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​​
Volume 3: Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1880 - 1884:  The latest and last volume of this three-volume set is now available. This index contains the names of individuals in over 16,600 court cases reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer, between 1880 and 1884

The latest edition of A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County (8th Edition) is now available in Shop & Support. Available in both print and downloadbale PDF versions. This edition features numerous updates, reorganization by topic, and 45 brand-new pages of information about records, repositories, and online resources.
See the table of contents.

  • The next HCGS Board Meeting will be held on Thursday September 19th at 6:30pm. Members are welcome. Come and find out what's happening! Follow link for location.
  • The September 2019 issue of our journal The Tracer is now available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • Potter’s Field Records in PLCH Digital Library
    • Interest Groups
    • Genealogy Programs
    • October is Family History Month at PLCH
    • Chapter News
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • HCGS Donation to Hamilton County Recorder’s Office
    • Membership Renewal Packets for 2020 Will Arrive by November
    • The Tracer – Forty Years and Counting
    • Cincinnati History Library and Archives is Open
    • World War I Veterans’ Burials Index
    • Ohio World War I Statement of Service Cards on FamilySearch
    • Price Hill Historical Society and Museum
    • International German Genealogy Conference Coming to Cincinnati
    • New Additions to the Digital Collections of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
    • Public Library Acquisitions
    • Book Review: How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records: A Genealogist’s Guide, Sunny Jane Morton and Harold A. Henderson, CG.
  • Independence Day - July 4th - marked the completion of yet another volunteer Make-A-Difference (MAD) project that was begun over two years ago.   It continues the previous efforts to document our veterans buried in Hamilton County, focusing on over 16,000 veterans who served in the military during World War I.
  • Findmypast has announced that, "Over 405,000 sacramental register entries covering 103 Parishes across the Dioceses of Cincinnati are now available to search online for the first time. These new collections consist of indexes of baptisms, marriages, burials and congregational records spanning the years 1800 to 1979." Please note these are indexed transcripts rather than images, and they were provided by a third party, not by the HCGS, and may be incomplete.
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Events Page!

Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF), Saturday September 21, 10:00AM
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Introduction to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Sacramental Records on Findmypast - Sat, Sep 28
FREE and taking reservations now! Seating is limited. Click on the image above for registration information.

Family History Fair - Saturday, October 5 - Main Library
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2019 Heritage Luncheon, Sat Oct 12, 10:45am
Our speaker will be Joyce Browning, living-history interpreter, presenting “Mary Cunningham, The Body Snatcher's Wife.” Online registration now open! Registration deadline Oct 2nd. Click image.