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
  • The 2018 HCGS Heritage Luncheon will take place on Saturday October 27th. In addition to the induction of members into our lineage societies the program will also feature Joyce Browning giving her living history reenactment of Julia Grant, wife of President Ulysses Grant. For more information see our Events listing with link to the event flyer and registration forms. Registration is now open.
  • A new public online abbreviated index created from the new index book Hamilton County, Ohio Roman Catholic Baptism Records - 1850 – 1859 is now available to the public on our Births & Baptisms page.
  • The June 2018 issue of The Tracer is now available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • Cincinnati Maps, 1792-2017
    • Chapter News
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • Crossing the Big Pond
    • Hamilton County Genealogical Society Chapter Awards
    • Cincinnati Pioneer Association, continued
    • Kilgour House Identified from Cincinnati Maps
    • Cincinnati Pioneer Association Certificate
    • St. Aloysius Orphan Society
    • Book Review: The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: How to Find, Record, and Preserve Your Ancestors’ Graves, Joy Neighbors
    • Digital Maps and Atlases at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
    • Cincinnati and Hamilton County Map Research at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
  • In April HCGS made its annual awards for 2018 in three categories: one Distinguished Service Award, four Awards of Merit, and eight Certificates of Appreciation. For the names and descriptions please see our Awards Recipients page (scroll down).
  • The HCGS Digital Resources Committee has an immediate need for member volunteers to fill several roles. See our Help Wanted page for details.
  • New video: Gedmatch - A Deep Dive by Kathy Reed and Kelli Bergheimer, presented to the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA) on February 13, 2018 at the MidPointe Library in West Chester.  For additional videos see our Videos page.
  • A new public online abbreviated index created from the new book Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1870 - 1879 is now available to the public on our Court Records page.
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page modified: 08/13/2018 RTB

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Events page

New book for sale
Hamilton County, Ohio Roman Catholic Baptism Records - 1850 – 1859 is available (two volume set). Click image above for more info.

Advanced Genealogy Forum (AGF) Sep 15 & Nov 17, 10:30 am, Rm 3A, Main Library
Click on image above for more information, article description, and discussion questions.

PLCH Library Tours Aug 4, Oct 6, OR Dec 1 at 10 am
Join the librarians for a tour of their nationally recognized genealogy collection. Click on the image for details.

New video posted to DNA Interest Group
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