Category Archives: State Archives

Cold Enough for the Negatives

Plastic based film negatives were a technological wonder when they were introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1889.  Compared to the glass plate negatives that photographers had used for decades they were light weight, flexible and took far less room to … Continue reading

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Ohio Historical Society Budget Reductions

The Ohio Historical Society has taken steps to deal with significant budget shortfalls for the remainder of this year and in the next fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2008).  Information about those actions is included in the April 11, 2008 … Continue reading

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New Local Government Records at OHS

Check out the newest additions to our Local Government Records holdings!  We have recently catalogued microfilm from the following counties:  Allen, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, … Continue reading

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Moving Part 3

The new Microfilm Reading Room is ready for us to start moving cabinets.    This won’t happen ’til Monday.  We can’t wait!

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Deconstruction is Complete! (Microfilm is Moving Part 2)

As of today, the Rare Book Room is officially kaput.  The electricians are working to install the new outlets (at waist height, so no more crawling around on the floor to plug in your laptop) and to get the ceiling … Continue reading

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Microfilm is moving!

The Archives/Library will be moving the Microfilm Reading Room from its current location off the 3rd floor lobby to an area right next to the Main Reading Room.  Researchers will lose no access time with the newspaper and government records … Continue reading

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Archives Month In Ohio

October is Archives Month, a celebration of archives and special collections around the state and across the country.  In Ohio, this year’s theme is Reunions: Together in the Archives.  Reunions celebrate connections between people within a family, school, religion, organization, … Continue reading

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Local Government records at OHS

Local government records are one of the many types of archival resources at the Ohio Historical Society.  These records include local probate court birth, death and marriage records, as well as county recorder’s deed records, county auditor tax records and … Continue reading

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Ohio Naturalization Records

Family historians are often in search of the Immigrant: that person who was the first to step foot in America.  Naturalization records are one resource genealogists can use to determine the country of origin and the method of transportation used … Continue reading

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Please Support Increased Funding for the Ohio Historical Society and the State Archives/Library

One of the most important public functions the Ohio Historical Society performs is to administer the state archives. The State Archives works to collect and preserve documents pertaining to the operation of state and local governments so they may remain … Continue reading

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