Welcome to the website for the Fayette County Genealogical Society located in Washington Court House, Ohio. We meet at the Carnegie Public Library, 127 South North Street, in the meeting room at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of the months March through November, with the exception of May.  In May we celebrate our First Family members with a dinner (location named later) and in December we have our Christmas party at another location. 

Fayette County Genealogical Society will have their annual Christmas Party on Monday, December 17, at home of Jason Gilmore (caterer), 605 S. North Street (corner of Cherry Street) at 6:30 PM, dinner at 7:00.  There will be an ornament gift exchange (please wrap and spend no more than $5). Cost is $15 per person and you may bring a guest. This is payable at the party.  Please make your reservations no later than December 12 by calling Sue Gilmore at 614-864-9609 or cell phone 614-560-4970 or email suegilmore@yahoo.com.  Hope to see you there.  We are also selling pens with FCGS Society on them for $2.00 each.  I will have them at the party.

There will be a Lineage Society Workshop on Saturday, December 1, at the Carnegie Library from 10-noon.  Meeting will be in the genealogy room on the 2nd floor.  Cathy White and Peggy Lester will be there to assist you in filling out the paperwork required for First Families, Civil War Families and Century Families.  They will have paperwork available.

If you are interested in joining our society, the membership is only $10.00 per year.  There is a membership application form on our Publications for Sale page.  

Civil War Families of Fayette County applications are available.  To become a member, you must have had an ancestor who served in the Civil War (North or South) and resided in Fayette County before or after the war.  Membership application nonrefundable fee is $20 and you must be a current member of the society ($10 dues per year).  Deadline for this year's applications are February 1, 2018.  There will be a Lineage Society dinner in May when new members will receive a pin and a certificate for their success. You may request an application from me suegilmore@yahoo.com, or by writing to Lineage Committee-FCGS, P.O. Box 342, Washington C.H., OH 43160.  You may also obtain one at our monthly meetings.

Century Families of Fayette County applications are available.  To be a member of this society, you have to prove that you had an ancestor residing in Fayette County by 31 December 1916.  Application fees and deadline dates are the same as the Civil War and First Families.

First Families of Fayette County applications are available. To be eligible for First Families of Fayette County your ancestor must have resided in Fayette County by 31 December 1820.


DON'T FORGET:  Bring in your Ancestor Charts.  Ancestor charts list you, your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and great great-grandparents and their birth, marriage and death dates.  We'd like to know who your ancestors were and if they lived in Fayette County before 1830.  If they did, you could belong to First Families!  

Bring along some money and purchase or order one of our books.  

Check out our publications page.  You may place your order at FCGS, P.O. Box 342, Washington C.H., OH 43160-0342.

Sue Gilmore


The public is always welcome!

If you would like to join the Fayette County Genealogical Society, please send $10.00 per household to the address below and you will receive up to four issues annually of the Fayette Connection, our society newsletter, and an opportunity to submit items to the newsletter.

The Fayette County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 342
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160-0342