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 2018  WCGS General Meetings; scroll down for pics!


September 15, 2018 at 8:00am to 5:00pm (a Saturday)

A Road Trip Across to Hillsdale Michigan

A group of us will be traveling to the Mitchell Research Center

in Hillsdale Michigan to spend the day doing research.

Contact us for more information if you are interested in joining us.

Contact Jane Huffman, (call 419.636.6734 ext. 275) or stop in at the Local History Center.

If you would like to share a ride, please contact Pat Goebel wcgspg02@gmail.com or Pam Last pam.lash@yahoo.com .


October - National Family History Month  

October 6 and 13 and 20, 2018 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm $6.00 per person in the Harmon Room

In celebration of October as National Family History Month the Williams County Genealogical Society will be offering three classes for those who are beginners in the realm of family history (Genealogy 101).

The classes will be held in the Harmon Room and the Computer Lab at the Local History Center, 107 East High St, Bryan, OH) from 10 AM to 2 PM on October 6, October 13, and October 20. Each session will deal with different areas of family research

October 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm to 8:00pm (a Saturday)  

WCGS October Meeting

On Oct. 8th, C.J. Gaskill will speak about Fire Prevention . October is Fire Prevention month. C.J. is a volunteer fireman in Noble Township.

 OUR  35th Annual BANQUET

The 35rd Annual Banquet for the Williams County Genealogical Society was held June 2018 at the Moose Lodge in Montpelier, OH. The guest speaker was Denver Henderson III.


Kim Smith, the First Families of Williams County Chairperson, introduced one of four new members to the First Families; bring the total number of members to 221. Dennis Harman # 219 was able to attend the Banquet. His Williams County Ancestors are: Harman, Henry 1852; Harman, Noah H 1852; Harman, Sara A nee Stoy 1853; Harman, Sarah Saloma nee Harman 1852.
The purpose of WCGS is the preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library. The public is invited for all the meetings.



Speaker Dennis Henderson III       Kim Smith with Dennis Harman, Williams County First Family Member

The WCGS Board

  Sitting l/r, JoEllen Culbertson, Newsletter; Pam Lash, Publications; Alice Meuleman, Secretary; Kim Smith, First Families/Williams Co. Chairperson; Standing: Penny Rummel, Membership; Rita Brown, Vice-President; Patricia Goebel, President; Melody Turner, Bookkeeper; Absent from picture: Ronda Garbin.



The public is invited to the meetings  



For further information concerning WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.  


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