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​​
  • REMINDER: 2018 HCGS Heritage Luncheon -- Monday, October 22nd is the last day to register online for the Hamilton County Genealogical Society's (HCGS) annual Heritage Luncheon to be held on Saturday, October 27th. The event is open to the public - you DO NOT have to be a member of the HCGS or our lineage societies to attend.
  • The latest edition of our newsletter, the October 2018 Gazette, is now available.  The contents are:
    • A Day with Genealogy Experts
    • Dr. Wolfgang Grams at Kolping Center
    • Deed and Leases at the Recorder’s Office
    • Celebrity Genealogy Show: Cincinnati Edition
    • German Interest Group News
    • 2018 Kroger Rewards
    • Amazon Community Rewards
    • Genealogy Lock-In
    • Cincinnati and the Great War
    • President's message
    • Program Calendar
  • The September 2018 issue of our journal 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.
  • 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.
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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.

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
Mitochondrial DNA and Genetic Genealogy.

HCGS 2018 Heritage Luncheon, Saturday, October 27, 10:45am
Joyce Browning, well known for her living history reenactments of Ohio women, will give her living history presentation of Julia Grant, wife of President Ulysses Grant at this year's HCGS Heritage Luncheon. Click image for more details and registration.