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 Oct. thru Dec.& from March thru June.  Meetings will be held  at the North High Business Center, 1487 North High St., Rt. 62.  Enter thru the doors on the right front of the building to get to the community 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  2019 SOGS Programs

June 13, 2019 – First & Second Family Annual Banquet.  To be held at the Highland County Historical Society, 6:00 pm, Reservations required for dinner @ $15.00 each.

October 10,2019 – If You Don’t Find Grandma on the Internet.  Learn how to find your ancestors using local resources such as genealogical and historical societies, newspapers, cemeteries, funeral homes, court and land records. Dana Palmer will present this program.

November 14, 2019 – Finding Answers in Naturalization Records. Immigration research can begin right here in your own back yard.  In fact, many researchers may feel inclined to jump the pond too quickly and overlook some wonderful sources.  The program will cover two case studies using naturalization records and passenger list in the 1930’s and 1830’s.  THe program presenter will be Amie Bowser Tennant.

December 12, 2019 – Christmas Gathering and Dinner.  – We will meet at the Highland House Museum, 151 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, at 6:00 PM.   We will share a brief outline about our favorite ancestor.  Reservations required.  Look for reservation form in upcoming Roots & Shoots.




















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.