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Here are a few dates to remember when you're searching for your ancestors:

- Ohio became a state in 1803.

- Monroe County was established in 1815.                (It was created from Belmont, Guernsey & Washington counties.)

- Noble County was established in 1851.                    (It was created from Guernsey, Morgan, Monroe, &                   Washington counties.)

- West Virginia became a state on June 20, 1863.    (It seceded from Virginia during the Civil War & joined the       Union.)

Knowing these tidbits could affect where and how you find information. 

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A number of Monroe County ancestors were Quakers who immigrated from Virginia & Pennsylvania when the Northwest Territory was opened for settlement.  Most were affiliated with the Belmont County Meetings before Monroe County was established in 1815.


Monroe County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society 

P.O. Box 641

Woodsfield, OH  43793

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