In the beginning, deeds books not only contained deeds but also mortgages, releases, mechanic liens, leases, power of attorney, partnerships, veteran discharges and other miscellaneous records until they were written in separate unique books.

When separate mortgage books began in 1823 with book #20, book #21 was made primarily a deed book. From that point on, as the books were filled, the next number was assigned to either deeds or mortgages depending on which was filled first. This continued until book #239. From that number onward, there is a deed book and mortgage book with the same number.

1794 to 1836

Deed books indexed in indexes #1 and #2:

B1, C, D1, D2, E1, E2, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, Q, R1, T, U, V1, V2, W1, W2, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 35, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 49, 50, 52, 53, 55, 56

Deed books not indexed: A, F1, F2, O, P, 25, 33, 34

Deed books indexed alone: M1, R2 and S

1836 to 1851

Deed books indexed in indexes #3 and #4:

58, 61, 52, 64, 67, 70-73, 75, 84, 85, 87, 91-94, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 104, 105, 107-109, 112, 114-117, 119, 120, 125, 127, 128, 130, 133, 136, 137, 139, 142, 151

Deed books not indexed: 59, 65, 68, 76, 78-9, 81-2, 85, 88, 102, 111, 122-3, 129, 134, 138, 143, 145-6, 148, 150

These indexes are available online at the FamilySearch.org website.

These books are available from the search page on this website under the “Document Images” drop-down menu.

These deeds and indexes are available on microfilm at the following locations:

  • Recorder’s Office, 138 East Court St., second floor, room 205, downtown Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati History Library and Archives, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.

Reference

More information on deed book indexes can be found on page 68 of this book:

Hamilton County, Ohio, Guide to Recorder’s indexes and Documents 1794-1988, by William H. Graver (2003), Little Miami Publishing, Milford Ohio.

Copies are available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine St. Cincinnati Ohio