LIMA — The Allen County Genealogical Society is taking applications for the 2018 lineage societies.
First Family applicants must have an ancestor living in Allen County by 1840.
Civil War applicants must have an ancestor who served in the Civil War that was a resident of Allen County, died or was buried in Allen County or served from an Allen County unit.
Settlers and Builders must have an ancestor who resided in Allen County from 1841 to 1880.
All applicants must prove ancestry with documentation. Applications and further instructions are available for all three lineages by contacting the Allen County Genealogical Society at P.O. Box 1104, Lima, OH 45802-1104 or at AllenCoOGS@gmail.com or on Facebook.
Deadline for all applications is June 1.
An awards program with certificates and pins presented will be held for all approved applicants on Sunday, July 15 at the Allen County Museum auditorium.