First Families of Seneca County
Requirements for Membership
Any member of the Seneca County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society who is a direct descendant of any individual settling in Seneca County, Ohio by 1840 for Gold or 1860 for Silver may be considered for membership.  A member need not be a resident of Seneca County.  Potential members should complete and submit the following:
  1. 1. Application Form furnished by the Chapter or printed from web site.
  2. 2. Application Fee of $15.00 covering first ancestor and $5.00 for each additional ancestor.
  3. 3. At least a five-generation chart(s) showing names of every ancestor claimed.
  4. 4. (optional but recommended) A biographical sketch for each ancestor claimed; subjects could include the person's occupation or profession; church affiliation; political, patriotic, or community involvement; migration; an interesting family story; physical description -- anything which will give dimension to that particular person.

Items #1 through #4 will be submitted (for their review) to the Committee established for this purpose.  This Committee will make the judgment regarding eligibility, requesting additional proof as it deems necessary for final approval.  Qualified members will be presented with a membership certificate and an award at an annual event.

For a Printable application to fill out, click here.

send your completed application with appropriate fees to:
P.O. Box 157
Tiffin, Ohio 44883-0157

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