Category Archives: Genealogy

I Found It In the Archives Contest: Finalist Sharen Bowers

Finalist: Sharen Bowers To place your vote click here. During one of my family history research quests at the Ohio Historical Archives/Library, I was fast forwarding through microfilm of an old Scio, Harrison County, Ohio newspaper, The Scio Weekly Herald, … Continue reading

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I Found It In the Archives Contest Finalist: Doug Tracy

Finalist: Doug Tracy To place your vote click here. I grew up knowing little about my family’s history. However, for some inexplicable reason, one extremely vague story did stick with me over the years – a strange tale about an … Continue reading

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I Found It In the Archives Contest: George E. Biggs

Finalist: George E. Biggs To place your vote click here. According to the death certificate of my second great grandfather, Nathaniel Keeran, he was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, 11 December 1801. I previously found his father, Reuben Keeran, my … Continue reading

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UPDATE: February 9th Genealogy Webinar Canceled

The genealogy webinar, Family History Sources at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, scheduled for Saturday, February 9, has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information about the 2013 Genealogy Workshop schedule, resources, and more, click here.

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Genealogy Webinars: Attend in Your Pajamas!

January’s a great time to get started on family history research. Here’s some good news, especially considering Ohio’s recent weather: now you can learn how to get started in compiling a family history without leaving home. Webinars Start Saturday, January … Continue reading

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Gift Giving Ideas from OHS

Give the Gift of Genealogy this Holiday Season Wondering what to get the genealogist in your life this holiday season? Whether your genealogist is just getting started or a seasoned professional, the Genealogy Workshops at the Ohio Historical Society have … Continue reading

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County Office Research: Focus on the County Auditor & the County Recorder

Have you ever wondered how or why records in a county office were created? The county auditor and recorder offices create a variety of records that help us understand where and how our ancestors were living. Finding an ancestor documented … Continue reading

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