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
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Announcement about upcoming programs:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person events are cancelled for the time being. Check back here for changes. Before attending any event listed on our Events Calendar, it is suggested that you first confirm that it is still happening. Also see the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) website for announcements and service changesMany other organizations have also cancelled events. 
  • Updated (7/6/2020) -The latest edition of our newsletter, the July 2020 Gazette, is now available.
  • Updated (7/9/2020) - Copies of the Research Opportunities from Home series of blast emails sent to members since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic are available to members.  Twenty two have been issued from March 23 through July 9 covering a variety of topics with many links to resources both onsite and offsite.
  • The 2021 International German Genealogy Conference, originally scheduled to be held in Cincinnati next July, is being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The June 2020 issue of The Tracer, our award winning journal, is now available on our website in the Members Area.
  • Our German Connections, an Ancestor Project for German ancestry that is housed on Gedmatch and the collaboration group on Facebook.
  • Volunteer!  We have no paid staff.  If you are a member of HCGS and would like to become more active in our chapter, and do more for fellow members and others researching their ancestry, consider volunteering for one of our roles.
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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: 07/20/2020 RTB

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Ancestry Library Edition temporarily available remotely
The Ancestry Library Edition is now available remotely for free to all Ohio library cardholders through at least May, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.com. Click image above and enter your Ohio public library card number.

New Roman Catholic Baptisms index for sale
Hamilton County, Ohio Roman Catholic Baptism Records - 1860 – 1869: Available in print (two volumes) or PDF (single file) formats. Click above image for details.

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.

Utilizing Webinars, Podcasts, Hangouts and YouTube for Genealogy
Video available online. Click on the image for additional details.