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

HCGS Facebook   HCGS Blog   HCGS Twitter

A chapter of the
Ohio Genealogical Society
What's new
  • The latest edition of our newsletter - the July 2016 Gazette  - is now available.  In this issue:
    • Formation of the Southwestern Ohio Regional DNA Interest Group
    • Looking for a new Tracer editor
    • 3rd Quarter Kroger Rewards & Amazon Rewards
    • The Annual Heritage Luncheon
    • Civil War Veteran Burials Make a Difference Project
    • Veterans' Day Programs
    • News from the Cincinnati Library
    • President's message
    • Calendar of Events
  • The June 2016 issue of The Tracer is now available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • The Fenian Brotherhood in Cincinnati, 1855-1870
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • Chapter Awards; In Memoriam: Karen Everett
    • New Book: Christliche Apologete
    • OGS Seminar and Library
    • Jewish Interest Group: Jewish Genetic Genealogy
    • Gone to California
    • New OGS Lineage Society: Families of the Old Northwest Territory
    • Society of Colonial Wars
    • Hamilton County Manumissions and Certificates
    • High Quality Microfilms of Early Deeds Found
    • Bills of Lading Exhibit and Inland Rivers Library
    • Irish Churches in Cincinnati
    • “Irish in Cincinnati” Historical Marker
    • Finding Irish Folk in St. Joseph New Cemetery
    • Requesting Records from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
    • Irish Catholic Records: Indexed at Last!
    • Book Review: Cincinnati and the Civil War:1865 with Index
    • Public Library Acquisitions
Check out our videos!
Member access
Members may login to access their membership profile, contribute to the Discussions forum and Surname list, and search our members-only databases
Non-member access
Non-members also benefit from the HCGS public databases, the research guides in Local Records and Records Repositories, and much more. Not a member? Become a member today for as low as $15.
Search this website
Search for your Hamilton County, Ohio, ancestors listed among the HCGS public databases. Can't find something? Look it up in the HCGS Site Index or by searching our site:
Stay informed
Stay informed about Hamilton County research by reading the HCGS publications, The Tracer and The Gazette. Subscribe to the HCGS Blog and follow HCGS on Facebook or Twitter.
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: 07/02/2016

Latest News
Thursday, August 4, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Genetic Genealogy and Endogamy by Israel Pickholtz
This seminar will be held at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library, Third Floor.

Annual "Ask the Experts Day" at the Main Library, October 1st, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join nationally acclaimed speaker and content creator for Genealogy Gems, Amie Bowser Tennant, as she presents Have You Seen Me? Missing Persons and Proof of Parentage at 11 a.m. and Using Social Media to Break through Brick Walls at 2 p.m.

Annual "Lock-In" at the Main Library, Saturday, October 29th, 6:30 - 11:30

Join fellow genealogists for an after-hours research event. During the lock-in, five optional mini-tech instructional sessions will be offered. Registration Required.

New Book for Sale
Index of Death Notices Appearing in Der Christliche Apologete, A National German Methodist Newspaper, 1839 – 1899 is now available. Click the image above for further details in the HCGS Shop.