Organized January 8, 1895
Sunda Anderson Peters is a graduate of Granville Village Schools in Licking County and Kent State University. She is a retired teacher, who has been involved in genealogy since about 1980, mostly because her maternal grandmother insisted that her grandchildren attend family reunions to get to know their cousins.
She is a member of several lineage societies, including First Families of Ohio, Settlers and Builders of Ohio, Civil War Families of Ohio, Century Families of Ohio, National Society of United States Daughters of 1812, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendants.
Sunda has helped the genealogical community by editing the OGS Newsletter for many years and assisting with several publications, such as Ohio Towns and Townships to 1900 and Mansfield Cemetery and Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. She was an Ohio Genealogical Society Trustee for many years and now is the Past President, after serving as president for 4 years. Currently, she serves as secretary of the Richland County Chapter and president of the Richland Early American Center for History.
About twenty years ago she became interested in DNA research and wanted to use it to identify the birth parents of her paternal grandfather. She succeeded with the help of her uncle and cousins who were willing to test their DNA. Now she leads a group once a month as they discuss using DNA to solve genealogical puzzles. The talks is scheduled for 12 noon at the Library of the Ohio Genealogical Society in Bellville, Ohio.