Brief History-( We had a Dream! )
The Hamilton County Genealogical Society was "born" in April of 1992. And in mid-August of 1994, we purchased an old landmark building - the "Smith and Jones Implement" building. The "diamond" in this acquisition was the Smith and Jones Cotton Gin - the last operating cotton gin in Hamilton County, which is also the only cotton gin within a hundred mile radius.
Since that time, much work has gone into bringing about the transformation you see today. Under its new roof, you will find a large library/research room; two offices; a print and production room; a room for microfilm, microfiche and personal computer users; a large, fire-resistant vault; bathroom facilities; and storage area. The facilities are totally handicapped accessible.
The Family Community Center portion of the facility (all heated and cooled space) contains a large kitchen, 2 handicap restrooms and a 1600 sq. ft. multi-function room suitable for family reunions, meetings, and other gatherings. Nancy Hengst handles all reservations.
The Center is constantly growing and changing. Volunteer members are on duty and ready to assist. The public is invited to stop by for a visit or to make use of the Center on Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5.
Membership has grown to over 950 since January 1, 1999. Members are not only from the Hamilton area but extended throughout the United States and beyond its borders.
The Society is a non-profit organization which meets monthly at the Hamilton County Genealogy Library and Research Center. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM and are open to the public.
Membership forms available
Quarterly Journals to members
Query lookups available.
Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us concerning research fees.
Large meeting room available.