CD: Restored Hamilton County, Ohio, Marriages, 1860-1869


CD: Restored Hamilton County, Ohio Marriages, 1860-1869 - Jeffrey G. Herbert. On March 24, 1884, a riot in downtown Cincinnati resulted in a fire in the Hamilton County Courthouse. One set of records that was completely destroyed was the collection of marriage license applications and returns from 1860 to 1884. Less than 5% of these lost records had ever been recovered until the Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical society and Jeffrey G. Herbert sat down to the task. This compilation reconstructs 85% of the lost data from January 1860 through December 1869. During this period, approximately 27,000 marriages took place in the Hamilton County area; this collection contains over 23,100 of them. The main source of information for these reconstructed records was the lists of marriage license applications published in the Cincinnati Volksblatt, a German-language newspaper for immigrants to Cincinnati. Another newspaper, the Protestantische Zeitblatter, also served as a source. Wherever possible, the spelling of names was checked against original church records, and sometimes these church records proved to be sources of additional marriage listings. The information in each marriage record includes the names of bride and groom, the marriage date and the name of the source. The records are listed alphabetically, first by grooms’ names and then by brides’ names.

(1997), 2002, CD, Adobe Acrobat, v5, PC and Mac, 662 pp.

101-CD2262 ISBN: 0788422626