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
  • The Tracer — Read the just-released March 2016 issue of our award-winning journal (for members only). Contents:
    • Using 1801-1838 Hamilton County, Ohio, Tax Records: A Case Study
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • HCGS News: Jim Dempsey Honored, New Book for Sale
    • HCGS News: Treasurer’s Update, Abell Fund and War of 1812 Donors
    • Genealogy News: Ancestry Discount, Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic
    • OGS Conference in Mason, April 27-30
    • Why Did Immigrating Jews Choose Cincinnati?
    • Hamilton County Tax Records After 1838; History Day Sessions
    • Church Records—Not Just Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths
    • Letters of Introduction, 1810-1839, in Presbyterian Records
    • Hamilton County Property Tax Records
    • Inventory of Hamilton County Tax Lists, 1796-1838
    • Access to Hamilton County Tax Records Online
    • Physicians in Hamilton County Tax Records, 1830
    • Book Reviews: How to Do Everything: Genealogy; Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders
    • Public Library Acquisitions
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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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Stay informed about Hamilton County research by reading the HCGS publications, The Tracer and The Gazette. Subscribe to the HCGS Blog and follow HCGS on Facebook or Twitter.
Preserve the Pensions
Multiply your donation to digitize the pensions and papers from the War of 1812. These historical documents contain critical clues and information for early ancestors. Many of these papers are now close to 200 years old and are deteriorating due to handling and age. As these documents are digitized, they will be made available to researchers at no cost on Fold3.
If you donate through HCGS, we will match dollar for dollar up to a limit of $1812. We will then forward the matched donations to Ancestry.com which has also agreed to match dollar for dollar all contributions to this project. This means that your contribution will have four times the impact! Donate todayFor more information on this initiative or to check the latest status of this project, visit the Preserve the Pensions website.
page modified: 05/19/2016

Latest News
June 5, 2:00pm: Irish Genealogy Day at the Irish Heritage Center
Please click on the flyer for information on how to register. Registration is required and there is a small fee.

May 24, 7:00PM: Cultivating Your Genealogical Roots
Discover your genealogical roots at the presentation co-sponsored by HCGS and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Click on the image above for more info.

New Book for Sale
Index of Death Notices Appearing in Der Christliche Apologete, A National German Methodist Newspaper, 1839 – 1899 is now available. Click the image above for further details in the HCGS Shop.