Category Archives: Newspapers

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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Chronicling America’s 5 Millionth Page!

More Ohio Newspapers Now Available on Library of Congress Website Chronicling America just added its five millionth historic newspaper page! With this latest update to the Library of Congress website, over 5.2 million pages from 801 newspapers representing 25 states … Continue reading

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Come See the ScanPro 2000

The Archives Library has gone high tech with the purchase of a ScanPro 2000, our first digital microfilm reader/printer/scanner. In addition to being more reliable than our aging analog reader/printers, the ScanPro 2000 has some cool features we think our … Continue reading

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New Addition to Newspaper Collection

Did you know that Ohio Historical Society has many Ohio newspapers on paper and microfilm? Thanks to a generous donation the collection just got bigger! We are pleased to announce that the Bliss Memorial Public Library in Bloomville, Ohio recently … Continue reading

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Ohio Has a History of Hot Weather

NBC4 meteorologist Ben Gelber was at the Ohio History Center today to research previous Ohio heat waves. Our extensive collection of Ohio newspapers provided numerous headlines about high temperatures in earlier decades, particularly the 1950s. Watch the story online: Is Our … Continue reading

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Jordan Anderson, former slave who penned a sarcastic letter to his former master

We recently came across an article written by the Associated Press about a former slave named Jordan Anderson.  Anderson was a on a Tennessee plantation before he was freed by Union troops in 1864.  He spent the remainder of his  … Continue reading

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Newspaper Research for Genealogists Workshop

There is still time to register for Newspaper Research for Genealogists! Newspapers contain vast amounts of family history information beyond obituaries yet are often overlooked as a resource. This class will cover birth, death and marriage announcements as well as … 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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Civil War Correspondence on Chronicling America

“And better than all, these Sunday resting spells give the soldier an opportunity to write letters” Civil War Correspondence on Chronicling America Civil War soldiers did not spend every day at war engaged in combat, and, on Sunday, June 14, … Continue reading

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Women and children first

On April 15, 1912, when the Titanic sank to the bottom of the icy northern Atlantic Ocean, it took some 1,500 lives with it. The ship’s captain, Edward John Smith, American businessman John Jacob Astor IV, shipbuilder Thomas Andrews, Jr., … Continue reading

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