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Heritage Day 2022

CCGS celebrated its 45th Anniversary at this year's Heritage Day Luncheon. Our Lineage Societies are a great way to contribute to our Society and to ensure your research is preserved and your ancestors are honored.
New pioneers were added to our First Families and Settlers and Builders Societies and 2 soldiers affiliated with Clermont County were added to our Civil War Families Society.
Attendees were entertained by Joyce Lovins Browning, whose authentic costume, charming manner of speaking and extensive research made all feel Julia Boggs Grant,
the wife of Ulysses S. Grant, joined us in person. 
Congratulations to the Inductees below.
FFCC # / Member Ancestor # / Name Year / From
319 Carol Warren Hanft Brown 857 Stephen Jackson
1817 OH
312 Paige Craig 858 Mary Leonard 1810 OH
  635 Aaron Leonard, Sr. 1802 PA
  636 Sarah Rounds 1802 ME
  154 James Rounds 1802 ME
  157 Rachel Clay 1802 ME
320 Brenda Boyd 560 John Davison/Davidson 1818 KY
  860 Arienna Chalmers 1818 OH
  859 Henry Brunk 1815 OH
  496 Joseph Brunk 1805 MD
  497 Mary "Polly" South 1805 MD
  100 Daniel South 1810 MD
  498 Susannah McCoy 1819 MD
  843 Philip Chatterton 1817 NY
  841 Mary Ann Reed 1810 OH
  844 Jacob Chatterton 1817 NY
  845 Abigail Bates 1817 CT
  840 John Reed 1808 PA
  837 Mehetabel Kinnan 1808 NJ
  839 Isaac Reed 1802 PA
  842 Margaret Baker 1802 PA
  836 Edward Kinnan 1806 NJ
  838 Lucy Britton 1808 PA
  846 William Doane 1817 ME
  847 Lucy Barton 1812 ME
SBCC # / Member Ancestor # / Name Year / From
15 Laura Ann Murphy Wood 42 Hiram Samuel Kelch 1837 VA
  43 William John Kelch 1855 OH
  44 Elizabeth O. Chambers 1853 OH
CWCC # / Member Ancestor # / Name Unit Service Dates
6 Raymond Holton 8 Alexander H. Holton 153rd OH Infantry, Co. C 10 May 1864 - 9 Sep 1864
7 Paige Craig 9 William Lee Thomas
34th O.V.I., Co. A
36th O.V.I., Co. A
27 Jul 1861 - 7 Jun 1865
20 Feb 1865 -7 Jun 1865

Volunteers Needed!

As we begin 2022, CCGS would like to thank all of the volunteers who have helped our society over the past year, especially on our cemetery and obituary projects.
We are now asking for additional volunteers to assist with an exciting new project CCGS will be doing over the next few months. Some CCGS Trustees met with members of the staff from the Records Management Division, the Clermont County Probate Court Judge, and a representative from FamilySearch. CCGS has decided to help prepare case files stored in our archives at the Records Center so FamilySearch can digitize and publish them online. There are over 40 boxes of case files. We are not sure what is contained in each box, but a sampling has shown guardianships, administration of estates, and other probate records from the 1800’s. Information contained in each case file is different, but parents and children listed in some of the documents are of particular genealogical importance.
Volunteers are needed to go to the Clermont County Records Center at 2425 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, OH 45103, during regular business hours Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Volunteers will prepare the Probate Case Files at the Records Center for digitization by FamilySearch. Volunteers will wear gloves, open the individual packets, flatten the documents, place them into acid free file folders, and record general information about the content of the folder. Please help us spread the word to potential volunteers or consider assisting us yourself. Contact Debra Geesner, president, Clermont County Genealogical Society, at or by calling and leaving a voicemail at 513-723-3423.

The CCGS Library

Thanks to Amy & Chris and the staff of the CCPL
Doris Wood Branch for their interest, support and help.
And, for helping members and non-members with their
research. And for the new signage and our Indian Trails
map on the wall.
And to our CCGS Librarian, Marcia Jelus, our past
Librarian Kathy Payne and other volunteers for making
a so, so much more organized space. For cataloging,
repairing, getting donations in the system and on the
shelves and more....
What a great job !!!
View as you enter the CCGS Genealogy section of the CCPL's Doris Wood Branch Library.
Walking In
View of microfilm racks, microfilm reader, computer and printer
Microfilm, Microfilm reader, computer, etc.

View of tables, Obits files and part of book shelves
Books, books amd more books

You can download and print the Store Order Form and mail it with your check. Or go to the Store, select your items, then print a list of your items and mail with a check. Or go to the Store to order online, using a PayPal account or a credit card to complete your order.

Have you looked at the "CEMETERIES" page lately??
There are now 10,386 burial records in 26 different Clermont cemeteries. Search by surname to see if any of your ancestors have been added. We still have tens of thousands of burials to add to the rest of our cemeteries to finish . If you can work with Excel, are detail-oriented, want to volunteer by working from home, and wish to help with the project, please contact Paige Craig at

More and more obituaries are added daily to the "Area Deaths" page. This can be very helpful in your research.      
 As of 7 Jan 2022, there are 20,292 entries.
Thanks to Kathy Payne, Stacie Ishmael, Lee Ann Pritchard, Steve West and Pat Dudek. Their progress is amazing! Kathy estimates that there are over 25,000 obituaries in total. GREAT JOB!!!!

Kroger Community Rewards
It is time to sign up for the new year of Kroger Community Rewards!  Please show your support for CCGS by signing up today.
It costs you nothing to sign up and it does not take away any of your fuel points.
Kroger will be ending the requirerment that you re-register every year. Register or re-register this year and you will not need to register again
Kroger Community Rewards enrollment image
There is no expense to you!!

December 3
CCGS Holiday Show & Tell
Presenter(s):  Members of CCGS Mary Allen, Vice President of CCGS, will moderate a discussion, as some of the CCGS members speak about a family heirloom or share a favorite family holiday recipe. To be included in the show and tell :  Members need to contact Mary via email at ...
January 7
CCGS Board Meeting
If you would like to attend, please contact us by the day before the meeting at or by calling (513) 723-3423, so we can email an invitation.
January 7
The Barkshire family in the Borderlands of Slavery: A Story of the Underground Railroad
Presenter:  Hillary Delaney , lead researcher, Underground Railroad and African American History Initiatives, Borderlands Archive and History Center, Boone County Public Library, Burlington, Ky. Samuel Barkshire gained his freedom from enslavement in 1833, in Boone County, KY.  He soon moved across the Ohio River to Rising Sun, Indiana, where ...
February 4
The Fab Five & More
Presenter:  Dan Jungclas, a family historian and genealogist A review of Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, Fold3, My Heritage, and more Dan Jungclas  has been called The Ancestry Guy and The German Genealogy Guy. He has over 30 years of experience.  He’s a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) ...
March 4
CCGS Board Meeting
If you would like to attend, please contact us by the day before the meeting at or by calling (513) 723-3423, so we can email an invitation.
March 4
My Memories of the Clermont County Genealogical Society
Presenter:  Chris Bell-Puckett This will be a casual conversation with a former member of the Clermont County Genealogical Society.  She was there in the beginning.  She and Pat McDonald were instrumental in saving important probate packets and other valuable materials that are now in the records center.  Join us ...