Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
Telephone:  (513) 956-7078

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A chapter of the
Ohio Genealogical Society
What's new‚Äč
  • A new Buyer surname, Total Alphabetic Deed Index 1844 to 1869 consisting of over 80,000 entries has now been completed by our HCGS volunteer indexers and is provided on the Hamilton County Deed Indexes page.  Also included are instructions for accessing the newly online deed book images at the Hamilton Recorder's Office website for deed books A to W2 and 21 through 216 (1794 - 1823).
  • Volunteer videographer needed!   Would you like to learn to make videos?  See our Help Wanted page for details.
  • The December 2016 issue of The Tracer is available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • Researching Ancestral Masons
    • Chapter Programs
    • Interest Groups
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • Chapter News
    • New 2016 Members Hamilton County Lineage Societies
    • Meyers Orts Gazetteer
    • Weil Funeral Home Records
    • Delhi Historical Society
    • Destruction of Hamilton County Courthouse Records
    • Presbyterian Membership Certificates
    • Book Review: Double Jordan, My Journey Towards Discovering my Paternal Ancestors
  • New Index: Pre-Civil War veterans burials - The names and burials of more 800 pre-Civil War veterans have been compiled including their birth and death dates, cemetery and place of burial (if known), and name of the company and regiment.
  • HCGS is co-sponsoring with other southwest Ohio OGS chapters a DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA). The latest information about this and other interest groups is posted under "Interest Groups".
  • New database (for members only)!  Weil Funeral Home - Funeral Records: Over 25,000 3"x5" record cards of funerals are in the collection as searchable (via OCR) PDF image files.
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Member access
Members may login to access their membership profile, contribute to the Discussions forum and Surname list, and search our members-only databases
Non-member access
Non-members also benefit from the HCGS public databases, the research guides in Local Records and Records Repositories, and much more. Not a member? Become a member today for as low as $15.
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page modified: 02/25/2017

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New Book for Sale
Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1841 - 1869 is now available. Click the image above for further details in the HCGS Shop.

Saturday, March 4, 10 am AGF Irish Ancestral Origins Article Discussion
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Saturday, March 4, 10 am, Genealogy Websites (PLCH)
Given by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Please click on the image above for details.

Irish Genealogy Workshop and Live Streaming Webinar - March 15th and 16th
Mark your calendar for two days of Irish Genealogy, March 15th and 16th, 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EST). Come to the Main Library and join others interested in Irish Genealogy in and informal setting. Click on the image for further details.