Sunrise in Ohio on November 16th

It is my understanding that on Monday, November 16th, at 7:18 AM, we will see a spectacular sunrise here in Ohio. Might I encourage you all to set your alarms for a few minutes before this wondrous event and get…

Don’t Be Afraid of the Neighbors!

The neighbors adjoining the Isaly Library at the Ohio Genealogical Society are all decked out for All Hallow’s Eve. I cannot bring myself to pay a visit but we should not ignore the neighbors when searching our own family history.…

Be a Member!

Are you a member of a genealogical society in your community? We realize that many readers of our social media posts are not members of the Ohio Genealogical Society or any organized family history group for that matter. Why not?…

Time to Vote?

Oh my! The church has gone out on a limb and has gotten into politics. This is not quite true, but FamilySearch has supplied us all with a new image database offering this week – Ohio Voter Records 1893-1960 –…

Ohio’s Township Records

You might be missing something if you haven’t checked out Ohio’s township records. In New York, they call them towns. They just don’t have any in Kentucky! Township records are a remnant of the parish chest in old England long…

Using PERSI Old Style!

At Rustic Pathways, the recent OGS virtual fall seminar, OGS editor Sunny Morton spoke on PERSI, the PERiodical Source Index, a project of the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana). This is an online index,…

Open Doors

Ohio Open Doors is September 11-20 this year, and this is 2020, so it is a virtual event! This program is sponsored by the Ohio History Connection, our state archives, and this year, Open Doors is celebrating “buildings and landmarks…

Getting Your Detective On!

Genealogy often takes a bit of detective work! Sometimes record groups do not appear as we think they should. Richland, the home county of the Ohio Genealogical Society, has administration records nicely labeled – Volume 1, 2, 3, etc. Perhaps…

Writing Contests

I’ve always been second best, but it feels so good to win! Did you know that the Ohio Genealogical Society sponsors a writing contest? The deadline is December 31st each year, but if you use 10 point Calibri font, you…