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Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference Heads To Columbus

10 Mar , 2018  

As you may know, The Ohio Genealogical Society, together with its Samuel D. Isaly Library, has long made Richland County its home.

The facility near Bellville is on outstanding resource for those seeking family history information with a Buckeye connection. Included are over 60,000 books, 250,000 ancestor cards, 4,000 Bible records, 7,000 family histories, and complete Ohio census records from 1800 to 1940. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Countian, Gettysburg Surgeon

25 Feb , 2018  

NOTE: This is an update to a story we first posted back in July 2017 (see below).

During three hot summer days in 1863, tens of thousands of men — including many from Richland County — met to do battle on the verdant farm fields of Adams County, Pennsylvania.

One of those soliders, a major in the Army of the Potomac, has a permanent resting place in Plymouth’s Greenlawn Cemetery. Although only one of the players in what unfolded, his role was nevertheless a singular one, and the story of his place in the history of the Battle of Gettysburg continues to unfold.  More…

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History & Tourism

Great Mohican Pow-Wow Returns

14 Sep , 2017  

The Great Mohican Pow-Wow returns in two weeks for its 33rd year.

For three days, September 15, 16, and 17, Mohican Reservation Campground and Canoeing will be busy with traditional Native American ceremonies and activities. Rated as a top 100 show in the United States, this event is taking place in July and again this coming September. More…

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All About Mansfield

Genealogy Conference Goes On The Road

19 Apr , 2017  

The Ohio Genealogical Society, together with its Samuel D. Isaly Library, has long made Richland County its home.

The facility near Bellville is on outstanding resource for those seeking family history information with a Buckeye connection. Included are over 60,000 books, 250,000 ancestor cards, 4,000 Bible records, 7,000 family histories, and complete Ohio census records from 1800 to 1940. More…

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History & Tourism

The Day The President Visited Mansfield

5 Feb , 2017  

It may have been the first visit to Mansfield by an incumbent President of the United States, that crisp autumn day in 1890. Others had certainly visited, including Rutherford B. Hayes, but that had taken place during his term as Governor of Ohio and before he was elected President.

President Benjamin Harrison, who was in the middle of his single four year term, was undertaking a 2,700 mile journey making stops in some seven states, including Ohio. As he came across north central Ohio, his train took the Big Four Railroad from Indianapolis to Galion, then north to Crestline where it transferred to the Pennsylvania Railroad to return to Washington D.C.. More…

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