Hamilton Co. Ohio
Lookup Volunteers

Volunteers are Needed!
Please, send Linda a message if you own any Hamilton County, OH books and would be willing to do lookups, or if your address has changed or you are no longer available to do look-ups.

Please note, if there is no link to an e-mail address below, we have been informed that the e-mail is no longer a working address.

If you are looking for more information or assistance in your research in Hamilton Co., but can't get here to do it yourself, on 4/19/08 I set up a new page to list Researchers who are willing to obtain copies, take cemetery pictures, provide research etc. Costs for expenses incurred or fees for both expenses & time maybe charged. Since the page is brand new, there is no one listed yet. If you are interested in being listed, please see the Researchers page for more information. For those looking for assistance, check back later.


Please feel free to request a look-up following these guidelines:
   1. PLEASE limit your request to ONE name/couple per request and no more than two requests a week.
We want to provide a service, not find full-time employment. [grin].
    2.  Please put HAMILTON COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to insure that the message is not overlooked.   Some volunteers also do lookups in other counties, so it is always a good idea to identify what county you are needing a lookup in.
    3.  Send your lookup request to the email address of the volunteer.
    4.  In the first line of the message, please put the name of the book you are requesting the lookup in.
    5.  In the second line of the message, please put your name and e-mail address for reply.
    6.  Describe exactly what you want looked up.
    7.  Don't forget to thank the volunteer.

In addition, our volunteers have no wish to violate copyright on these publications. In some cases, the books are still available for purchase. Please check our Reference Book page to see what is currently available and where to obtain.




Hamilton County Birth, Marriage, & Death Records
Book
Volunteer & Email
Hamilton Co., Marriage Records (1808 to 1884) by Jeffery G. Herbert.
Shirlene will check these 7 volumes when she is at the library (abt. twice a month), but needs an approximate date of marriage. She will accept up to 5 requests at a time.
Shirlene Jensen
Marriages Recorded in Hamilton County, Ohio 1885-1889:Marriage Licenses & Returns; Probate Court Catholic Marriage Banns; and Old St. Mary's Catholic Church Marriage Banns by Kenny R. Burck
Shirlene Jensen
Hamilton Co., OH Death Registers from the Probate Court, 1874-1877 
Note: The records are at the University of Cincinnati, Blegen Library, Archives and Rare Books Dept. They are not available to the public and cannot be photocopied, however the staff will check them for researchers.  The compiler warns DO NOT take these records as absolute. 
Judy Tooman
Hamilton County, Ohio Death Records, 1865-1869, Volume I, Compiled by Lois E. Hughes, published by Heritage Books, Inc. You may include up to 5 variant spellings of your surname.
Dawn Schmidt
I was notified 2/25/08 that this e-mail address was bouncing.
Hamilton County, Ohio Naturalzation and Marriage Records in the University of Cincinnati Archives.
No Naturalization Indexes in my copy of the book. Only an index of applications to restore marriage records following the 1884 fire. The actual records were found in 1978 labeled "Miscellaneous Records" and are now stored in the University of Cincinnati Archives. "The individual files contain affidavits from ministers and aquaintances, usually giving the exact date and church of marriage. The name of the "restorer" is also given, and in several cases, this was a son or daughter restoring the parents' marriage record.
Linda Boorom

 
Hamilton County Probate Records
Book
Volunteer & Email
Wills Filed in Probate Court, Hamilton Co., OH, 1791-1901, compiled by Lois E. Hughes.  I will do look ups for the TESTATOR only. In other words, I won't be able to go to the Index and check out surnames when they might be found in someone else's will.   This source contains the name of the Testator, Box No. the will was filed in, the Case No., Date Filed, Executors, and Beneficiaries (sometimes not all abstracted). 
Judy Tooman
Abstract of Book 1 & Book A Probate Record 1791-1826, Hamilton County~ The majority of these probate records deal with estates. The early records are not dated individually but dated according to the period the Court was in session. Probate records between 4 Jan 1826 & 16 Nov 1829 did not survive.  Dates of death are almost never given.  Besides the name of the deceased, the records may include some or all of the following:  The estate administrator(s), bondsmen,  amount of the bond, and appraisers.  Some entries refer to wills, guardianships, real estate appraisals, petitions for partition of land when no will was left, or court orders for land sales.  Land/legal descriptions were not abstracted.
Judy Tooman
Abstract of Book 3 Probate Record 1829-1834, Hamilton County ~ The majority of these probate records deal with estates. The early records are not dated individually but dated according to the period the Court was in session. Probate records between 4 Jan 1826 & 16 Nov 1829 did not survive.  Dates of death are almost never given.  Besides the name of the deceased, the records may include some or all of the following:  The estate administrator(s), bondsmen,  amount of the bond, and appraisers.  Some entries refer to wills, guardianships, real estate appraisals, petitions for partition of land when no will was left, or court orders for land sales.  Land/legal descriptions were not abstracted. 
Judy Tooman
"Abstract of Book 4 Probate Record, 1834-1837, Hamilton County, Ohio",   Hamilton County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985.
Judy Tooman

