Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
Telephone:  (513) 956-7078

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  • Special Online Membership Offer - Join or renew as an E-Member online ($15) and include a copy of the Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, for $10 ($12.95 value) for a total of only $25. 
  • The April 2015 Gazette — Catch up on the latest news about genealogy, Hamilton County records and projects, and HCGS.
  • The Tracer — Read the March 2015 issue of our award-winning journal for news on genealogical records, preservation and education, details of the Civil War Black Brigade, the House of Refuge, and new deed indexes.
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Preserve the Pensions
Multiply your donation to digitize the pensions and papers from the War of 1812. These historical documents contain critical clues and information for early ancestors. Many of these papers are now close to 200 years old and are deteriorating due to handling and age. As these documents are digitized, they will be made available to researchers at no cost on Fold3.
If you donate through HCGS, we will match dollar for dollar up to a limit of $1812. We will then forward the matched donations to Ancestry.com which has also agreed to match dollar for dollar all contributions to this project. This means that your contribution will have four times the impact! Donate todayFor more information on this initiative or to check the latest status of this project, visit the Preserve the Pensions website.
page modified: 04/16/2015

Latest News
25 April 10:00AM-12 Noon Advanced Genealogy Forum
Planning Meeting, PLCH Main, Room 3A.

May 9, 10:00AM - 2:00PM German Genealogy Day at Kolping

The Hamilton County Genealogical Society is excited to present a “German Genealogy Day” on Saturday, May 9th, from 10:00 – 2:00. It will be held at the Kolping Center, located at 10235 Mill Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231. Three recognized speakers for their expertise in German culture and genealogy: HCGS President, Kenny Burck, Past-President and Treasurer, Jeff Herbert, and Bob Rau. Click the image above for details.

New Book for Sale

Index of Notices Appearing in 23 Early Cincinnati Newspapers 1793-1853 is now available. Click the image above for further details in the HCGS Shop.

Cultivating Your Genealogical Roots: Corryville Branch Library

Monday, May 4, 6 p.m. Click on the image for details!