We got a note from our hometown Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
, which already has one of the best public library genealogy collections in the country, about its recently expanded Genealogy and Local History Department
and its new online goodies.
The new department consolidates materials previously spread throughout the library, making room in public areas for 7,000 more books and 8,000 reels of high-demand microfilm. Its Cincinnati Room lets patrons access historical materials such as local newspapers and manuscript collections.
Librarians also will schedule one-on-one consultations to help direct patrons’ research. Visit the department’s Web site
to take a video tour and link to research databases. Check out the librarians’ list of favorite online resources
for Cincinnati-area research, too.
Digitized historical materials also have made it onto PLCHC’s Virtual Library
. Those include several 19th-cenury Cincinnati city directories
such as the 1868 The Black Brigade of Cincinnati: Being a Report of its Labors and a Muster-Roll of its Members
, the 1838 Report of the First Anniversary of the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society
, and the 1852 Annual Announcement of Lectures of the Miami Medical College of Cincinnati
. Click on a book cover to download the file as a PDF.
One of the John Seegers listed in this 1866 city directory may or may not be my ancestor; I'll have to go home and check.
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