1794 to 1823

Mortgages were recorded in Deed Books A to W2. Therefore, for the books that were indexed in the series A to W2, the mortgages are indexed in the Deed Book Indexes, #1 to #2. See the pages about Deed Books and Deed Book Indexes before 1823 for details on which books were indexed. The Deed Books A to W2 are available from the main search page on this website under the “Document Images” drop-down menu.

The Deed Books A to W2 are also 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.,scheduled to reopen in 2018.

1823 to 1843

Between 1823 and 1843, mortgages were recorded in Mortgage Books #20 to #90. There are no direct indexes to these books. The mortgage Books up to #90 are available online at FamilySearch.org (see directions below) and 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.,scheduled to reopen in 2018.

1843 to 1898

Mortgages were recorded in Mortgage Books #93 to #751, none of which are indexed. The mortgage books up to #751 are available on microfilm at the following location:

  • Recorder’s Office, 138 East Court St., second floor, room 205, downtown Cincinnati

1823 to 1896

Mortgage books #20 through #300 are available from the main search page on this website under the “Document Images” drop-down menu.

Mortgage Books #20 through #715, 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 deed 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

Mortgages, vol 20, 1823-1827
. . . through . . .
Mortgages, vol 715, 1895-1896

Click on the book of interest.

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

1898 to 1988

Mortgages were recorded in Mortgage Books #752 to #4810. See p. 100 in the Reference below for information on the indexes that are available. These books are only available on microfilm at the Recorder’s Office.


Reference

More information on mortgage records can be found on page 99 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