Cincinnati and the Tristate · Genealogy

Library Resources

Civil War Genealogy Resource List
Military records provide a wealth of family history information. Through them, genealogists can learn about their ancestor’s military service, birth dates and places, deaths, marriages, and the conditions of their forerunner’s lives. Here are some resources to assist you with your research.
Family History Guides
The Genealogy and Local History Department houses the largest genealogy collection in the Tristate. Among the thousands of titles are the following recommended guides which can be checked out.


Indiana Genweb
Information and links for genealogical research in Indiana.
Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records Department
The main repository for birth and death records for the state of Indiana.
Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division
Access to Indiana State Library databases (including marriage records to 1850) and links to Indiana sources.


Kenton County Marriage Records
This site provides indexes to and digitized copies of Kenton County marriages licenses recorded at the Independence, Kentucky Courthouse. Records available cover the years 1840 to 1940.
Kentucky Cemetery Records Database
An on-going project of the Kentucky Historical Society, this database provides available records for Kentucky cemeteries.
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Access state records, county histories and other materials for the commonwealth of Kentucky.
Kentucky Department for Public Health Office of Vital Statistics
Online index to Kentucky deaths 1911–1992; marriages 1973–1993 and divorces 1973–1993. Data maintained by the University of Kentucky.
Kentucky Resources
Information and links for genealogical research in Kentucky.


African American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley
Promotes the interest and addition of knowledge of African American genealogy and black history, facilitates networking among researchers, and provides instruction and assistance in genealogical methods. Serves Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Preble, Shelby, Miami, and Montgomery counties in central and southwestern Ohio.
Butler County Historical Society
The Butler County Historical Society in Hamilton, Ohio maintains archives that consist of original and secondary documents, publications, and photographs.
Hosts cemetery records for small to medium sized cemeteries (under 30,000 burials). A listing of cemetery contact information is provided, along with a link to maps and locations.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Owned and operated by the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati since 1947. Search by last name. Records include date of birth, death and location in the cemetery.
Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
Home page of Hamilton County Chapter with links to resources.
Hamilton County Gen Web
Resources and links for genealogical research in Hamilton County.
Ohio Death Certificate Index
Online index for Ohio deaths from 1913–1944.
The Ohio Genealogical Society
Information on the state organization as well as links to other Ohio genealogical societies.
Ohio Genweb
Resources and links for genealogical research in Ohio.
Spring Grove Cemetery
Final resting place for Cincinnatians since 1844. Search the cemetery records by name or location. Records include date of birth, death, cemetery location, and names of parents (if known).
St. Joseph New Cemetery Association
Researchers looking for the graves of Irish Catholics in Cincinnati can now search the records of St. Joseph's New Cemetery. Maps and historical info about the cemetery also available.
State Library of Ohio - Sources for Genealogists
This collection has extensive genealogical and local history information on all counties in Ohio.
Warren County Genealogical Society
Useful information for those researching Warren County ancestors including some on-line indexes.