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
What's new‚Äč
  • Volunteer videographer needed!  See our Help Wanted page for details (at bottom of the page).
  • HCGS is co-sponsoring with other southwest Ohio OGS chapters a DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA). The latest information about this and other interest groups is posted under "Interest Groups".
  • New database (for members only)!  Weil Funeral Home - Funeral Records: Over 25,000 3"x5" record cards of funerals are in the collection as searchable (via OCR) PDF image files.
  • The 2016 Heritage Luncheon scheduled for Saturday October 22nd will feature speaker Ed Creighton on the Whitewater Shaker Village of Crosby Township.
  • Hamilton County Jewish Congregations:  A quick reference and resource guide to historical and current Jewish congregations produced by our Jewish Genealogy Interest Group has been added to this site.
  • Help Wanted -- A new page on which we post specific open volunteer positions. Donate your talents to strengthen our genealogical community!
  • The August 2016 issue of The Tracer is now available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • The Records of German Societies in Hamilton County
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group
    • Legal Genealogist Judy Russell Coming to Cincinnati, April 8, 2017
    • Genealogy Programs
    • Family History Month
    • New Index: Civil War Veteran Burials in Hamilton County
    • Early Hamilton County Deed Books Online
    • Cincinnati’s Black Soldiers in the U.S. Colored Troops
    • German Churches in Cincinnati
    • First German Methodist Episcopal Church Records
    • Der Christliche Apologete—A National German Methodist Newspaper
    • Photos of 152 Members of 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, “Die Neuner”
    • Book Review: The Cincinnati Courthouse Riot
    • German Genealogical Societies in the U.S.
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page modified: 10/20/2016

Latest News
See also our Events page.

Judy G. Russell, Annual Seminar, April 8
Preregistration is now open. For further information click the image.

Monday October 24, 7 pm Cultivating your Genealogical Roots
Discover your genealogical roots at the presentation co-sponsored by HCGS and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Click on the image above for more info.

November 12 - Gold Star Mothers
Click on the image for additional information included under the "Events" tab and a link to the blog.

Saturday, November 5, AGF Ancestral Origins - Focus on Germany
Click on the image for further information.