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…

Bringn’ 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…

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 –…