We are the Defiance County Chapter of the Ohio
Our mission is to foster an interest in genealogy and preserve local
The Defiance County Chapter OGS does not have its own library.
However, the chapter is actively involved in maintaining and expanding
the material in all three Defiance County Libraries.
We are working to preserve our history and culture with an
on Defiance County, Ohio. If you have anything historical about
Defiance County you would like to share with us, please attend our next
meeting or contact us at the P.O. or E-mail below.
All correspondence and fees should be sent to:
Defiance County Genealogical Society
P.O. BOX 7006
Defiance, OH 43512-7006
Questions: contact us at our E-mail address:
November 25, 2013 - St. John's United Church of Christ - 7:00pm
Blog With Me" - Diane Kline
PDF document of World War I
from Defiance County - This is a searchable PDF file that
contains soldiers in World War from Defiance
County. It can be found in the Military
On January 19, 2010, Governor Ted Strickland signed Senate Bill 93
creating the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. The legislation
placed Ohio in the forefront of Midwestern states planning for the
bicentennial of the war. The eighteen-member commission was formed to
raise public awareness about Ohio's role in this important conflict,
while working to strengthen preservation efforts of historic sites
across the state.
Ohio was the front line during the early years of the war and the scene
of major battles including engagements at Fort Stephenson (Fremont,
Ohio), Fort Meigs (Perrysburg, Ohio) and the Battle of Lake Erie (South
Bass Island). In addition, numerous skirmishes were fought throughout the state.
Thirty-one counties in Ohio have sites directly related to the War of
The Ohio Bicentennial Commission requests your help by taking a short
survey to let them know more about what War of 1812 resources you have
in your community and what you are wanting to see come out of the
Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Please use the following link to take the survey.
Eight War of 1812 graves sites were marked and added to the
list of known War of 1812 veterans located in Defiance County
today by the U.S. Daughters of 1812, Jacob Stemple Chapter. Susan
Leininger, State President, Ohio Society U.S. Daughters of 1812 was
present and took part in the ceremony also. The graves sites are
located within several Defiance County rural cemeteries.
Bell Ringing for the
War of 1812
U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812, Bell Ringing
12.00 noon June 18th, 2012, Defiance County East Building,
Defiance, OH, Left to Right Cecelia Brown – Defiance County
Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Gladys Donson – U.S.
Daughters of the War of 1812 and Richard Rozevink – Working Commission
Member of the State of Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.
With your membership, you will receive our quarterly
"Yesteryears Trails", with unlimited submissions, you will be eligible
to apply for First Families of Defiance County
How can you gain from membership in our chapter? - Be active,
volunteer to work on committees and help with projects. We can always
use help with abstracting information, typing, computer work, indexing,
and other work. While you are working on projects you will possibly
find information on your family.
How the chapter can gain from your membership? - The Defiance
Chapter is always in need of public relations, so come to the meetings
and find out what our society is about. Spread the word to people, let
them know that we are an organization where they can always get some
type of genealogical information. Please tell everyone you talk to
about genealogy and about The Defiance County Chapter of the OGS
Note: The Society Volunteers also do genealogy research by
a name index search of the books and files in the Defiance County
Public Library. Cost is postage and copying fees. Please use our
contact form to start the research process.
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