1794 to 1848

Powers of Attorney were recorded in Deed Books A to W2 (1794-1823) and #21 to #150 or in Mortgage Books #20 to #149. Names to Power of Attorney are found in Power of Attorney Index #1 (1794-1881). The deed books are indexed in the Deed Book Indexes #1 to #4. There are no indexes for the mortgage books. The deed, mortgage and index books are available on microfilm at the following locations:

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

1848 to 1922

Powers of Attorney were recorded in Power of Attorney books #1 to #11 and indexed in Power of Attorney Books Index #1(1794-1881) and #2 (1881-1922). These books and index are available on microfilm at the following locations:

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

Only the index is available online at the Hamilton County Genealogical Society website.

Books #1 to #9 and indexes are available online at the FamilySearch.org website :-).

The Family Search collection covers many types of Hamilton County Records. Halfway down the FamilySearch.org website :-), below “View Images in this Collection”, click on the link which reads: “Browse through 1,5xx,xxx images”. On the next webpage is a short list of record types, for the power of attorney books, click on “Land and property records”.

On the right side is a scroll bar which you can use to go through the list to the link listed here:

Record Type, Volume, and Year Range

Power of attorney index, vol 1, 1848-1881
Power of attorney index, vol 2, 1881-1922
Power of attorney, vol 1, 1848-1855
Power of attorney, vol 2, 1855-1863
Power of attorney, vol 3, 1863-1868
Power of attorney, vol 4, 1868-1874
Power of attorney, vol 5, 1874-1881
Power of attorney, vol 6, 1881-1888
Power of attorney, vol 7, 1888-1895
Power of attorney, vol 8, 1895-1903
Power of attorney, vol 9, 1903-1910

Click on the book of interest.

Please note, these images are exact copies of book pages on microfilm.

1922 to 1988

Powers of Attorney were recorded in Power of Attorney books #12 to #71. Books #12 to #50 are only indexed in the rear of each book. Books #51 to #71 have no index. These books are available on microfilm at the Recorder’s Office.


Reference

More information on power of attorney records can be found on page 7 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