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

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A chapter of the
Ohio Genealogical Society
What's new‚Äč
  • The September 2017 issue of The Tracer is now available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • The Evolution of FamilySearch
    • Genealogy Programs
    • Advanced Genealogy Forum: Focus on Authors and Writing
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • Chapter News
    • HCGS Membership Survey
    • Do You Ever Wonder Where HCGS Members Call Home?
    • Finding Aids: What They Are and How to Use Them
    • New Finding Aid with Indexes for St. Aloysius Orphanage Records
    • Finding Ancestors Who Attended Hamilton County Schools
    • Public Library Acquisitions
  • Family History Microfilm Discontinuation - On September 8, 2017, FamilySearch discontinued its microfilm distribution services.  For more information see https://familysearch.org/ask/faq as well as our September Tracer (above).
  • Three videos about DNA have been added to our Videos page (Introduction to DNA, Autosomal DNA, and Overview of 23andme) by the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group.
  • A new Buyer surname, Total Alphabetic Deed Index 1844 to 1869 consisting of over 80,000 entries has now been completed by our HCGS volunteer indexers and is provided on the Hamilton County Deed Indexes page.  Also included are instructions for accessing the newly online deed book images at the Hamilton Recorder's Office website for deed books A to W2 and 21 through 216 (1794 - 1823).
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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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page modified: 10/01/2017

Latest News
See also our Events page

Genealogy Roundtables, October 15 and December 3, 1:30-3 pm
This is a discussion group for genealogists. Click on the link for more information about upcoming topics.

Heritage Luncheon, October 21, 11:30am - 2:30pm
Click on image for more details

Nov 8, 8 pm DAR Genealogical Research System: Webinar
Carla Cegielski will show us how to get the most from this resource. Click on the image for preregistration information.

Navy Veterans from the Civil War - November 18th, 100 PM, Main Library
Gary Johnson has documented more than 3000 people who enlisted in the Navy out of Cincinnati during the Civil War. Some 3300 Ohioans served in the Navy, many recruited at the Public Landing. The presentation will include relevant genealogical records. Please click on the image for more information.