Knowing the social and political history of an area gives your family history a depth that goes far beyond the typical pedigree chart of names, dates, locations. As genealogists in the digital age, much of our research and education is completed online. However, one must not forget about the great resources available in print! Next time you are looking to add to your bookshelves consider the following sources.
The History Press:
Ohio history has never been so much fun to learn! With the various titles in History Press’s catalog, you’ll learn about the ghost stories of Haunted Ohio, the role that Ohio soldiers played in the Civil War, local crimes and their impact on Columbus, and more. Visit The History Press for more information.
Read my review of the History Press title about a local Columbus, Ohio event: The Professor and the Coed: Scandal and Murder at The Ohio State University
Interested in vintage images combined with historical vignettes? Arcadia Publishing is the home of the well-known Images of America series. This series shares titles such as Forgotten Columbus, German Columbus, and Columbus: The Story of a City. Also available are histories written on topics such as Black America, Campus History, and Images of Railroads. Explore Columbus history as well as Ohio history through these series. Visit Arcadia Publishing for more information.
Don’t forget to explore the stacks of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department. Explore local history with a library card!
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