Ross County Genealogical Society
Ross County Genealogical Society

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
Monday            10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday           Closed
Wednesday      1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday          1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday               1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday          1 p.m. - 4 p.m.   

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March 12
March 2024
Program/meeting - Grandview Cemetery Pale Ink - "The Palest of Ink is Stronger than the Strongest Memory" by local resident Mark Lemley. Refreshments will be ...
April 16
April 2024
Program/Meeting - "Chillicothe-Ross Military Tribute Museum" by Lt. Col. (Retired) Robert Leach and Melody Lapczynski Hatfield. Refreshemtns will be served. Open to the public.  Note ...
May 14
May 2024
Program/Meeting - To Be Announced
June 18
June 2024
Banquet -   Annual Banquet for members and guests with Induction of Lineage Society and Installation of Officers. (Note this is the 3rd Tuesday). Reservations must be ...
July 9
July 2024
Program/Meeting - Revisit Harrison Township - History of early settlers after the Civil War, old local families, one room schools and Township Bounty money paid and other informaiton by ...