Enter a first and/or last name to search Ohio death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Ohio death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Ohio death certificates is available below.
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Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Ohio death records, Ohio death ceritificates, Ohio death notices, Ohio death indexes, and other related Ohio genealogy records.
Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Ohio. We also suggest searching for "Ohio death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Ohio Death Certificates
Ohio statewide vital records registration began in 1908. Two previous attempts to enact such legislation were largely unsuccessful, though fragments exist. Check the local county Probate Clerk for these earlier records.
For more information on birth records - Dec. 29, 1908 to the present write:
Ohio Department of Health
For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.
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