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Promoting genealogy through preservation, research and education 

New Hours!

Library hours:

Tuesday 1-5 pm

Wednesday 10-5 pm

Saturday March 12, 9-5    Saturday June 11, 9-5    Saturday August 13, 9-5    Saturday November 12, 9-5


We are volunteers who love genealogy.  It is our goal to make available genealogy & history to those seeking information. We can assist you in your research. Guernsey County Genealogical Society is non profit. These research dollars help us to preserve history for the next generation. 

  • Research fee  $20 per hour

  • Copies .25 / Copies of legal documents $1.00

  • Photographs $1.00

  • Membership- Single $15 per year/Couple $20 per year

  •  Lifetime Membership-$300.​

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Programs are free to attend. We offer a wide variety of programs year-round. No reservations are required.

*** Reservations are required for our First Family & Pioneer Family Banquet.

*** DNA Programs-Registration Required

First Families & Pioneer Families are Guernsey County's lineage society.  For inclusion into First Families, your ancestor must have lived here before 1830. For inclusion into Pioneer Families your ancestor must have lived here prior to 1850. To be included into these lineage societies, you must prove the connection between you and the stated ancestor. Sources used for documentation are birth, marriage, and death records. Land records and wills may also be used. 

 For more information about the cemetery tours, or any of our programs, watch our Facebook page.

Questions: don't hesitate to contact us.
Phone- 740-432-9249

Old Documents


Birth/Death Records

Family Histories

Probate Records

Common Pleas Records

Land Records

County Histories




Township Records

Tax Records

School Records

Coal Mine Records

Funeral Home Records

Church Records

Cemetery Records

We also have publications for sale. These will be added to our website in the future.

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Bullet Journal


Feb. 22 • 6:00 pm Who Needed it Anyway

Getting around the missing 1890 census

Via Zoom or can Join in at the County Administration Bldg.

March 11 • 9:00 - 5:00. Saturday at the Society


March 22 • 6:00 pm Getting Started in Genealogy

with Kelli Bergheimer

April 23 • 2:00 pm. Millwood Twp.  Friends Cemetery Walk

with Randy Neff and Russ Hill

May 16 • 6:00 pm. Historical View of Muskingum River Flooding

at the Society with Randy Neff


June 10 • 9:00 - 5:00 pm. Saturday at the Society


June 14 • 6:00 pm. Guernsey County in the 1950 census:

Insights and Discoveries. with Scott Norrick


July 11 • 6:00 pm. Summer Social


August 12 • 9:00 - 5:00. Saturday at the Society


August 15 • 6:00 pm Guernsey County in World War II

with Dustin Milliner


September 20 • 6:00 pm. Family Keepsakes Beth Wharton & Lois Snyder


October 18 • 6:00 pm. “Sohioettes” with Jim Jackson


November 4 • 1:00 pm First & Pioneer Families Banquet

Induction of new members


December winter Break

We don't own our family history. We simply preserve it for the next generation.

Rosemary Alva

Family Photos in B&W
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