I Found it in the Archives: Prizes Announced!

I Found it in the Archives: Prizes Announced!


Have you been thinking about entering OHC’s I Found it in the Archives! Contest? Then this blog post is for you! Our IFIITA team is excited to announce an awesome prize package for this year’s winner. Check it out below!

One free genealogy workshop: Ever want to learn more about where your family came from? Are you just getting started on your genealogy, or have you been researching for years? No matter which category you fall into, the Ohio History Connection has a workshop for you. From preserving family photographs to finding naturalization records- we’ve got you covered.

Who is in your family tree?

One year family membership to the Ohio History Connection: If you have any interest in Ohio history, this membership is for you. You don’t even have to live in Columbus to take full advantage of everything a family membership has to offer! The membership includes free regular admission for one year to all 50+ sites and museums statewide.

museum-visits.jpgThese visitors enjoyed the Ohio History Center in 1970, and you are sure to enjoy it in 2017!

A behind the scenes tour of the ‘stacks’ at the Archives/Library.: Ever wonder where all of the amazing resources at the Ohio History Connection are stored? Here’s your chance to check out all three floors of our historic books, papers, and photographs!

camp-sherman.jpgThese soldiers are reading at the Camp Sherman Library during World War I. 

What might you see on such a tour? A first edition copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin? The writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar? Early Ohio maps? Civil War diaries? Daguerreotypes? You will have to wait and see!

In addition to all these great prizes, the winning entry will also be submitted to the Society of Ohio Archivists’ statewide competition. 

We want to hear from you! What have you learned while researching at the Ohio History Connection? What did you find the archives? Let us know by joining the I Found it in the Archives! Contest, and you might just win these great prizes!

And keep in mind, the deadline for entries to the I Found it in the Archives! Contest is July 11, 2017.


Posted June 15, 2017

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