The northeastern lands of Ohio are aptly named “The Firelands”, and “The Western Reserve”. How did they come to be called that? And, what connection do they have to the northeastern states? “Ohio fever” brought a lot of settlers to the state following the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. A section of Ohio named “The Western Reserve” will be of particular interest to those having ties to Connecticut.
This was presented to a live webinar audience on July 19, 2017. 1 hour 17 minutes plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
From Wisconsin to Missouri, many free online resources are available if you know where to look. This class will explore where to find and how to use these resources. Creative techniques for finding future sites will also be discussed.
This was presented to a live webinar audience on December 14, 2016. 1 hour 34 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Searching in a courthouse can make us feel that we are good genealogists, covering all the records and using them to the fullest extent. This lecture will show the records that may be overlooked or even unknown to the researcher. Tips will be included on how to analyze information gleaned from records.
The Recorder’s Office in Ohio contains more than just deeds. Learn the different types of records, including veterans’ records, land plats, street name changes, and partnerships, located within the office.
Learn the types of records created during the probate process. Analyze probate information for further clues in your genealogical research. Compare different types of published abstracts of Ohio wills and estates.
After the American Revolution and before the War of 1812, the United States consisted of sixteen states. Through the Land Ordinance of 1785, the Greeneville Treaty, and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Ohio became the first state opening the United States to westward expansion. Discussion includes: Background; Major treaties; Battles and skirmishes; Virginia and Connecticut Reserves; Marietta, the first organized settlement; and the new territorial government.
Formed from the Common Pleas Court, the Probate Court offers birth, death, marriages, wills, estates, inventories, naturalizations, and licenses. Learn the dates for vital records in Ohio as they pertain to the court.
The first state formed from the Old Northwest Territory, Ohio is a state with both the rectangular survey system and metes and bounds. Discover the difference between the two surveys. Explore the development of Ohio through county formation, land sales and land offices.
If you have ancestors who lived in or passed through Ohio, you’ll find a wealth of documents waiting for you online, and at archives, libraries, and repositories. Discover what records are available, where they are located, and how to utilize them to trace your roots in the Buckeye state.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on November 13, 2013. 1 hour 30 minutes, plus 6 pages of supplemental syllabus materials. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.