To provide information on the sources and locations of family history
information that is available, the HCGS has published "A Guide to
Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati & Hamilton County, OHIO" now in
its 6th edition. It is available for purchase. For information, click on the
Guide Table of Contents
How-To articles from our Tracer - .
Pioneer Societies, Cincinnati Photographers, Hamilton County Vital records, Directories, Catholic Ancestry.
General History of Hamilton County - .
History of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co. Ohio - early settlement and development - history of the city,
villages and townships - religious, educational, social, military and political - statistics -
biographies - pioneer portraits and representative citizens. S.B.Nelson & co. 1894
History: History 1894
Hamilton co. Churches-
Detailed list of 573 churches of all faiths; history, sources, records, Public Library sources, etc., by Lee Ann McNabb
Hamilton co. Probate Court - NEW !
Click on the link below for indexes created by Chapter volunteers for surviving records from 1794-1884.
See also The Hamilton County Probate Court website which has millions of records online at
The Tracer –
Last name index, volume 1, 1979 through volume 28, 2005.
Names: surname index
Hamilton Co. Recorder's Office - NEW !. Indexes and images for early deeds, documents and county maps.
For additional information, see: Hamilton County, Ohio,
Guide to Recorder's Indexes and Documents, 1794-1988, by William H. Graver. (See PUBLICATIONS) and
at the Hamilton County Recorder's website:
indexes and images
The Tracer, Article Indexes 1979-2008, 2008-2012.
Articles: 1979-2008 index
Articles: 2008-2012 index