Welcome to the Ohio Obituary Links Page

Welcome to the Ohio obituaries page, where you will find links, databases, and resources that will help you find obituaries and vital records related information. If you are looking to find a copy of a specific obituary, biographic/public records data, or a copy of the official death certificate from person who died in Ohio, then please follow the following steps:

1 Search the Local Newspapers Archives
Once you have the name, place, and date of death then you can search the local newspapers archives for a copy of the obituary posting. You can access our free list of all the newspapers and their obituary sections for the state of Ohio.
2 Search other Free and Paid Resources
If you do not want to search the local newspapers, then we recommend the following resources and companies, who can provide this information. Many offer both free and paid services which can you help you find obituary and biographic information.
3 Get an Official Death Certificate
If you are looking for an official copy of a death certificate then please read the specific instructions of how to order death certificates.
4 Further Genealogical Research
If you are a genealogist, we also have aggregated a list of genealogy resources by state. You can try these genealogy focused resources, which are organized by county and state.

Obituary Search Tools and Resources

Instruction for obtaining a copy of an Ohio Death Certificate

To order Death Certificates you can contact the Ohio Department of Vital Records which is listed below. If you want to order online you can use the following link to order a death certificate.

Death Certificate for Ohio

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $21.50

Vital Statistics Ohio Department of Health 246 North High Street, 1st Floor Columbus, OH 43216

Remarks: State office has birth records since December 20, 1908. For earlier birth and death records, write to the Probate Court in the county where the event occurred. The State Office has death records that occurred from 1954 to the present. Death records that occurred December 20, 1908-December 31, 1954, can be obtained from:

Ohio Historical Society, Archives Library Division
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497

A searchable index to records from 1913 to 1944 is also available via the Ohio Historical Society Online Death Certificate Index.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Treasury, State of Ohio. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (614) 466-2531. This will be a recorded message.

Directory of Ohio Obituary and Genealogy Resource Links
Below are obituary resource links organized by county. Please contact us if you would like to add your site.

Looking for the obituary section for a local newspaper? Please search through our full list of Ohio Newspapers and access their online obituary sections. Click here to access Ohio Newspapers.
Surname Meanings Database


Statewide Obituary Search Engines
Ohio Obituary Archive Search Engine
Rutherford B. Hayes Library Obituary Index (over 420,000 indexed)
Ohio Obituary Archive
Ohio Data Library
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 1
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 2
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 3
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 4
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 5
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 6
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 7
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 8
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 9
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituary Collection 10
Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions Search Engine
Ohio Public Notices Search Engine (Non-genealogy)
Miscellaneous Early Ohio Obituaries
Miscellaneous Ohio Obituaries (directory)
Ohio Repository Genealogical Records Index 1815-ca 1840
Ohio Birth Records
Heritage Pursuit - Ohio County Histories

Adams Co.

Wallace-Thompson Funeral Homes Obituaries

Allen Co.

The Lima News Obituary Archive 2001-current
Allen County Obituary Search Engine
Allen County Miscellaneous Obituaries 1
Allen County Miscellaneous Obituaries 2
Allen County Cemetery Inscriptions Search
Allen County Marriage Dates Extracted from Obituaries
Allen County Death Dates Extracted from Obituaries
Miscellaneous Allen County Births Extracted from Obituaries
Allen County Obituaries (Feb. - July 1996)
Allen County Obituaries (Aug. - Dec. 1996)
Allen County Obituaries (Jan. - July 1997)
Allen County Obituaries (Aug. - Dec. 1997)
Allen County Obituaries (Jan. - Mar. 1998)
Allen County Obituaries (Apr. - June 1998)
Allen County Obituaries (Jul. - Sep. 1998)
Allen County Obituaries (Oct. - Dec. 1998)
Allen County Obituaries
The Lima News Search Archives (Free registration required)
Linda D.'s Allen County Obituary Collection
Delphos, OH & Marion Twp. Deaths 1909-1953
Allen County Cemetery Inscriptions

Ashland Co.

Ashland County Obituaries
Ashland County Cemetery Inscriptions

Lake Co.

Lake County Obituary Index Search (since 1922)
News Herald Obituaries
Star Beacon Obituaries
The Plain Dealer Obituaries
Wickliffe Cemetery Inscriptions

Lawrence Co.

Lawrence County Obituary Search Engine
Lawrence County Obituaries
Lawrence County Obituary Index
Lawrence County Death Records
Index of Deaths, Ironton, 1909-1945
1850 Lawrence County Mortality Schedule
1860 Lawrence County Mortality Schedule
Index of Persons Buried in Lawrence County
Langdon Cemetery Inscriptions
Lawrence County Birth Records from 1867
Lawrence County Birth Records A-L 1850-1900
Lawrence County Birth Records M-Z 1850-1900

Licking Co.

The Advocate Obituary Archive
Licking County Obituaries
Newark Advocate Obituaries
Vensil-Orr Funeral Home Obituaries
Obituaries and Death Notices From "The Granville Times" 1880-1941
Licking County Death Records 1874-1908
Newark High School Yearbook 1915
Burials in Maple Grove Cemetery
Known Burials in Philipps Cemetery
Appleton Cemetery Inscriptions
Patterson Cemetery Inscriptions
History of Licking County

Logan Co.

