After the American Revolution and before the War of 1812, the United States consisted of sixteen states. Through the Land Ordinance of 1785, the Greeneville Treaty, and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Ohio became the first state opening the United States to westward expansion. Discussion includes: Background; Major treaties; Battles and skirmishes; Virginia and Connecticut Reserves; Marietta, the first organized settlement; and the new territorial government.
Jana Sloan Broglin, OGSF is a native of northwestern Ohio. She is a professional genealogist with over 35 years experience. She specializes in research in Ohio. Jana became a Certified Genealogist in November 2005. In April 2011, she became a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Both result in the additions of CG and OGSF after her name. In November 2000, she received the title of Kentucky Colonel for the books she published on Kentucky wills and estates. She is a past director for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She is a past trustee for the Ohio Genealogical Society serving over 20 years on the board. Jana has been a speaker on genealogical topics at local, state, regional, and national conferences.