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Ohio Obituaries

Participating Newspapers
Public Domain Obituaries (pre-1925) and Abstracts
The following table of the Ohio counties has active links (underlined names) to the counties that have obituaries online in the Ohio USGenWeb Archives.
Adams
Allen
Ashland
Ashtabula
Athens
Auglaize
Belmont
Brown
Butler
Carroll
Champaign
Clark
Clermont
Clinton
Columbiana
Coshocton
Crawford
Cuyahoga
Darke
Defiance
Delaware
Erie
Fairfield
Fayette
Franklin
Fulton
Gallia
Geauga
Greene
Guernsey
Hamilton
Hancock
Hardin
Harrison
Henry
Highland
Hocking
Holmes
Huron
Jackson
Jefferson
Knox
Lake
Lawrence
Licking
Logan
Lorain
Lucas
Madison
Mahoning
Marion
Medina
Meigs
Mercer
Miami
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Morrow
Muskingum
Noble
Ottawa
Paulding
Perry
Pickaway
Pike
Portage
Preble
Putnam
Richland
Ross
Sandusky
Scioto
Seneca
Shelby
Stark
Summit
Trumbull
Tuscarawas
Union
Van Wert
Vinton
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Williams
Wood
Wyandot
Obituary Indexes
Medina County (1998) (1999)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Here is how you can help with the Ohio Obituary Project:
  • To volunteer send your name, email address, and the newspaper you will be working from, make a note if you are indexing or submitting whole obits. Once a month, you will email me your file of obit information. We will then place them online. Questions or comments, please contact me, Maggie Stewart.
  • Contact local newspapers to ask permission for the USGenWeb Archives Project to archive their obituaries. Here is a sample letter to send to the newspapers. Contact me with the name of the newspaper and name and title of person granting permission from the publication.
  • Check with state archives and genealogical societies to locate microfilm or other sources of pre-1923 (public domain) newspapers to transcribe obituaries from.
  • Something to think about, some newspapers offer subscriptions by mail.
  • Volunteer to transcribe obituaries from newspapers already granting permission (must have access to their publication or website).
  • Copyright Law: The Ohio Obituary Project will abide by today's copyright laws. Obituaries published after December 31, 1922, unless:
    1. you are/were the original author of the obituary, or
    2. the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary, or
    3. the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation), or
    4. you submit an abstract/INDEX of your obituaries. A good abstract might give the paper's name, name of deceased, age, date of death, and date that the obituary appears in the paper (in parenthesis).
  • Tips for Locating an Obituary can be found at this link.

  • To submit obituaries, either email them to me at mags.cis@gmail.com or use the automated submission forms at http://www.poppet.org/ohfiles/.


This page was last revised Tuesday, 26-Nov-2013 18:42:59 EST

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