Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society
Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society
Welcome to the Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society website!
With our new design we have attempted to provide our society with the means to design and create content and present it to you with style. We will be better able to maintain content and share information about the society, genealogy events and programs, and local genealogy and history resources and more.
Not only will we have content for the general public but will also have a Members Only section with content available only to those who are members of the society. We will be sharing information about various features, content as changes are made.
Our newsletter the “Franklintonian” is emailed directly to those who have provided their email address to us. They can also access the Franklintonian on this new website.
Our society will also provide research services for a fee. $15.00 for members, $25.00 non-member. Minimum of one hour research time, payable in advance. Other charges may apply such as copying, faxing, microfilm rental etc. Before research can be started, you will need to complete a research form. Click on the "link" if you have questions concerning your research contact FCGHS at (614) 871-2110 or e-mail                           Research Request Form
Society Meeting
May 7th
6:30 - ??? p.m.
Tour of the
Franklin County's Recorder Office
373 South High Street.
Register is REQUIRED
DEADLINE April 22nd
Call (614) 871-2110
or emailing
Cost: FREE
For more info refer to EVENTS on the menu to the Left
The Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society will search for a copy of an obituary/death notice in local newspapers for a cost of $5.00 per obituary.
Early obituaries, usually before 1933, require a researcher to search the entire paper looking for the announcement.  This usually requires at least 1 hour of research.  Normal society research fees apply:   $15 for FCGHS members and $25 for non-members.
The society will accept e-mail ( requests with the understanding obituaries will not be sent until payment is received. 
Please remit payment, (check or money order), the name and death date of deceased to:   FCGHS,  3378 Park Street  Suite D,  Grove City, OH  43123. 

Kroger Re-Enrollment Time: Everyone has to Re-enroll.....
To re-enroll go to Follow the instructions. Enter your 12 digit Kroger card number
Enter our organization number 90427 (we are listed as Franklin Co. Genealogical and Hist. Soc.)

New Office Hours
Monday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Remember all of our research materials have been moved to the:
Columbus Metropolitan Library
96 S. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215


The NEW 2014 Board Members

                                                                          Executive Committee 2014     
 President                                                                President Elect                                  Recording Secretary
Becky Taft                                                                 Jayne Davis                                               Sue Snapp
  Treasurer                                                         Corresponding Secrt’ry                               Past President
Terry Snapp                                                                    OPEN                                                  Darlene Ford
Trustee Representative                                                                                                  AAIG Conference Liaison
(To be determined at first Board meeting)                                                                                   Gayle Wilson
                                                              Committee Chairpersons
Editor, Franklintonian                                     African-American Group                                Projects Committee
Rickie Longfellow                                                       Lorene Magee                                                Bruce Ratekin
DNA Committee                                                     Pioneer Families                                       Publicity Chairperson
Debra Nowell                                                            Darlene A. Ford                                                 Darlene Ford
Education/Program                                                                                                                            Calendar
Jayne Davis                                                                                                                                      Shelley Bishop
                                             FRANKLIN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
                                                                        Board of Trustees 2014-2015
President                                                                     President Elect                                      Recording Secretary
(see Exec. Comm.)                                                   (see Exec. Comm.)                                     (see Exec. Comm.)
Treasurer                                                                                                                                    Ad Hoc Committee
(see Exec. Comm.)                                                                                                                         Sheldon A. Taft
                                                                                 Term Expiring 2014
Rev. John Gray                                                                                                                              Gayle Wilson
                                                                                Term Expiring 2015
Tim McCracken                                                                                                                                 (Open)
                                                                                Term Expiring 2016
Rickie Longfellow                                                                                                                            Russ Pollitt

Kroger Community Rewards Program & Re-Enrollment

Fifteen of our FCGHS members and their families helped raise $188.71 in Kroger Community Rewards this last quarter (May 1 - July 31). THIS IS FANTASTIC ! ! ! !

Thank you to all the FCGHS members, family and friends that are participating in this fantastic program.
It's not too late to sign up to help the society earn free money.
To sign up go to Enter your 12 digit Kroger card number and our organization number 90427.
Our Society will receive a percentage of the amount you spend. It does not cost you anything or effect your fuel points.
This is a great opportunity for you to help the Society's yearly budget.
We are on track to earn $400.00 this year !!!
***Did you know?

Every year you need to re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program between Apri1 1 - April 30, 2013. (No Sooner) To re-enroll go to or and Sign in. Follow the instructions. Please take a few minutes to enroll or re-enroll in this worthy program - it really benefits our Society.

Thank you!


For Genealogical Societies,
Senior Citizen Groups,
Retirement Villages
Family Reunions,
Youth Groups
“Ask Granny”©
coordinator in this area:
Jayne Davis, Education Chairperson,
Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society
Franklin County Genealogical &
Historical Society
3378 Park Street
Ask Granny
"Ask Granny"© is an innovative genealogical outreach program especially designed to be presented by local Genealogical Society members at assisted-living or retirement homes or other places where seniors gather.
Funded entirely by small local contributions, the authors provide FREE specially formatted materials and instructions.
The Franklin County Genealogical Society members will use the materials to guide the seniors as they create a simple ancestral chart for themselves and for their spouses.
The program is very different than a beginning genealogy course. Using only pencils and paper, the Grannies and Grandpas who attend the seminars record their memories of family names, dates, and places them on a chart labeled “A Genealogical Gift to my Family.”
When those pages are preserved in their special gift folder, family members will never have to wonder "why didn't we ask Granny about that?" Whether the students can remember the details of one generation or six, they create an irreplaceable record of family history for their grandchildren and great grandchildren.
At every session, even seniors who think they will remember nothing have been able to record several generations with the help of their instructors.

Franklin County Townships