HOW CAN I HELP THE OHIO ALHN?
Become a lookup volunteer. . .
These are just a few of the ways that you can help. If you think about it I'm sure that you will find additional ways to make the Ohio ALHN an interesting and (dare I say it?) educational place to visit. And you might even have fun, both as a volunteer and a visitor to these pages.
- If you own or have access to:
- State, county, or local histories
- Township records (Often the following and more were kept at the township level):
- Abstract of taxable property
- Assessor records
- Board of Education, including school records and teaching certificates
- Board of Health (1893-1919)
- Cemetery records, including list of lot owners, date of burial, etc.
- Civil suits and criminal cases (minor crimes)
- Marks & brands
- Militia & paymaster records
- Overseer of the Poor
- Township Clerk (keeps records of township meetings and allocated funds)
- Published genealogies
- Historic newspapers
- Vital records
- Probate, tax, land, and/or court records
- Anything that I haven't thought of.
NOTE: It is vital that copyright laws be respected. If you have any questions regarding copyright, please see U.S. Copyright
- Share historic photos and/or post cards:
NOTE: If you have a Web site with historic photographs or post cards, please, send the URL so that I can link to them.
- Contribute scanned or duplicated (not photocopies) historic photos of family or places.
- Photos of people should be accompanied by a note naming each person. Or, if the person/people in the photo are unknown it should be accompanied by a brief explanation of where it came from and how it was obtained by the contributor. No photos of living people will be accepted.
- Photos of places should be accompanied by a brief description of the location and, when possible a brief history of the photo/location.
- Walk a nearby cemetery--transcribe the inscriptions, or take photographs.
- Interview the oldest person in your family or community and contribute the results. Remember to get answers to the big four questions--Who? What? When? Where?--and try to include answers to a fifth question--How?
If you want to volunteer, make suggestions, ask questions, or contact me about the Ohio ALHN please email me at