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“Navigating Maritime History: A Comprehensive Webinar” with Peter McCracken of

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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Dive into the world of maritime history with renowned expert Peter McCracken, co-founder of, in an exciting, informative webinar hosted by the Ohio Genealogical Society. This one-hour session, tailored to both amateur and seasoned researchers alike, will navigate you through the vast ocean of maritime historical research.

Peter will guide you through the process of uncovering historical ship records, maritime voyages, and personal narratives, and how these can add depth and richness to your genealogical studies. Using the extensive resources of as a primary focus, he’ll demonstrate how to leverage its unique citation database to locate and learn about specific vessels, their voyages, and the people they carried.

But the journey won’t stop there. Peter will also explore other tools and techniques to further your maritime research, casting a wide net to ensure no stone is left unturned in your search for seafaring ancestors and maritime connections.

Finally, the session will conclude with a Q&A, providing an opportunity for you to ask Peter your most pressing maritime history and research questions.

Don’t miss this chance to deepen your understanding of maritime history research, uncover new resources, and add a new dimension to your genealogical investigations. Sail into the past with us and explore your history like never before.

We look forward to seeing you on board!


July 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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OGS is sponsoring its genealogical writing contest to reward amateur and professional genealogical authorship and to help fill the pages of its renowned journals with articles.
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