The Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society moved into a designated space in the Grove City Visitor Center and Museum after completing negotiations with the Grove City Area Visitors and Convention Bureau in 2009. 

 Jayne Davis, president of the genealogical group, was excited with the prospect of moving to Grove City and working closely with the Bureau and the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.

Southwest member Pamela Drone was instrumental in getting discussions started between the two organizations. Davis said the county organization voted Aug. 17 to actively pursue a lease with the VCB.

 The county organization previously met at the Harrison House, 570 W. Broad St., a house reputed to have been the headquarters for General William Henry Harrison during the War of 1812.  They moved into the Harrison House in June 1985.

 The group was first organized as the Franklin County Genealogical Society on May 26, 1970 when Dr. Helen Wikoff invited a few friends to her house who were interested in family research. Ms. Davis has also indicated the county organization will also help staff the new museum during the week.