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
  • 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.
  • The 2016 Heritage Luncheon is announced for October 22nd and reservations are now open.  Speaker: Ed Creighton on the Whitewater Shaker Village of Crosby Township.
  • 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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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 These historical documents contain critical clues and information for early ancestors.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: 09/21/2016

Latest News
See also our Events page.

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.

Judy G. Russell, Annual Seminar, April 8
Registration opens October 21. For further information click the image.

November 5, 19 and December 3: Estate Research Series (Preregister!)
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November 5, 19 and December 3: Hands-on with Land Series (Preregister!)
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