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

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What's new‚Äč
  • 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.
  • The July 2015 Gazette — Catch up on the latest news about genealogy, Hamilton County records and projects, and HCGS.
  • The Tracer — Read the June 2015 issue of our award-winning journal (for members only). The contents of this issue:
    • Researching Early Ancestors in Hamilton County Newspapers
    • Chapter News: Heritage Luncheon; New HCGS Database: Church Deaths 1890-1899
    • Calendar of Upcoming Events (also reposted here)
    • Genealogy Classes: Hands-On Sessions, Summer Series
    • Genealogy News: Columbus Metro Library Genealogy Collection Reopens; Heritage Quest adds content
    • PLCH Digital Library  - Free Access to Historic Hamilton Co. Records
    • Hamilton County Genealogical Society Awards
    • Award of Merit Presented to Wayne Coates, Hamilton County Recorder
    • Research Trip to Washington DC
    • Jewish Interest Group: Jewish Cemeteries in Hamilton County
    • Miamitown United Methodist Church
    • Using the New HCGS Buyer Surnames Indexes to Find Hamilton Co. Deeds
    • Hamilton County, Ohio, Declarations of Intention on File at the Campbell County, Kentucky, Courthouse, 1822-1856 & 1870
    • Book Review: Index of Notices Appearing in 23 Early Cincinnati Newspapers 1793-1853
    • Hamilton County Newspaper Indexes and Resources
    • Welcome New Members
    • Public Library Acquisitions
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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.
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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: 07/27/2015

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Sept 5: Hands on with New Jersey Records (Preregistration Required)

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Sept 12: Finding Immigrant Ancestors Using American Records

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19 Sep AGF: Historical and Social Context

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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.