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.

The prime objectives of the First and Second Families of Highland County, Ohio, are to identify and honor the memory of the early pioneers of the county. The research and work necessary for discovering the pioneers and their descendants is intended to foster and encourage increasing interest in the people who contributed in any way – great or small – to establishing the county, its customs, culture, genealogy and history.

Once you have been inducted into the FFHC or SFHC you may complete a short one page application for your brother, sister, son or daughter for them to become members also. This is a nice way to share the research you have completed and allow family members to become FFHC or SFHC members. They will need to be a member of SOGS and pay the $30.00 application fee to be afforded this honor. They receive the same honors including a certificate and pin. This makes a special birthday gift that only you can give.

Click on application forms below to print:

Five Generation Chart
FirstFamily Application
Second Family Application
FFOHC Relative Application
FFHC Rules Of Evidence
SFOHC Relative Application
SFHC Rules of Evidence

Civil War Families of Highland County  –  New in 2020

§ You may click on any of the SOGS documents above and open them in Adobe Reader on your computer.
§ Then printout the document for your own use.