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

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HCGS Research Services

 
The Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS) offers fee-based Research Services as described below in Marriage and Death Notices search and HCGS Publications / Surname card file search. If you wish to hire a professional researcher, see Paid Researchers.
 
 
Marriage and death notices search
 
The Marriage and Death Notices search includes:
  • Index of Death NoticesOver 173,000 death notices from 1818-1920 have been abstracted from seven newspapers and published in seven books. The contents of each book now exist in the HCGS database, Index to Death Notices, 1818-1920

    A typical index entry consists of Name (Last name, Given name), Notice date(s), Death date if given in the notice, Maiden name if given, and Age at Death if given. Some entries also include an indicator (asterisk) that the Place of Birth is given and some include the newspaper page. 
  • Marriage IndexOver 128,000 marriages from 1808-1884 have been indexed from the records of 60 Protestant churches, 49 Catholic churches, Probate Court records, and several newspapers. These indexes have been published in five books – Restored Hamilton County, Ohio, Marriages 1808-1849, 1850-1959, 1860-1869, 1870-1884, and Supplements 1850-1884. The contents of each book now exist in the HCGS database, Marriage Index, 1808-1884

    Each index entry has the names of the couple, marriage date, the institutional or newspaper source, and the archival or microfilm record source. 
 
Request limits
 
Limit your requests to 10 names per request and 2 requests per month.
 
 
Fee per name requested
 
members
$.50 per name
non-members
$1.00 per name
 
 
How to request a Marriage and Death Notices search
  • Mail details of your request and payment to:
Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
  • Make check out to:  HCGS
  • Include a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope if requesting 1 to 5 names. Include two envelopes if requesting 6 to 10 names.
 
Allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing. 
 
 
HCGS Publications / Surname card file search
The HCGS Publications / Surname card file search includes more than sixty books, our journal The Tracer, and our Surname card file. The books included in this search are all indexes to records, not copies of records themselves. Actual death certificates or marriage records are not provided. Copies of the index entries that relate to your research request will be provided.
 
 
Search limits
  • The search will be limited to one hour of research time for the name of one ancestor.
  • Limit your requests to two ancestors per request, per month.
 
Fee per name requested
 
members
$10.00
non-members
$20.00
 
 
How to request Publications / Surname card file search
  • Mail the completed form and payment to:
Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
  • Make check out to:  HCGS
  • Include a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope for each name requested.
Due to the popularity of this service, allow 8 to 12 weeks for processing.
 
 
Paid researchers
 
HCGS maintains a list of paid researchers who specialize in Hamilton County, Ohio, research. This Paid Researchers list is listed below and available as a PDF file.
 
 
Disclaimer
 
HCGS is not responsible for any agreements made between the paid researcher and their client. Contact details and description of services is the responsibility of the researcher.
 
 
How to get on the list
 
Contact us if you are a paid researcher and would like to be added to our list.
 
 
How to update information on the list
 
Contact us if your contact information or description of services needs to be updated.
 
 
List of paid researchers
 
 
 
Marilyn Armstrong
7032 Lookout Court
Liberty Township, OH 45011-5294
513-863-7370
 
Genealogy research in Ohio counties of Hamilton and Butler utilizing census, vital, court, church, military, and cemetery records; city directories, and passenger lists; plus numerous other records available through public libraries and historical societies.
 
Chris Bell-Puckett
7002 Martha Road
Cincinnati OH  45230-2334
513-231-2546
 
I specialize in locating original resources not found on the Internet. Over 25 years professional experience concentrated in Hamilton, Clermont & Butler counties in Ohio.  Also Northern Kentucky and SW Indiana.  Will travel to other locations as needed. 
 
Bob Brodbeck
3310 Lambert Place
Cincinnati OH  45208
513-379-6147
 
 
Research, documentation advice and guidance – customized for your needs.  Specializing in but not limited to SW Ohio and Northern KY and Germanic-American heritage.  Over 150 cases worked including heir determinations. Member HCGS, OGS, APG. More info: www.genealogiewerks.com.
 
 
 
W. Edward Clayton
9449 Wyoming Point Place
Cincinnati OH 45230-4060
513-729-2147
 
Research for you or facilitate your research.  Specialize Hamilton County, OH, surrounding counties,  KY, TN & Va.  Expertise finding families in census others can’t & reading old script.  Member of HCGS OGS. Volunteer FHC.  Access to rare books.  Cost effective.
 
Deb Cyprych
5826 Valley View Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45213
513-328-8672
 
 
Specialties:  Cincinnati area families and German families in any locale. Over 2,500 hours of German research since 1993. Strong research, analysis, writing skills.  Award-winning author, editor.  Member of seven lineage societies including DAR.  Association of Professional Genealogists profile,   http://tinyurl.com/9s8dp8q.
 
 
Linda A. Dietrich
5422 Cindy Ln.
Cincinnati Ohio  45239
513-646-9129
 
Genealogist, Family History, Published Author.  20 years experience – research, teaching, program presentation, specializing in OH, Hamilton County, German immigrant, and Civil War research.  Will assist you, or do the research.  HCGS (Settlers & Builders, Century Families), OGS, OHS, PALAM and NGS.  
 
Jane Fitzpatrick
9502 Woodland Hills Drive
Hamilton OH 45011
513-860-2769
 
Researching family history since 1998. Specialize in Hamilton County, Ohio, but can research any of the Ohio counties.  I also have done extensive research in Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston, and Lyon  counties in Kentucky.  Also research in Missouri, Germany, and Ireland.  I will give free consultations.
 
Ann Hambrecht
7019 Ohio Avenue
Cincinnati OH  45236-3548
513-793-1886
 
General Genealogical Research (Census, Directories, Newspapers, etc.  Records search in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont Counties Ohio. Kenton Campbell, Boone Counties KY.  (Wills, Estates, Marriages, Births, Deaths, Burials, Deeds)  Will tutor or assist you in your research. 
 
Steve Hutzel
7231 Maryland Avenue
Cincinnati OH  45236
513-791-8382
 
Translation of German Church records and documents in either German or Latin.   Research and translation of items from German language newspapers.
 
Catherine Popp
11127 Hanover Road
Cincinnati OH  45240
513-742-9469
 
Let me research your German –speaking ancestors back to their homeland, and locate your German cousins.  I research all records of southern OH, southern IN and northern KY.  No request too small and I enjoy doing them all.
 
 
 
page modified: 04/22/2014