POMEROY — To those who are into researching their family history and need a little guidance as to where to get information, come to the Meigs County Fair.
This year, for the first time in several years, the Meigs County Genealogical Society will have a booth there and someone available to answer your questions.
The emphasis this year will be on hereditary societies in view of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Keith Ashley, president of the Society, will be available daily to answer questions about family history, especially involving local families.
Ashley who is active in several men’s hereditary societies is historian of several family organizations including the Roush Family in America and the Curtis Family of Meigs County, and has worked as a professional genealogist, and is well qualified to answer questions and/or to give some direction on how to the needed information.
An emphasis of the booth information will also be information on membership in the Society of the War of 1812, the Sons of the Revolution, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and First Families of Meigs County, Ohio. Records on veterans of these wars will be available to check.
The society has been working on compiling descendants of the soldiers of the American Revolution buried in Meigs County. It is also working to copy the first half of the 20th century marriage records of the county.
Lists of the soldiers of the War of 1812 buried in Meigs County and the Civil War soldiers buried in Meigs County will be available to search at the county fair. Help will be available for those who are working to update their ancestry for the upcoming Volume 5 of the Roush Family in America.