Meetings are held at the Richardson-Bretz Building, 119 West Fulton Street, Celina on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m (with some date exceptions due to holidays). Meetings are open to the public.
January 8, 2023
Member Pat Naveau will present, “10+ Free Online Resources to Jump-Start Your Genealogy Research”. She will share how to effectively focus your 2023 genealogy research goals using a variety of internet resources.
Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced researcher, the information will give you tips and tools to motivate and inspire you to learn more about your ancestors this year. Her presentation will begin at 2 P.M. on Sunday, January 8, at the Richardson-Bretz Building, 119 W. Fulton Street
in Celina, Ohio. The meeting is free and open to the public.
February 12, 2023
Nancy Hudson-Mauter, the fourth-generation owner of Hudson Jewelers in St. Marys, Ohio, will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Mercer County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. The meeting will be held on Sunday, February 12th at 2 pm at the Richardson-Bretz Building, 119 W. Fayette Street in Celina. Hudson Jewelers was founded in 1897 in St. Marys, Ohio by W.T. Hudson. It is one of the oldest continuing family-run jewelry stores in Ohio. The presentation will cover the Hudson Jewelers Business family history, and how to keep, preserve, pass down, and reinvent heirloom jewelry and watches.
March 12, 2023
The March 12, 2023, Mercer County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will be held at the Richardson-Bretz at 2:00 p.m. A roundtable discussion will be held. Please bring any questions or “finds” that you had to share with chapter members. The public is welcome.
April 16, 2023
Due to the Easter Holiday, the Mercer County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will be meeting on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the Richardson-Bretz Building at 119 West Fulton Street, Celna. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. with our speaker being chapter member Sam Schmitz. Sam was stationed in Germany and has made many trips to Europe over the years. He will be presenting “A Basic Introduction of How to Read Older Birth, Marriage, and Death Records Written in German, Latin, and French." Handouts will be provided. Please feel free to bring any records you are having difficulty translating. The meeting is free to the public and visitors are always welcome.
May 21, 2023
The May meeting of the Mercer County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will be held on
Sunday, May 21, 2023. This will be a field trip to Fort Recovery to visit the recently restored MorvillusOpera House at 101-103 North Wayne Street at 2:00 p.m. Tours guides will be Kim Rammel, Jill Andrews and Carol Jutte. They will be telling about the restoration of this historical landmark built in 1883. This tour requires a climb of 25 steeps steps and unfortunately, there is no elevator at this time. The public is also welcome to attend our meetings. If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please call MaryBrandon at 419-942-1466 and leave a message.