Category Archives: Digitization

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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Test Your Ohio Memory!

Posted by Ohio Memory Test taking. Courtesy of Pontifical College Josephinum Here at Ohio Memory, we are always working on new ways for users to interact with the digital materials from our collections. So today we’re excited to let you know about … Continue reading

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More Ohio Civil War Era Papers Now Online at Chronicling America!

On February 6, 1862, Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman surrendered Fort Henry, located on the Tennessee River, to Union forces led by Ohioan General Ulysses S. Grant. The Belmont Chronicle declared this a “Brilliant Naval Victory” in its February 13, 1862 … Continue reading

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Ohio Civil War Newspapers Now Available on Chronicling America!

Ohio Civil War Newspapers Now Available on Chronicling America! 150 years ago today, on November 7, 1861, Ohioan General Ulysses S. Grant led Union troops in the Battle of Belmont (in Missouri) against the forces of Confederate General Leonidas Polk. … Continue reading

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They Like Us, They Really Like Us!

The OHS web site is on Family Tree Magazine’s list of Best State Websites for Geneaology! We are only one of 75 websites to be recognized. What are some of our online resources that got their attention? Check them out … Continue reading

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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Searching for Newspaper Pages in Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Everything you know and love about Chronicling America  just got better. The Library of Congress  recently updated the website, which is home to select digitized American newspapers from 1860 to 1922 and information about American newspapers from 1690 to present. … Continue reading

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Stay Cool on Saturdays in June at the Ohio Historical Center

If you are looking for a way to beat the heat in June, visit the Ohio Historical Center. In addition to our new exhibit, Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See, there will be staff talks on the museum floor every … Continue reading

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