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Workshops and Webinars

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Local History Office and Ohio Local History Alliance Workshops

2014 History Fund Help Webinars

History Fund Help webinars will walk applicants through the application, offer tips to make the process go smoothly, and answer your questions.  This year's webinars will take place on June 25, July 16, and August 6 from 10:00-11:30am.  The webinars are free, but registration is required.  Register by the Friday before the webinar you will attend.  Registration will open here after June 2.  Learn more about the History Fund 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 History Connection offers a variety of workshops of interest to the local history community. 

July 12: Genealogy Workshop, Finding Published Family Histories on the Net, 10am-Noon, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus.  Want to find out whether anyone has already done research on your family and published the results?  Learn where to find thousands of family histories online that are free for you to read.  Free with advance registration. 614.645.2275 or www.ohiohistory.org/genealogy

July 15, 22, & 29: Caring for Your Collection Workshop, 2-4pm, Shaker Historical Museum, Shaker Heights.  Learn best practices for handling, storing, cleaning, repairing, and protecting your heirlooms and treasures.  July 15: Silver. July 22: Furniture and Woodwork.  July y29: Ceramics and Glass. Advance registration required. $10/workshop. 800.860.6078 or www.shakerhistory.org

July 17-18: Richfield Building Doctor Clinic. Seminar: Thurs. 7-9pm, Historical Museum of Richfield, 3907 Broadview Rd., Richfield. Consultations: Fri. 9am-2pm.  Meet our old-building experts and learn how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements to any home or building built between 1800 and 1955.  Free two-hour seminar followed by free on-site consultations by appointment.  Cosponsored by the Oho History Connection, Richfield Historical Society, Richfield Town Trust, and The Taverne of Richfield.  Free with advance registration. 800.499.2470 or www.buildingdoctor.org

July 19: Genealogy Workshop, Researching Wills and Estates in Ohio Before 1852, 10:30am-12:30pm, Ohio History Center Columbus.  Before 1852 Ohio's court system was different than the one we know today and that may affect where you'll find information about the distribution of an ancestor's estate.  Learn about records kept by Ohio's early courts including the Supreme Court in Bank, Supreme Court on Circuit, County Courts of Common Pleas, and Chancery Courts, and what kind of information you'll find in each type of record.  $20, $15/Ohio History Connection member. Advance registration required. 614.297.2510 or www.ohiohistory.org/genealogyGenealogy workshops are offered in partnership by the Ohio History Connection, Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society, and Columbus Metropolitan Library. 

August 2: Genealogy Workshop, African American Resources on the Net, 10am-Noon, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus.  Explore websites that may help you find your African American ancestors, including African American Heritage and other online resources.  Free with advance registration. 614.645.2275 or www.ohiohistory.org/genealogy

August 16: Genealogy Workshop, Treasures of the Kentucky Historical Society, 10:30am-12:30pm, Ohio History Center, Columbus.  Ancestors from Kentucky?  Get an overview of Kentucky Historical Society collections and programs, including the Kentucky Ancestors Online Portal, the historical markers program, and the cemetery locator database.  $20, $15/Ohio History Connection member. 614.297.2510 or www.ohiohistory.org/genealogy

August 30: Genealogy Forum, 10am-Noon, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus.  Unsure how to start your family-history research?  Have a genealogy problem that seems impossible to solve?  Bring your questions and we'll guide you to search strategies and resources that may help you.  Our panel of experts includes representatives of the Ohio History Connection, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society, and Palatines to America - Ohio Chapter.  Free with advance registration. 614.645.2275 or www.ohiohistory.org/genealogy

September 6: Genealogy Workshop, Ohio Resources on FamilySearch, 10am-Noon, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus.  Learn how to find information about your ancestors who lived in Ohio, using the website FamilySearch.  Free with advance registration. 614.645.2275 or www.ohiohistory.org/genealogy

September 11: Genealogy Webinar, Institutional Records: Ohio's State Hospitals and Developmental Centers, 7-9pm.  Learn how to find out  more about an ancestor who was admitted to an Ohio state hospital or developmental center.  We'll review the types of records available, especially those you can find at the Ohio History Center. $20. $15/Ohio History Connection member. Advance registration required. 614.297.2510 or www.ohiohistory.org/genealogyGenealogy workshops are offered in partnership by the Ohio History Connection, Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society, and Columbus Metropolitan Library. 

The Ohio History Connection’s Creative Learning Factory offers webinars on Ohio’s history.

Visit www.creativelearningfactory.org for more information.