Category Archives: OHS Resources

New Records Available for Research Online

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and staff, two more sets of death records have been added to our online Death Certificate Index. That’s over 35,000 new records for you to search! Columbus Death Certificates, 1904-1908. Previously unavailable, the Columbus Death … Continue reading

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Who’s Who of the Ohio Penitentiary (pre-1923 edition)

The Ohio Penitentiary saw many prisoners escorted into the confines of its stone walls with chains around their ankles, keeping them segregated from the rest of the world.  The prison held those who committed crimes as petty as theft or … 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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Remembering Morgan’s Raid

In the summer of 1863 Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led his cavalry on a raid through Ohio that caused panic among Ohioans and a problem for the Union Army. Morgan crossed the Ohio-Indiana border with approximately 2,000 soldiers near … Continue reading

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Free Access to the Siebert Collection During African American History Month

In celebration of the heroes of the Underground Railroad, Ohio Memory and the Ohio Historical Society are excited to announce that we will be providing free digital access to the internationally-acclaimed Wilbur H. Siebert Collection during this year’s Black History … Continue reading

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Microfilm Room Gets a New Look

Come and see our new tile floor in the Microfilm Room, part of the Archives/Library at the Ohio Historical Society. The carpet previously covering the floor was starting to create a tripping hazard for our visitors, so immediate action was … 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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