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Upcoming Workshop – Family History Sources at the Columbus Metropolitan Library

Get a more intimate look at CML’s collection and services for genealogists. Areas include Ohio, other states and foreign countries and some of the special collections such as the Palatines To America (German) and Huguenot (French) collections. You’ll also learn … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop – Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center

This course offers an in-depth look at Ohio History Center holdings and their use in genealogy. Areas include Ohio public records, historical manuscript and audiovisual sources, and newspapers. This session is ideal for those who want to find out more … Continue reading

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History in the News

We were so excited about this one we actually forgot to post it! The Hunley has been unveiled! What is the Hunley you ask?  The Hunley was a Confederate ship built in 1863 and the first successful combat submarine ever … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop – Cornerstones of Genealogy

This course establishes the foundation for all further genealogical research. It provides the beginning genealogist or family historian with the scope, understanding, and sources of information used to prepare a family tree or family history. Describes the uses and sources … Continue reading

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Collecting the “Final Frontier”

OHS is happy to welcome this lovely signed photograph of Jim Lovell into our photographic collection. So why is OHS interested in a photograph of Jim Lovell? On March 25, 1928, James Arthur Lovell was born to Czech parents in … Continue reading

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I Found it in the Archives – 2012!

I Found It In the Archives! The 2012 Edition The Ohio Historical Society is sponsoring an I Found It In the Archives!  contest for 2012.  We had such an enjoyable experience last year hearing from people who submitted essays about their … Continue reading

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History influencing Pop Culture and strange archival discoverires.

Sometimes popular culture and history collide in unexpected ways. Take for example, horsemaning.  This is an internet fad inspired by planking.  For those not in the know, planking is the act of laying face down with hands along the side … Continue reading

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Civil War Artifacts Going on the Road

The Ohio Historical Society has developed an exciting program for historical and community organizations and libraries. Designed to enhance your Civil War programs, events and exhibits, our new program allows you to “rent” a collection of Civil War artifacts. In … Continue reading

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OHS Curator published in the Skeptical Inquirer

Ohio Historical Society Archaeologist, Brad Lepper, and former Curator of History, Terry Barnhart, along with two other authors have just published the first in a three-part series of articles for The Skeptical Inquirer written in response to the claims put … Continue reading

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Still spots open for exclusive, behind-the-scenes, Civil War tours!

There is still time to reserve your spot in the “Sneak Peeks: Behind the Scenes” tours of Civil War collections coming up in late July! Upcoming Dates: July 21, 6:30-9 pm and July 30, 1:30-4 pm Cost: $150 per person … Continue reading

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