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Genealogy and local history at the Coshocton Public Library Holli Rainwater | Contributed COSHOCTON - Like ev- erything else these days, genealogy is branching out into the digital world. Join us at the Coshocton Public Library on Monday, Jan. 28 or Th ursday, Jan. 31 at 4:30 p.m. to explore digital data- bases that are sure to make an impact on your gene- alogical research. During this training, participants will explore a variety of free Rainwater and paid services, as well as receive tips to maximize the quality of their research. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional, you’re sure to learn something. Laptop computers will be made available to all partici- pants, but participants are encouraged to bring their own devices. Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants per session. Call the library at 740-622- 0956 to register. Below are some of the genealogy research databases from Ohio Web Library (OWL) that you can access on our website African American Heritage—Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specifi c to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research. Ancestry Library Edition (In library only)—Trace your genealogy using historical records: U.S. Census records, military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, petitions for natural- ization, passenger lists, and more. You must be in the library to access this database. Fold3—A premier collection of historical U.S. mili- tary records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents. HeritageQuest—Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy. While we’re on the subject of genealogy and local history, have you ever visited the Local History Room at the Coshocton Public Library? It is truly one of the hid- den gems of our community. We have genealogists who come from all over the country to trace their Coshocton county roots and they tell us that our resources are top notch. We have many interesting history books specifi c to Coshocton County, including those written by Bahmer, Hill, and Hunt. We also have specialty history books including “Th e One Room Schools of Coshocton County Ohio” and “Th e Postal History of Coshocton County”, both by Miriam Hunter. You will also enjoy looking through pictorial histories such as “Bridging the Past” and “Coshocton County the Early Years”, both containing photos from the Coshoc- ton Tribune. We also have “Th e Pictorial History of Co- shocton County” put together by the Coshocton County Genealogical Society. We have old city directories and phone books, as well as yearbooks from local schools. You will also fi nd old atlases and plat maps dating back to 1820. “Family Maps Our Priority Is Your Loved One’s Care William Given Robert Given of Coshocton County” includes land grants from the Revolutionary and French & Indian Wars. Cemetery and some military records are also available. The Local History Room is open during the library’s regular operating hours: Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday- Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Th e library also off ers a wealth of information on microfi lm, including old newspapers dating back to 1826. Th e early newspaper fi lms are somewhat sporadic but become more consistent from the 1860s on. We have birth, death, marriage records, wills, guardian records, deeds, tax records, etc. Not to mention the ever-import- ant obituary and census records. Th e Local History Room is open during the library’s regular operating hours: Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Th ursday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Holli Rainwater is the outreach coordinator at the Co- shocton Public Library. Jessica Paisley Kaitlyn Saylor Brooklyn Dawson Kara Bush Gene Himminger Forbes Director William L. Given Paisley D. Director Given Offi Kara Bush Michael Pa Funeral Director Gary Funeral Funeral Director Jessica Funeral Director Robert Funeral ce Manager Our staff and management are dedicated caregivers who take pride in providing quality care in a supportive, personal and considerate manner. You can rest assured your loved one is in capable, caring hands with us. 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