Category Archives: Research Tips

Beginning Your African-American Genealogy

There is still time to register for Beginning Your African-American Genealogy Join us to learn about searching for your African-American ancestors from experienced researcher Gayle Wilson. Get direction in locating and using resources specific to African-American research and find out … Continue reading

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Art Research at the Ohio History Center Archives/Library

Interested in Ohio art? The Ohio History Center Archives/Library has several collections related to Ohio art and artists! Highlights include: Artists: Lilly Martin Spencer SC 1122 The photographs are of paintings by Lilly Martin Spencer, including two different self-portraits and … Continue reading

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Getting Started on Your Genealogy Webinar

Take an Ohio History Connection genealogy class from anywhere! Learn how research tools like vital statistics, census records, land records and probate files can help you build your family tree. We’ll also provide you with additional resources like military records, … Continue reading

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A prestidigitator could not do better with your soiled shirts!

What is a prestidigitator you ask?  An illusionist or magician!  When is that last time you can think of someone using the word prestidigitator in normal conversation?  No one calls David Copperfield a prestidigitator, and I don’t blame them.  Calling … Continue reading

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Birds, Tomatoes, Vaudeville and More

During curators talks in May our staff will be discussing a wide variety of topics! May 3 Tis Sweet to Be Remembered: Josephine Klippart, A Columbus Artist Who Got Her Starting Drawing Birds and Fish Josephine Klippart was a Columbus … Continue reading

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Finding the Leaves of Your Family Tree in the Pages of Online Newspapers

Newspapers contain a wealth of information for those researching their family history. Whether it’s a birth announcement, death notice, business advertisement or report about a crime, you can find all kinds of things in newspapers. And while these historical treasures … Continue reading

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What are Manumission Registers?

And more importantly, how do you find them? They are registers of free African Americans living in Ohio prior to the Civil War. Those that have survived are a rich genealogical and historical resource. The book Registers of Blacks in … Continue reading

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