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

Cemeteries and Burials

 
Cemetery master list
 
The Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Sites list compiled by the late Mary H. Remler, also known as the "cemeteries master list", and which used to appear in A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Ohio, is now available here online:
Cemetery burial indexes - Volumes 1 - 22
 
The Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS) has indexed burials in over 180 cemeteries in a series of 22 volumes, Hamilton County, Ohio, Burial Records.
  • Some volumes are for sale in the HCGS shop.
  • New item (01/01/2020): Volumes 1-22, Hamilton County Burial Records (on DVD or USB Flash Drive).  This offering is now available due to the help of one of our long-time and dedicated volunteers. All 22 volumes of our Hamilton County Burial Record series have now been scanned and are available as searchable PDF files on either a DVD or an USB drive for the price of $100.00. This is approximately a 90% discount from the combined purchase price of each individual volume as they were published in the past, some of which are currently out of print. This will certainly benefit the researcher who is interested in several different volumes and can be more easily searched as a PDF. See the "Cemetery and Morgue Records" category in the Shop & Support section (click and scrolldown) to buy online via PayPal. Also available via the Publications Order Form.
HC Burial Records V. 1-22
DVD
USB Flash
See description on left.
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
 
MAD (Make-a-Difference) veterans burials projects
 
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.  Here the search was for Hamilton County burials of veterans of the:
  • Revolutionary War
  • Indian Wars
  • War of 1812
  • Mexican War
As before, the main focus of this project was to document the nearly 1,000 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.  
 
For more details, and sources, please read the Introduction:
 
Civil War veterans burials
 
This index is the culmination of a Make A Difference (MAD) effort that was begun in the fall of 2013 by Jean Morrison.   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 goal of the project was two fold.  The main focus was to document the more than 12,000 Civil War veterans who are buried in Hamilton County, Ohio, create memorials for them on Find-A-Grave (if they were not already documented), and to then explore the various cemeteries within Hamilton County and photograph the grave stones of these soldiers if they still had a marker.  Secondly, the project presented an opportunity to recruit new volunteers to an HCGS project, whether members or not. Thanks to Jane Fitzpatrick, Amy Hartman, Pam Minning, and Jean Morrison for serving on the initial committee that developed and refined the overall approach, and began the project.
 
For more details, and sources, please read the Introduction:
 
Service 1865 - 1917 veterans burials
 
This index represents a continuation of the HCGS's earlier effort to document veterans buried in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Here the search was for veterans of the:
  • Indian Wars
  • Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection
  • Other recorded military service between 1865 and 1917
As before, the main focus of this project was to document the veterans who served our country and 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. 
 
For more details, and sources, please read the Introduction:
World War I veterans burials  - New (07/04/2019)
 
This index marks the completion of yet another Make-A-Difference (MAD) project that was begun over two years ago (2017).   It continues the previous efforts to document our veterans buried in Hamilton County, focusing on over 16,000 veterans who served in the military during World War I.  

The main goal of the project was to document the veterans with service to our country during World War I who are buried in Hamilton County, Ohio, create memorials for them on Find-A-Grave (if they were not already memorialized), and then explore the various cemeteries within Hamilton County and photograph the grave stones of these soldiers if they have a marker.  There were several resources used to compile this list, however, it is not a complete list since many older WWI veterans have only recently passed away.
 
The names of these veterans have been compiled in a spreadsheet along with their birth and death dates, the name of the cemetery, place of burial (if known), and the name of the company and regiment that they served in.   This searchable ( Ctrl+f ) PDF file is sorted in alphabetical order by veteran name.
 
For more details, and sources, please read the Introduction:
Also be sure to check on Find-A-Grave for additional information and a possible picture of the veteran’s grave.   You also have the ability to include additional information about the veteran and family to share with others on the Find-A-Grave website.
 
 
WPA Veteran Grave Cards (Revolutionary War–Vietnam)
 
Veteran Grave Cards (Revolutionary War–Vietnam) were originally created by the Works Progress Agency (WPA) during the Great Depression to form a database of the grave locations of former military personnel buried in the Cincinnati–Hamilton County area.  The online searchable collection of these grave cards is available in the HCGS Archive on Google Drive at the following link.
NOTE: If you are logged in to a Google account a Search Drive box is available at the top of the screen. You can enter the first four letters of the last name of the veteran and search. If you do not have a Google account, or do not log in, no Search Drive box will appear. In either case you can still search by navigating the cemetery folders.
 
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. Thanks to HCGS member Peggy Schmidt for renaming the digital files and re-organizing them logically to ease searching and finding specific cards.  Finally, thanks to Wayne Coates, former Hamilton County Recorder, for making the cards available on the HCGS and Hamilton County Recorder's Office websites.
 
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.
 
 
 
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