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Ohio Genealogical Society Grants Chapter Charter for Gallia County
23 July 2005
On July 23, 2005, the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Genealogical Society voted to grant a new charter to the Gallia County Genealogical Society Inc. to operate as an OGS chapter. Effective immediately, the Gallia County Genealogical Society Inc. will be the sole chapter representing OGS in Gallia County.
In May, 2005, the OGS Board vacated the charter for its chapter in Gallia County due to a conflict between two groups claiming to be the chapter and invited any group interested in becoming Gallia County's chapter to apply for a new charter.
The OGS Board voted unanimously to grant the new charter to Gallia County Genealogical Society Inc. based on a review of application documents, by-laws, meeting minutes, membership lists, group history, and group activities. It was one of two groups submitting applications.
The officers of the newly chartered OGS chapter are Henrietta Evans, president; Barbara Richards, vice president; Dorothy Frazier, recording secretary; Carolyn Cogar, corresponding secretary; and Ann Brown, treasurer. The five officers and Marian Schoonover and Pat Compton serve on the chapter's board of trustees.
On August 5, the chapter will announce the winner of its "Name the Newsletter" contest.
The chapter will hold its next scheduled meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, when a work session will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gallia County Probate Court.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., the chapter is holding its Lineage Society Banquet and Induction at Grace United Methodist Church, Second Avenue, Gallipolis. A social hour will begin at 6, followed by dinner at 7. Reservations are due by Oct. 10. More details, including the speaker, menu, and reservation form will be available in the August newsletter.
The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the nation, with over 5,000 members in 94 chapters around the state and elsewhere in the U.S. It publishes the OGS Quarterly, OGS Genealogy News, Ohio Records & Pioneer Families, and Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal.
In 2006, OGS will hold its annual conference in Toledo, Ohio. Theme for the conference, to be held on April 27-29, will be "Planting the Seed: Tools for Growing Your Family Tree."