The Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold their monthly meeting and picnic on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, 2 p.m. at Stillwater Friends Meeting House, 61830 Sandy Ridge Rd., at the intersection of Roosevelt Rd. and Sandy Ridge Rd., Barnesville, Ohio.

Other genealogical society groups have been invited to join them. The public is also invited to share in the fellowship and learn about these active organizations. Reservations for the picnic are due Aug. 10. Chicken will be furnished. Those attending should bring a side dish to share, along with plates, cups, silverware, drinks, and chairs.

Applications will be accepted for the First or Pioneer Family until August 1, 2017. Specifications for First Families are those who settled in Belmont County before 1830. If you are a direct descendent of a person in Belmont County before 1830, then you qualify. The same specifications apply for Pioneer Families who settled in the county before 1850. The First and Pioneer Family Banquet will be held on Oct. 1, 2017.

For more information, e-mail or contact the following: Ann Clayton, (740) 425-1498 or e-mail; Sandy Saffield, (740) 425-1760 or e-mail; Ellen Brown, (740) 425-1509 or e-mail:; Marie Bundy, (740) 425-2623 or e-mail: