Have you ever wondered what the town your ancestors lived looked like? Sure we could look for some of the local history websites that were shared at RootsTech but there is a cool resource applicable to the town where centuries of my family lines have deep roots.
“The Ohio Postcard Collection contains over 9,000 early 20th Century postcards of Ohio cities and towns from Aberdeen to Zoar. The collection was originally acquired in the 1970s through funds from the John M. Lewis estate. Browse Collection ” – according to the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
|Franklin County Court House|
Check out this Courthouse photos from the early 1900s. Now, I still need to research further to determine if this may have been the building where my 3rd great-grandfather Joseph Geiszler became a citizen of the US. It might also have been the cite of his civil wedding ceremony in 1856. Even if this building wasn’t built before the 1850s, there are certainly generations of my ancestors who would have entered into this court house for a variety of reasons. How cool is that?
|Wesley Chapel, M.E. Church and Masonic Temple, Columbus, Ohio|
|Holy Cross Catholic Church|