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

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  • The Tracer — Read the September issue of our award-winning journal. It contains the latest information about Hamilton County records, genealogy research, projects, awards, upcoming events and more.
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  • Preserve the Pensions — Quadruple your donation to preserve the War of 1812 pensions and papers by donating through HCGS.
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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 These historical documents contain critical clues and information for early ancestors.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: 09/03/2014

Latest News
The Quaker Influence on the Cincinnati Area

On October 4, two speakers will address the impact of the Quakers on this region as part of the "A Day With Genealogy Experts" at the main library. For more information, click on the image above.

A Day with Genealogy Experts

Mark your calendar for October 4 for the annual "A Day with Genealogy Experts" cosponsored by PLCH and HCGS. This year's focus will be on the contributions of Quakers in southwest Ohio. Experts will be available from 12:00 to 2:00 PM with talks at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. For more information, click on the image above.

Spring Grove Tram Tour

We were able to schedule an additional one (and possibly two) Tram Tours of Spring Grove Cemetery on October 11 at 1:00 PM. If you are on the waiting list, you will be notified soon.