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Did you know Superman is from Ohio?

I can hear you now saying “Wait just one second!  Superman is from Krypton!”  This is an inarguable fact; however, his earliest roots are in here in Ohio. Created in 1932 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is the … Continue reading

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Zoar Named One of 11 Most Endagered Places

Zoar, Ohio, has been named one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places for 2012 The designation, announced June 6, includes Zoar Village State Memorial, an Ohio Historical Society site that is administered for the society … Continue reading

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Using Chronicling America Podcast Series Now Online!

Using Chronicling America Podcast Series Now Online! Did you know that there are video podcasts that show you how to use Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s digital newspaper database, on the Ohio Historical Society’s YouTube Channel? From browsing to … Continue reading

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Archaeology Found in Collections!

What a find!  OHS Archaeologist found an unpublished manuscript in collections recently and has written up a post about it over on the Ohio Archaeology Blog.

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Design in the Atomic Age

July 16, 1945, Trinity site, New Mexico – the first detonation of a nuclear bomb heralded the birth of the Atomic Era. Despite the ominous display of nuclear science’s potential for destruction, Americans of the 1950s were ready envision its … Continue reading

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Webinars on Controversy

Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About is a thought provoking new exhibit at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, OH.  The exhibit features five challenging objects from Ohio Historical Society collections that focus on the nature of stereotypes and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop – Getting The Most From Online Sources

The World Wide Web has been a boon to family historians, allowing easy access to all sorts of information. But where do you go after checking out Ancestry.com and Cyndi’s List? This session will serve as an overview to resources … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop – Genealogy Forum

Are you not sure how to start your family history? Do you have a genealogy problem or “brick wall” that seems nearly impossible to solve? Bring us your questions and we’ll guide you to search strategies and resources that might … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop – A Trip through Time with the Census

Census records are the key to adding real life to your family history. They contain a wealth of family and social information and rank next to vital statistics in their value to the genealogist. This course examines the data within … Continue reading

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Contestant #1

While doing standard obituary lookups in the Toledo Blade microfilm at the OHS archives, I was getting to the bottom of my list when I came to Maggie Kohne who died May 17, 1897. She had been on my list … Continue reading

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