The First Ohio Company of

The Jamestowne Society

The Jamestowne Society members are descendants of Jamestowne adventurers, founders and early settlers. Anyone with direct descent from an ancestor who lived or worked in the colonial town prior to 1700 is eligible for membership.  And while we are a "by invitation only" society, we are a welcoming society, so please be in touch if you have an interest in membership.

First Ohio Company is one of a growing number of companies of
The Jamestowne Society. It is composed of members of the Society who are interested in associating with other members in Ohio. Any member of the Jamestowne Society is welcome to join our company.

Do you think you might be eligible but aren't really sure? Don't hesitate to investigate further!  A list of qualifying ancestors and f
urther information about qualifications for membership can be found at review the qualifications for joining.

And be sure to check our "Meetings and Members" page -- those who are not already members but who might like to learn more are welcome to attend!


As an organization, we honor the memory and sacrifices of America's brave settlers to give our nation its roots; but we look to the future as well -- preserving and rediscovering artifacts that bring the Jamestowne period to life.




Welcome to The First Ohio Company of The Jamestowne Society!

A message from the Governor:

In spring of 2017, I was asked by Jane Mitakides to serve as Governor of the First Ohio Company of the Jamestowne Society.  I have been a member of the Jamestowne Society for the last couple of years. I have attended Heritage Week Programs in Washington,DC as well as the Spring meeting of the Jamestowne Society which is held in Williamsburg, VA.While there, along with other Governors and offices of the Societies from around the country,we visited historic Jamestowne for behind the scene tours. I am so very excited about about the important work going on right now to explore the archaeological site Jamestowne, and about the restoration project of the church tower, still standing from the 1639 church as well as the dig taking place under the floor of the church.

We welcome you! If you have an interest in joing us, please be in touch!

Bill Rybolt
Governor, The First Ohio Company of The Jamestowne Society
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