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Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups

The lineage society, Cuyahoga County Pioneers, was launched in 2004 for those who can prove descendency from an ancestor residing in Cuyahoga County before 31 December 1850.

In 2006, an additional program, Cuyahoga County Settlers, was launched for those who can prove descendency from an ancestor residing in Cuyahoga County before 31 December 1880.

2009 began a new level, called Cuyahoga County Centurions and is for family history enthusiasts who can prove they are descended from ancestors who were living in Cuyahoga County from 1 January 1881 up to 100 years prior to the current year.

An every-name index of the applications for all three groups 2005-2014, Pioneers, Settlers, and Centurions is here!

. A list of applicants for all three groups 2005-2014 is here.

Application information can be found here: Cuyahoga County Pioneers/Settlers/Centurions Application

A printable flyer is here.

The Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups are sponsored by the following genealogical organizations:

Brooklyn Genealogy Group, Computer Assisted Genealogy Group, Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society, Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (NEOCAG), and Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee.

Administrative responsibility rests with a steering committee as follows:

Chairman - Mac Sauer
Secretary - Mary Lou Bregitzer
Treasurer - Bill Frank
Head Judge - Jean Hoffman, CG
Judging Committee - Steering Committee Members
Historian - Mary Boehnlein
Certificate Chairperson - Ann Woznicki
Database - Linda Freeman
Publicity Chair - Fran Pickett
An induction dinner is planned by one of the sponsoring organizations each spring for applications completed and approved by 31 December of the previous year.

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