 
Hamilton County Census Records
Book
Volunteer & Email
U.S. Census for Hamilton county (Any year) ~ I am willing to look up names in the censuses (any censuses in the US, any yrs).  I'd like to be given a very accurate surname, first name, year being requested, approximate birth date (in case of several by same name, etc.), then county/state being requested.Hamilton County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985. 
Pavla Chandler
1880 Census for Hamilton county. Susan

 

Hamilton County Cemetery Inscriptions
Book
Volunteer & Email
Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Reocrds, Volume 1-9 (CD) published by HCOGS
Please specify which volume you wish checked:
Vol. 1 Wesleyan Cemetery 1842-1971
Vol. 2 Anderson Twonship Cemeteries 1800-1989
Vol. 3 Vine Street Hill Cemetery 1852-1977
Vol. 4 Miami Township Cemeteries (Primarily Maple Grove)
Vol. 5 Crosby and Whitewater Township Cemeteries
Vol. 6 Colerain Township Cemeteries
Vol. 7 Springfield Township Cemeteries
Vol. 8 Sycamore Township Cemeteries
Vol. 9 Union Baptist African American Cemetery
Linda Boorom
Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records, Vol. 2, Anderson Township Cemetaries 1800-1889 published by Hamilton Co. OGS
Valerie Johnson
Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records, Vol. 3, Vine Street Hill Cemetary 1852-1977 published by Hamilton Co. OGS
Valerie Johnson

Bob Scharf

Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records, Vol. 6, Colerain Twp. Cemeteries
published by Hamilton Co. OGS
Pegeen Soare
Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records, Vol. 10, Green Township
published by Hamilton Co. OGS
Lori Frey
Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records, Vol. 11, Columbia Township,
Hamilton County Chapter, OGS, ed. Mary H. Remler, 1998. 
Judy Tooman
Bridgetown Cemetery Burials. 
Jennifer will take digital photos of headstones at this cemetery, provided she can find the gravesite easily. Listings for this cemetery can be found in "Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records, Vol. 10, Green Twp." She can also check this source at the library for Bridgetown Cemetery Burials.
Jennifer Claudy
Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Cemetery
As the cem's. Superintendent and history buff, I have discovered much historical data on the cem. that have not previously been available to the public.  I have also unearthed many tombstones that have been "missing" for over 100 yrs.
Darrin Upp

 
Church Records
Item
Volunteer & Email
"I would like to offer to do lookups for Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Bridgetown; formerly First German Evangelical Protestant Church of Bridgetown (and a few other variations). I have access to the church record books, although I would probably like to have a couple things to look for at a time, and it may take some time to get them done. I believe the books start 1871 and end with 1980. All records past 1980 are on computer, I believe, and probably too recent to be of much use to anyone."
Jennifer Claudy

 
Hamilton County Histories, Biographies, Atlases, Census and Newpaper Items
Item
Volunteer & Email
Cincinnati: The Queen City 1788-1912; Volume 4  by Goss, Charles Frederick  (1912).  Contains biographies of many Cincinnati citizens.  Tina Hursh
1914 Souvenir - History of Cumminsville
Bob has compiled an index to this book which can be found at the above link. Please, check the list first before you write to Bob.
Bob Scharf
Playmates of the Towpath : Happy Memories of the Canal Swimmers' Society
by Charles Ludwig
Published: Cincinnati, Ohio The Cincinnati Times-Star, 1929 (3 editions, all in 1929)
Republished 1986 by The Ohio Book Store

Charles Ludwig was a writer for the old Cincinnati Times-Star.  It is a compilation of articles and photos gathered from his readers who lived and worked on the old Miami-Erie Canal in Cincinnati.  Central Parkway now runs where the canal used to be.  The book contains anecdotes and pictures about the life and times of people who remember it.

Index compiled by Bob can now be found at the above link. Please, check the list first before you write to Bob.

Bob Scharf
"It Happened 'Round North Bend: A History of Miami Township and Its Borders"  by Marjorie Byrnside Burress (1970)
Ruth Cox Schlemmer

 
Misc. Records
A Buckeye Titan: by William and Ophia Smith, published by Cincinnati Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio.  It is about the James and Hough families of the Steamboat line "Buckeye Titan".  There are many names of families in this book and they are indexed.  It is based on diary of Col. John Hough James (a member of the Whig party).  It begins in 1813 in Cincinnati.
Valerie Johnson
The Symmes Memorial, a biographical sketch of Rev. Zechariah Symmes.  By John Adams Vinton. ~ It contains many of the Symmes family from the Butler Hamilton originally published 1873.  limited look ups.
Kim
"The Cincinnatian" ~ This is the 1927 Yearbook of The University of Cincinnati. 
Pete Apple
1925 "Cincinnatian" ~ On-Line index or over 4500 entries. Kerry will scan pages on request. See his page for details.
Kerry Kirk
"The Alsace Emigration Book, Vol 1".  Compiled by Cornelia Schrader-Muggenthaler 1989.
Tina Hursh


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