The Times-Recorder Obituary Archive 2002-current
Van Horn Funeral Home Obits 2000
Van Horn Funeral Home Obits 2001
Van Horn Funeral Home Obits 2002
Van Horn Funeral Home Obits 2003
Van Horn Funeral Home Obits 2004
Logan County Cemetery Inscriptions
Logan County Deaths 1867
Logan County Deaths 1869
Logan County Deaths 1870
Miscellaneous Logan County Births
History of Logan County

Lorain Co.

The Chronicle Telegram 1919-2001 (Ancestry)
The Evening Telegram 1908-1919 (Ancestry)
The Elyria Republican 1875-1911 (Ancestry)
Brown Cemetery Inscriptions

Lucas Co.

The Toledo Blade Obituary Archive 1996-current
The Toledo Blade
Miscellaneous Lucas County Obituaries
Miscellaneous Early Marriages from Grace Episcopal Church, Toledo
Miscellaneous Early Births from the Probate Court, Toledo 1885/1886
Miscellaneous Early Births from the Probate Court, Toledo 1890/1891
Miscellaneous Early Burials from Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo
Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Death Index, 1894 - 1897
Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Birth Records: 1888 - 1890
Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Birth Records: 1891 - 1895
Swan Creek Cemetery Inscriptions, Monclova, Ohio
Haughton Cemetery Inscriptions

Madison Co.

Madison County Obituaries
The Madison Press
Miscellaneous Madison County Obituaries - 1
Miscellaneous Madison County Obituaries - 2
Miscellaneous Madison County Obituaries - 3
Miscellaneous Madison County Obituaries - 4
Miscellaneous Madison County Obituaries - 5

Mahoning Co.

Vital Statistics from the Mahoning Free Democrat
Mahoning Co. Necrology (1885-1886)
Youngstown Necrology (1910)
Smith's Corners Cemetery
Lanterman-Moherman Cemetery
Cornersburg Cemetery
Death Data (1850-1899)
Death Data (1900-1909)
Death Data (1911-1949)
Death Data (1950-1999)
Death Data (2000)
Death Data (2001)

Marion Co.

The Marion Star Obituary Archive 2002-current
1850 Marion County Mortality Schedule
Marion Star Obituaries
German Immigrant Deaths of Marion County
St. John Lutheran Church Burial Record
History of Marion County

Medina Co.

Medina County Obituary Search Engine
Medina County Gazette Online
Waite & Sons Funeral Home Obituaries
Medina County Obituary Index 1997
1999 Obituaries for Medina County

Meigs Co.

Meigs County Vital Records
Meigs County Obituaries A-I - J-R- S-Z

Miami Co.

Miami County Obituaries
Request A Lookup From Raquel

Monroe Co.

Monroe County Obituaries
Whitten Cemetery Inscriptions

Montgomery Co.

Dayton Daily News Obituary Archive 1990-current
Dayton Newspaper Obituaries Index 1985-1997
Montgomery County Obituaries
Veteran's Gravesite Database
Oakwood High School Yearbooks 1923, 1924, & 1926
Quaker Cemetery Inscriptions - Butler Twp.
Slifers Cemetery Inscriptions
Montgomery County Clerk of Court Records Search

Morrow Co.

Mt. Gilead Obituaries
History of Morrow County

Muskingum Co.

Muskingum County Obituaries (FTP)
Zanesville Times Recorder Obituaries
Zanesville Times Signal (1924)
The Times Recorder (Misc. 1945-1973) (Ancestry)
Muskingum County Obits
Muskingum County Death Certificates

Noble Co.

Noble County Obituaries
Death Records for Noble County
Curtis Ridge Cemetery Inscriptions
Noble County Obituary FTP site

Ottawa Co.

The News Herald Obituary Archive 2001-current
Ottawa County Obituary Search Engine
Port Clinton News Herald Obituaries
The Minier Collection of Obituaries and Funeral Home Records

Paulding Co.

Paulding County Deaths
Paulding County Progress Obituaries 5/2002 - 10/2002
Paulding County Progress Obituaries 11/2002 - 2/2003
Paulding County Progress Obituaries 3/2003 - 9/2003
Paulding County Progress Obituaries 10/2003 - 2/2004
Paulding County Progress Obituaries 3/2004 - current

Perry Co.

Perry County Death Records Births
Adcock-Cochran-Mt. Hope Cemetery Inscriptions

Pickaway Co.

Pickaway County Obituaries
Pickaway County Obituaries FTP
Marriage/Birth/Death Records
Pickaway County Cemetery Inscriptions
Pickaway County Marriages 1810-1814

Pike Co.

Pike County Obituaries
Stockdale Cemetery (Partial)

Portage Co.

Miscellaneous Portage County Obituaries
Portage County Obituary Search Engine
The Record-Courier
Portage County Obituaries

Preble Co.

