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​​
  • 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 image for details.
  • New: Volumes 1-22, Hamilton County Burial Records.  All 22 volumes of our Hamilton County Burial Records series have now been scanned and are available as searchable PDF files on either a DVD or a USB flash drive. Click images for details.
  • New: Abbreviated Online Index now available (1/1/2020) on this website to accompany our new publication Hamilton County, Ohio Roman Catholic Baptism Records - 1860 – 1869.
  • 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.
  • Our February HCGS Board Meeting will be held on Thursday 2/20. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm. All HCGS members are welcome.  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
  • 2001 through 2007 issues of The Tracer have been added to the website (10/16/2019).
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Events Page!

Saturday, February 1 2020, 10 - 11am, Orientation: Genealogy and Local History Department Tours
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) librarians give an overview of the resources available to genealogists. Click image for more info.

Saturday, March 7, 2020, Annual Seminar with Roger Minert
Four sessions on German genealogy. Registration now open. Click image for details.

Wednesday, April 29 - Saturday, May 2; Unlocking the Pieces - 2020 OGS Conference
The premier Midwest genealogical conference. Registration open. Click on image for more info.

Wednesday, June 17 - Saturday, June 20 “Cross the Bridge to Yesterday” PALAM National Conference
To be held in Cincinnati. Click image for more info and registration.