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Hamilton County Deed Indexes

 
DEED BOOK GRANTEE/GRANTOR (SURNAME) INDEXES 1794-1903
For more information on land records see:
Deed Books are indexed in separate index books that list the surname and first name of the Grantor (from=seller) and the Grantee (to=buyer) in the first 2 coulmns, then the deed book letter or number and the page in the book in the next 2 columns. In columns 5 and 6, a separate "reverse" index, that is, by Grantee (to) and Grantor (from) surnames and first names, then deed book letter or number and the page in the book in the last 2 columns. The main index books are separated into 26 sections, A-Z, by the first letter of the Grantor surname (or Grantee surname in column 5). The order of the names is as that letter of the alphabet occurs in each book, that is, page number order. Therefore, to find a particular Grantor (or Grantee) you must read through all the surames beginning with the same letter of the surname of interest.
 
BUYER SURNAME, TOTAL ALPHABETIC INDEXES,  1794 to 1869
 
Finding Aid 1844-1869: A total alphabetic deed or document index by buyers' surname, then by first name ( if available), has been transcribed by HCGS volunteers. As the project progressed, many first names have been added and some actual deeds reviewed for spelling errors in the original indexes. Also, in the 1840's, when a non-deed document was recorded, the document type was indicated, although abbreviated in most cases.
 
The deed book and page are given which then can be used to look up the document at the Recorder's Office. As of June 2018, the deed books A to W2 and 21 through 400 have been digitized and are online and can be accessed from the new (6/1/18) Recorder's Office search page. On that page, the top right corner has "Document Images" drop-down menu. On the menu look for 'Deed Books' and "Deeds A-W2" in the list. For deeds A through W2, detailed information is in this help file. For deeds 21 through 4144, detailed information is in this help file.
 
Click on a link below for full alphabetic index of over 80,000 buyer (grantee) surnames and estimated year deed was recorded.  Page numbers have been doubled checked, but only some surname spelling has been verified. These aids are every-word searchable PDF files (ctrl-F).
Combined Indexes 4, 5, 6 7.1, 8, 7,2  (1844-69) arranged by 1st letter of surname or organization:
 
    A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J    K    L    M    N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X  Y  Z
 
Note: Indexes 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6 and all of indexes 7 and 8 are now available (see below). The rest of 1, 2 & 3 will be added to the those directly above in the Summer of 2018 as time permits. In all index sets, for surnames begining with letters B, C, H, M, S and W, the index files are large (3-4mb.) so will take time to load.
 
INDEXES 1 & 2 to Deed Books B1 to W2 and 21 to 56 (1789-1836, all of these deeds are online at Recorder's Office)
 
Index 1&2 contains entries for deed books: B1,C,D1,D2,E1,E2. G,H,I,J,K,L,N,Q,R1,T,U,V1,V2,W1,W2,
21,22,24,26,28, 29,30,32,35,38,39,41,42,43,44,46,47,49,50,52,53,55,56
Books A,F1,F2,O,P,25,33,34 were not indexed
Books M1, R2 and S were indexed individually.  Access these books here:    M1    R2    S
 Click on a link below to view index pages by surname first letter
 (Note: seller (grantor) names on left side of page, buyer (grantee) on right side)
 
  Letter B surnames:   Books B1 thru V2           Books W1 thru 32           Books 35 thru 56
  Letter S surnames:   Books B1 thru W2          Books 21 thru 44             Books 46 thru 56
 
  Index 1 (books B1 thru 26) only:
            C                         H                 L   M              P                                 W
  Index 2 (books 28 thru 56) only
            C                         H                 L   M              P                                 W
  Index 1 and 2  (books B1 thru 56)
  A              D   E   F   G        I    J    K              N   O        Q   R        T   U   V        XYZ
 
Finding Aid: Index 1 (buyers surname) has been transcribed by HCGS volunteers. Many incorrect page numbers, name spelling and records not in the original indexes have been corrected.  can be completed and verified. Click on a link below for full alphabetic index of buyer (grantee) surname.  Use the book(s) and page number(s) found for the surname of interest to find the buyer (grantee -- 3rd surname column on the page) and seller full name in the original index pages directly above. Also includes deed books A, M1, R2 and S. These aids are every-word searchable (ctrl-F).
 
