Category Archives: Research

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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Getting to Know Amunet

For decades visitors to the Ohio Historical Society have been intrigued by the Egyptian mummy in a wooden coffin that was long on exhibit. Her identity and her life story were unknown. Recent research, tests and consultation with experts in … Continue reading

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Capturing a Moment: The Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Time Capsule

At the Ohio Historical Society, the curators are often asked about unusual objects in our collection. We come across interesting objects every day when doing research for articles and exhibits. Today, I came across something intriguing in our collections facility, … Continue reading

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Emerson Burkhart and the Works Progress Administration

“A real artist is one who knows that culture is a way of living, the sum total of what goes on around you during your life is the warehouse of your art. Your feelings of love and hate about this … Continue reading

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Genealogy Webinars: Attend in Your Pajamas!

January’s a great time to get started on family history research. Here’s some good news, especially considering Ohio’s recent weather: now you can learn how to get started in compiling a family history without leaving home. Webinars Start Saturday, January … Continue reading

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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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