1794 to 1859

Veteran Discharges were recorded in Deed Books A to W2 (1794-1823) and #21 to #251. These deed books are indexed in the Deed Book Indexes #1 to #6. These deed books and indexes 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.

1859 to 1865

Veteran Discharges were recorded in Miscellaneous book #1 and indexed in Miscellaneous Index #1. This book and index are available online at FamilySearch.org. See below for details. This book 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.

1865 to 1917

Veteran Discharges were recorded in Veteran Discharge books #1 and #2, indexed in Soldier Discharge Index #1. These books and index are available online at the FamilySearch.org website :-). See below for details. 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.

1917 to 1937

Veteran Discharges were recorded in Veterans Discharge Books #3 to #9 and indexed in Veterans Discharge Index 1917-1944. These books and index are available online at the FamilySearch.org website :-). See below for details. 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.

1937 to 1988

Veteran Discharges were recorded in Veterans Discharge Books #10 to #224. Because of privacy concerns, access to these records are restricted. Contact the Recorder’s office for more information.

1865 to 1937

These books 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 discharges, click on “Military 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

Veterans discharge index, 1917-1944
Veterans discharge index, 1944-1946
Veterans discharge index, 1946-1988
Veterans discharge index, vol 1, 1859-1865
Veterans discharge index, vol 2, 1865-1917 [this is the Soldier Discharge Index 1865-1917]
Veterans discharges, vol 1, 1868-1880
Veterans discharges, vol 2, 1864-1865
Veterans discharges, vol 3, 1918
Veterans discharges, vol 4, 1918-1919
Veterans discharges, vol 5, 1919
Veterans discharges, vol 6, 1919
Veterans discharges, vol 7, 1919
Veterans discharges, vol 8, 1919
Veterans discharges, vol 9, 1919-1937

Click on the book of interest.

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


Reference

More information on veteran discharge records can be found on page 17 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