index 1 (1794-1823):               ABCDEF                  GHIJKL                  MNOPQR                 STUVWXYZ 
 
Finding Aid: Index 2 (buyers surname) has been transcribed by HCGS volunteers. Click on a link below for full alphabetic index of buyer (grantee) surname and estimated year deed was recorded.  Use the book(s) and page number(s) found for the surname of interest to find the buyer (grantee -- 3rd surname column on the page) and seller full name in the original index pages directly above.  Some full names were also extracted when spelling was in question. Page numbers have been doubled checked. Because spelling varied so much in the 1820s and 1830s, questionable spelling is indicated with a ? after the surname. These documents will be checked in 2018 as time permits. These aids are every-word searchable (ctrl-F).
 
index 2 (1823-1836):                ABCDEF                 GHIJKL                 MNOPQR                STUVWXYZ
 
INDEXES 3 & 4 to Deed Books 58 through 151 (1836-1851, all of these deeds are online at Recorder's Office)
 
Indexes 3&4 contain entries for deed books: 58,61,52,64,67,70-73, 75,84,85,87,91-94,96,97,99,100,101,104,105,107,108,109,112,114, 115,116,117,119,120,125,127,128,130,133,136-7,139,142,151
Books 59,65,68,76,78,79,81,82,85,88,102,111,122,123, 129,134,138,143,145,146,148,150 were not indexed
 Click on a link below to view index pages by surname first letter. An asterisk means large file. (Note: some are not yet available)
  Index 3 and 4, Grantor  (seller)   to   Grantee (buyer) only:        C*    H*    L*    S    W*
  Index 3 and 4, Grantee (buyer) from Grantor  (seller) only:        C*    H*    L*    S    W*
  Index 3 only, books   58 thru  99,  Grantor  (seller)   to   Grantee (buyer) - left side of pages and
  Index 3 only, books   58 thru  99,  Grantee (buyer) from Grantor  (seller) - right side of pages:   B*
  Index 4 only, books 100 thru 151, Grantor  (seller)   to   Grantee (buyer) only:    B*    M*
  Index 4 only, books 100 thru 151, Grantee (buyer) from Grantor  (seller) only:   B*    M*
 
  Index 3 and 4, Grantor (seller) to Grantee (buyer) and Grantee (buyer) from Grantor (seller) together:
  A           D*   E   F*   G*       I_J*    K            N   O   P*   Q   R*        T*   U   V        XYZ
 
Finding Aid: Index 3 and 4 (buyers surname) has been transcribed by HCGS volunteers. Click on a link below for full alphabetic index of buyer (grantee) surname and estimated year deed was recorded.  Use the book(s) and page number(s) found for the surname of interest to find the buyer (grantee -- 3rd surname column on the page) and seller full name in the original index pages directly above.  Some full names were also extracted when spelling was in question. Page numbers have been doubled checked, but not surname spelling at this time. These aids are every-word searchable (ctrl-F).
 
index 3 (1835-45):     A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  XYZ
 
Index 4 (1845-50):     ABCDEF        GHIJKL       MNOPQR         STUVWXYZ
 
INDEXES to 5 & 6 to Deed Books 153 through 251 (1850-1859, all of these deeds are online at Recorder's Office)
 
Index 5&6 contains entries for deed books: 153-5,158-9,162-3,165-6, 168-9,171,173,175-6,178-9,181,186-7,195,197-9,200,202,205,206, 208,209,212,214,218,219,220,223-4,228,231,235-6,239,245-8,250-1
Books 156,157,182,185,189,190-92,201,211,216,227, 232,233,237,240-44,249 were not indexed
 Click on a link below to view index pages by surname first letter (Note: some are not yet available)
  Index 5 only (books 153 thru 199):
          B   C                  G   H           K   L   M                        R   S                  W
  Index 6 only (books 200 thru 251):
          B   C                  G   H           K   L   M                        R   S                  W
  Index 5 and 6 (books 153 thru 251):
   A               D   E   F             I   J                  N   O   P   Q             T   U   V         XYZ
 
Finding Aid: Index 5 and 6 (buyers surname) has been transcribed by HCGS volunteers. Click on a link below for full alphabetic index of buyer (grantee) surname and estimated year deed was recorded.  Use the book(s) and page number(s) found for the surname of interest to find the buyer (grantee -- 3rd surname column on the page) and seller full name in the original index pages directly above.  Some full names were also extracted when spelling was in question. Page numbers have been doubled checked, but not surname spelling at this time. These aids are every-word searchable (ctrl-F).
 
