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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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The Ohio Historical Society has just launched a new website to raise awareness of Ohio’s role in the Civil War: OhioCivilWar150.org. The site features: Digital collections, such as Ohio regimental battle flags A timeline of Civil War events News about … Continue reading

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Lincoln Collection at the Allen County Public Library

Ever since the announcement that the documents from the Lincoln Collection at the former Lincoln Museum would move to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, I’ve been anxious to see just what treasures are in the collection. If … Continue reading

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Student History Conference at OSU-Newark Today

I am soooooooo far behind in my blogging that I’ve neglected to mention something I’m very excited about: presenting at the Student History Conference at Ohio State University – Newark today! I’ll be presenting two papers. The first is “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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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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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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Newark Earthworks Day, 2008

Yesterday, May 3, 2008, was Newark Earthworks Day. This annual event has been been in existence for several years, and this one was quite special. The day started at the Reese Center at the Ohio State University – Newark campus … Continue reading

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