Category Archives: Digital Projects

A prestidigitator could not do better with your soiled shirts!

What is a prestidigitator you ask?  An illusionist or magician!  When is that last time you can think of someone using the word prestidigitator in normal conversation?  No one calls David Copperfield a prestidigitator, and I don’t blame them.  Calling … Continue reading

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This Just In: New Papers Added to Chronicling America!

The Ohio History Connection is pleased to announce that more historic Ohio newspapers have been added to Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s free digital newspaper database.  Issues from the following newspapers are now online and keyword-searchable: From Lower Sandusky/Fremont … Continue reading

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Hot off the Presses from Cincinnati and Medina

New Papers Added to Chronicling America! The Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that more historic Ohio newspapers have been added to Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s free digital newspaper database.  Issues from the following newspapers are now … Continue reading

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Can You Pass the Test? Teacher Certification Exams in Ohio’s Historic Newspapers

In order to teach in Ohio public schools, teachers now and in the past are required to pass formal examinations that measure their competency and academic skills in a variety of areas.  During the early 20th century, the Greenville Journal, … Continue reading

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More Ohio Newspapers Added to Chronicling America!

The Library of Congress has added another 9,000 pages of historic Ohio newspapers to Chronicling America! Kalida Venture (1845-1854) Maumee Express (1837-1838) Maumee City Express (1838-1840) Pomeroy Weekly Telegraph (1860-1866) Ravenna Democratic Press (1868-1895) Ravenna Ohio Star (1852-1854) Ravenna Portage County … Continue reading

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Still Time to Vote in Ohio Memory Madness

Ohio Memory Madness Final Four voting has begun. Who’s (I mean “what’s”) still in the running to become the 2014 Ohio Memory Madness Champion? • Defibrillator Prototype from the Dittrick Medical History Center vs. Dan Emmett Violin from the Ohio … 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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“Some Problems Solved for Housewives”: Cooking, Cleaning, Dressing and Entertaining in Historic Newspapers

When you think of reasons to read a newspaper, either in its traditional print or dynamic online format, it probably goes without saying that one of the first things you think of is news, whether it is local, state, national … Continue reading

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Who’s Who of the Ohio Penitentiary (pre-1923 edition)

The Ohio Penitentiary saw many prisoners escorted into the confines of its stone walls with chains around their ankles, keeping them segregated from the rest of the world.  The prison held those who committed crimes as petty as theft or … Continue reading

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Who Was Samuel Medary?

Praised by Democrats, denigrated by Whigs and Republicans and a household name to all, Samuel Medary, the “Old Wheel-horse of Democracy”, was a 19th century newspaper publisher, politician and spokesperson for the Democratic Party in Ohio. Though he wore many … Continue reading

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