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Marriages Recorded in Hamilton County, Ohio, 1870-1884
Compiled by Kenny R. Burck. Published 2006. Paperback; 524 pages; 8.5 x 11. This book is particularly valuable to researchers as the years included are those leading up to the 1884 Courthouse fire. The records used for this index are meant to supplement the records used in the Restored Marriage Records series by Jeffrey G. Herbert, whose records came primarily from newspapers and churches. In addition, a list of justices of the peace is included as well as an extensive list of ministers, priests, rabbis, elders, mayors, or others who performed marriages in this county during this time period, along with their location and/or church affiliation. Information is included that will help the researcher obtain copies of the original documents.
Marriages Recorded in Hamilton County, Ohio, 1885-1889
Compiled by Kenny R. Burck. Published 2005. Paperback; 379 pages/each (2 Books–Parts I and II). More than 37,000 names are recorded in more than 18,500 marriages indexed in this book. The index includes the names of the grooms, brides, date of marriage, officiant, and volume and entry number of the entry to make it easier to locate the original document. These volumes are the first to record the original records beginning after the last courthouse fire in Cincinnati in 1884.
Marriages Recorded in Hamilton County, Ohio, 1890-1894
Compiled by Kenny R. Burck. Published 2006. Paperback; 795 pages; 8.5 x 11. This volume includes more than 35,000 names recorded for 17,958 marriages that took place during this time period.
Marriages Recorded in Hamilton County, Ohio, 1895-1899
Compiled by Kenny R. Burck. Published 2006. Paperback; 710 pages; 8.5 x 11. This publication is a continuation of the marriage index series outlined above and contains more than 32,000 names recorded for 16,145 marriages that took place during this time period.
Restored Hamilton County, Ohio, Marriages 1850-1884 Supplement
Indexed by Jeffrey G. Herbert. Published 2002. Paperback; 188 pages; 8.5 x 11. After the original Restored Hamilton County, Ohio, Marriages volumes were published, additional resources were made available. This supplemental volume is intended to give the researcher access to additional marriages that occurred in Hamilton County, Ohio, before 1884 and that were not included in the previous publications. The names in this index are arranged alphabetically by grooms and then by brides and contains information for more than 4,800 marriages that occurred in Hamilton County, Ohio, between 1850 and 1884.
James Presley Ball was an African-American daguerreotype photographer who settled in Cincinnati in 1849 at the age of twenty four. For the next two decades, he operated a well known gallery and produced highly praised work, including a 2400-square yard canvas that depicted the history of the African Slave Trade and the horrors of American Slavery. Ball photographed many dignitaries including Queen Victoria, Frederick Douglass, and Charles Dickens.