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Birthplaces of German-Speaking Immigrants in Hamilton County, Ohio, Records 1840 - 1929 (Print) Birthplaces of German-Speaking Immigrants in Hamilton County, Ohio, Records 1840 - 1929 (Print)
NEW March 2022! Authored by Jeffrey G. Herbert
Published 2022. Paperback, 847 pp. This index contains the names of over 30,100 individuals who emigrated from German-speaking areas to Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, and were referenced in various records between 1840 and 1929. The source material for this work include newspaper death notices, cemetery records, fraternal organization records, church baptism and burial records, emigration records found in German websites, and published histories of Hamilton County, Ohio.
The publication contains the name of the immigrant, the date of the record and page number to lead the researcher to the original source record, their age, and the indicated place of birth. Many of these towns are not in present-day Germany, but are locations where many German-speaking immigrants originated (e.g., Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Hungary, etc.). In the case where a woman’s maiden name is recorded, it has been extracted and these names are sorted in a separate index for easy cross-reference. Due to the size of the publication, it has been divided into two softbound books.
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Birthplaces of German-Speaking Immigrants in Hamilton County, Ohio, Records 1840 - 1929 (PDF) Birthplaces of German-Speaking Immigrants in Hamilton County, Ohio, Records 1840 - 1929 (PDF)
NEW March 2022! Authored by Jeffrey G. Herbert
Published 2022. PDF file, 847 pp. This index contains the names of over 30,100 individuals who emigrated from German-speaking areas to Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, and were referenced in various records between 1840 and 1929. The source material for this work include newspaper death notices, cemetery records, fraternal organization records, church baptism and burial records, emigration records found in German websites, and published histories of Hamilton County, Ohio.
The publication contains the name of the immigrant, the date of the record and page number to lead the researcher to the original source record, their age, and the indicated place of birth. Many of these towns are not in present-day Germany, but are locations where many German-speaking immigrants originated (e.g., Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Hungary, etc.). In the case where a woman’s maiden name is recorded, it has been extracted and these names are sorted in a separate index for easy cross-reference. Due to the size of the publication, it has been divided into two softbound books.
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A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio (PRINT) A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio (PRINT)
By Connie Stunkel Christman and Kenny Burck. 9th Edition, published 2022. Paperback, 134 pp., 8.5 x 11, maps & illustrations. This latest edition features numerous updates, expanded information, reorganization by topic, cross-references to the HCGS website and how-to Tracer articles, and 45 brand-new pages of information about records, repositories, and online resources. See the Table of Contents.
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A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio (PDF) A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio (PDF)
By Connie Stunkel Christman and Kenny Burck. 9th Edition, published 2022. PDF, 134 pp., 8.5 x 11, maps & illustrations. This latest edition features numerous updates, expanded information, reorganization by topic, cross-references to the HCGS website and how-to Tracer articles, and 45 brand-new pages of information about records, repositories, and online resources. See the Table of Contents.
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Note: You can legally purchase and download one (1) copy of the Hamilton County Guide 8th Edition in digital PDF format for your own personal use.
 
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Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Records, Cincinnati, Ohio 1812 – 1850 (PRINT) Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Records, Cincinnati, Ohio 1812 – 1850 (PRINT)
NEW February 2021!  Authored by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2021.  Paperback, 305 pp. This publication is an extraction of 21 volumes of records from Wesley Chapel. This was the first Methodist Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. The first church was built in 1805 and the earliest surviving records date from 1812.
The work is divided into 6 sections of distinct records: baptisms (1822-1825), deaths (1827 – 1835), interments (1826 – 1850), church account books (1812 – 1837), membership records (1812 – 1834), and church dockets (1829 – 1838). In addition, there is a list of family burial plots sold for the Catherine Street Cemetery, and a comprehensive index of family names for all sections.  
The original records are stored at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives and have not been previously extracted or microfilmed.
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Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Records, Cincinnati, Ohio 1812 – 1850 (PDF) Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Records, Cincinnati, Ohio 1812 – 1850 (PDF)
NEW February 2021!  Authored by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2021.  Paperback, 305 pp. This publication is an extraction of 21 volumes of records from Wesley Chapel. This was the first Methodist Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. The first church was built in 1805 and the earliest surviving records date from 1812.
The work is divided into 6 sections of distinct records: baptisms (1822-1825), deaths (1827 – 1835), interments (1826 – 1850), church account books (1812 – 1837), membership records (1812 – 1834), and church dockets (1829 – 1838). In addition, there is a list of family burial plots sold for the Catherine Street Cemetery, and a comprehensive index of family names for all sections.  
The original records are stored at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives and have not been previously extracted or microfilmed.
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Abstracts of Probate Court Records 1791-1826, 1829-1837 on CD
The original Book 1, Book A, Book 3, and Book 4 Court Journals are housed in the Archives and Rare Books Library within the Carl Blegen Library at the University of Cincinnati. Filed as: Hamilton County Probate Court Journal Entry Volumes. Accession No. ON-74-06 1791-1837 3 vol. A transcription of the original volumes was published in 1977, 1981 and 1985. In 2009, the volumes being long out of print, it was decided to reissue the volumes as a CD with the pages processed by Adobe Acrobat, giving us the capability of having every word searchable. Persons of interest may be included as witnesses, purchasers or administrators which would not be known with a decedent only index.
