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

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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 These historical documents contain critical clues and information for early ancestors.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.
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April 18, 2015 Jerry Smith, CG, Annual Seminar

Preregistration is required by April 1, 2015. Register online or by mail. Click the image above for further details.

Griffith's Valuation, Beyond the Basics!

On Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 AM at the Main Library, Mary Ann Faloon will help us understand The Primary Valuation of Ireland, known as the Griffith’s Valuation. The Griffith’s Valuation was developed to provide a standardized taxation method in Ireland during the mid-nineteenth century. It has become a census substitute used to find Irish ancestors, especially those who left Ireland during the Famine of the 1840s.

25 April 10 am-12 noon Advanced Genealogy Forum
Planning Meeting, PLCH Main, Room 3A

New Book for Sale

Indexed burial records for the Baltimore Pike Cemetery, 1853-2010, are now available in a new book. Click the image above for further details in the HCGS Shop.