Index 5 (1850-54):     ABCDEF        GHIJKL       MNOPQR         STUVWXYZ
Index 6 (1854-59):     ABCDEF        GHIJKL       MNOPQR         STUVWXYZ
 
INDEX  7 to Deed Books 252 through 290* (1859-1864, all of these deeds are online at Recorder's Office)
 
Index  7 part 1 (first half) contains entries for deed books: 252-4, 256-7, 271, 275-6, 281, 283-4 and 288-290.
Books 255, 258-70, 272-74, 277-80, 282, 285-87 were not indexed
Click on a link below to view index pages by surname first letter.
 
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J    K    L    M    N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   XYZ
 
Finding Aid: Index 7 part 1 (buyers surname) has been transcribed by HCGS volunteers. Click on a link below for full alphabetic index of buyer (grantee) surname and estimated year deed was recorded.  Use the book(s) and page number(s) found for the surname of interest to find the buyer (grantee -- 3rd surname column on the page) and seller full name in the original index pages directly above.  Some full names were also extracted when spelling was in question. Page numbers have been doubled checked, but not surname spelling at this time. These aids are every-word searchable (ctrl-F).
 
        ABCDEFGHIJK              LMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ      
 
INDEX 8 to Deed Books 291 through 332* (1864-1867, all of these deeds are online at Recorder's Office)
 
Index  8 contains entries for deed books: 293 to 311, 313-318, 320, 322-332
Books 291, 292, 312, 319, 321, 333 were not indexed
Click on a link below to view index pages by surname first letter.
 
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J    K    L    M    N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V    W   XYZ
 
Finding Aid: Index 8 (buyers surname) has been transcribed by HCGS volunteers. Click on a link below for full alphabetic index of buyer (grantee) surname and estimated year deed was recorded.  Use the book(s) and page number(s) found for the surname of interest to find the buyer (grantee -- 3rd surname column on the page) and seller full name in the original index pages directly above.  Some full names were also extracted when spelling was in question. Surname spelling and page numbers have been doubled checked from the indexes but not the original deed books. Theses aids are every-word searchable (ctrl-F).
 
        ABCDEF       GHIJKL        MNOPQR        STUVWXYZ
 
INDEX 7 to Deed Books 334 through 370 (1867-1869, all of these deeds are online at Recorder's Office)
 
Index  7 part 2 (second half) contains entries for deed books: 334-38, 340-354, 356-70
Books 339 and 355 were not indexed
Click on a link below to view index pages by surname first letter.
 
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J    K    L    M    N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V    W   XYZ
 
Finding Aid: Index 7 part 2 (buyers surname) has been transcribed by HCGS volunteers. Click on a link below for full alphabetic index of buyer (grantee) surname and estimated year deed was recorded.  Use the book(s) and page number(s) found for the surname of interest to find the buyer (grantee -- 3rd surname column on the page) and seller full name in the original index pages directly above.  Some full names were also extracted when spelling was in question. Surnames and page numbers have been doubled checked. These aids are every-word searchable (ctrl-F).
 
        ABCDEF       GHIJKL        MNOPQR        STUVWXYZ


* Sometime in the past, previous deed indexes were combined into those that exist today. Current deed index 7 was made from indexes before index 8 and after index 8. To avoid confusion, the index numbers, as they exist on microfilm, are retained. The deed books in these indexes are correct as listed here, not as listed in Wm. Graver's book on page 68.
 
Reference

More information on deed book indexes can be found on page 68 of this book:
Hamilton County, Ohio, Guide to Recorder's indexes and Documents 1794-1988, by William H. Graver (2003), Little Miami Publishing, Milford Ohio.
Copies are available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine St. Cincinnati Ohio
 
Page modified: 6/19/2018