The Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the history and genealogy of Crawford County, Ohio. Our society was chartered in 1974.

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1033  Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

We urge you to consider a donation or remember the Society when you prepare your Will or Trust.

Join us!  Become a member today!

Membership … Single membership, $8.00;  Joint membership, $10.00 and Sustaining membership $15.00 (helps promote Chapter projects for members who are not available to volunteer). Contact us for more information or join us at our next meeting!

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  • President – Jette CANDER
  • Vice President & Program Chair – Mary FOX
  • Recording Secretary – Kathy YAUSSY
  • Corresponding Secretary – Kim TEEPLE
  • Treasurer – Melissa LEPPERT


  • Anita ACKERMAN
  • Shirley GARDNER
  • Kevin KOHLS
  • Tony ROSE
  • Robert LEPPERT

Past President – Melissa LEPPERT

Awards … The OGS Awards began in 1996 for work completed in the 1995 Chapter year.  To date we have won:

Outstanding Chapter Award in 1996 – in 2003 – and in 2004.
Outstanding Officer Awards in 1996 by Treasurer Winnie Kleinknecht, in 1997 by President Mary Fox and in 2004 Winnie and Mary were honored as Co-Chapter Officer’s Award
Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award in 1996 by Carl Shumaker for all the cemetery publications and other work; in 1997 by Jean Gifford for her work on Obituary File;
The Genealogy Teacher Award in 1997 by Joe Blum (the only time we have won this special award)
Honorable Mention Award in 2000 to Esther Wagner for her work on the Obituary File;
Chapter Volunteer Award in 2002 to Rachel Miller for her outstanding work with the Obituary File
Best Books Award in 2002 two of our books won in their category for Liberty Remembers Veterans and Servicemen/Women of Crawford County Ohio and Rural and One Room School in Crawford County Ohio.

We are honored to receive these awards – Thank you very much to the Ohio Genealogical Society. There are always so many qualified people every year to consider.  Our Society also has many other additional hard working volunteers whose work is remembered by us and who are winners in our opinion.