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 September 2018 issue of The Tracer is now available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • Cincinnati and the Fugitive Slave Acts
    • Family History Month
    • Genealogy Programs
    • Chapter News
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • Manumissions in Hamilton County
    • Hamilton County Deed Index One, 1794-1823
    • Hamilton County Recorder – Connecting Deeds and Leases to Plats
    • WPA Veteran Grave Cards
    • Going Through the Back Door to Find Microfilms
    • Presbyterian Membership Certificates, 1840-1854
    • Madeira Historical Society
    • Public Library Acquisitions
    • New Additions to the Digital Collections of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
    • The Catholic Telegraph Digitized
    • Book Review: Pride of the Valley: Sifting Through the History of the Mount Healthy Mill
  • 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.
  • Hamilton County Deed Index One, 1794-1823: The searchable PDF index to 11,954 early deed records is now available under the subtitle "Finding Aid: Index 1" on our Hamilton County Deed Indexes page and includes both Grantors (sellers) and Grantees (buyers).  For informative details see the September 2018 issue of The Tracer now available on our website in the Members Area.
  • The HCGS Digital Resources Committee needs member volunteers to fill several roles. See our Help Wanted page for details.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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page modified: 09/11/2018 JMM

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Events page

Dr. Wolfgang Grams in Cincinnati, 22 October
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Grams of Oldenburg, Germany, one of the most knowledgeable experts on the German migration experience. He will speak about these topics at the Kolping Center: "Travel Patterns During the Ages of Sail and Steam", and "The Pursuit of Happiness, Faith, Land and Hope".

New video posted to DNA Interest Group
Learn about Y-DNA and how it can be used to support your genetic genealogy.

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

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.