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The Henry County Genealogical Society

The first meeting of the Henry County Genealogical Society was held Monday, September 15,1986, at the Deshler Edwin Wood Memorial Library.

Our first organizational meeting was deemed a success, with more than 20 area men and women in attendance. Jana Broglin, the district representative from the Ohio Genealogical Society, was present to help with the organizational requirements, and answer any possible questions. Jana furnished several activity ideas and a list of available speakers, generating much interest for future programs.

Our first order of business was to elect temporary officers, to handle the meetings, until an election could be organized in January 1987. Our new officers were as follows; Jane Shively – President; Mary Jo Cunningham – Secretary; Lucille Van Scoyoc – Treasurer; and Connie Petersen – Newsletter Editor.

Charter memberships were available until January 1987. Until that time, single or joint memberships (all of one household) were sold. The membership was to be good through December 31,1987, and include a newsletter.

Our organization is open to beginning as well as advanced researchers. Due to a declining active membership, we made the decision in the Spring of 2015 to stop meeting monthly, and no further programs were planned. The officers also decided to have meetings only four times a year, all of which would be devoted to administrative tasks. We will continue to have a banquet in November each year to honor the newest additions to the First Families of Henry County.

Beginning in January 2016, the newsletter will be published only quarterly. We will still be glad to receive any information on Henry County events of the past. Items that generate much interest are births, deaths, marriages, wills, and articles from old newspapers, most anything that has added to the life and times of our ancestors. We also welcome any queries that you might have . All items or information may be sent to: Henry County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 231, Deshler, Ohio 43516.

How to Contact Us

General information
Newsletter submissions
First Families information

Henry County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 231
Deshler, OH 43516

2016 Officers

President Bill Latta
Vice President Jim Rebar
Secretary Kathy Bishop
Treasurer Lucille Van Scoyoc
Corresponding Secretary Phyllis LaRue
News Reporter Patricia Marshall
Newsletter Editor Karen Sunderman

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