Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

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Welcome to the Belmont County Chapter (OGS) website. The Belmont County Chapter was established in 1977 and chartered by the Ohio Genealogical Society in 1978. The website was created in 1999 to build interest in preserving and collecting all genealogical and historical records relating to the early settlers of Belmont County.

We are housed in the Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library 308 East Main Street, Barnesville OH 43713 Phone: 740-425-1651

The Belmont County Chapter address: P O Box 285, Barnesville, OH 43713-0285

You can contact our President Sandra Saffield 740-425-1760

Belmont County was the ninth county to be formed from the Northwest Territory by Governor Arthur St. Clair. Its name comes from the French, meaning “beautiful mountain” and refers to the beautiful scenery. The county seat of Belmont County is St. Clairsville.

Probate Court Belmont County Courthouse 101 W Main St, St Clairsville, OH 43950 Phone: 740-695-2121

Has birth, death, marriage, & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1820; County Health Department has burial records.

“Whether you are tracing the roots of your family tree or ascending its branches, we wish you great success!”