Other sections of this website contain additional links of interest.
Refer to the main page for individual sections
There are some links specific to Hamilton Co. also on our Links
Be sure to check the Cemetery
section for many offsite links.
I am currently working on this section
(5/12/15), checking links etc. In doing so, I've realized that over the
past few years much has changed (for the better) as to what is available
to researchers of Hamilton County Ohio. In attempting to update the
links and expand on the currently available information researchers may
be interested in, I've realized that much of this has been adequately
been covered by the Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS) and
their volunteer team of experts in Hamilton County records. With that in
mind, I am going to attempt to revamp this page with links to their
information which in turn will provide you, the researcher, information
on what records are available and where you can find them.
Home Page Includes
a brief History of Hamilton Co., links to the following County Government
pages, and links to city, township & village government pages.
Of interest to the genealogist or Historian are:
& Death Records in Hamilton Co. are and have been recorded in a
variety of places depending upon where the birth/death occured (not
necessarily where they "resided"). In many cases it may take a study of
the period. Was recording of births or deaths law in that time period?
One must even look at boundaries at the time of birth or death. The city
of Cincinnati is much larger now than it was say, 1900, due to
annexations. Most of the major hospitals were within the boundaries of
Cincinnati, so, even if a person resided outside the city limits but was
born or died in one of these hospitals, the birth or death record would
be found at the City of Cincinnati Health Department.
Websites & addresses of the local Health Departments in Hamilton Co. :
History & Geneaology Department now has on
microfilm all Ohio Death Certificates from 1908-1953.
Details about the Library's Newspaper collection can now be found A guide to Local Newspapers
See HCPL "InfoFax
Service"for details on obtaining copies by fax
to your home or a Branch Library at 25¢ per page.
1301 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Contains local histories, manuscripts, and
photographs. The library also has the Inventory of Church Archives
for Ohio District 2 which was compiled by the WPA in the 1940's.
They also have online full-text electronic database
of journals published by Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati
Historical Society and the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History.
The Hamilton County Genealogical Society (HCGS) have over the years done
much to preserve the records of Hamilton Co., OH through their many
publications that include cemetery, marriage, & death records (to just
name a few), but also their help with the digitation of Hamilton County
Court Records and helping to not only get those records online, but
explanations of what those records are, besides where to find them! They
have, over the past few years made available to the public several
databases of index's to their published books, besides a few that are only
available to members ($15 for an E-membership). I can't begin to explain
all they have on their website, so I encourage you to check the link out
The Society's research library is open to the public
and contains over 15,000 books, including over 4,000 published family
histories, county histories, atlases, resource records, research aids,
over 1,500 rolls of microfilm, including all Ohio censuses, and the
complete International Genealogical Index. An on-site computer
station is available for CD searches.
data base of Ohio Death Certificate index 1913-1937.
Also contains data base of Ohio Soldiers in War of 1812.