Monday, June 30, 2014

More Ohio Newspapers Online

Jenni Salamon from the Ohio Historical Society has posted another announcement about more Ohio newspapers being added to the free Library of Congress newspaper database -

I am pleased to announce that three more papers have been added to Chronicling America!

· From Carrollton (Carroll County)

o Carroll Free Press, 1836, 1841-1858

· From Jackson (Jackson County)

o Jackson Standard, 1853-1888

o Jackson Daily Standard, 1873-1874, 1880-1881

Have a Happy Fourth of July!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pennsylvania Books Donated

Do you have ancestors in south central Pennsylvania? Bob Longbottom of Mogadore OH has donated a large collection of Pennsylvania works to the Ohio Genealogical Society. Many of these are newspaper abstracts and court records concentrated in the Bedford-Morrison Cove area. Many titles were compiled by historians James Boor, Frank Bayer, and others. There are many family histories. If you do a catalog search for "Longbottom Bedford County", 74 titles come up; and if you do a search for "Longbottom Blair County", there are 123 titles. Just doing a search for the donor "Longbottom" yields 213 new titles and we don't have them all catalogued yet. This is probably the best method if you wish to scan through all the new books from this donation.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

OGS Summer Sessions Schedule Released

Two posts in one day! The Ohio Genealogical Society has released its summer sessions program. All events listed here are at the OGS Library. Check the website for off-site events.

21 Jun - Sat – 1 PM – Doug Osborne on the History of Clocks (FREE)
11 Jul – Fri – 10 AM – Tom Neel on Creating a Family Archive at Home (FREE)
18 Jul - Fri – 6 PM – Richland Co Chapter Library Lock-in until midnight ($10 chapter members; $15 non-members)
19 Jul – Sat – 10 AM – Deb Abbott on Vital Records: the Cornerstone of Genealogy (FREE)
25 Jul – Fri - 10 AM – Derek Davey on Navigating Family Research (FREE)
2 Aug – Sat - 10 AM – Chris Staats on Order in the Court! – a History of Ohio’s Courts and the Records they Created (FREE)
8 Aug – Fri - 10 AM – Derek Davey on Civil War Research (FREE)
16 Aug – Sat - 10 AM – Jen Alford on Blogging for Genealogists (FREE)
30 Aug – Sat - 10 AM – Deb Abbott on A Gift of Legacy, Who is Writing Your Story? (FREE)
19 Sep – Fri - 10 AM – Tom Neel on Taking a Look at Common Pleas Case Files (FREE)
20 Sep – Sat - 10 AM – Jen Alford on Documenting Your Family Heirlooms (FREE)
3 Oct – Fri - 1 PM – Deb Abbott on African American Genealogy, from Slavery to Freedom (FREE)
4 Oct – Sat - All Day – Fall Seminar with D. Joshua Taylor – at the Quality Inn next door – 9:30 AM Beyond Belief, the Wealth of Genealogical and Historical Societies; 10:45 AM Online Resources for New England; 1:30 PM Mapping Your Success, Employing Maps for Genealogical Research; 2:45 PM New Tools and Ideas in Research (FEE, $40 OGS members; $45 non-members)
11 Oct – Sat - 10 AM – Susan Zacharias on Newsletter Rescue, Layout, Design, Content (FREE)

In order to set up seating and provide enough handouts, we do ask that visitors register in advance even for the free classes. Call 419-886-1903 to register or send an email to Tom Neel – – with  your summer class plans at the Ohio Genealogical Society library. Visitors may stay and research at the library after the classes without the usual library admittance fee. We do expect you to make a lot of photocopies and even drop a donation in the basket if you have good research luck! We are a non-profit after all, but we find that these FREE summer classes bring many new faces to our organization. Please enjoy a Summer of Learning!

More Free Ohio Newspapers Online!

This is actually week-old news because I am bad and don't always read my email at home. It's another newspaper message from Jenni at the Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society). The Fremont and Plymouth newspapers were from my own District 2 [Tom]!

Good Afternoon!

I am pleased to announce that several more Ohio newspapers were added to Chronicling America today:

·         From Lower Sandusky/Fremont (Sandusky County):
·         From Napoleon (Henry County):
·         From Plymouth (Richland/Huron Counties):

Happy searching!


Jenni Salamon | Project Coordinator, National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio
Ohio History Connection | 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43211