Saturday, November 26, 2011
Mom's Margaretta Alumni Collection is Listed in NUCMC!
After my mother's death in 2010, my siblings and I agreed that we should donate her collection of Margaretta High School Alumni materials to the R.B. Hayes Presidential Center. I found Mom's collection listed at NUCMC, the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. I had seen the finding aid at the R.B. Hayes Presidential Center, but I had not previously seen the entry at NUCMC. The mission of the NUCMC is in part to "provide and promote bibliographic access to the nation's documentary heritage." The free cooperative cataloging program is operated by the Library of Congress.
To find family history materials on NUCMC, click on:
Searching on OCLC WorldCat
in the center column of NUCMC's home page.
I put Mom's name in the Easy Search Form. Her name is Joyce Orshoski. It brought me to this result.
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Mom's collection of Margaretta High School Alumni materials includes news clippings, photographs, obituaries, and bound copies of The Margaretta News covering the dates 1943 to 1948. Though Mom did not start attending Margaretta High School until her sophomore year in high school, she made lifelong friends with both students and teachers, and she was active in writing for the school newspaper. All six of her children, and several grandchildren also graduated from Margaretta. Anyone can view the Joyce Parker Orshoski collection at the library of the R.B. Hayes Presidential Center. The Hayes library also features valuable genealogical and historical information, and an outstanding and ever-growing Obituary Index. It is definitely worth a visit if you have Ohio ancestors!
Pictured below is a photo of Joyce Parker Orshoski, and just a few of her descendants, in front of her beloved alma mater, Margaretta High School, in the summer of 2007.