The Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will have its monthly meeting and picnic on Sunday, Aug. 12, social hour at 2 p.m., eat at 3 p.m. at Stillwater Friends Meeting House, 61830 Sandy Ridge Road intersection of Roosevelt Road and Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville. Meat will be furnished, bring your cover dishes to share along with drinks and chairs.

The program for the picnic will be on Little Home Histories in our early Homes in Belmont County, a newly reprinted and updated book that contains a collection of firsthand accounts of everyday life for the early settlers here. The book was originally printed in 1942 with a collection of articles written mostly by persons in their 80's and 90's with remarkable memories. This book will be available for sale.

Meeting is free and open to the public; you do not have to be a member. We have invited other Genealogical Society groups to join us. Come share in the fellowship and learn about these active organizations. Go to our website on Facebook to see pictures and event of Belmont County Chapter, Ohio Genealogy Society's or E-mail: Belmont County Chapter–OGS; Website:

Any question or comments, email Belmont County Chapter–OGS; Sandy Saffield 740-425-1760, email:; Ellen Brown 740-425-1509, email:; Marie Bundy 740-425-2623, email: