Cummins Room Holdings

The Cummins Local History Room at the Hamilton Lane Library is named after George C. Cummins (1903-1980), a prominent Hamilton attorney and active local historian. The collection includes material related to the history of Butler County and a number of sources of interest to genealogists. Listed below are some of the most frequently used sources in the collection. For more information, please call the Information Services Department at (513) 894-7158 or send email to

  • Butler County cemetery indexes
  • Butler County census records on microfilm (1820-1920)
  • Butler County deeds on microfilm (1803-1849)
  • Butler County Infirmary records on microfilm (1800-1913)
  • Butler County map of 1836, atlases of 1875 and 1895
  • Butler County USGS topographical maps (7.5 minute series)
  • Cummins Photo Collection (over 5,000 photos from the mid-19th to early 20th century)
  • Greenwood Cemetery interment records on microfiche (1848-1974)
  • Hamilton city directories (1858-1859 and 1892 to the present)
  • Hamilton newspapers on microfilm (1823 to the present)
  • Hamilton Sanborn insurance maps (1892 and 1927+)
  • Histories of Hamilton, Fairfield, Oxford and other places in Butler County
  • Miscellaneous school yearbooks (circa 1910’s-1960’s; this is not a comprehensive collection)
  • Ohio census indexes
  • Passenger and Immigration List Index (Filby)
  • Rosters of Ohio soldiers for Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, and World War I