SCCOGS Annual Banquet.
Common Pleas court is often a mystery to genealogists, partly because the office holder is called by another name - Clerk of Courts - and partly because we get a little shocked when we find out all the "good stuff" about our ancestors. We'll look at lawsuits, criminal records, divorces, bastardy cases, land partitions, quadrennial enumerations, earmarks, minister's licenses, tavern licenses, coroner's inquests, naturalizations, supreme court records, and we will closely examine a case packet. What a wide range of subjects, but that is common pleas!
Tom Neel is the retired Director of the Ohio Genealogical Society. He was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with majors in history and botany-bacteriology and secured his Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. He is a resident of New London OH and spends much of his free time at the New London Area Historical Society museum which he co-founded in 1985. In retirement, he is busy compiling some of his own family histories.