This is a weblog about genealogy in and about the State of Ohio. It will feature news and views (mostly mine) about developments of interest to genealogists doing research in Ohio, no matter where they reside.--Wally Huskonen

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

State Library of Ohio Ends Gen Services: Collection Moving to Columbus Library

The following is an announcment issued today by the State Library of Ohio:

After many years, GENEALOGY SERVICES AT THE STATE LIBRARY OF OHIO ARE ENDING COMPLETELY as of April 19, 2007. The entire genealogy collection is being moved to the main location of the Columbus Metropolitan Library at 96 S. Grant Ave. on the east side of downtown Columbus (near Grant Hospital). The collection will be available for use there BEGINNING APRIL 25. They will provide in-the-library access to the same online genealogy services.

Some advantages of the new location are: Extended Hours -- the new location is a public library that includes evening and weekend hours; Larger Staff -- the new location has over three times the number of staff working in the Genealogy area; a Larger Budget to add material to the collection.

Beginning April 25, 2007, here is the contact information for Genealogy servives:

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Genealogy, History and Travel
Attn: Genealogy
96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-645-2275 (ask for Genealogy)

E-mail: history@columbuslibrary.org

Web site: http://www2.blogger.com/www.columbuslibrary.org

Thank you for your use of the services at the State Library of Ohio.

Monday, April 09, 2007

3-day Ohio Genealogy Society Conference Begins April 12

The Ohio Genealogical Society convenes its 2007 Conference on Thursday afternoon, April 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Several workshops are scheduled for the opening afternoon and evening.

On Friday, April 13, the opening general session features Glenn Harper, architectural historian, speaking on the theme of the conference, "Along the National Road--Your Avenue to the Past." Glenn will recount the National Road's past and highlight its future. He will draw from his book, A Traveler's Guide to the Historic National Road in Ohio, as well as pass along folklore, stories, and colloquial expressions that have made the legendary road so emblematic of the American experience.

Following his presentation, 24 lectures will be given by genealogical experts from around the country in six tracks: Ohio, Migration, Technology, Methodology, Records, and Military.

On Saturday, April 14, the conference schedule includes 30 presentations in these six tracks: Ohio, Surrounding States, Methodology, Records, and Ethnic/Religious.

For the complete program, go to www.ogs.org.