The Ross County Genealogical Society (RCGS) has four lineage societies.
- First Pioneer of Ross County (FPRC) honors the direct descendants of the pioneer who must have lived within Ross County boundaries, past or present, on or before 31 December 1820.
- Settlers and Builders of Ross County (SBRC) honors the direct descendants of the pioneer who resided in Ross County between 01 January 1821 and 31 December 1860.
- Civil War Families of Ross County (CWRC) honors the direct descendants of the pioneer who served in the Civil War, for the Union or the Confederacy. Service is not limited to an Ohio outfit. Squirrel hunters, spies, those with documented civilian service and female ancestors who served in some capacity (e.g. nurse) are eligible. Ancestor must have lived in Ross County before or after service. Documented dates of service must be between 12 April 1861 and 18 April 1865.
- Century Families of Ross County (CFRC) honors the direct descendants of the pioneer who resided in Ross County between 01 January 1861 and 31 December (100 years ago).
What is required
Applicants must be a current member of RCGS or you can join when you submit your application. One application form is used for all four of the lineage societies. The application fee of $30 for each lineage society applied for must be paid at the time the application is submitted. A $15 application fee must be paid if submitting additional ancestors for the same lineage society.
Lineage Society application forms:
You may print the application forms and fill out in black ink or you can download the online application form to your computer and fill it out.
- Lineage Society Rules and Application Procedures
- RCGS Lineage Application Form
- RCGS Ancestor Chart