Hiring an Archivist

The Ohio Genealogical Society is seeking an Archivist to manage its Lyle H. “Hal” West archive room. This is a full-time position with some Saturday work days. Educational requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in history, archival science, library science, or…

Winter 2022 Internship

The Ohio Genealogical Society is seeking a Winter Intern to begin in January 2022. This is a paid internship for a current college student. Any student can apply, but students with an interest in libraries, archives, genealogy, and/or history are…

PERIODICALS: For the Professional Only!

When a file is opened on a website, it is tallied in something called a “Click Through Rate” (CTR). It has occurred to us that many members are not clicking through and viewing our digital periodicals when they are posted…

Ohio Directories

Ohio city and county directories are listed in the OGS Library Catalog along with a complete PDF listing in the Research Resources section of Library Special Collections. These directories are fairly straight forward and are the topic of many genealogical…

What Exactly Is a Manuscript?

We ran an article on manuscript finding aids in Ohio Genealogy News recently, but we really did not define the word manuscript. It can mean different things at different institutions. What do we really mean by the word? The Society…

Ten Reasons to Use the Ohio Genealogical Society’s Samuel D. Isaly Library

The Ohio Genealogical Society will start its annual fundraising campaign in the coming weeks with some very worthwhile projects on our wish list. However, all fundraisers tell us that it is important to list your accomplishments up front. A new…

Bringin’ It Home: OGS 2021 Virtual Conference

2021 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference Four days of the nation’s best genealogical speakers, partnering with hundreds of other attendees, and you don’t even have to leave home this year! The dates: 14-17 April 2021 The place: Your Most Comfortable Chair…

Hunting Season

It’s hunting season again in Ohio! The deer, relegated to deer parks when I was a child, are now over abundant, as I can confirm, having been in four different vehicle interactions with them through the years. I often wonder…

Call for Lecture Proposals for 2022 Annual Conference

The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) announces a request for lecture proposals for the 2022 conference to be held April 27- 30, 2022, at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. Topics being considered include: The Jazz Age (anything that may have…

Search and Ye Shall Find

Our new OGS website design – www.ogs.org – was launched in May 2020 and our Digital Librarian, Linda Swanson, has been adding material that we digitized during the planning stages, over 260 items so far. With the pandemic keeping us…