Category Archives: Local Government Records

Ohio Archives and Libraries Awarded Preservation and Digitization Grants

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces it has awarded grants to ten institutions to support archival projects. The funded projects include organizing and preserving historical records and cataloging and digitizing records for improved access. Overall OHRAB received thirty … Continue reading

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Celebrate Electronic Records Day 1010!

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is celebrating Electronic Records Day this Thursday, 10.10.  This is a day to raise awareness about the importance of electronic records and the need to properly manage and preserve them.  In honor of Electronic … Continue reading

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“Just the Basics for Townships” Webinar: October 22

The Ohio Historical Society—Local Government Records Program, which is a unit of the State Archives, is presenting a new “Just the Basics for Townships” webinar on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm.  The cost is $20.00 per registration. “Just … Continue reading

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What are Manumission Registers?

And more importantly, how do you find them? They are registers of free African Americans living in Ohio prior to the Civil War. Those that have survived are a rich genealogical and historical resource. The book Registers of Blacks in … Continue reading

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Ohio Archives and Libraries Awarded Preservation and Digitization Grants

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces it has awarded grants to eight institutions to support archival projects. The funded projects include organizing and preserving historical records and cataloging and digitizing records for improved access. The grants are funded … 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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Ohio Archives and Libraries Awarded Preservation and Digitization Grants

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces grants to 13 institutions for archival projects.  The grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  The funded … Continue reading

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State Archives Update

In April the State Archives presented a session on government records management at the Auditor of State’s annual Ohio Local Government Officials Conference held in Columbus. Approximately 45 officials from townships, municipalities, and counties attended the session. Also this past … Continue reading

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Archives in the News

Here is a link to a great story about work to preserve historical records in Licking County: County Workers Racing Clock to Save Precious Records from Being Destroyed

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