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

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What's new
  • The Gazette — Read the latest news about HCGS, genealogy, and records in Hamilton County in this April issue.
  • Preserve the Pensions — Quadruple your donation to preserve the War of 1812 pensions and papers by donating through HCGS.
  • The Tracer — Learn about new resources for Hamilton County research and upcoming events in this March issue of The Tracer
  • Tracer surname index — Search a new index of surnames compiled from 2013 issues of The Tracer.
  • Queries — Read an updated list of 2013 queries from other Hamilton County researchers.
  • Using DNA to Enhance Your Genealogy — Learn how DNA test results can enhance your genealogy research in videos of the programs from January 25:
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 $10.
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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 These historical documents contain critical clues and information for early ancestors.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: 04/13/2014

Latest News
Discovering How to Dig for Your Genealogical Roots

Are you new to genealogy and don't know where to begin? HCGS, in conjunction with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, is offering a one hour session with tips for how to get started. A librarian and a member of HCGS will discuss the wide variety of resources available locally to help you start on your adventure.

Better Know Your Website and Elections

Sat., May 17, 1:00 - 2:30 PM. Jenny Davis and Kathy Reed will discuss the great new features available on the HCGS website. Members are encouraged to bring their tablets or laptops if they want some hands-on experience. HCGS board elections will take place at this meeting. Room 3-A (Third Floor Main Library)

DNA Seminar

If you were unable to attend the DNA Seminar in January, a shortened version will be presented on May 21st in conjunction with the Warren County Genealogical Society. Click on the Events tab for more information.