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
  • Family History Microfilm Discontinuation - On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services.  (The last day to order microfilm will be on August 31, 2017.) Online access to digital images of records allows FamilySearch to reach many more people, faster and more efficiently. For more information see: https://familysearch.org/ask/faq
  • The June 2017 issue of The Tracer is now available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • Researching Hamilton County Ancestors Using Newspaper Court Reports
    • Chapter Programs
    • Chapter News
    • Interest Groups
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • The Shapell Roster: Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War
    • Hamilton County Deed Index Three, 1836-1845
    • Research Beyond the Borders of Hamilton County
    • Coleraine Historical Society
    • Remembering Mary Remler
    • Presbyterian Membership Certificates, 1830-1839
    • “Our Colored Population” - Cincinnati’s African American Residents in 1867
  • A reminder to our members that they are welcome to attend our Board Meetings held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Perkins Restaurant in Mt. Healthy at the Ronald Reagan Highway, except July and August when no Board meetings are held.  You may come early to eat then the meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and go until about 8:00 p.m. Come and find out what’s happening. Note: June and December are held at different locations. See our Calendar for specific dates.
  • 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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page modified: 08/10/2017

Latest News
See also our Events page

Day with Rev. David McDonald, September 16, Kolping Society
Click on the image for details. We will begin the year with a day of events at the Kolping Society, on Saturday, September 16. Rev. David McDonald will present three separate sessions. Reservations are required.

Sunday, Sep 10, 17, & 23, Estate Research Series
Space is limited for this hand's on session. please click on the courthouse image for further details.

Saturday, Sep 30, 10:30 am, Pamela Stone Eagleson
"Finding Thomas's Father: An 18th Century Prince William County, Virginia Case Study" Click on the image for further information.

New Book for Sale
Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1841 - 1869 is now available. Click the image above for further details in the HCGS Shop.