Family Files

SOGS has multiple family files that you can take part in. Click below for more information about a few of the files that we have.

First & Second Families & Civil War Society

In 1992, Southern Ohio Genealogical Society started the First Families of Highland County. Jean Wallis was president of the society in 1992 and has continually served as chairperson of FFHC ever since. During the past seventeen years, 1000 different ancestors have been proven by 200 descendants.
On June 8, 2006, we initiated the first members into the Second Families of Highland County.. As a member of SOGS you can request applications for either FFHC or SFHC by e-mail at: or download the forms from this web site.

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Proven Early Settlers

Early Pioneers of Highland County 1800 – 1860.

Over one thousand proven early residents of Highland County and the first date that they were residents are listed in alphabetical order. To search for your ancestral surname, click on one of the alphabetical groupings. This list continues to grow as new First and Second Family ancestors are proven each year.

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