Category Archives: Digitization

“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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“Killed by Pitched Ball”: Finding Ray Chapman on Chronicling America

On August 16, 1920, at the Polo Grounds in New York, Raymond “Ray” Chapman, star shortstop of the Cleveland Indians, stepped into the batter’s box in the fifth inning to face surly New York Yankees pitcher, Carl Mays. Mays had … Continue reading

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Digitizing Your Family History Workshop

Digitizing Your Family History Pictures, pixels, memory cards, storage: what do you do with all those great digital memories? This course provides an introduction to digitization for family historians. Learn how to select a scanner, basic scanning techniques, and software … Continue reading

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2012 OHRAB Archives Achievement Award Recipients

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) is pleased to announce that the Euclid Public Library and the Clark County Historical Society have received the 2012 OHRAB Achievement Awards. The OHRAB Achievement Award recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving … Continue reading

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Using Chronicling America Podcast Series Now Online!

Using Chronicling America Podcast Series Now Online! Did you know that there are video podcasts that show you how to use Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s digital newspaper database, on the Ohio Historical Society’s YouTube Channel? From browsing to … Continue reading

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Tips for Saving Your Digital Photographs

Many of us are taking many, maybe all, of our personal photographs with digital cameras and cell phones. There are steps that you can take to save them for the future. Saving *Download digital photographs from your camera and cell … Continue reading

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Four Dead in Ohio: Commemorating Kent State

Kent students protesting against a backdrop of tear gas May 4th is a date that looms large in Ohio history, as well as in the memory of many Americans. Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University, … Continue reading

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