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

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What's new‚Äč
  • The latest edition of our newsletter - the October 2015 Gazette  - is now available.  Catch the latest news!
  • The Tracer — Read the September 2015 issue of our award-winning journal (for members only). The contents of this issue:
    • “Doubtful” Women in the Nineteenth Century: Prostitutes and Punishment in Cincinnati
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • Genealogical Education Programs
    • Family History Month Programs
    • New Early Hamilton County Will Abstracts
    • 1887-1930 Hamilton County Morgue Records Now Online
    • OGS Conference Coming to Southwest Ohio in 2016
    • Access to Genealogy Databases Provided by Local Libraries
    • Free Premium Databases at LDS Family History Centers
    • Hamilton County Databases on HCGS Website
    • Missing Tombstone Returned
    • Jewish Cemeteries in Hamilton County: Part 2
    • Philip Baynham Ferguson (1824-1909)
    • 120 Germans to Cincinnati on the Schiller, 1849
    • Hamilton County Townships
    • Book Reviews: Wurlitzer and Cincinnati, Lost Cincinnati
    • Welcome, New Members
  • Our Surnames List has surpassed 1,000 entries!  The Surnames List makes it possible for Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS) members to share information with other members on surnames of interest.
  • Hamilton County Recorder's Office (HCRO) Deed Indexes - Deed Buyer and Seller Indexes 1&2, 3&4, 5&6, 7&8 (original) for most deed books covering 1794 to 1869.  A-Z buyer surname finding aid for index 7 part 1 (1859-64) and index 8 (1864-1867) and Index 7 part 2 (1867-69 )- created by HCGS member volunteers.
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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 These historical documents contain critical clues and information for early ancestors.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: 09/25/2015

Latest News
Oct. 5, 13, 20 & 28: German Script Class
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Oct. 24: HCGS Heritage Awards Luncheon
Lineage Societies' annual recognition luncheon. Medals and certificates awarded. Featured guest: Lincoln presentor Stan Wernz. See the event flyer..

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.