Preble County Obituary Search Engine 1997-2000
The Register-Herald (Eaton, OH)
Preble County Obituary Index Search Engine 1980-1995
1860 Preble County Mortality Schedule
Preble County Marriage Index 1808-1859

Putnam Co.

Putnam County Genealogy Data
Miscellaneous Putnam County Clippings
1999 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices
2000 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices
2001 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices
2002 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices
2003 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices (Jan-Mar)
2003 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices (Apr-Jun)
2003 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices (Jul-Sep)
2003 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices (Oct-Dec)
2004 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices (Jan-Mar)
2004 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices (Apr-Jun)
2004 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices (Jul-Aug)
2004 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices (Sep-Oct)
2004 Putnam County Sentinel Death Notices (Nov-Dec)
Miscellaneous Putnam County Deaths
Putnam County Death Index (Partial)
Putnam County Births
Putnam County Marriages
Miscellaneous Putnam County Births

Richland Co.

The News Journal Obituary Archive 2002-current
Richland County Obituaries A-G H-Z
Richland County Obituary Index
Mansfield News Journal Obituaries
History of Richland County
Snyder Funeral Home Obituaries
Wappner Funeral Home Obituaries

Ross Co.

The Chillicothe Gazette Obituary Archive 2003-current
Chillicothe Gazette Obituaries

Sandusky Co.

Sandusky County Obituaries
Rutherford B. Hayes Library Obituary Index (over 420,000 indexed)
The News-Messenger Obituaries
Sandusky County Scrapbook (misc. articles from Sandusky)
Rootsweb - Sandusky FTP Site - Obituaries

Scioto Co.

Scioto County Obituary Search Engine
Scioto County Obituaries
Scioto County Death Records 1803-1860 - free registration required
Rootsweb - FTP Site for Scioto Obituaries
Rootsweb - FTP Site for Scioto Cemetery Records

Seneca Co.

Seneca County Obituary Search Engine
The Advertiser-Tribune
Seneca County Obituary Index
Seneca County Obituary Page
Miscellaneous Fostoria Obituaries
Fountain Cemetery Photos, Fostoria
St. Wendelin Cemetery Photos, Fostoria
History of Seneca County

Shelby Co.

Miscellaneous Shelby County Obituaries I
Miscellaneous Shelby County Obituaries II
Miscellaneous Shelby County Obituaries III
Miscellaneous Shelby County Obituaries IV
Miscellaneous Shelby County Obituaries V
Miscellaneous Shelby County Obituaries VI
Miscellaneous Shelby County Births

Stark Co.

The Repository (Canton, OH)
Wackerly Funeral Home Obituary Archive
Toland-Herzig Funeral Home Obituary Archive
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home Obituary Archive
Reed Funeral Home Obituary Archive
Massillon Public Library Obituary Database
Louisville Public Library Obituary Database
Stark County Obituaries FTP Folder (USGenWeb)
Stark County Obituaries and Death Records
Canton High School Yearbook - 1911

Summit Co.

Akron Beacon-Journal Obituary Archive
Summit County Obituary Search Engine
Hummel Funeral Home Obituaries
Akron Beacon Journal

Hopkins-Lawver Funeral Home Obituaries
Summit County Obituaries
Akron Death Records - 1980
Summit County Cemetery Inscriptions

Trumbull Co.

Tribune Chronicle (Warren, OH)
Trumbull County Death Records Marriages
Early Marriages of the Western Reserves
FTP Site - Trumbull County Obituaries
FTP Site - Trumbull County Deaths
Doud Farm Cemetery
Paynes Corners Cemetery
Pine Knoll Cemetery

Tuscarawas Co.

Miscellaneous Tuscarawas County Obituaries
The Times Reporter Online
FTP Site - Tuscarawas County Obituaries
Miscellaneous Tuscarawas County Obituaries 1898-1909
Miscellaneous Tuscarawas County Obituaries 1910-1919
Miscellaneous Tuscarawas County Obituaries 1920-1929
Toland-Herzig Funeral Home Obituary Archive
Geib Funeral Home Obituaries (New Philadelphia/Dover)

Union Co.

Union County Obituary Search Engine
Marysville Journal-Tribune Obituaries
History of Union County

Van Wert Co.

Van Wert County Obituary Search Engine
Rootsweb - Van Wert County Obituary Archive
Van Wert County Early Marriages
Record of Deaths, 1867, Probate Court
Record of Deaths, 1868, Probate Court
Record of Deaths, 1869, Probate Court
Liberty Township Deaths

Vinton Co.

Vinton County Births, Deaths, and Marriages
1850 Vinton County Mortality Schedule

Warren Co.

Warren County Obituaries Index 1919-2003
Mason Pulse Journal/Western Star Obituaries

Washington Co.

Washington County Obituaries

Wayne Co.

Wayne County Obituary Search Engine
The Times-Bulletin (Click on "Area Deaths")
Wayne County Public Library Obituary Search

Williams Co.

The Bryan Times
Williams County Obituaries Database Search
Williams County Infirmary Burials

Wood Co.

Wood County Deaths

Wyandot Co.

The Daily Chief-Union Obituaries
Wyandot County Obituaries
History of Wyandot County