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

HCGS Research Services

The Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS) offers fee-based Research Services as described below in Marriage and Death Notices Indexes Search and HCGS Publications Indexes / Surname Card File Search. If you wish to hire a professional researcher, or are an HCGS member and want to offer your research services, see the List of Paid Researchers below. 
Marriage and Death Notices Indexes Search
The Marriage and Death Notices search includes:
  • Index of Death NoticesOver 173,000 death notices from 1818-1920 have been abstracted from seven newspapers and published in seven books. The contents of each book now exist in the HCGS database, Index to Death Notices, 1818-1920

    A typical index entry consists of Name (Last name, Given name), Notice date(s), Death date if given in the notice, Maiden name if given, and Age at Death if given. Some entries also include an indicator (asterisk) that the Place of Birth is given and some include the newspaper page. 
  • Marriage IndexOver 128,000 marriages from 1808-1884 have been indexed from the records of 60 Protestant churches, 49 Catholic churches, Probate Court records, and several newspapers. These indexes have been published in five books – Restored Hamilton County, Ohio, Marriages 1808-1849, 1850-1959, 1860-1869, 1870-1884, and Supplements 1850-1884. The contents of each book now exist in the HCGS database, Marriage Index, 1808-1884

    Each index entry has the names of the couple, marriage date, the institutional or newspaper source, and the archival or microfilm record source. 
The books included in this search are all indexes to records, not copies of records themselves. Actual death certificates or marriage records are not provided. Copies of the index entries that relate to your research request will be provided.
Request limits
Limit your requests to 10 names per request and 2 requests per month.
Fee per name requested
$.50 per name
$1.00 per name
How to request a Marriage and Death Notices search
  • Mail details of your request and payment to:
Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
  • Make check out to:  HCGS
  • Include a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope if requesting 1 to 5 names. Include two envelopes if requesting 6 to 10 names.
Allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing. 

 HCGS Publications indexes / Surname Card File Search
The HCGS Publications indexes / Surname card file search includes eighty books, our journal The Tracer, and our Surname card file. 
Search limits
  • The search will be limited to one hour of research time for the name of one ancestor.
  • Limit your requests to two ancestors per request, per month.
Fee per name requested
How to request Publications / Surname card file search
  • Mail the completed form and payment to:
Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
  • Make check out to:  HCGS
  • Include a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope for each name requested.
Due to the popularity of this service, allow 8 to 12 weeks for processing.
Paid researchers
HCGS maintains a list of paid researchers who specialize in Hamilton County, Ohio, research. This Paid Researchers list is listed below and available as a PDF file.
Agreements are made between the paid researcher and the client. HCGS is not responsible for any services provided by the researcher. Contact details and description of services are provided by the researcher.
How to join, renew, and update the list
You must be a member of HCGS to get on the list. This ad is not for research all over the USA or the world but should be directed to Hamilton County, OH or the surrounding counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana OR to provide a service such as translating German or Latin, etc.
The Paid Researcher listing is for one calendar year (January through December), although you can join at any time (sorry, no proration for partial year). The listing fee is payable by January 1 and delinquent on February 28. A reminder for renewal of listings in the Paid Researchers list will be emailed in late January/early February of each calendar year to the current researchers.  The cost is $10/calendar year.
To join the list, renew, or update your listing use this online form.  Fee payable via PayPal.
If you have any questions please send an email to president@hcgsohio.org.
List of paid researchers
Chris Bell-Puckett
7002 Martha Road
Cincinnati OH  45230-2334
I specialize in locating original resources not found on the Internet. Over 40 years professional experience concentrated in Hamilton, Clermont and Butler Counties in Ohio.  Also Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Will travel to other locations as needed.
W. Edward Clayton
9449 Wyoming Point Place
Cincinnati OH 45231-4060
Research for you or facilitate your research. Specialize Hamilton County, OH, surrounding counties, KY, TN & VA. Expertise finding families in census others can’t & reading old script. Member of HCGS, OGS. Volunteer FHC. Access to rare books. Cost effective.
Deb Cyprych
1865 Walker Street
Cincinnati OH  45202
Specialties: Heir research, German research, solving family mysteries, lineage society documentation, writing family histories that bring ancestors to life. Experience: genealogist since 1993, award-winning author, NGS Magazine editor, genealogy show researcher. Results: high-quality work tailored to your goals.
Jane Marie Fitzpatrick
9502 Woodland Hills Drive
Hamilton OH 45011
Researching family history since 1998. Specialize in Hamilton County, OH but can research any of OH counties. I also have done extensive research in Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston and Lyon counties in KY. Also research Kolping Society and Missouri. Free consultations.
Ann Hambrecht
7019 Ohio Avenue
Cincinnati OH  45236-3548
General Genealogical Research (Census, Directories, Newspapers, etc.).  Records search in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont Counties, OH.  Kenton, Campbell, Boone Counties, KY (Wills, Estates, Marriages, Births, Deaths, Burial, Deeds).  Will tutor or assist you in your research.
Laurie Hermance-Moore, AG
4921 Stoney View Court
Columbus, OH 43231
Accredited genealogist in OH / Midwest states by ICAPGen. Specialties: Forensic genealogy (heir research) for law and financial firms; 1800s Midwest research. My Columbus location gives me easy access in Ohio History Connection (State Archives), APG, OGS, NGS.
Wanda Langdon
4009 Redpetal Lane
Batavia, OH 45103
Specializing in, but not limited to, SW Ohio, SE Kentucky, Civil War and Military records. Research, documentation, consultation - customized for your needs. Member Association of Professional Genealogists, HCGS, OGS, KGS, Clermont, Greene and Brown County GS & many more.
LeeAnn McNabb
Cincinnati, OH
Librarian (Masters of Library and Information Science) with 27 years of genealogy research experience. Familiar with both online and offline sources. Specialties are German-American, OH, KY and IN research plus reading old church records. Email contact preferred.
Karynne Moses
432 Second Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342
German research and translation are my specialty. I find German origins from US records, locate the records of the ancestral hometown, read and translate the old script, and conduct on-site research in Germany and Switzerland.
Dana Palmer, CG, CGL
1149 Thistle Lane
Lebanon, OH 45036
Specializes in lineage society applications, publishing family
books, and Midwestern research – especially OH. In addition
to her client work, she reviews military repatriation cases,
and is part of the Mayflower Silver Books team.
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