The chapter was chartered in 1972 and promotes the goals and ideals of The Ohio Genealogical Society, and serves the interests of genealogy in Mahoning County. The chapter provides informational and educational programs and fosters the exchange of ideas and research help between members.
We maintain an ongoing publications program and have published more than 25 books since 1972. Please see our current publications list.
Our newsletter, Mahoning Meanderings, is published bimonthly or six issues a year. It contains previously unpublished sources of material, genealogical news items and queries with Mahoning County and surrounding area connections.
Pioneer Families of Mahoning County [organized in 1992] honors those ancestors who were in the townships that became Mahoning County. Your ancestors must have been here before 31 December 1850 for you to be eligible for this lineage society and you must be a member of our Chapter.
The Chapter meets on the third Monday of each month, except July, August and December. The meetings are held at St. Charles Church Ministry Building adjacent to the church, 7325 Westview Dr. entrance off of Boardman-Canfield Rd., (Rt 224). Meetings start at 7:00 pm. The Computer Interest Group meets at 6:00 pm in the same location, the same months as there are meetings, except in June or otherwise posted.
We try to have volunteers at the courthouse each Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, except when the courthouse is closed. You will find them in the Marriage Department in the basement. We also have volunteers at the Main Library every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, except when the library is closed.
LIMITED research is performed by volunteers. When requesting information, please provide basic information about your ancestors. We encourage you to include an ancestor chart and family group sheet with your query. Also send a business size, Self Addressed Stamped Envelope [SASE]; this is a must. Send all correspondence to:
All Chapter officers and committee chairs may be reached by snail mail,
or at the Chapter's email address.
The Mahoning County Chapter OGS
PO Box 9333
Youngstown, Ohio 44513-9333