1794 to 1848

Powers of Attorney were recorded in Deed Books A to W2 (1794-1823) and Deed Books #21 to #150 (1794-1851). Those deed books are indexed in the Deed Book Indexes #1 to #4. There are Powers of Attorney in Mortgage Books #20 to #149 (1823-1851). There are no indexes for the mortgage books. Beginning 1848, names in Powers of Attorney are found in Power of Attorney Index #1 (1794-1881). Deed and Mortgage books before 1900 are available from the main search page on this website under the “Document Images” drop-down menu.

The deed, mortgage and index books are also 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). Books #1 through #6 are available from the search page on this website under the “Document Images” drop-down menu - Power of Attorney.

These books and index are also 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.

Indexes and record description of Powers of Attorney documents at our office (PDF).

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

See details on our helpful reference for the Family Search Website.

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.

Powers of Attorney were recorded in regular deed and mortgage books until 1848. After 1848 separate books, Powers of Attorney Books #1 to #5 were used until 1881. See Powers of Attorney index 1794-1881 for that period. From 1881 to 1922, Powers of Attorney books #6 to #11 were used.


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