestors lives were more than vital records and family group sheets. Behind the names and dates are tales of love, loss, trials and changes. These are the things that will make your ancestors come alive. In this program, Betty Crum will assist you in learning how to tell your ancestor’s story.
December 12, 2013 – “A Christmas Happening,” - Details to be announced in the next issue of Roots and Shoots.