The Roush Family in America has announced that it is beginning work on a new volume to update lines of the family, as well as to add missing ones. This will be the fifth volume in a series of books that began in 1929.
Any information not previously published in the early volumes may be submitted, as well as corrections. The deadline for submission of information is August 1, 2013. Paper copy submissions should be sent to Roush Book c/o Gallia County Historical Society, 412 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. No electronic submissions will be accepted. There will be assistance given at the 2012 reunion. If there are questions or a need for assistance, call (740) 992-7874.
The family is too large for the association’s historians to compile families, so descendants must submit their material to be included.
The 83rd national Roush/Rausch Family reunion will be held at the University of Rio Grande on August 3 and 4, 2012. The reunion is being held in this area to kick off the work on the new history book.
The family banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, August 3, at the Student Center Annex of the university. Reservations are required.
On Saturday, August 4, a family-sponsored auction begins at 9 a.m. Items can be brought to be auctioned. The auction covers reunion costs. At noon that day will be the catered family picnic.
Reservations for the banquet and picnic can be made to: Sheldon F. Roush, 5420 Vinisgs Lake View S.W., Mabelton, GA 30126. Make checks payable to the Roush Association. Tickets will be available for pick up at the door and will not be mailed. All reservations must be received by July 21. Any cancellations are due by the same date. For information on costs, call (740) 992-7874.
Three family genealogists will be at the reunion to assist anyone needing help on their Roush ancestry.
New lines of the family that are being worked on are anyone in Meigs County who is a descendant of the families of Still (black), Keyes, Hilton, Harpold, Linscott, Bogard, Will, Bahr, Hazlett, Congo, the George martin Family of Pomeroy, the Matt Hendricks family of Syracuse, David Joseph Jr. familet, and large portions of the Carleton, Heilman, Frank, Ervin, Middleswart, Spencer, and Lovett families of Meigs County.
Also, connections of formerly unconnected Roush surname families, such as the Byron Roush family of Portland, have recently been established.