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Origins was founded in the early 1990's by Linda Herrick and Wendy Uncapher in Janesville, Wisconsin.   Origins was sold to Martha Mercer and moved the headquarters to Columbus, Ohio in 2007 when Linda and Wendy decided to retire and focus on thier own genealogy research.

Specializing in genealogy and history of the Old Northwest Terriatory and the people who migrated and immigrated to those states, social history, conversation starters for discussing and sharing family history, archival materials and other items of use and interest to genealogists and historians.

Origins exhibits at many genealogy and history workshops, seminars, and conference – on the local and national level. Let your organization know if you would like Origins to be invited to your society’s events.

Visiting Origins Book Shop

While our home base is in Columbus, Ohio, we primarily set up our store in the exhibit hall at conferences, seminars, and workshops and have this web store.

ORIGINS is not a "brick and mortar" store - meaning we don't have a retail store you can visit.

However, we do set up a temporary "brick and mortar" store late October thru early January in the Columbus, Ohio area. To receive notice of when, where, and what we'll be offering sign in as a customer to join the mailing list.

Otherwise, you are welcome to visit our warehouse if you are going to be in the area. Contact us to make arrangements.

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Please write to info@originsbooks.com
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