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Do you have ancestors from the Greater Cincinnati area? So do some of us at Family
Tree Magazine. Those who attend this week’s National
Genealogical Society Conference can visit our booth (#432) to swap ancestor resources,
but if you can’t get here, these are some of our favorite local genealogy resources
you can access from home:
Cincinnati Birth and Death
Search local births and deaths and view digitized copies of the records.
Cincinnati History Library and Archives
Search an index to 21 local history resources, search online photos, and learn about
the library’s resources.
German Catholic Cemetery Society
Search a burial index to local cemeteries belonging to the society.
With links to burial indexes where applicable.
Hamilton County Genealogical Society Indexes
Indexes cover marriages and deaths in several local papers, both English- and German-language.
Probate Court Archive Search
Access digitized images of old estates, wills guardianships, vital registration, naturalizations
and more. We
wrote more about what records are on this site and how to use it here.
Northern Kentucky Genealogy
This library just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati lets you search names in Northern
Kentucky records including cemetery, church, city directory, court and more.
Kentucky Newspaper Index
Search the library’s index to names in 11 local papers.
Get a sense of the area’s German heritage.
Public Library of Cincinnati
and Hamilton County Virtual Library
Find city directories, Sanborn Fire insurance maps and other digitized resources. Learn
about the library’s Genealogy and Local History department here.
of Cincinnati Archives and Rare Books Library
Online birth and death records, indexes to wills and naturalizations, finding aids
for library records, local German history and more.
Subscription site Ancestry.com has Ohio death records
and Kentucky birth, marriage and death records; and the free FamilySearch.org has
Ohio deaths, Kentucky probate records (unindexed) and Kentucky vital records indexes.
Check the May/June
2012 issue of Family Tree Magazine for our Cincinnati City Guide, which
has even more resources and tips for helping you find ancestors in the Queen City.