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State of Kentucky

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1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states




Original County




Hamilton County Courthouse
1000 Main St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1206

City of Cincinnati Vital Records
Elm Street Health Center
1525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45210
513-352-2912 or 513-352-3120

Board of Health Hamilton County
11499 Chester Road, Suite 1500
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
City of Cincinnati: 513-352-3120
Outside City limits: 513-326-4501 or 326-4510
Birth/Death Certificates Recording: 513-326-4569
They have birth records from all of Hamilton County, except Norwood, Reading and St. Bernard. Certified copies cost $7.00 each, but they gave not price for uncertified copies, which is what I try to get because they are cheaper! NOTE: Include the parents names, the child's name and date of birth, the location of birth, if known, and the address of the mother, if known.

Norwood Health Center
2059 Sherman Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212

City of Reading Board of Health
100 Market Street, Reading, Ohio 45215

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

Beginning your Genealogical Search
at the Public Library of Cincinnati
and Hamilton County, Ohio

The Public Library Of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
800 Vine Street - Library Square
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2071
Main Library 513-369-6900
History & genealogy 513-369-6905
World Wide Web: http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/

To get an obit by mail from the library:
  1. Provide Name and date of death
  2. Send 50 cents per obit and mail to
    Cincinati Hamilton County Library
    Newspaper and Magazines
    c/o Richard Ryan
    Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
    800 Vine Street - Library Square
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2071

Kenton County Public Library
502 Scott St, Covington, KY 41011

The University of Cincinnati Library Online
(Telnet support required)
Also, you may need to login as "uclid"

The University of Cincinnati
Blegen Library, Archives and Rare Book Department
2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0113
513-556-1959, FAX: 513-556-2113

The Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1127
The Cincinnati Historical Society has the records of burials in Potters Fields in Cincinnati and some of the indigent burials too they gave me the name of the man in charge of these his name is Mr. Woodside at 513-946-2239. The Historical Society is located inside the museum center at Union Terminal. The web site is http://www.cincymuseum.com

Hamilton County Chapter OGS
P.O. Box 15851, Cincinnati, OH 45215-0851
They have published a booklet "Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio". I think the booklet is $8.50 including S&H. [Purchase Information available on their web page.]

The Coleraine Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 53726
Cincinnati, Ohio 45253

Historical and Genealogical Research: Roman Catholic Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio
This site created and maintained by
David Endres, Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati
100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 USA
E-mail: [email protected]

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati Archives
Don H. Buske, Archivist
6616 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230
E-Mail: [email protected]

Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society
701 E. Ross Avenue
St. Bernard, OH 45217


Hamilton County is situated on the Ohio River in the southwestern corner of the state. It came into being in 1790 by proclamation of Governor Arthur St. Clair.

Hamilton County was formed in 1790 as an original county. The City of Cincinnati serves as the county seat. The first County Courthouse was built in 1795. The County Courthouse has experienced several fires. The fires occurred in 1802, 1813, 1814, 1849 and 1884. Numerous records were lost. After each fire, a notice was published for the benefit of any person wishing to have their documents and court records restored. Based on this, the records prior to 1884 have been reconstructed but they are not all intact. Some were restored, some reconstructed from affidavits, some copied from the originals, and some records were actually salvaged. Results will vary considerably if searching for records prior to 1884. The present County Courthouse was built in 1886 with a final addition being completed in 1918.

Cincinnati, the county seat and the third largest Ohio city is the traffic and commercial center between the south and north-central United States. It is the home of the University of Cincinnati, founded in 1858. Nine other institutes of higher education are found in the city including, Xavier University and the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was one of the nation's first orchestras. The Cincinnati Reds, formerly the Red Stockings, were the world's first professional baseball team.

It is an important shipping center. Main industries are: machinery, transportation equipment, food, metals, publishing and printing, chemicals, automobile parts, aircraft engines, machine tools, soaps, cosmetics, sand, gravel, greenhouse and nursery products.

Probate Judge has marriage, burial & probate records; County Health Department has death records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1900; County Recorder has land records.


Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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