PERIODICALS: For the Professional Only!

April 30, 2021

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 by our Ohio Genealogical Society editors. Sunny Morton does Ohio Genealogy News and Susan Dunlap Lee does the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly. Access to our searchable publications going back to 1959 is one of the major benefits of OGS membership. Just log in (under My Account at with your email address and password (member number if you have not created a password). The Periodicals are under Genealogical Resources. The most recent releases are at the top.


Here are some of the selections in this issue of OGSQ:

Samuel Mitchell of Champaign Co Ohio, a Revolutionary Soldier
The Life of Joseph Kilbourn of Wayne County, Northwest Territory
Robert Gray’s Disputed Marriage Contract, 1813-1817
Lydia Shellabarger, First Woman Mayor of Enon
Ohio Civil War Veterans Buried in Lake County, Illinois
Andrew Simon (1751-1828) Captured Twice, Scalped Once
Paternal Ancestry of Sophia Elizabeth Bamberger (1845-1909)
Putting Probate Documents to Good Use
Early Ohio: Abstracts from the Draper Manuscripts
Navy Service During World War II: Philatelic Genealogist
Revolutionary War Soldiers Project

Some great articles may be found in OGN as well:

Over 3M Images in 2020 Despite the Pandemic
Linda Reed Retires
Was Your Ancestor in the Civil War?
Producing a Family History?
Building Beyond: Your Past is Our Future
Crafting at the Library
Did my Ohio Ancestor Serve?
Compiled Family Histories
2022 Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Contest

I tend to read periodicals cover to cover. I always learn something new and valuable in each article. In a digital world, we can only improve ourselves if we make an effort. Take that first step by clicking on the website link when journal release announcements go out. After reading a few hundred such articles in our digital periodical archive, you will be a professional researcher too!

Tom Neel, OGS Library Director