Category Archives: Ohio Historical Society

Celebrate Ohio Statehood Day with These Resources

Today is Ohio Statehood Day. Happy 208th Birthday, Ohio! (You don’t look a day over 207!) What better way to celebrate than by checking out some great resources for Ohio research. Here are some of my favorites, including some that … Continue reading

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More hours at the Ohio Historical Society

The Ohio Historical Society has just announced that the Historical Center and the Archives/Library will be open more hours! Beginning July 1, the hours will be: Thursdays 10am – 7pm Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 5pm This is fantastic news, … Continue reading

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Tricking a Database into Giving Me What I Want

Tonight while I was on Flickr, I came across this photo of Leon L. Devall’s tombstone with the title “135 years old?” According to the tombstone, he died in 1934. Since he’s buried in Ohio, I decided to look for … Continue reading

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Ohio Historical Society is closed this week

A reminder to everyone that the Ohio Historical Society — including the Archives/Library — is closed today (March 28) through April 3. You can thank the Ohio legislature and their massive slashing of OHS’ budget for this. Other OHS sites … Continue reading

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Ohio Historical to close for 1 week

The Ohio Historical Society has announced that, due to further funding cuts from the state, they will furlough employees and close specified sites for the week of March 28 – April 3. The sites that will be closed are: Ohio … Continue reading

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New Collections at the Ohio Historical Society

The Ohio Historical Society‘s Manuscripts & Audiovisual team has processed and catalogued several new collections. Some of them sound quite exciting, such as VFM 5699 “Civil War Muster Rolls, Payments and Enlistments” and VFM 5755 “30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry … Continue reading

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More Cuts at the Ohio Historical Society

The Columbus Dispatch today has a story (front page of the local section, above the fold) about yet more cuts at the Ohio Historical Society.  “The latest round of budget reductions ordered by Gov. Ted Strickland to make up a … Continue reading

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