The Fayette County Genealogical Society met for the first time in its new meeting location in the Fayette County Economic Development Building on Sept. 20.
Members were asked to bring family stories, heirlooms, mementos, documents, or pictures to share. Among the items shared was a family portrait of the Hayes family of Fayette County dating back to the mid 1800s, shared by Wesley Pierce. The Hayes family were Wesley’s ancestors who were early settlers and farmers in Fayette County.
Bob Grim shared memorabilia from the annual gatherings of Grand Army of the Republic Encampments from the early 1900s in Washington Court House. Bob also shared his certificate naming him to the Ohio Genealogical Society of Families of the Old Northwest Territory. Bob proved that his ancestors John Foster, Martha Foster, and John Foster lived in the Old Northwest Territory prior than March 1, 1803.
Myckki Harkleroad shared a depression era bowl that belonged to her grandmother.
Sue Gilmore shared family pictures which included a tin typed picture of one of her ancestors.
Cathy Massie White shared a family heirloom antique hand beaded purse.
This sharing meeting is always a favorite with our members and guests.
The next meeting of the Fayette County Genealogical Society will be Monday, Oct. 18 in the downstairs meeting room of the Fayette County Economic Development Building at 101 E. East Street, Washington Court House at 7 p.m.
Kelli Bergheimer, DNA expert from Powell, Ohio, will present “A Case Study: A Mystery First Cousin.” Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s degrees in both education and business. She is pursuing a doctorate in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Kelli is a regular speaker for our society.
For information concerning this meeting, the Society, membership, membership in any of our lineage societies, or research, please contact Cathy Massie White (Lineage Chair) at [email protected] or 740-333-7227, Sue Gilmore (President) at [email protected] or 614-864-9609, Peggy Lester (Research Chair) at [email protected] or 740-495-5720.