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

August 24, 2017 – Ghost Walk at the Hillsboro City Cemetery.  Meet at the Chapel at 6:00 PM for a presentation by Jean Wallis about the history of the chapel; and the cemetery.  Then we will visit several grave sites to hear the ghosts tell about who is buried  there.  Come prepared to walk around the cemetery with proper foot wear.

We do not meet in September because of the Highland County Fair.

 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 – The History of the Soldiers and Sailors Orphans’ Home in Xenia, Ohio.

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.