Some of the types of non-deed records recorded in deed books, 1794-1859, and afterwards as Miscellaneous are listed here.
Acceptance, Affidavit, Agent, Agreement, Anti-Nuptial, Appointment, Articles of Association, Assignment, Award, Bankruptcy, Bond, Caveat, Certificate Of Marriage, Change of Name, Church Decree, Company, Compromise, Consent, Consolidation, Constitution, Contract, Decision, Declaration, Decree, Dedication, Deposition, Dower, Dying Declaration, Forfeit, Guarantee, Judgment, Last Will, Manufacturing, Note, Order of Court, Partition, Patent, Petition, Proposition, Receipt, Right Of Way, Settlement, Specification, Survey, Testament, Trust, Trustee, Will
1794 to 1859
Miscellaneous documents 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 and the Sundries Index #1. See Sundries Indexes in the Historic Record list. These 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 1908
Miscellaneous records were recorded in Miscellaneous Book #1 and #2 and indexed in Miscellaneous Index Book #1. These books and index are available on microfilm at the following locations:
- Recorder’s Office, see above
- Cincinnati History Library and Archives, see above
Only the index is available online at the Hamilton County Genealogical Society website.
The books and index 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 miscellaneous 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
Chattel mortgages and miscellaneous, vol 1, 1858-1894
Chattel mortgages and miscellaneous, vol 2, 1894-1908
Misc record index, 1859-1908
Click on the book of interest.
Please note, these images are exact copies of book pages on microfilm.
1908 to 1988
Miscellaneous documents were recorded in Miscellaneous books #3 to #35. Books #3 to #29 are only indexed in the rear of each book. Books #30 to #35 have no index. These books are available on microfilm at the Recorder’s Office.
More information on miscellaneous records can be found on page 41 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