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Index of Death and Marriage Notices Appearing in the Cincinnati Enquirer, 1818-1869 Index of Death and Marriage Notices Appearing in the Cincinnati Enquirer, 1818-1869
Indexed by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2013. This index benefits researchers working not only on early Hamilton County ancestors but also those living in the surrounding counties. While the Cincinnati Enquirer didn't formally start publication until its present title in 1841, its predecessor began in 1818 as the Cincinnati Advertiser, and contains valuable information for early settlers in the entire region. This index contains death notices, obituaries, marriage notices, and other miscellaneous notices. The last category includes divorce and abandonment notices, notices for lost horses and cows, notices for runaway apprentices, and even notices of bankruptcies.
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Index of Death Notices & Marriage Notices Appearing in the Cincinnati Volksfreund Index of Death Notices & Marriage Notices Appearing in the Cincinnati Volksfreund
Complied by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Reprint 2009. Paperback; 445 pages ; 8.5 x 11. The Cincinnati Volksfreund was a German-language newspaper published in the 1800s and early 1900s. The index of death notices in this publication includes the name of deceased, date of notice, date of death, age of deceased and maiden names when provided. The maiden names are also provided in alphabetical order in the back of the book.
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Index of Death Notices Appearing in Der Christliche Apologete, 1839-1899 Index of Death Notices Appearing in Der Christliche Apologete, 1839-1899
Complied by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2016. Paperback; 604 pages; 8.5 x 11. This index has over 26,800 deaths, which were reported and published before 1899 throughout the United States, with the majority of them from the Midwest area. The newspaper was begun in 1839 by Rev. Wilhelm Nast in Cincinnati. As his influence spread, he recruited many more ministers to support the German Methodist movement, and the founding of many more local churches in the area, which eventually expanded to include most of the United States and Europe. The death notices contained in this index therefore include people that lived in all parts of the United States in the 19th and early 20th century, and also include approximately 85% of the towns of birth in the death notice. This makes the index of benefit to researchers throughout the United States looking for the place of birth of their German ancestors, as well as researchers in Germany trying to find what happened to relatives that left the area and settled in the United States in the 19th century.
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Index of Death, Marriage, and Misc. Notices in Liberty Hall and Cincinnati Gazette, 1804-1857 Index of Death, Marriage, and Misc. Notices in Liberty Hall and Cincinnati Gazette, 1804-1857
"Index of Death, Marriage, and Miscellaneous Notices Appearing in the Liberty Hall and Cincinnati Gazette, 1804 - 1857" by Jeffrey G. Herbert (paperback: 524 pages, or CD) published 2014 -- The scope of this index covers death, marriage, and other miscellaneous notices that were published during this time period in the early Cincinnati newspaper named Liberty Hall and Cincinnati Gazette. This index contains over 15,750 deaths, over 4200 marriages, and over 3000 miscellaneous notices which were reported and published in this early Cincinnati newspaper. It should be noted that the names in this index are not only from the Cincinnati and Hamilton County area, but for much of the former Northwest Territory during the early years, and as far north as Dayton, as far east as Columbus and Chillicothe, south to Lexington and Shelbyville, Kentucky, and west as far as Indianapolis and Richmond, Indiana during the later years.
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Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1841 - 1869 (PDF) Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1841 - 1869 (PDF)
Complied by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2017. PDF; 476 pages; 8.5 x 11. This index contains the names of individuals in over 25,700 court cases reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer, before 1869. Many of the records housed in the Hamilton County courthouse were destroyed by a riot and subsequent fire in March 1884. This index attempts to recreate as many court cases as possible from daily summaries reported in this local newspaper, which can provide valuable information to the family history researcher. Typical cases reported include: Probate Court (wills and estates, guardianships, insanity cases, adoptions, probate notices), Common Pleas Court (divorces, civil disputes, property cases and petitions, bastardy and criminal cases) and Superior and District Court (appeals), and coroner inquests.
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Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1841 - 1869 (Print) Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1841 - 1869 (Print)
Complied by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2017. Paperback; 476 pages; 8.5 x 11. This index contains the names of individuals in over 25,700 court cases reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer, before 1869. Many of the records housed in the Hamilton County courthouse were destroyed by a riot and subsequent fire in March 1884. This index attempts to recreate as many court cases as possible from daily summaries reported in this local newspaper, which can provide valuable information to the family history researcher. Typical cases reported include: Probate Court (wills and estates, guardianships, insanity cases, adoptions, probate notices), Common Pleas Court (divorces, civil disputes, property cases and petitions, bastardy and criminal cases) and Superior and District Court (appeals), and coroner inquests.
