5 Hidden Treasures for Ohio Genealogy

Many of us have Ohio roots. (I sometimes joke that my family tree is a Buckeye!)¬†We’re lucky that Ohio is so rich in records and resources for genealogists. But with all of the materials that we have available, there are some that fly under the radar of many family historians. Here’s a look at 5…

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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, as the Historical Center and the Archives/Library are currently open only Thursday from 9am-9pm. It’s…

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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 his death certificate in the digitized Ohio Death Certificates on pilot.familysearch.org. The collection covers 1908-1953,…

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OhioCivilWar150.org

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 upcoming events Discussion forum A section for teachers I am looking forward to watching this…

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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 closed this week are: Adena Mansion & Gardens (Chillicothe) Armstrong Air & Space Museum (Waupakoneta)…

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