Donation Policy


The Warren County Genealogical Society (WCGS) appreciates donations of your time, materials that have genealogical content, and monetary contributions.  Past donations have greatly contributed to our Resource Library and Society. 


Monetary Donation


Monetary donations help our society remain active and productive.  This type of donation is placed in our general fund unless otherwise specified and can be used for a variety of things ranging from purchasing or publishing new books to purchasing new equipment or software to be used in our library.


The Warren County Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible.  If you wish to specify a particular purpose for your donation, please contact us for more information.

Donations are accepted through PayPal, credit or debit card, or via check (mail to WCGS, 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH  45036-2358).  To donate using PayPal or credit or debit card, click on the Donate button below and make the appropriate choices on the page that appears.  You do not need to be a member of PayPal to use this method, just enter the amount you would like to give and click the "Donate with a Debit or Credit Card" button.  Enter the information requested, click the "Donate Now" button near the bottom of the page, and complete your transaction with PayPal.

Time Donation


WCGS is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization.  To be successful, we are dependent on volunteer time and expertise.  The following are ways to help our society by donating time:

  • Serve as an officer, board, or committee member

  • Give a presentation

  • Submit an article to Heir Lines

  • Help with one of our Projects

  • Work as a volunteer in our Resource Library


Genealogical Materials Donation


Family genealogies or histories related to Warren County or its residents, county histories, biographical sketches of residents, indexes, and abstracts or transcriptions of vital records, newspapers, probate records, or cemeteries are greatly desired.  CDs or DVDs will be accepted if they are not available in any other format.  Microfilms of genealogical data will also be accepted.  We also accept Family Group Records, Pedigree Charts, copies of the pages from Bible records, and photos of local residents.


Upon receipt, the donated material will be reviewed and a decision made regarding retention.  A letter of thanks will be sent to the donor or their heirs if gifts of the estate, and the material will become the property of the Warren County Genealogical Society.  Please include a signed donation form (see below) along with any submission.


Due to limited space, not all donations can be added to our collection.  Donors are encouraged to submit items in bound format.  Please organize records before submission.  Duplicate items may be retained if they are in better condition than what is currently in use.  Items not being retained will NOT be returned unless previous arrangements have been made.  Please indicate on the form your wishes regarding items not being retained.  If nothing is noted, it will be the decision of the society how the materials will be handled.  WCGS reserves the right to withdraw donations from our library collection if they become obsolete or can be replaced by newer editions.

Thank you for helping us support our members and the community!



Donation of Materials

Donation of Electronic Materials


An easy way to support WCGS as you do your shopping this year is to use the link to the right and shop at AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charity of your choice!  While it may not seem like much, those little bits add up!

You'll be able to tell if you are shopping from the correct page if you see the AmazonSmile logo in the corner of the page and "Supporting Warren County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society" below the search bar.

Using the link to the right takes you directly to our organization's page, so you don't have to hunt for it.  Your help and support is greatly appreciated!

Every Little Bit Helps!