Ross County Genealogical Society
Ross County Genealogical Society

Beginning May 15, our library will be open during normal posted hours. In order to maintain social distancing we are limiting researchers in the library to five at a time. We ask that upon arriving hands are sanitized before entering research area. We ask that masks are worn by our patrons and our volunteers when working at the tables or in the stacks.
Our Library
RCGS is a non-profit organization made possible through membership dues, sales of publications and donations. The library is staffed solely by dedicated, hardworking volunteers. Our library collection includes books and information on 80 of the 88 counties in Ohio and most of the states.
We are proud of our library and encourage you to visit us at 303 S. Paint Street, Chillicothe when you are in the area. Non-members are asked for a $5.00 donation each time they come to research.
If you cannot visit, we do offer look-ups from the holdings in our collection. If you would like this done, we require an advance donation of $20.00 per family, limited to 2 hours.  If a third hour or more is required to complete the search, an additional $10.00 per hour will be requested for the search plus cost of copies. If many entries are found, we will advise you of the additional amount necessary to cover excessive copies. We require a "family group sheet" listing the parents and children with the dates and locations which you have on each, so we can identify your family in references. There is no assurance your family will be located. Please mail your research request to P.O. Box 6352, Chillicothe, OH 45601.
The Ross County Genealogical Society assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this brief search or of the information found; it offers this service only to assist patrons who are unable to visit our library.
Library Hours -- Reopening May 15 - limit 5 researchers
Monday            10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday           Closed
Wednesday      1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday          Dec - Feb, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.     --     Mar - Nov, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday               1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday          1 p.m. - 4 p.m.    

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June 16
CANCELLED--Annual Banquet
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BANQUET HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020. Annual banquet for RCGS members and guests. Registration starting 6:00 p.m.  Dinner, installation of Officers, ...
July 14
"DNA" by Paul Hixon. Refreshments will be served after the program.
August 18
Annual Picnic
Annual picnic held at the Genealogy Library. Bring a covered dish to share.
September 8
"4-H Genealogy Project" will be presented by 4-H members. Refreshments will be served after the program.
October 13
"Ross County Executions" by Janet Ackley. Refreshments will be served after the program