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

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Lineage Societies

 
The Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS) sponsors three lineage societies: 
  • First Families honors the direct descendants of the pioneers who settled in Hamilton County prior to January 1,1821.
  • Settlers and Builders honors the direct descendants of the pioneers who settled (or were born) in Hamilton County between January 1, 1821 and December 31,1860.
  • Century Families honors the direct descendants of the pioneers who settled (or were born) in Hamilton County between January 1, 1861 and 100 years ago.
What's In It for you?
  • The process of completing an application will make you a better genealogist and ensure that there are no gaps in your research.
  • You will be recognized at an annual Heritage Luncheon. Medals and certificates, specific to each lineage society, will be awarded.
Application process
 
You must be a current HCGS member to apply, or send in your membership fee at the time you submit your application.
 
All three lineage societies use a common application. Carefully review the rules and application procedures before completing the application, taking care to document all sources. Submit a $30 non-refundable application fee with the application unless the application is Supplemental. Supplemental applications add additional ancestors to a previously accepted application and can be submitted at no charge.
 
Applications are due by August 31st of each year.
 
Application forms
 
To apply to an HCGS lineage society, print each form below and follow the instructions. You may need to print multiple copies of the Documentation and Generations forms.
 
 
 
 
page modified: 10/24/2013