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Workshops and Webinars

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Local History Office and Ohio Local History Alliance Workshops

2013 History Fund Help Webinars

History Fund Help webinars will walk applicants through the application process, offer tips to make the process go smoothly, and answer your questions.  To learn more about the History Fund and to view recordings of the webinars, click here.  

Historic Sites and History Day Webinar

Learn about the National History Day in Ohio program and about the many different ways your historical society or museum can participate.  You can view the recording of this webinar here.

The Ohio Historical Society offers a variety of workshops of interest to the local history community. 

January 9: Genealogy Webinar: Chronicling America: Online Historic American Newspapers for Genealogy Researchers, 7-9pm. Did you know that more than 200,000 pages of Ohio's historic newspapers are available free online? Join the staff of the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio to learn how you can access decades worth of historic newspapers on the Library of Congress website Chronicling America to find clues to your family's history. This webinar is presented free with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. Free. Advance registration required. (614)297-2510 or

January 18: Tracing Your House's History, 9:30-11:30am, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Head Librarian Becky Hill explains how to use printed and online sources to track down the owners and history of  property through deeds, Sanborn maps, city directories, tax records, and other sources. Sponsored by RootsMagic Inc. $10, $5/student. (800)998-7737 or

February 1: Genealogy Tutorials Online, 10am-Noon, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. Enhance your genealogy research skills by learning how to use Columbus Metropolitan Library's free online classes and tutorials. Free. Advance registration recommended. (614)645-2275 or

February 15: Digitizing Your Family History, 10:30am-12:30pm, Ohio History Center, Columbus. Pictures, pixels, memory cards, storage: what do you do with all those great digital memories? Get an introduction to digitization for family historians. Learn how to select a scanner, basic scanning techniques, and software for managing your digital images. We'll emphasize best practices for digitization, including evaluating copyright and developing back-up procedures for long-term storage. $20; $15/OHS member. Advance registration required. (614)297-2510 or

February 22: Make-A-Book Class, 9:30-11:30am, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Learn how to make your own personalized book using Lessons learned in this class can be applied to creating photo books, family histories, heritage cookbooks, personal stories, or children's books. Instructors are Hayes Head Librarian Becky Hill and Head of Photographic Resources Gil Gonzalez. Sponsored by RootsMagic Inc. $10, $5/student. (800)998-7737 or

March 1: Find Your Irish Ancestors Online, 10am-Noon, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. Do you have the Luck o' the Irish in you? Learn how to find your Irish ancestors online. Free. Advance registration recommended. (614)645-2275 or

The Ohio Historical Society’s Creative Learning Factory offers webinars on Ohio’s history.

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