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  • Digging for Gold in Butler County Land Records by Liz Stratton

    Land records are one of the best sources of genealogical gold in the United States. When census records have little identifying information (1790-1840) and vital records become scarce, land records provide the answers. Deeds created after the death of a land-owning ancestor may identify family members—often multiple generations. The widow’s first name and married names ...

  • St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio 1850-1854 and 1856-1861 By Debrah J. Newman

    This is the second book covering the early burials in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio. It includes a thousand burial records for German and Irish Catholic immigrants. The first burial was made in 1850. With the exception of the missing year 1855, all interments through 1861 are included in this book. And click here for a list ...

  • Butler County Is Having A Genealogy Roadshow

    Are you a fan of the PBS show Genealogy Roadshow? The Butler County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society definitely is and that’s the reason we are going to present something similar at one of our upcoming programs. But to do so we need those Butler County genealogical mysteries for our sleuths to investigate. Do ...

  • Index for Delayed and Amended Birth Records Book 5-11

    Index for Delayed and Amended Birth Records Book 5-11 In the mid-twentieth century many people who didn’t have birth certificates (because they were born prior to record-keeping or born outside a hospital) applied for delayed birth certificates. After the Social Security Act was passed in 1936, people needed proof of their birth when they submitted their ...

  • “Genealogy and DNA Testing” by Pam White, the BCOGS President

    One of the featured articles in February’s issue of Pathways was “Genealogy and DNA Testing” which was a follow-up to the program presented in January by Pam White, the BCOGS President, on “Genetic Genealogy: Adding DNA to Your Genealogical Toolbox.” “DNA has become an important tool for genealogists. In some instances DNA testing is needed in order to ...