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

Hamilton County Records

The latest edition of A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County (9th Edition) is now available in Shop & Support. This edition features numerous updates about Hamilton County records, repositories, and online resources. Changes include expanded information, additional cross-references to the HCGS website and how-to articles in The Tracer, and brand-new information about finding Hamilton County records in FamilySearch and other digitized collections, Irish records and resources, marriage and divorce records, newspapers, orphan asylum records, and recent books and articles.
See the table of contents.


Often genealogists are looking for records of a certain type, such as a birth record, a death record, or a land record. In this section, information on the following record types is categorized into their own sub-menu pages:

    Births and Baptisms

      > German Immigrants

      > Irish & Italian Immigrants

    Cemeteries & Burials 

    City and County Directories

    City and County Histories

    Court Records

    Death Notices and Obituaries

    Death Records

    Adoptions, Guardianships, Orphanages

    Land Records and Maps 

    > Recorder's Office (HCRO) Deed Indexes

    > Recorder's Office (HCRO) Damaged Deeds

    > Recorder's Office (HCRO) Other than Real Estate

    Maps - County

    Marriages and Divorces


    Pioneers and Early Settlers

    Religious Records

    Wills, Probate and Estates

The detailed information includes references to published sources, many of which are indexes to records, some of which are available online. Many of the indexes have been created over recent decades by members of HCGS. Some of these are available on this website for free to the public while others are available to HCGS members only (see Databases Available and Join & Renew). Others are available from other organizations and record repositories and links are provided to their websites where possible.

page modified: 2023-09-06 RTB