Category Archives: Current News

Zouave Ambrotype Returns to Campus Martius Museum

A rare photograph that went missing from the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, Ohio will return home. On November 21, 2014 Ohio History Connection staff will install the unique photograph of Zouave soldiers taken early in the Civil War on … Continue reading

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#AskAnArchivist Day Is October 30!

Ever had a question for an archivist that you have not had the chance to ask? Today archivists around the country, including archivists at the Ohio History Connection, are taking to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag … Continue reading

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Welcome Becky Preiss Odom

We are very excited to introduce our newest history curator, Becky Preiss Odom. Welcome to the Ohio History Connection! My love of history began in the fourth grade when I researched my house for a school project. I went to … Continue reading

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Adoption Research for the Family Historian

Register now! Learn about the history of adoption, the adoption process, access and restrictions regarding adoption records, adoption research strategies and the use of DNA testing. Ohio History Connection collections that include adoption information will be highlighted with examples of … Continue reading

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New Death Records Now Available Online in the Ohio History Connection’s State Archives

The Ohio History Connection’s State Archives’ online catalog of death records has expanded. On October 1, the Ohio Department of Health transferred nearly two million death certificates from the years 1954 to 1963 to the Ohio History Connection. Previously, these … Continue reading

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State Wide I Found It In the Archives Contest

Cast a vote for your favorite I Found It In the Archives entry from institutions across Ohio! The statewide competition is sponsored by the Society of Ohio Archivists. There are finalists from three organizations: Ohio History Connection University of Akron … Continue reading

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Unfurling a Piece of Civil War History

After a long journey one of Ohio’s Civil War battle flags has found its way home. In a ceremony last January the Ohio Society Daughters American Revolution (DAR) transferred the regimental flag of the 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) to … Continue reading

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