Franklin County Ohio Historical & Genealogical Organizations Historical & Genealogical Organizations in Franklin County Ohio

Historical & Genealogical Organizations Index

Canal Society of Ohio
Canal Winchester Area Historical Society
Columbus Historical Society
Columbus Landmarks Foundation
Columbus Metropolitan Library
COSI, Ohio's Center Of Science & Industry
Franklin County Genealogical Society
Franklin County Historical Society
Franklinton Historical Society
Hilltop Historical Society
National Ground Water Association
New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society
Northwest Franklin County Historical Society

Northwest Franklin County
Historical Society

PO Box 413
Hilliard, OH 43026
Tel: (614)777-4852

Founded In: 1967
Members: 350
Staff: FT/0; PT/0; Volunteers/10
Magazines/Newsletter: Northwest Chronicle
Museums/Sites: Northwest Village/Weaver Park
Major Programs:
Library
Historic Preservation
Archives
Newsletter
Genealogy
Oral History
Museum
Bus Tours
Notes: The Northwest Franklin County Historical Society maintains Northwest Village, each building of which operates as a museum. The Society offers its facilities to local schools in an effort to teach area schoolchildren the local history of northwest Franklin County.

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Franklin County Genealogical Society

PO Box 44309
Columbus, OH 43204
Tel: (614)469-1300
Contact Person: Pam Barrett
Founded In: 1970
Months of Operation: Closed November till March 2007
Members: 350
Days/Hours of Operation: MWF 10-3
Staff: FT/0; PT/1; Volunteers/27
Magazines/Newsletter: The Franklintonian
Major Programs:
Library
Historic Preservation
Archives
Newsletter
Genealogy
Books
Historic Site
Education
Notes: The Society specializes in genealogical records for Franklin County and has records on other Ohio counties and other states. The Society has published books on local cemeteries, Camp Chase Cemetery, Plat Maps, an Inventory to Chancery , and a name index to Ohio Supreme Court records.
URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohfcghs/
E-Mail: fcghs@yahoo.com
Fees: $15.00 per hour for research. Please send complete name and address. A Ancestor chart would be most helpful.

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Franklin County Historical Society

c/o COSI
280 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614)228-2674
Contact Person: Ted Kessel
Notes: The Society in presently doing business as COSI, Ohio's Center of Science and Industry. (See listing for COSI.)

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Franklinton Historical Society

243 N Wayne Ave
Columbus, OH 43204
Tel: (614)279-9382
Fax: (614)279-9848
Contact Person: Karl McKinney
Notes: The Society in presently doing business as COSI, Ohio's Center of Science and Industry. (See listing for COSI.)

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COSI, Ohio's Center Of Science & Industry

333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614)228-COSI
Contact Person: Toni Ross-Bloomfield
Public Relations Manager, COSI Columbus
614-629-3114
tross@mail.cosi.org

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Canal Society of Ohio

111 Richards Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
Tel: (614)263-2445
Contact Person: Barnett Golding
Founded In: 1961
Members: 460
Magazines/Newsletter: Towpaths
Major Programs:
Library
Archives
Newsletter
Books
Education
Bus Tours
Notes: The Canal Society of Ohio preserves Ohio's canal history by maintaining canal history collections in the archival libraries of the University of Akron and Wright State University.

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Canal Winchester Area Historical Society

PO Box 15
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Tel: (614)833-1846
Contact Person: Lillain Carroll
Founded In: 1976
Members: 175
Days/Hours of Operation: BY APPOINTMENT
Staff: FT/0; PT/0; Volunteers/50
Magazines/Newsletter: Canal Winchester Area Historical Society
Museums/Sites:
Prentiss School House
Canal Winchester Depot
Chaney Grain Elevator
Major Programs:
Historic Preservation
Archives
Newsletter
Genealogy
Books
Oral History
Museum
Historic Site
Education
Historic Marker
Bus Tours
Exhibits
Notes: The Society's holdings include local artifacts and many railroad-related items. Education programs are offered about 1-room schools, canals, and the music composer, Oley Speaks. Slide programs about Canal Winchester's historic districts and early families as well as walking tours of the historic districts are available.

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Hilltop Historical Society

Box 44226
Columbus OH 43204-0226
Tel: (614)276-0060
Contact Person: Richard Hoffman
Email: ltcdickhoffman@aol.com
Founded In: 1974
Members: 120
Magazines/Newsletter: Hilltop Historical Society Newsletter
Museums/Sites: Kern Harrington House
Major Programs:
Newsletter
Camp Chase Annual Memorial Service
Oral History
Education
Historic Marker

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Columbus Historical Society

699 S Front St
Columbus, OH 43206
Tel: (614)445-8247
Contact Person: Michael Frush
Founded In: 1990
Members: 200
Magazines/Newsletter: The Columbus Historical Society Newsletter
Major Programs:
Archives
Newsletter
Books
Education
Notes: The Society seeks to promote education in Columbus history by offering members and any other interested persons information on the life, activities and structures of Columbus.

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Columbus Landmarks Foundation

65 Jefferson Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614)221-0227
Contact Person: Bruce Yarnall
Founded In: 1977
Members: 650
Months of Operation: YEAR-ROUND
Days/Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5
Staff: FT/1; PT/1; Volunteers/50
Magazines/Newsletter: CLF Newsletter
Major Programs:
Library
Historic Preservation
Archives
Newsletter
Books
Education
Bus Tours
Notes: The Foundation protects historically significant properties in the Columbus area, supporting carefully planned new construction, preservation, and rehabilitation through educational programs, public information, and technical assistance.

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Columbus Metropolitan Library

96 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614)645-2710
Fax: (614)645-2051
Contact Person: Sam Roshon
Months of Operation: YEAR ROUND
Days/Hours of Operation: LIBRARY HRS
Staff: FT/9; PT/5; Volunteers/2
Major Programs:
Library
Genealogy
Notes: The Division's State and Local History Collection contains commercially printed books from 1754 to the present; over 1750 maps; 30,400 slides and photos; and a selected newspaper index dating from 1974 through 1980. It provides ten circulating slide shows on Columbus and Ohio History.

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National Ground Water Association

601 Dempsey Rd
Westerville, OH 43081
Fax: (614)337-8445
Founded In: 1948
Members: 23500
Months of Operation: YEAR ROUND
Days/Hours of Operation: M-F 9-4
Staff: FT/50; PT/6; Volunteers/0
Magazines/Newsletter:
Water Well Journal
Ground Water
Museums/Sites: National Ground Water Awareness Center
Major Programs:
Library
Newsletter
Books
Museum
Education
Exhibits
Notes: The National Ground Water Association seeks to explain the importance of ground water to our lives in its recently established National Ground Water Awareness Center. This 3300 square foot facility houses relevant exhibits and displays of artifacts.

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New Albany-Plain Township
Historical Society

PO Box 219
New Albany, OH 43054
Tel: (614)855-1610
Contact Person: Jim Fodor
Founded In: 1974
Members: 120
Magazines/Newsletter: New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society Newsletter
Museums/Sites: Kern Harrington House
Major Programs:
Newsletter
Books
Oral History
Education
Historic Marker
Notes: The New Albany Plain Township Historical Society acts as the repository of the community's genealogical information as well as an integral part in sponsoring the annual Founders Day celebration. The Society is currently restoring the Kern Harrington House which will house its collections of artifacts and papers.

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