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Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1870 – 1879 (PDF) Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1870 – 1879 (PDF)
Complied by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2018. PDF; 522 pages; 8.5 x 11. This index contains the names of individuals in over 28,250 court cases reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer, between 1870 and 1879. Many of the records housed in the Hamilton County courthouse were destroyed by a riot and subsequent fire in March 1884. This index attempts to recreate as many court cases as possible from daily summaries reported in this local newspaper, which can provide valuable information to the family history researcher. Typical cases reported include: Probate Court (wills and estates, guardianships, insanity cases, adoptions, probate notices), Common Pleas Court (divorces, civil disputes, property cases and petitions, bastardy and criminal cases) and Superior and District Court (appeals), and coroner inquests. This is the second in a series of three volumes for these reported court cases.
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Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1870 – 1879 (Print) Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1870 – 1879 (Print)
Complied by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2018. Paperback; 522 pages; 8.5 x 11. This index contains the names of individuals in over 28,250 court cases reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer, between 1870 and 1879. Many of the records housed in the Hamilton County courthouse were destroyed by a riot and subsequent fire in March 1884. This index attempts to recreate as many court cases as possible from daily summaries reported in this local newspaper, which can provide valuable information to the family history researcher. Typical cases reported include: Probate Court (wills and estates, guardianships, insanity cases, adoptions, probate notices), Common Pleas Court (divorces, civil disputes, property cases and petitions, bastardy and criminal cases) and Superior and District Court (appeals), and coroner inquests. This is the second in a series of three volumes for these reported court cases.
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Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1880 - 1884 Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1880 - 1884
Complied by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2019. PDF; 316 pages; 8.5 x 11. This index contains the names of individuals in over 16,600 court cases reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer, between 1880 and 1884. Many of the records housed in the Hamilton County courthouse were destroyed by a riot and subsequent fire in March 1884. This index attempts to recreate as many court cases as possible from daily summaries reported in this local newspaper, which can provide valuable information to the family history researcher. Typical cases reported include: Probate Court (wills and estates, guardianships, insanity cases, adoptions, probate notices), Common Pleas Court (divorces, civil disputes, property cases and petitions, bastardy and criminal cases) and Superior and District Court (appeals), and coroner inquests. This is the third in a series of three volumes for these reported court cases.
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Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1880 - 1884 Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1880 - 1884
Complied by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2019. Paperback; 316 pages; 8.5 x 11. This index contains the names of individuals in over 16,600 court cases reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer, between 1880 and 1884. Many of the records housed in the Hamilton County courthouse were destroyed by a riot and subsequent fire in March 1884. This index attempts to recreate as many court cases as possible from daily summaries reported in this local newspaper, which can provide valuable information to the family history researcher. Typical cases reported include: Probate Court (wills and estates, guardianships, insanity cases, adoptions, probate notices), Common Pleas Court (divorces, civil disputes, property cases and petitions, bastardy and criminal cases) and Superior and District Court (appeals), and coroner inquests. This is the third in a series of three volumes for these reported court cases.
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Index of Lesser Known German Resources Index of Lesser Known German Resources
Indexed by Marilyn Wood Armstrong, Beverly Igel Breitenstein, and Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2013. Paperback, 160 pp. This work is a combination of five separate German resources for Hamilton County researchers that have not been previously extensively used. The first section contains membership lists for the Cincinnati Turner Society, which includes member's date and place of birth. The second is a descriptive roster of members of the Civil War Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which consisted almost entirely of Hamilton County German immigrants, and lists their date and place of birth, as well as a physical description of each soldier. The last three resources are histories of Cincinnati and Hamilton County published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in German, and focus on the early pioneers in this area and their contribution to building the city. Most contain short biographies of the person along with their date and place of birth in Germany.
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Index of Notices Appearing in 23 Early Cincinnati Newspapers 1793-1853 Index of Notices Appearing in 23 Early Cincinnati Newspapers 1793-1853
Indexed by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2015. Paperback, 364 pp. This index is a compilation of notices that were published in various early Cincinnati newspapers during this time period. It contains over 8,800 deaths, over 3.200 marriages and over 3.100 miscellaneous notices which were reported and published before 1853 in Hamilton County, Ohio. It should be noted that the names in this index are not only from the Cincinnati and Hamilton County area, but for much of the former Northwest Territory during the early years, and as far north as Dayton, as far east as Columbus and Chillicothe, south to Lexington and Shelbyville, Kentucky and west as far as Indianapolis and Richmond, Indiana, for the period in the mid-19th century.
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Index to Hamilton County, Ohio, Special Census: 1890 Union Veterans & Widows of the Civil War
Edited by Kay M. Ryan with an introduction and index by Kenny R. Burck for the Hamilton County Chapter, OGS. Published 2006. Paperback; 350 pages; 8.5 x 11. This index is particularly helpful to researchers as it supplements the destroyed 1890 Federal Census.
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The Tracer and Gazette 1979-2008 on 1 DVD
These disks contain an archive of The Tracer and The Gazette which are published by the HCGS. Included is a Tracer article index. Format is PDF. Most content is searchable.
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The Tracer and Gazette 1979-2008 on USB
This USB drive contains an archive of The Tracer and The Gazette which are published by the HCGS. Included is a Tracer article index. Format is PDF. Most content is searchable.
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Venne in America (in English)
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