Hamilton County Ohio

On this page you will find links to:

Hamilton Court House & County Goverment
Vital Records
Community Goverment 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

Court House/County Goverment
Hamilton County Home Page  Includes a brief History of Hamilton Co., links to the following County Goverment pages, and links to city, township & village goverment pages.
Of interest to the genealogist or Historian are:

Hamilton County Auditor's Office  Has information on a particular property address in Hamilton County, you can go to the Hamilton County Auditor's Office website and retrieve data pertaining to the property, including a photographic image and overview sketch of the property.
or find Properties here:  http://www.hamiltoncountyauditor.org/realestate/

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
1000 Main St.,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1206.
Phone (513) 946-5666.
Naturalizations Records and Declarations of Intent are on microfilm in room 315.
1800's naturalization records are now at:
84 Blegen Library
Cincinnati OH 45221.

Hamilton County Probate Court
Wm. Howard Taft Center
230 E. Ninth St. 10th floor
Cincinnati, Ohio  45202
Under Court Records you will find answers to many questions you may have as to what records & how to obtain including, marriage records, wills, birth indexes & records 1864-1908, death records 1882-1908 etc.

Index of Wills from 1791 to 1973; books 1-561 are in Room 10120, 10th floor; marriage records 1817 to 1931 books 1-390 same room on 10th floor. Marriage Applications - before 1900. As of 6/28/07, these records, although digitized, are still not online, as has been promised for several years now. Computer access however, is available at Probate Court.

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

Records maintained in the office start with the year 1794 to the present. The Courthouse fire of  1884 did not destroy the records as previously believed. Many maps and plats are also available for historical research. Non-real estate documents recorded and maintained by the office include partnerships and military discharge papers.

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.

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. Also, was recording of births/deaths law in that time period? One must even look at bounderies at the time of birth/death. The city of Cincinnati is much larger now than it was say, 1900, due to annexations. As well, most of the major hospitals are within the bounderies of Cincinnati, so even if a person resided outside the city limits but was born or died in one of these hospitals, the birth/death would be found at the Cincinnati Health Dept.

Hamilton County General Health District Vital statistics
250 Wm. Howard Taft Road, 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH  45219
This is where you would obtain Birth or Death certificates for people who were born or died in Hamilton Co., outside the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood & St. Bernard which have their own health departments. Cost is $18.00. 6/28/07

Cincinnati Health Department Vital Statistics
The link above will take you to instructions for ordering birth & death records for people who were born or died within the city of Cincinnati limits.

Birth and Death certificates are $22.00 per copy.6/28/07

Follow other instructions per the website (i.e. Required Information) & be sure to included a SASE.
Mail to:
Vital Statistics
Cincinnati Health Dept.
1525 Elm St.
Cincinnati, OH  45210

City of Norwood
This is the City of Norwood's web site. No information is given as to ordering vital records. We will attempt to update on procedures.
Norwood Health Center
2059 Sherman Avenue
Norwood, Ohio 45212

St. Bernard City Hall
110 Washington Street
St. Bernard, Ohio 45217

also see link above for Hamilton County Probate Court for birth/death records they have.

University of Cincinnati
Archives & Rare Book Dept. (part of the Ohio Network Collection)
now has the death records from the City of Cincinnati up to 1909.

Ohio Department of Health
Has death certificates after 1945-
State Vital Statistics Unit
246 N High Street
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
(614) 466-2531 (recorded message)

Ohio Historical Society
search engine for Ohio death records 1913-1937. They have Ohio deaths for 1908-1944. Website has details for ordering ($6.00 each) and searching other records not indexed online.
In addition to birth & death records, other genealogical material available at the OHS
includes: marriage records, census records, land entry records, tax lists, city and county directories, county histories, family histories.

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

The History & Genealogy Department now has on microfilm all Ohio Death Certificates from 1908-1953 as well as indexes on microfilm for this period as do many other Libraries across the state of Ohio.

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 at 25 per page or to a Branch Library at 10 per page. Copies can also be mailed, check with the Library for costs.

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 five journals published by Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Historical Society and the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History.

The State Library of Ohio
Has Hamilton Co Birth records 1874-1875  & Death records 1865-1873
Their collection includes records for not only Ohio but also Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky.  The library contains a broad spectrum of genealogical resources including census data, county records, cemetery books, military rosters, how-to books and family histories.

Boone County Public Library (KY)
Kenton County Public Library (KY) They also have a searchable database of Norther 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
MiamiLINK: Miami University Libraries Information Network
Xavier University Libraries

Community Goverment 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
~ inlcudes 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
Winton Place
I Remember Winton Place articles written by Willis R. Butz.

Societies & Museums
The Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
(513) 956-7078
The Hamilton Co., Genealogy Society now has a new address and have begun compiling a "Database" of indexes to some of the records they have published (see Published Resources):
Cincinnati Newspaper Death Notice Name Indexes (as of 7/6/07)
Hamilton County Marriage Name Indexes (Apr. 2008)

Anderson Township Historical Society 6550 Clough Pke, Anderson Township, OH 45244;  513-231-2114
Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society
Cincinnati Preservation Association
City of Cheviot Historical Society
Colerain Twp. Historical Society
Delhi Historical Society
East Price Hill Improvement Association ~ includes Price Hill's History
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
Greenhills Historical Society
Heritage Villiage Museum (Sharonville)
Indian Hill Historical Society
City of Madeira Historical Society
Loveland Historical Society
Montgomery Historical Preservation Association
Mt. Healthy Historical Society7/14/09
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
Genealogy of some German Evangelical Churches in Cincinnati, Ohio ~ 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 Post
The Cincinnati Enquirer
The Cincinnati Homepage

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