Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
Telephone:  (513) 956-7078

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HCGS Research Services

The Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS) offers fee-based Research Services as described below in Marriage and Death Notices search and HCGS Publications / Surname card file search. If you wish to hire a professional researcher, see Paid Researchers.
Marriage and death notices search
The Marriage and Death Notices search includes:
  • Index of Death NoticesOver 173,000 death notices from 1818-1920 have been abstracted from seven newspapers and published in seven books. The contents of each book now exist in the HCGS database, Index to Death Notices, 1818-1920

    A typical index entry consists of Name (Last name, Given name), Notice date(s), Death date if given in the notice, Maiden name if given, and Age at Death if given. Some entries also include an indicator (asterisk) that the Place of Birth is given and some include the newspaper page. 
  • Marriage IndexOver 128,000 marriages from 1808-1884 have been indexed from the records of 60 Protestant churches, 49 Catholic churches, Probate Court records, and several newspapers. These indexes have been published in five books – Restored Hamilton County, Ohio, Marriages 1808-1849, 1850-1959, 1860-1869, 1870-1884, and Supplements 1850-1884. The contents of each book now exist in the HCGS database, Marriage Index, 1808-1884

    Each index entry has the names of the couple, marriage date, the institutional or newspaper source, and the archival or microfilm record source. 
The books included in this search are all indexes to records, not copies of records themselves. Actual death certificates or marriage records are not provided. Copies of the index entries that relate to your research request will be provided.
Request limits
Limit your requests to 10 names per request and 2 requests per month.
Fee per name requested
$.50 per name
$1.00 per name
How to request a Marriage and Death Notices search
  • Mail details of your request and payment to:
Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
  • Make check out to:  HCGS
  • Include a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope if requesting 1 to 5 names. Include two envelopes if requesting 6 to 10 names.
Allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing. 
HCGS Publications / Surname card file search
The HCGS Publications / Surname card file search includes eighty books, our journal The Tracer, and our Surname card file. 
Search limits
  • The search will be limited to one hour of research time for the name of one ancestor.
  • Limit your requests to two ancestors per request, per month.
Fee per name requested
How to request Publications / Surname card file search
  • Mail the completed form and payment to:
Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
  • Make check out to:  HCGS
  • Include a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope for each name requested.
Due to the popularity of this service, allow 8 to 12 weeks for processing.
Paid researchers
HCGS maintains a list of paid researchers who specialize in Hamilton County, Ohio, research. This Paid Researchers list is listed below and available as a PDF file.
HCGS is not responsible for any agreements made between the paid researcher and their client. Contact details and description of services is the responsibility of the researcher.
How to get on the list
Contact us if you are a paid researcher and would like to be added to our list.
How to update information on the list
Contact us if your contact information or description of services needs to be updated.
List of paid researchers
Chris Bell-Puckett
7002 Martha Road
Cincinnati OH  45230-2334
I specialize in locating original resources not found on the Internet. Over 35 years professional experience concentrated in Hamilton, Clermont and Butler Counties in Ohio.  Also Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Will travel to other locations as needed.
W. Edward Clayton
9449 Wyoming Point Place
Cincinnati OH 45230-4060
Research for you or facilitate your research. Specialize Hamilton County, OH, surrounding counties, KY, TN & VA. Expertise finding families in census others can’t & reading old script. Member of HCGS, OGS. Volunteer FHC. Access to rare books. Cost effective.
Jane Fitzpatrick
9502 Woodland Hills Drive
Hamilton OH 45011
Researching family history since 1998. Specialize in Hamilton County, OH but can research any of OH counties. I also have done extensive research in Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston and Lyon counties in KY. Also research Kolping Society and Missouri. Free consultations.
Ann Hambrecht
7019 Ohio Avenue
Cincinnati OH  45236-3548

General Genealogical Research (Census, Directories, Newspapers, etc.).  Records search in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont Counties, OH.  Kenton, Campbell, Boone Counties, KY (Wills, Estates, Marriages, Births, Deaths, Burial, Deeds).  Will tutor or assist you in your research.
Wanda Langdon
930 Locust Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Specializing in, but not limited to, SW Ohio, SE Kentucky, Civil War and Military records. Research, documentation, consultation customized for your needs. Member Association of Professional Genealogists, HCGS, OGS, KGS, Greene County GS, Brown County GS & many more.
LeeAnn McNabb
6766 Salem Road (after May 1, 2020 - 2053 Sutton Avenue Apt. 5, same zipcode)
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Genealogy researcher with 20+ years of experience. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and am a member of HCGS. Specialize in OH, KY, IN, German-American, and church records in English, French, Latin, German. Visit https://tinyurl.com/rhufv4z for information.
Dana Palmer
1149 Thistle Lane
Lebanon, OH 45036
I am very familiar with the resources of southwestern OH (Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Warren, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, Ross, Highland and Adams Counties.)  I’m the immediate-Past President of the Warren County, OH Genealogical Society. Check out my website: www.treasuredlineage.com
Catherine Popp
11127 Hanover Road
Cincinnati OH  45240
Let me research your German-speaking ancestors back to their homeland, and locate your German cousins. I research all records of southern OH, southern IN and northern KY. No request too small and I enjoy doing them all.
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