Local Government Records Finding Aids and Indexes

This list represents just a small portion of the Local Government records collections held at the Archives and Rare Books Library.  For more information, contact the library at or call 513-556-1959.

Tiffin Township. Board of Education minutes, 1917-1926
Finding Aid Available in ARB:  ON-80-04

Cincinnati. Annexations
Records,1826-1957, regarding annexation of neighborhoods and surrounding communities as part of Cincinnati. Includes annexation plans and minutes of community councils.
Finding Aid Available online: ON-96-1.

Cincinnati. City Planning Commission
Miscellaneous records of the City of Cincinnati Planning Commission, 1922-1975
Finding Aid Available online: ON-87-02

Cincinnati. Correctional Institute (Workhouse)
Jail registers, 1877-1945.
Finding aid available online

Cincinnati. Engineer (Cincinnati Subway and Street Improvements)
Records, 1851-1957, of the city engineer's office, including files of the Rapid Transit Commission, the subway project, and records of street improvements; photographs, blueprints, minutes, reports, studies, and correspondence.
Finding Aid Available Online: ON-87-3
Digital Collection
Web Exhibit

Cincinnati Department of Health. Birth and Death
Records, 1865-1908, of births and deaths that took place within the city limits at the time of the event.
Finding Aid Available Online: ON-78-02
Digital Collection

Cincinnati House of Refuge
Records consisting of 5 volumes and including the Record of Commitments (1869-1882, 1891-1902), an index, financial records and payroll records.
Finding Aid Available Online: ON-75-24.
Digital Collection

Cincinnati. Neighborhood Housing and Conservation.
Records, 1978, of Project SNAP of the Department of Neighborhood Housing and Conservation, including information on grants.
Finding Aid Available Online: ON-85-1.

Cincinnati. Park Board.
Records, 1863-1992, including correspondence, annual reports, nature books, photographs, minutes of meetings, studies, scrapbooks, and financial information.
There are several finding aids for this collection. These finding aids are available online: ON-92-18, ON-94-01,ON-95-03, ON-03-01, ON-92-18, ON-94-02, ON-94-03, ON-01-11

Cincinnati. Public Utilities.
Records, 1957-1992, including studies, reports, newsclippings and files of the Public Utilities Department and city properties.
Finding aid available at ARB for accession number ON-93-3

Cincinnati. Public Works.
Records, 1811-1956, including minutes and reports. See also: Cincinnati. Engineer.
Finding aid available at ARB for accession number ON-83-1.

Forest Park (Hamilton County Ohio). City Council.
Records, 1961-1992, including election issues, articles of incorporation, history, oaths, council minutes, zoning records, marriage certificates, deeds and annexation papers of Forest Park, Ohio.
Finding aids are available online for accession numbers.: ON-92-20, ON-92-22.

Hamilton County (Ohio).
Soldiers and Sailors Discharge Book, World War I for Hamilton County residents.
Accession No.: ON-91-5.

Hamilton County (Ohio).
Civil War exemptions, 1862, including bonds, age exemptions, travel passes, and physical disability exemptions for Hamilton County residents.
Finding aid available at ARB for accession No.: ON-85-21.

Hamilton County Ohio Citizenship Records, 1837-1916
Index Available Online

Hamilton County (Ohio). Commission.
Minute books, 1883-1963, of the board of county commissioners.
Finding aid available at ARB for accession No.: ON-87-12.

Hamilton County (Ohio). Court of Common Pleas.
Records, 1937-1960, of criminal trials for murder cases: Edythe Margaret Klumpp, Anna Marie Hahn, and Robert Vernon Lyons. Includes Police Department files.
Finding aid available at ARB for accession No.: ON-90-1.

Hamilton County (Ohio). Courthouse and Jail.
Bonds, 1913-1943, for construction.
Finding aid available at ARB for accession No.: ON-95-2.

Hamilton County (Ohio). Coroner Morgue records
Morgue or death records for the years 1887 through 1930.
Finding aid available online.: ON-73-38a.
Digital Collection

Hamilton County (Ohio). Jail Registers, 1834-1943
No Finding Aid Available
Digital records available for years, 1834-1856, through the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's Digital Library

Hamilton County (Ohio). Wills, 1791-1901
Index Available Online

Hamilton County (Ohio). Board of County Commissioners. Clerk of Courts, Court of Common Pleas.
Includes records from the George Remus Tax Case.
Finding aid is available in ARB: ON-80-24

Springfield Township.
Records, 1849-1929, of township administration.
9.00 lin. ft.
Finding aid available at ARB for accession number.: ON-98-1

Middletown (Ohio).  City Commission minutes, 1972-1975; 2000-2008
Finding aids are available online for accession numbers: ON-09-01, ON-13-01
Finding Aids are available in ARB for accession numbers: ON-80-01, ON-81-04

Warren County. Board of Education.
Records, 1887-1976, including minutes, register of teachers, correspondence, annual reports, enumerations, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Finding aids available at ARB for accession numbers.: ON-85-6, ON-88-2.