Big Genealogy Doings In Tiny Caldwell (OH).

As long as I’ve been doing genealogy, there has been no active genealogy group in Noble County, Ohio. Many times, I thought about trying to get one going, but living over two hours away was a bit of an obstacle. Recently, though, thanks in part to genealogy classes held at the Caldwell Library by Deb Deal, the Noble County Genealogical Society has experienced a rebirth. Tomorrow, there is an open house – not only for the genealogical society, but also to celebrate the opening of the Caldwell Library’s new genealogy room.

I will be heading down, and will definitely join the group, even though I’ll likely never make a meeting. I just want to be sure to support something that was a long time coming. A little late notice, but come on down and join me!

Event info from the Caldwell Library’s Facebook page:
“The Noble County Historical Society and the newly revitalized Noble County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society have planned an Open House for Tuesday, June 5th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 p. in the Hospitality House at the Ball-Caldwell Homestead, located at 16 East Street, Caldwell. A tour of the Historic Home and The Barn will begin at 7:00 p.m. The official opening of the Barnhouse Genealogy Research Center and introductions of special guests will be the highlight of the evening will begin at 7:30 pm. Prior to the activities at the Open House, a visit to the new Genealogy Library (former bookmobile garage) at the Caldwell Public Library Annex, 517 Spruce St, Caldwell has been scheduled for 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested is encouraged to participate in this part of the evening’s events. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the Christopher Barnhouse book or some of the DVDs, you may contact the Noble County Historical Society at 740.732.5288 or stop in at the Historic Jail Museum, located at 419 West St., Caldwell, on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.”

 

And hey – here’s a map for readers who might be wondering where Noble County, Ohio is located:

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2 Responses to Big Genealogy Doings In Tiny Caldwell (OH).

  1. avatar Kay Brandt Hughes says:

    I certainly wish I lived close enough to be part of your genealogy group. My ancestors are from the Barnesville area, including Noble Co. They were Davey, Wharton, Harris, Reed, Price, and Hall families. Congratulations on the opening of your genealoogy society.

    Kay Hughes,
    Fort Scott,Ks.

    • avatar Chris Staats says:

      Hi Kay,

      I’m not actually a member (yet), but it was glad to see them get up and running. I was celebrating for them! I live a little over two hours away, so I do get down that way, but not very often. I plan to get down there early tomorrow to get some research in before the festivities! I have too many Noble County surnames to list (or to research as much as I’d like).