Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ohio Obit Database

Do you have Ohio ancestors?

In the spirit of that all important holiday, Halloween, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is helping Ohio libraries organize their dead people. No, we’re not talking zombies here, but obituaries!

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center hosts The Ohio Obituary Index, an award-winning web site that you can join.  The obituary listings of 49 Ohio Public Libraries are online, where people can find and order them. Although they partner with and, their site will always remain free to view.

This user-friendly web-based index of newspaper obituaries includes other items, such as local history collections of clippings, wills and estates, funeral records, etc.  It contains over 2,200,000 names and citations to over 3 million newspaper sources.

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