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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio, United States Genealogy|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Hamilton County, Ohio Genealogy|Hamilton County]]''
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|title=Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791-1994
 
|title=Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791-1994
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| LOC_02 = Hamilton
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| end_year = 1994
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Ohio Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Hamilton County, Ohio Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Ohio Land and Property]] 
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Ohio Military Records]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Ohio Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Ohio Probate Records]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Ohio Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_08 = [[Ohio Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://recordersoffice.hamilton-co.org/links/index.html Hamilton County Ohio Recorder's Office]
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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The collection consists of court records from the County Recorder and the Probate Court in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection includes land records, military records, naturalization records, probate records, and vital records, and covers the years 1791 to 1994.
  
The collection consists of court records from the County Recorder and the Probate Court in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection includes land records, military records, naturalization records, probate records, and vital records This collection is being published as images become available. It covers the years 1791 to 1994.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
== Record Content  ==
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
Image:Ohio, Hamilton County Probate Ocurt Records 1791-1994 DGS 100010090 68.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:Ohio, Hamilton County Records (13-0239) Naturalization Record example 1 DGS 100032826_87.jpg|Naturalization Record example 1
 
Image:Ohio, Hamilton County Records (13-0239) Naturalization Record example 2 DGS 100027299_179.jpg|Naturalization Record example 2
 
Image:Ohio, Hamilton County Records (13-0239) Guardianship Petition DGS 100032834_32.jpg|
 
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
 
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
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*Address or residence
 
*Address or residence
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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===Coverage Map===
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Ohio marriages click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/OH_FRM.html here].
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=== Sample Images ===
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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Image:Ohio, Hamilton County Probate Ocurt Records 1791-1994 DGS 100010090 68.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Ohio, Hamilton County Records (13-0239) Naturalization Record example 1 DGS 100032826_87.jpg|Naturalization Record example 1
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Image:Ohio, Hamilton County Records (13-0239) Naturalization Record example 2 DGS 100027299_179.jpg|Naturalization Record example 2
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Image:Ohio, Hamilton County Records (13-0239) Guardianship Petition DGS 100032834_32.jpg|
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*Name
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*Type of event
 
*Approximate date of event
 
  
=== Search the Collection  ===
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*Name of the person
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*The location or date of the event
  
To search the collection, <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒Select the “Record Category” <br> ⇒Select the “Record Type, Volume, and Year Range” which takes you to the images.
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Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first. If your ancestor is in the index download a copy or write down the page numbers listed for your ancestor. You can then quickly turn to those pages.  
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images
  
If you do not find your ancestor in the index, look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
 
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
  
=== Using the Information  ===
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2141016 Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791-1994]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.  
  
*Use the names and places to search for church and census records.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*If an age is listed, use it to determine an approximate birth date.
 
*Use the naturalization information to help you locate immigration records such as a passenger lists which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
 
  
=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. (Make sure that if it’s a marriage article, you take the word marriage out, if it’s a birth article, take the word birth out, etc.)
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.  Witnesses were usually family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Ohio Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
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*It may helpful to extract information on all individuals with the same surname within each record type. These individuals may be family members of your ancestor. Try to arrange these inidviduals into family groups.
 
*The witnesses named in the records may have been relatives of the primary person in the record. You should also search for them in the records.
 
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What now? ===
  
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county. 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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Location of Hamilton County, Ohio
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Location of Ohio
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1791-1994
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of court records from the County Recorder and the Probate Court in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection includes land records, military records, naturalization records, probate records, and vital records, and covers the years 1791 to 1994.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791-1994.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Name of the primary individual
  • Age
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Parents' names including mother's maiden name
  • Parents' age, birth place and residence
  • Occupations
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of personal property or land owned by the deceased
  • Address or residence

Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Ohio marriages click here.

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images


What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. (Make sure that if it’s a marriage article, you take the word marriage out, if it’s a birth article, take the word birth out, etc.)
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.


I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records

Citing this Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection citation:

"Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791-1994." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Hamilton County Clerk, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Image citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791-1994.

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