Saturday, March 24, 2012

Perrysburg and Fremont Newspapers go Online

Good Morning!

I am pleased to announce that the following papers (over 10,000 pages!) have been
added to Chronicling America:

Perrysburg Journal (1853):
The Weekly Perrysburg Journal:
Perrysburg Journal (1868):
Fremont Journal:
Fremont Journal Extra:
Fremont Weekly Journal:

I will send out press releases to you and media outlets around the state to
announce the newest additions to the website soon.


Jenni Salamon
Project Coordinator
National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio
Ohio Historical Society

Saturday, March 17, 2012

ASG Scholar Award

The American Society of
Genealogists gives an annual $500 scholarship that can be applied to any of
three genealogical institutes: (1) the National Institute of Genealogical
Research at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.; (2) the Institute of
Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.;
and the Certificate Program in Genealogical Research at Boston University. For
details see the ASG website,

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Summer of Learn Programs at the OGS Library - ALL FREE:
Apr 28 - "Genealogy with the Stars: Using Astrology" - with Susan Zacharias at 10:00 AM
May 19 - "It's All About Time: 200 Years of Clock Making" - with Doug Osborne at 1:00 PM
Jun 1 - "Using Online Resources" - with Dr. Deborah Abbott at 10:00 AM
Jun 2 - "Using Newspapers in Your Research" - with Julie Wilson at 10:00 AM

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

OGS at Statehood Day

OGS President Sunda Peters sits at the display we did for Statehood Day in Columbus on March 1st. We met with other historians/genealogists/educators and legislators to congratulate them on renewing the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program and creating the Ohio Historical Society tax check-off box for a new grant program. We also expressed our concerns about Senate Bill 181 (now in the House) which includes a committee to address cemetery legislation. We recommended adding social studies testing back into the grades 5 to 8 age group. We suggested that funding be provided to have more than the one current staff member in charge of public records management for Ohio. John Glenn and his wife Annie were guests at the event and he gave an excellent speech about the importance of history and reaching our young people. It is the 50th anniversary of his flight in space and his 90th anniversary on Earth!