Genealogical Research, Disinterment, and Adoption Records
Hamilton County Public Health's Office of Vital Statistics maintains birth records for any person born in Ohio and death records for persons who died in a township, village or contracting city in Hamilton County.
- Births records from 1875
- Death records from 1891
- Due to state filing requirements prior to 1908, birth and death records are scarce from this time period
The Vital Statistics Office DOES NOT have death records for persons who died in the City of Cincinnati or the City of Norwood.
Genealogy research assistance is available by phone request. Please call (513) 946-7800 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Hamilton County Probate Court has information on disinterment.
Can Hamilton County Public Health help me locate my birth parents?
Hamilton County Public Health does not have information from birth certificates prior to when an adoption took place. The Ohio Department of Health maintains all original birth certificates listing the biological parents' information. If you were adopted between January 1, 1964 and September 18, 1996, your adoption records are sealed and can only be opened by a probate court order. If you were adopted prior to January 1 1964 or after September 18, 1996, you may be able to view your adoption records by contacting the Ohio Department of Health at (614) 466-2531.
How do I find my original birth certificate?
Hamilton County Public Health can issue you a birth certificate in your adopted name (not your given/birth name) if you were born in Ohio. If you would like a copy of your original birth certificate with your adoptive parents' information, please contact us at (513) 946-7800. If you would like a copy of your original birth certificate with your biological parents' information, please contact the Ohio Department of Health at (614) 466-2531.
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