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


A master list of Hamilton County burial sites is in A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Ohio. Also included is a list of 41 active cemeteries with addresses and phone numbers, establishment dates, affiliations, and whether the records are available online or on microfilm. The guide can be purchased in the HCGS shop.
The Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS) has indexed burials in over 180 cemeteries in a series of 21 volumes, Hamilton County, Ohio, Burial Records. Some volumes are for sale in the HCGS shop while others may be available at a library near you. To find a cemetery in one of these volumes, see Cemeteries in Hamilton County Ohio Burial Records.
Some cemeteries have been indexed in The Tracer. See cemeteries listed in The Tracer, from 1979 to 2012.
Cemetery locations
Online cemetery records
Some cemeteries in Hamilton County have their own websites. For a list of Hamilton County cemetery websites, see Hamilton Co. Sites - Cemeteries.
For cemetery deeds, see "Cemetery lot documents" at Records Repositories - Recorder's Office.
Microfilmed cemetery records
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has many cemeteries on microfilm and index cards for Veteran Grave Registrations. The microfilms may also be available at the Norwood Family History Center
Pre-Civil War veterans burials
This index represents a continuation of the HCGS's earlier effort to document those veterans of
the Civil War buried in Hamilton County, Ohio (see next item "Civil War veterans burials"). For this index the search was for Hamilton County burials of veterans of the:
  • Revolutionary War
  • Indian Wars
  • War of 1812
  • Mexican War
As with the Civil War veterans burials, the main focus of this project was to document the more than 800 veterans of the earlier wars who are buried in Hamilton County, create memorials for them on Find-A-Grave (findagrave.com) if they were not already created, and to then explore the various cemeteries within Hamilton County and photograph the grave stones of these soldiers if they still had a marker.
Civil War veterans burials
This index is the culmination of a 2 ½ year Make A Difference (MAD) effort by HCGS volunteers that was begun in the fall of 2013 and was completed in June of 2016. It was undertaken to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the sacrifices that our veterans made during this four year war. The burials of more than 11,400 Civil War veterans in Hamilton County, Ohio, appear in this index, including for most their vital information (birth and death dates), regiment and company of service, cemetery and grave location. The overall project also included the creation of memorials for them on Find-A-Grave (if they were not already documented), and then exploration of the various cemeteries within Hamilton County and photographing the grave stones of these soldiers if they still had a marker. Please read the Introduction for more details on this project and the index.
Veteran Grave Cards (Revolutionary War–Korean War)
Veteran Grave Cards (Revolutionary War–Korean War) were created to form a database of the grave locations of former military personnel buried in the Cincinnati–Hamilton County area.  Thanks to HCGS members Jeff Herbert and his gravestone team on checking and correcting any miss-sorted cards from the original microfilm at the Recorder's Office. And thanks to Wayne Coates, Recorder, for making available on the Hamilton County Recorder's Office website.
Tales of Old Cemeteries
Mary Remler has researched and compiled many cemetery indexes for HCGS. Read the HCGS blog post for details on some historical cemeteries in Hamilton County. Mary was interviewed by Lee Hay of WVXU in January 2013. Listen to her speak about Fascinating Hamilton County Cemeteries
For questions about cemeteries in Hamilton County, contact us.
page modified: 05/22/2017