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​​
  • Time to Renew! By now all HCGS members should have received their membership renewal solicitation in the postal mail.  You can renew online (or join first time!) via PayPal with a credit card or a PayPal account.  See our Join or Renew page for the membership application in print format or for more details on membership benefits.
  • The handout from the presentation on "Hangouts, Podcasts, Webinars, and YouTube For Genealogy" made on September 7, 2019, is available on the HCGS Technology Interest Group page.  For the video of the presentation see our Blog post.
  • The next HCGS Board Meeting will be held on Thursday November 21st 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.
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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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Events Page!

Saturday, December 7, Library Orientation & Tour, 10:00 am
Get an overview of the resources available in the department. No reservation needed. Click on image for more info.

Tuesday, December 10, Hunting the Hunters with Debra Renard, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Brought to you by the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA). Click on the image above for more info.

Updated Hamilton County Guide for sale
The latest edition of A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County (8th Edition) is now available in print and PDF in Shop & Support. Click on image and scroll down.

New Reported Court Records index for sale
Vol. 3 Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1880 - 1884. Available in print and Kindle formats. Click on above image and then scroll down.