Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

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 help build interest in preserving and collecting all genealogical and historical records relating to the early settlers of Belmont County and those that have followed. 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.

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If you love learning about your family history, it’s time to go further. Consider becoming a member, and join our community of experts, history buffs, and those who are passionate about learning more about the history of their family. We can’t wait to see what you bring to the Belmont County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society.

A Special Offer For NEW Members Will be posted to the Website SOON!

In the meantime here is an instructional video for everyone to learn about Genealogy From FamilySearch.org (This will take you offsite.) Introduction to and Beginning Research Techniques From familysearch.org by G. David Dilts, AG (Skip to about 3:20 for start of Lesson) https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lessons/beginning-research-techniques

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

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

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

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