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 2017 SOGS Programs

March 9, 2017 – Sustainable Genealogy:  Is it Fact or a Family Legend?  Betty Crum, Highland CO. Genealogist and author

April 13, 2017 – Genealogy and Photographs:  Behind every photo lies a story.  Explore genealogical clues just waiting to be discovered in cabinets and photo albums.  Your family photographs are fragile objects and can easily be damaged or lost.  Learn steps to protect and preserve family photos using latest scanning and storage technology.  __Thomas Jordan, Author, Genealogist and Hamilton Co. Genealogical Society Member.

May 11, 2017 – Family History Source at the Ohio History Center.  Elizabeth Plummer, Outreach Specialist, Ohio History Connection

June 8, 2017 – First & Second Families Banquet, 6:00 pm. Highland House, 151 E. Main St., Hillsboro

 October 12, 2017 – Successful Census Searches:  Learn useful techniques to find those ancestors in census records.  –  Dana Palmer, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Genealogy Instructor and Certified Genealogist.

November 9, 2017 – To be announced

December 14, 2017 – SOGS Christmas Dinner – Details to be announced 













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.