Hamilton County Ohio

On this page you will find links to:

Hamilton County Government
Vital Records
Community Government Pages
Societies & Museums
Church Information
News & Newspapers


Other sections of this website contain additional links of interest.
Refer to the main page for individual sections to explore.
There are some links specific to Hamilton Co. also on our Links page.
Be sure to check the Cemetery section for many offsite links.

Please see the listing of Published Resources for books.

The links on this page were last checked 6/28/07

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.

Court House/County Government
Hamilton County 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:

Hamilton County Auditor's Office  You can retrieve data pertaining to property, including a photographic image and overview sketch of the property.

Hamilton Co. Engineer
Hamilton Co. Engineer/ Road Records 
listing of what old records of roads can be found in the Engineering Dept.
Hamilton Co. Engineer/History Buffs  History of the Department. Pictures of old bridges

Common Pleas Clerk of Courts

Hamilton County Probate Court
Wm. Howard Taft Center
230 E. Ninth St. 10th floor
Cincinnati, Ohio  45202

see HCGS Wills, Probate and Estates

see HCGS Marriages and Divorces

Hamilton County Recorder
Hamilton County Administration Bldg.
138 E. Court St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1236

see HCGS Land Records and Maps

Treasurer's Office
Room 402
Hamilton County Administration Building
138 E. Court St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1236.

Holds Property Tax records.  These records are from 1883 to the present.


see HCGS
Births & Baptisms

see HCGS
Death Records

Note:  Birth & 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. :

Hamilton County Public Health
250 Wm. Howard Taft Road, 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH  45219

City of Cincinnati Health Department
1525 Elm Street, 1st Floor
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

City of Norwood Health Department
2059 Sherman Avenue
Norwood, Ohio 45212

The Public Libary of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
800 Vine Street - Library Square
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2071

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.

University of Cincinnati Libraries
University of Cincinnati Archives

Archives and Rare Book Department
Blegen Library
2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0113
FAX: 513-556-2113
See Archives "Information for Genealogists" for their policies & answers to frequently asked questions

Cincinnati Historical Society Library
1301 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
(513) 287-7097
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.

Boone County Public Library (KY)
Kenton County Public Library (KY) They also have a searchable database of Northern KY records (primarily Kenton Co.). The main search page has a link to their Newspaper Index
Lane Public Library ~ Butler County, OH
FOCUS: The College of Mount St. Joseph Library Resources
Miami University Libraries Information Network
Xavier University Libraries

Community Government Pages
Many of these sites include local histories, maps & other information about the area
Addyston, Village of
Amberley Village
Anderson Township
Blue Ash, City of
Cheviot, City of
Cincinnati, City of
Cincinnati Public Schools ~ Early history
City of St. Bernard
Cleves, Village of
Colerain Township
Columbia Township
Crosby Township
Delhi Township
Evandale, Village of
Forest Park
Golf Manor, Village of
Greenhills, Village of
Green Township Home Page
Harrison, City of
Indian Hill, Village of
Lockland, Village of
Loveland, City of
Madeira, City of
Mariemont, Village of
Miami Township
Montgomery, City of  also see Hopewell Cemetery for link to index & tombstone pictures.
Mt. Healthy, City of
Newtown, Village of
North Bend, Village of
~ includes History of North Bend OH
North College Hill
Norwood, City of
Norwood City School District ~ School History
Reading, City of
Sharonville, City of
Springdale, City of
Springfield Township
Sycamore Township
Symmes Township
Terrace Park

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

Anderson Township Historical Society
Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society
Cincinnati Preservation Association
City of Cheviot Historical Society
Colerain Twp. Historical Society
Delhi Historical Society
German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati
A must see. Full of links which could be included here, but they have them for us, so check it out!

Glendale Heritage Preservation
Green Township Historical Association

Greenhills Historical Society
Heritage Villiage Museum (Sharonville)
Indian Hill Historical Society
City of Madeira Historical Society
Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum
Montgomery Historical Preservation Association
Mt. Healthy Historical Society
North Avondale Neighborhood Association

Price Hill Historical Society

Reading Historical Society  22 W. Benson St., Reading, Ohio 45215.
Society of Historic Sharonville
Society For The Preservation of Music Hall
Terrace Park Historical Society
Waldschmidt Homestead 

Ohio Genealogical Society
713 South Main
Mansfield, Ohio 44907

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.

Ohio Historical Society online data base of Ohio Death Certificate index 1913-1937.
Also contains data base of Ohio Soldiers in War of 1812.

Hamilton County Church Information
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
The Catholic Heritage of Cincinnati, Ohio ~ A Resource for Researchers of the Roman Catholic Church and its Members in Cincinnati and Hamilton County
History of the German Evangelical churches in Cincinnati ~ by Robert C. Rau

Hamilton Co. News & Newspapers
A guide to Local Newspapers

WCPO (local channel 9)
WKRC (local channel 12)
WLWT (local channel 12)
WXIX (local channel 19 - Fox News)
The Cincinnati Enquirer

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