Category Archives: Research Tools

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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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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Family History Research: How to Find Naturalization Records

Interested in genealogy? Just getting started? Been at it for years? Join us at the Ohio History Center this Saturday, September 8, from 10am to noon, for the Genealogy Workshop: How to Find Naturalization Records. The United States is influenced by … Continue reading

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New Catalog is Online

The new Online Collections Catalog is in operation! Here are a few tips for using the system: 1. We recommend searching both databases– Library and Archives — to get the most accurate reflection of our holdings on a particular topic. … Continue reading

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Big News! OHS is Getting a New Online Collections Catalog!

UPDATE Due technical problems caused by a weather related power outage, there is a delay in our new Online Collections Catalog going online. The old catalog is still available for now. We will let you know when we expect the … 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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Collections Cataloged and Available

The Manuscripts and Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of collections are now cataloged and available to researchers. These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio History Center … Continue reading

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