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First Families of Williams County

First Families has a long history in Williams County.  The first members were inducted in 1984.  Now, 35 years later, we currently have 221 members in our FFWC Roster and over 700 ancestors.


Any current member of WCGS who is a direct descendant of one or more individuals who settled within the area designated as Williams County on or before December 31, 1860 is welcome to apply for membership of First Families of Williams County.

What is needed

  • Completed FFWC application including each step of descent from the ancestor to yourself
  • Documentation to support the lineage to the ancestor
  • Application fee of $20

Please review the Rules of Application before starting.

Induction in FFWC

New members are officially inducted into FFWC every June at the annual banquet and will be presented with a certificate and pin.



If you have questions about First Families of Williams County, please contact Kim Smith, Lineage Chairperson, at or by mailing your questions to WCGS, PO Box 293, Bryan, OH 43506 ATTN: Kim Smith.

FFWC Members

FFWC Ancestor List