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 2015 SOGS Programs

March 12, 2015 – Dean Otworth, Highland County Engineer, will teach us how surveyors and county engineers create our land surveys and maps.  What are “meets and bounds’?  How should we interpret land records when the measurement marks are an “oak tree” or a “creek bed”?  Bring your examples and have them interpreted.

April 9, 2015 – SOGS member, Irvin Chaney, will share the key factors that helped him complete the required documentation for his recognition as a “First Families in Ohio” for the Ohio Genealogical Society.  THe notebooks these recipients put together are more than just a collection of document.  Irvin made some extraordinary discoveries about his ancestors over the past year.

May 14, 2015 – Highlights of Family Files that have been donated to SOGS for preservation in our library.

June 11, 2015 – we will celebrate with our “First & Second Families Banquet”.  There is plenty of time to get your documents and application completed and have your ancestor recognized as a Highland County Pioneer.  This is such a wonderful opportunity to bring your heritage alive.