Course Outline Local History and Research Methods for Librarians and Archivists

What types of information are genealogists and historians looking for?  Where can you find that information in your library and your local history collections?

Ohio History – Using County histories and Atlases

  • Indians
  • Northwest Territory and Settlement. & Statehood
  • War
  • Underground Railroad
  • Railroads
  • Lakes & Rivers
  • Oil, Steel and Rubber
  • Bridges
  • National Road

Famous Ohioans – Finding Biographical Sources

  • Presidents – eight in all
  • Pioneers, Frontiersmen, and Explorers. Governors
  • Inventors & Entrepreneurs

Authors from Ohio – just a few – where to find information about the authors and their books

  • Louis Bromfield
  • Sherwood Anderson
  • Conrad Richter
  • Alan Eckert
  • Zane Grey