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The short piece that follows appeared in the July 1980 CCGS Newsletter. There is no credit given to any one person.
Most letters we receive ask for information, and then always comes the "What do I owe you?" Or, "What are the charges?" As you know, we do not make any charges for any information that we can readily provide. We do ask for postage and for 15¢ a page for Xerox materials, which is the exact amount the Library machine requires for copies. And, donations are accepted and appreciated. 
But you do owe us something else, and we hope that you all pay up. You owe us a copy of your compiled work on your families! This is what we are all about -SHARING OUR GENEALOGIES (emphasis mine). Some out-of-town people offer their compilations apologetically because they think all of this material is readily available here and nobody would want to see their work. This is not true! Yeses, some of the material is available at the court house, some is "mentioned" in histories, Bible records, etc., but it is not ready at anybody's fingertips and any compilations are a big help to us in helping others and a big help to future generations hunting this material. How many of you  (like myself) have received valuable materials from some library that another person has researched and placed there, perhaps recently, perhaps (like mine) many years ago? You owe it back, and we can't think of a better place to share your work than through the C.C.G.S.! 
We still have members that will provide readily available information, time permitting.                                                                                                                              
This philosophy is still true today, We all benefit from the research others have done and what is the point of making others reinvent the wheel. Almost everything you have read, seen in cemeteries, discovered at the auditor's office, the court house, the family bible, is all from the work of others.
Thomas (Tom) Howard Conover
President, Clermont County Genealogical Society

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More and more obituaries are added daily to the "Area Deaths" page This can be very helpful in your research.      
 As of September 25, 2017, there are 6410 entries.

Events Listings
November 4
Creating & Publishing a Cherished Family Book
Do you ever wish grandma left stories and photos for you to enjoy?  Learn how to create a cherished family book using MS Word.Creating & Publishing a Cherished Family Book   ** NEW **       Location: Doris Wood Library, 180 S. 3rd Street, Batavia, Ohio
December 2
Christmas Party
Program: Christmas Party, bring cookies or candies and come prepared to laugh, talk and have a great time with friends that love genealogy as much as you do. We welcome you to tell of new genealogical discoveries you have made in 2017 or bring an item of your ancestors to ...