Jefferson County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society releases 2024 Calendar of Events

Open House – Sunday, April 7, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the our office: 501 Fifth Street, Stratton, Ohio. Prize drawings every hour and will include: a book published by our Chapter, a free membership and a  free query. Free handouts packets will be available to all attendees. Tours of the office and genealogist and historians on hand to answer questions. Bring your research or laptop and we also have two computers with various sources available.

Steubenville Union Cemetery “Tour & More” –  Saturday, September 28, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Bring a fold up chair and meet at the 1880 old stone bridge. Co-sponsored with the Friends of Beatty Park. There will be a presentation about tombstone inscriptions and symbols: what these etchings represent, a short history of the cemetery, the connection between historic Beatty Park (adjacent to the cemetery) and the cemetery. Our chapter will have a table set up with research handout helps. Attendees can browse and meet local volunteer genealogists and local historians, grab a light snack and drink (for a donation). Jeff Evans and Paul Zuros will follow the history presentation with walks to specific burial locations within the nearby oldest sections of the cemetery and share some interesting stories. This event will not disappoint. Come early! Park anywhere along the right side of the main road throughout the cemetery. (Do Not Park at Office)

Local Authors “Meet and Greet” Event – Saturday, November 9, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Stratton Municipal Building, 134 Second Ave., Stratton, Ohio. Local non fiction authors will display their publications. Books will be for sale and book signings as well.  Several authors will be invited to give a short presentation about their book and any upcoming books too. There will be a $5.00 raffle drawing every 30 mins. for free memberships, query research, and book give-aways. Authors names TBA soon. We plan to invite 10 to 12 local authors. Each will have their own table so that attendees can visit with each author of interest during the open house. Watch for updates on who will be attending and speaking!  A soup and sandwich fund raiser luncheon by the Stratton Fire Department during the event.

During the author “Meet and Greet” – Our chapter will have a genealogy table displaying our published genealogies and various publications, books, and indexes that our chapter has published since 1984 that are still available for sale. Our table will also include: chapter brochures, genealogy help handouts – all free. Bring your genealogy questions – there will be at least four researchers and local historians available to assist you.

The Jefferson County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society 501 Fifth Street, Stratton, Ohio, 43961 Office Hours – Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (1st Thurs. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) Saturday and additional research hours – Appointment Only.

Mailing Address – P.O. Box 2367, Wintersville, Ohio 43953

Website – www.jeffcochapter.com

Email – jeffcochapter.com

Phone – 740-346-2820

Chapter President – Flora L. VerStraten-Merrin

Vice President – Matt Detchon

Recording Secretary – Rena Goss & Treasurer – Connie Rohall