Category Archives: history

No Need to Duck — It’s a Golf-free Day at the Octagon

Sunday, October 19 from 1:00-5:00 is Open House at the Octagon at the Newark Earthworks. This is one of only four (count ‘em: four) days per year when the public has full access to these incredible structures. The golfers will … Continue reading

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Funding for Presidential Records

This news release was passed my way this morning. I’m always encouraged when governments fund preservation of historical records. On September 26, the U.S. Senate passed the Presidential Historical Records Preservation Act, sponsored by Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) and Sen. … Continue reading

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The New Historical Scholarship

For a long time now, it has been said that historians do not value genealogy, choosing instead to focus on the “big picture” while considering the lives of everyday people unimportant to their studies at hand. Ever since returning to … Continue reading

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So Many Records… So Little Time

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I’m behind in posting Tombstone Tuesdays. In fact, I’m behind in posting darn near anything! The problem has not been a lack of things to write about. On the contrary — … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Chief Black Hoof

This week’s Tombstone Tuesday features a tombstone (or, more properly, a cenotaph) of a man you’ve probably never heard of who was part of a story that you’ve likely heard only one side of. If I were to ask you … Continue reading

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Waxing Nostalgic and a Seriously Cool Bag

What do we think about the past? That might seem like an odd question for genealogists, but I think it is one worth exploring. Recently, I’ve become rather fascinated with old signs. Whether neon, electric, or vacu-formed, they seem in … Continue reading

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I hit a Waymarking milestone today — my 100th approved Waymark! The honor (such as it is) goes to Second Capitol of Ohio in the Ohio Historical Markers category. This marker (#7-60) is in front of the Muskingum County Courthouse … Continue reading

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More military resources

From the latest issue of Genealogy Gems, published by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne: In the “Our Military Heritage” portion of are the following new resources: Civil War: –Abstract of General Orders … Continue reading

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Celebrating Ohio’s Bicentennial

After reading the title of this post, those of you familiar with Ohio history might be thinking, “Amy, you’re 5 years too late.” Yes, I know that Ohio’s Bicentennial was March 1, 2003. However, I just wanted to explain the … Continue reading

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Action needed on Preserving the American Historical Record act

From the Records Preservation and Access Committee website: Congressmen Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and Chris Cannon (R-UT) have issued a “dear colleagues” letter to the members of the House of Representatives, inviting them to sign on as original sponsors to the … Continue reading

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