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In April Learn More about Health and Wellness in History

During curators talks in April learn more about the dangers of severe weather, injuries to animals, the affect of the prehistoric diet on teeth and war gardens. April 5 Blown Away: 40th Anniversary of the Xenia Tornado On April 4, … Continue reading

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Birdie Schmidt Larrick: A Columbus Girl’s Unusual Adventures

Printed in the April 15, 1945 issue of the Columbus Citizen are five pictures under the heading “Camera Record of Columbus Girl’s Unusual Adventures.” That Columbus girl was Birdie Schmidt Larrick who during World War II became the only women serving in the Red … Continue reading

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Ohio Archives and Libraries Awarded Preservation and Digitization Grants

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces it has awarded grants to ten institutions to support archival projects. The funded projects include organizing and preserving historical records and cataloging and digitizing records for improved access. Overall OHRAB received thirty … Continue reading

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Lilly Martin Spencer: Artist and Ohioan

Join curator Emily Lang for a talk on Lilly Martin Spencer on Saturday, March 22 at 2 pm at the Ohio History Center and see some of the artist’s work in person. During the mid 1800s Lilly Martin Spencer (1822-1902) … Continue reading

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New Records Available for Research Online

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and staff, two more sets of death records have been added to our online Death Certificate Index. That’s over 35,000 new records for you to search! Columbus Death Certificates, 1904-1908. Previously unavailable, the Columbus Death … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Brick Wall Problems in German-American Research at the Ohio History Center, March 15

The Ohio Historical Society, in partnership with Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society and the Columbus Metropolitan Library, is proud to host nationally-renowned genealogist Dr. Michael Lacopo at the Ohio History Center on Saturday, March 15, from 10:30am – 12:30pm, as … Continue reading

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Celebrate Ohio Statehood and Women’s History

Curators’ talks for the month of March celebrate 211 years of Ohio statehood and the pioneering achievements of Ohio women. March 1 Happy Birthday Ohio! Celebrate Ohio’s 211th birthday and learn about the efforts that led to Ohio’s statehood on … Continue reading

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Finding the Leaves of Your Family Tree in the Pages of Online Newspapers

Newspapers contain a wealth of information for those researching their family history. Whether it’s a birth announcement, death notice, business advertisement or report about a crime, you can find all kinds of things in newspapers. And while these historical treasures … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Shawl with an Extraordinary Story

Sometimes the story of how we acquire an object is just as fascinating as the object itself. So is the case of a plain shawl donated in 1943. James Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. … Continue reading

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Riddles, Puzzles, and…More Ohio Newspapers Added to Chronicling America!

When looking for a quick laugh to rest your mind or a brainteaser to stretch it, it’s practically second nature for us to turn to the countless jokes, puzzles and other diversions available on the Internet.  But have you ever … Continue reading

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