Category Archives: Research

Have You Had a Great Experience Using the OHS Archives?

Share your story and inspire others! Have you ever discovered a real treasure in the Ohio Historical Society’s Archives? Tracked down information about an elusive ancestor? Found OHS staff to be particularly helpful with your research? We invite you to … 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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Family History Research: The Civil War War (GW30B)

Are you interested in how to research the experience of an Ohio soldier during the Civil War?  Are you having difficulty identifying records of military service during this conflict?  This presentation will focus on the three main types of war … 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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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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Want to Know More about Camp Chase?

A recent article in the Columbus Dispatch discussed the possibility that there are Union veterans buried in the Confederate cemetery at Camp Chase: Blue Among Gray? An Amateur Historian Thinks Six Union Soldiers are Buried at Camp Chase, A Cemetery … Continue reading

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I Found It In the Archives National Contest

Voting is open! Voting started on April 1 for the “I Found It In the Archives” national contest. Visit the Society of American Archives web site to cast your vote for Ohio’s Brian Fox or one of the other great … Continue reading

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What Will We Learn about Serpent Mound in 2012?

Our archaeology curator, Brad Lepper, discusses the potential for using remote sensing to learn more about Serpent Mound in this round up of scientists in the Sunday Columbus Dispatch: New Year Holds Hope for Particles, Planets: Researchers are Eager to … Continue reading

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Home for Christmas …

Leading up to the holidays in December of 1903, Orville Wright sent a telegram home to his father, Bishop Milton Wright, about the now world-famous Wright Flyer flights of December 17th.  Orville was most excited about the final flight of … Continue reading

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Temperance Collections at the Ohio Historical Society

Have you been watching the Prohibition documentary on PBS? Would you like to know more about the movement to outlaw the sale of alcohol? The Ohio Historical Society library holds collections related to the temperance movement in Ohio, the U.S., … Continue reading

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