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​​
  • February's HCGS Board Meeting will be held on Thursday 2/21 at a new location - Wiedemann's Brewery in St. Bernard. Members are welcome. Come and find out what's happening! Beer and light food available.
  • The December 2018 issue of our journal The Tracer is now available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • Population Updates: How AncestryDNA and 23andMe Improved Ethnicity Estimates
    • Chapter News
    • Genealogy Programs
    • 2018 New Members and Pioneer Ancestors, Hamilton County Chapter Lineage Societies
    • Interest Groups
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • More Early Settlers in The Cincinnati Pioneer
    • Name Indexes in Online Manuscript Registers on Cincinnati History Library and Archives’ Website
    • Bastardy Cases in Hamilton County Courts, 1850 - 1884
    • Book Review: The Adoptee’s Guide to DNA Testing: How to Use Genetic Genealogy to Discover Your Long-Lost Family, Tamar Weinberg
    • Tracer Article Index Updated, 2008 - 2018
  • A new Article Index for our quarterly journal The Tracer covering the years 2008 - 2018 has been added to this website.  The earlier article index covering the years of publication 1979 - 2008 remains available.
  • Approximately 40,000 WPA Veteran Grave Cards (Revolutionary War–Vietnam War) are now available to the public for searching and download via our Cemeteries page.
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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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New video posted to DNA Interest Group
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New book for sale
Archdiocese of Cincinnati Roman Catholic Baptism Records - Early – 1859 Excluding Hamilton County). Click image above for more info.

Researching Your Early Hamilton County Ancestors - before 1850
The video of this program and "What's New in German Genealogy" can now be found on the website.