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2010 Geneaology Workshop Series

The Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library (OHS), the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) and the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society (FCGHS) jointly offer a series of programs designed to introduce family history researchers to the many records and resources available to … Continue reading

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Can I Get This Map Scanned?

The Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce the recent installation of a large format scanner. The scanner was purchased from Better Light, Inc. of San Carlos, California. Better Light is considered one of leaders in the development of high-quality … Continue reading

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Mobile Mastodon Skull: Creative Museum Solutions for Storage, Transport and Exhibition

In the fall of 1970 Ohio Historical Society staff were called to the farm of Rolland Farrington near Somersville (sometimes spelled Summersville), in Union County Ohio to recover more than 100 bones of a mastodon that were found while digging … Continue reading

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OhioPix for the Holidays

Looking for a unique holiday gift?  Would your favorite Buckeye fan like a historic photograph of Ohio Stadium?  Do you know any Civil War buffs who would appreciate images of Abraham Lincoln or one of Ohio’s famous generals?  The OhioPix … Continue reading

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New Materials Available to Researchers

The Manuscripts & Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of new collections are cataloged and available to researchers.  These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  They are available for use … Continue reading

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OHS Provide Resources for Story about WPA

In September several OHS staff members met with Joe Hallett, senior editor at the Columbus Dispatch.  He was interested in writing a story comparing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with the Works Progress Administration, an economic stimulus … Continue reading

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New Collections Available to Researchers

The Manuscripts & Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of new collections are cataloged and available to researchers.  These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  They are available for use … Continue reading

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Stories of the Underground Railroad Now Available Online

Now you can find the text of correspondence with Underground Railroad participants, photographs of agents and former slaves and maps of Underground Railroad routes online. This fascinating material about the Underground Railroad in Ohio and other states was collected and … Continue reading

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Come to Home Movie Day

Film archivists and historians have long appreciated home movies as examples of amateur film making and a rich historic record of everyday life.  To bring home movies out of the shoebox and help people view the original films, the Center … Continue reading

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Ohio Guide Scanning Project is Making Progress

More than a year ago we began our project to scan the Ohio Guide Photographs.  This collection was created by the Ohio Federal Writer’s Project, a New Deal era program that employed writer’s during the Great Depression. Beginning in 1935 … Continue reading

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