Application Process to the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio
Membership Application Process
The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio:
- The Ohio Society accepts men of direct blood descent (not by adoption) from the person who served in the U.S. or State military during the War of 1812 and can offer proof of such service and descent. Applications can be typed online and then printed. Applications cannot be submitted online. Applications must be printed on 8-1/2” x 11”, acid-free paper (available in many stationary stores). Since approved applications are retained indefinitely in the Society Archives, acid-free paper helps avoid degradation.
- Applications to The Ohio Society should be submitted in duplicate, along with one copy of all related genealogical proofs, to the registrar in the state society in which the applicant resides. The final application copies should be unfolded. The General Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio contact information is at the bottom of this page.
- When States submit an application to the Registrar General for approval; please ensure the assigned State Number is on the application. The application fee for membership in the Ohio Society is $35. This fee includes the current year’s dues. Checks should be made out to: The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio. The annual membership dues are $25. Life memberships are available.
Please be sure to complete the portion showing the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, and email address, so contact can be made should a question concerning the application arise.
- Proofs are not forwarded to the General Society. Genealogy verification is the responsibility of the State Registrar and or Genealogist. Genealogical proofs are retained by the State. Only the Application Form and a check will be forwarded and recorded in the National Society. The information on the soldier’s service must include dates of service, regiment, state of service, etc. Without the dates of service (even approximate), we cannot confirm they qualify during the period that is approved. The application as well as Genealogical proofs and other documents of service and family descent should accompany the application to:
The Ohio Registrar/ Genealogist,
Elnathan Paul Morehouse, Jr.
27 Casterton Ave
Akron OH 44303-1001
If you are experiencing any delay with your application or are having difficulty accessing its contents, please refer to:
Craig Fisher, President & Webmaster
5545 Woodridge Dr.
Toledo, Ohio 43623-1061
Click on the link below to download the most current application form for Membership. This form has read/write capabilities to fill in appropriate service information and linage. The Society’s Registrar Cannot process an electronic application. It MUST be printed for proper processing.