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New Digital Photos and How to Decorate With Them for Cheap

Posted 4 months ago by John D

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, History and Politics, Local History, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with digital collections, historic photos, local history, Ohio Memory, Toledo, Ohio and vintage photographs

The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library works to make our materials available as widely as possible by scanning books, maps, architectural drawings and photographs. They are made available through our partnership with Ohio Memory - here are some photo collections added in August.

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Haunted Midwest Travel for Those Who Dare!

Posted about 1 year ago by Heather H

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Local History, Mysteries and Thrillers, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with Ghost Stories, Haunted Houses, haunted places, midwest, scary books, scary stories, travel and traveling

Love to be spooked? Here's a list of Midwest locations to visit this October (and some book recommendations as well)!

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Hot Glass, Cool Characters: Vitrolite Visions

Posted about 1 year ago by Suzanne S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, History and Politics and Local History | Tagged with art glass, glass, glass artists, glass beads, glass blowing and working, glass craft, glass history, glass manufacture, glass murals, glass trade, kiln-formed glass, local history, Ohio History, studio glass, Toledo Ohio and vitrolite history

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is celebrating everything Vitrolite!

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Getting Started With Genealogy Research

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Local History and Research and Resources | Tagged with ancestors, ancestry, family history, family tree, genealogical societies, genealogy, genealogy handbooks, genetic genealogy, library guide, local genealogy groups, Northwest Ohio, Toledo Ohio and tracing your roots

Learn important steps to take when conducting Genealogy research.

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Historic West Toledo

Posted about 1 year ago by Samantha A

Posted in History and Politics and Local History | Tagged with Carty Finkbeiner, Eleanor Kahle, Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, events, marcy kaptur , Preserve Your Story, sinclair's, west toledo and Woodlawn Cemetery

Our second Preserve Your Personal Story event at the West Toledo Branch, in collaboration with the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, was a success. We hoped that this program would result in historical information about West Toledo, that we could share, and… it did!

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How the Library Helped Me Find My Family

Posted over 3 years ago by Heather H

Posted in History and Politics, Local History and Research and Resources | Tagged with ancestors, ancestry, family history, genealogy, heritage and local history

For most of my life, I've know little about my "Grandma Bootsie," whom I lost too soon. I'd always wanted to learn more about this woman so many said I reminded them of, and her Irish family. The Library finally helped me find what I'd been searching for!

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