SOGS Information

  • The Southern Ohio Genealogical Society was founded in 1976 as a non-profit educational organization having published over 85 books related to local genealogy and history.
  •  The Southern Ohio Genealogical Society seeks to foster the study of Highland County genealogy, 
  • assists members in the collection, compilation, genealogical and historical records, sponsors and 
  • encourages educational programs, publishes original research books, paper and reprints of earlier 
  • works, and works with members and others to support and encourage interest in genealogy and history.
  • SOGS is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Ohio Genealogical Society.
  • SOGS has established a genealogy resource library at Southern State Community College in the 
  • Learning Resource Center.
  • Regular program meetings of the Society, open to the public, are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second 
  • Thursday of the month from September to December and from March to June.  Meetings are held at 
  • the SOGS Office, 1487 N. High St., Rt. 62, Hillsboro, Ohio, Highland County Health Dept. Building.
  • Membership dues are $15.00/year per household.

Why trace your family history?
1. To discover your pedigrees
2. To leave a legacy for family
3. To locate living relatives
4. To honor my ancestors
5. To discover family medical history
6. To determine where ancestors lived
7. To place ancestors in time lines
8. To qualify for lineage societies
9. To travel for research
10. To share research with others
11. Because it is intellectually challenging, stimulating and enjoyable hobby.