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​​
  • Time to Renew! By now all HCGS members should have received their membership renewal solicitation in the postal mail.  You can renew online (or join first time!) via PayPal with a credit card or a PayPal account.  See our Join or Renew page for the membership application in print format or for more details on membership benefits.
  • 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.
  • Friday 12/13: HCGS Christmas Social and Board Meeting - Members are welcome. Party starts at 5:30pm; eat 6:00pm+, followed by brief meeting.  Feel free to bring a food item. Will be indoors.  For more info...
  • The December 2019 issue of our journal The Tracer is now available on our website in the Members Area. The contents of this issue are:
    • Hamilton County Veteran Discharges on FamilySearch
    • Genealogy Programs
    • 2021 International German Genealogy Conference in Cincinnati
    • Chapter News
    • Tracer Issues Added to HCGS Website
    • Interest Groups
    • Diocese of Osnabrück Church Books Now Available on Matricula
    • Calendar of Genealogy Events
    • Got German? A DNA Opportunity
    • Original Hamilton County Deeds
    • Hamilton County Genealogical Society Lineage Society Inductions 2019
    • Hamilton County Courthouse, 1884 Fire Record Loss
    • Records that existed before 1884 courthouse fire: saved, restored or recreated
    • Book Review: Cincinnati Goetta: A Delectable History
    • Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Partners with Newspaper Archive
  • The handout from the presentation on "Hangouts, Podcasts, Webinars, and YouTube For Genealogy" made on September 7, 2019, is available on the HCGS Technology Interest Group page.  For the video of the presentation see our Blog post.
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Member access
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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Events Page!

Tuesday, December 10, Hunting the Hunters with Debra Renard, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Brought to you by the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA). Click on the image above for more info.

Saturday, January 4, 10 am, Genealogy Websites (PLCH)
This introduction to genealogy websites is sponsored by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in the 3rd floor computer lab. Please click on the image above 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.

New Reported Court Records index for sale
Vol. 3 Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1880 - 1884. Available in print and Kindle formats. Click on above image and then scroll down.