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Attention Hayes Center Members ($45 +)

Newspaper Archives is one of our benefits to members. Due to a changeover of their system, it has not been available to members at home via remote access since last Thursday or Friday.

It is now fixed!

If you have been one of the many researchers who have missed their genealogical newspaper fix the past few days, you can now log in and search to your heart's content. Remember to go to and put in your member number in the upper right hand corner. This will take you to the Hayes page, which in turn takes you to Newspaper Archives. Have fun. It has a new look and perhaps you can find your ancestors easier now!

Newspaper Archives extend their apology for the disruption in service.

Becky Hill, Head Librarian, HPC

The Hayes Presidential Center values your opinion. Would you please help us plan our future by filling in a survey?

Let's make sure the Library and the Genealogy Department does not get overlooked in the future - fill out a form for us. Below is the request for your help and a link for the survey.

Thanks for supporting the genealogy programs at the Hayes Presidential Center.

Becky Hill

Help us plan for our future:
We value your input

In 2016, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center will celebrate the centennial of its founding as the nation's FIRST presidential library. We are motivated by this approaching milestone to create a Strategic Plan that will propel our organization forward by addressing critical issues and meeting the needs of our public in exciting and cutting-edge ways. The Strategic Plan will focus on seven core areas: Collections, Public Relations, Buildings and Grounds, Education, Funding, Governance, and Human Resources.

We need your help!

Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in the survey available at this link .

We want to get a sense of how you view us, and what kind of organization you would like us to be in the future.
We would like all surveys completed by February 1.

2013 Classes Sponsored by RootsMagic

All classes are held at the Hayes Presidential Center, 9:30- 11:30 a.m.
Call 419.332.2081 to register.
$10.00 fee for each class ($5.00 for students through high school)
May be paid the day of the class

Jan. 19 – Saturday – Beginning Genealogy – Becky Hill, Head Librarian– An overview of how to get started doing your family history, especially using the resources available at the Hayes Library.

Feb. 23 – Saturday – Internet Genealogy I – Free genealogical websites - Becky Hill - Attendees will be provided with instruction on the basics of how to utilize the free genealogical websites in their family history research. Such internet sources as the Center's Ohio Obituary Index, along with,,, and other popular websites will be explored in depth

March 16 – Saturday – Internet Genealogy II – Becky Hill - How to make the most of the paid subscription sites available at the Hayes Presidential Center –, HeritageQuest, Fold3; and

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