Obituary Lookup Volunteers - Ohio

Obituary Lookup Volunteers

Please follow these guidelines when making a lookup request:

  • If this is your first request, read Making a Request.
  • To find the county for your lookup request, use the USA County Lookup.
  • Before making a request, do a quick Web Search in case the obituary is available there.
  • If you don't know the exact date for a death from 1913 through 1937, use the Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1937) to find the date of death before you make a request.
  • If you find a volunteer for your area, use the listing's Email link to send your request directly to him or her.  If you don't find a volunteer, send your request to the mailing list (see OBIT-LOOKUPS-L Mailing List for subscription information).
  • After receiving a lookup, post or publish the obituary or an abstract to help other researchers.
  • Please do not send the same request to more than one volunteer.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - Please consider volunteering
for your area, even on a limited basis, because every lookup
helps someone. 
Becoming a Volunteer has more information.

Volunteer listings are by county, with statewide listings last, and related statewide links below.  The areas the volunteer covers and the resources available are listed along with the volunteer's name and e-mail address, and web page if any.  Entries in green are web sites for libraries, newspapers, death records, cemeteries, and genealogical/historical societies.  Many library web sites have information about local obituaries and newspapers. 

County City or Town/Newspapers/Libraries, Etc. Volunteer
Allen Lookups at the Lima Public Library in Allen County Charlotte M-
Ashland Ashland Times-Gazette (1900-P, some dates missing), Ashland Public Library
Exact dates needed - index not available
Patricia O -
Ashtabula Ashtabula, Jefferson, Geneva, Madison,Kingsville, Conneaut, Orwell Carol L -
Athens Athens Obituary Book Lookups (1900-1929) Eve O -
Auglaize Lookups at the Wapakoneta Public Library in Auglaize County Charlotte M-
Butler The Middletown Journal - Obits (Last 90 Days) WebPage
Butler Southwest Butler County Genealogical Society WebPage
Butler Middletown Public Library - Genealogy Research Form.   Fee for copies and postage. WebPage
Butler Middletown Public Library - Genealogy Page WebPage
Butler   Opal B -
Clark Springfield News Sun - Covers Springfield area (Index Available) Teresa D -
Clark   Stephanie G -
Clark Clark County Public Library Obituary Index (1920-P) - Fee for Copies WebPage
Columbiana Ohio Historical Society Newspaper Collection at the Ohio Historical Society Peg B - Sabbatical
Coshocton Lookups Up To 1977 Norma K -
Cuyahoga Cleveland Plain Dealer - Obits (Last 5 Months) WebPage
Cuyahoga Cleveland/The News-Herald (2000-P). Click on "Looking for Past Obituaries" at the bottom of the News web page for past obits. WebPage
Cuyahoga Cleveland Necrology File (1850-1975) WebPage
Cuyahoga Cleveland Cemeteries - Cemetery information, free burial information, gravestone photos for a fee WebPage
Cuyahoga Lakewood/Births Prior to 1909 WebPage
Cuyahoga Fairview Park Library Don L -
Cuyahoga Cleveland and Surrounding Area Darlene M -
Darke Greenville Public Library
Fee for copies
Darke Daily Advocate, Early Bird Pat J - Sabbatical
Darke Obituaries from the Union City Evening Times and Union City Times-Gazette (1934-41) WebPage
Darke DCOWeb Obituaries Board WebPage
Delaware Delaware County Public Library - Obituary Copies (Self-addressed Stamped Envelope required, plus possible small fee for copies) WebPage
Erie   Norma M -
Erie   Deb C -
Erie RB Hayes Obituary Index.  Fee for full text. WebPage
Fairfield Amanda, Baltimore, Bremen, Carroll, Millersport, Pleasantville, Rushville, Sugar Grove Charlotte D -
Fairfield Lancaster/Fairfield County Library/
Lancaster Eagle Gazette (formerly the Daily Eagle
and the Lancaster Gazette)
Charlotte D -
Franklin Columbus Area/The Columbus Dispatch Becky F - Sabbatical
Franklin The Columbus Dispatch - recent obituaries WebPage
Gallia Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch newspaper, covering Lawrence & Gallia Co's, OH / Boyd, Floyd & Greenup Co's, KY / Cabell & Wayne Co's, WV Lisa Y -
Greene Greene County Public Library - Ask a Local History or Genealogy Question - Fee for Copies & Postage WebPage
Greene Xenia Public Library Lookups, 1 or 2 Week Turnaround Time Shirley L -
Hamilton The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - obituary requests
Hamilton The Cincinnati Enquirer (1999-P)Fee for full text. WebPage
Hancock Findlay/Findlay Courier
Hancock Co Courthouse and Health Dept
Shirley M -
Hancock Findlay Courier, Fostoria Review/Indx Karen F -
Highland Highland County District Library WebPage
Huron Clarksfield, New London, Ruggles Dianne -
Jackson town of Oak Hill Krystal L -
Knox Mt Vernon Public Library - Genealogy Request Services WebPage
Lake Painesville Telegraph (1822-1986) and the News-Herald (1986-2000) Jerry H -
Lake The News-Herald - Obits (5/9/2000-P) WebPage
Lawrence Briggs Lawrence County Library, Daily Irontonian, Daily Register, Ironton Daily News, Ironton Democrat, Ironton Journal, Ironton Register. Ironton Tribune, Ironton Weekly Republican, Morning Irontonian, Saturday Irontonian, Semi-Weekly Irontonian, Semi-Weekly Register, Spirit of Times Teresa M -
Lawrence Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch newspaper, covering Lawrence & Gallia Co's, OH / Boyd, Floyd & Greenup Co's, KY / Cabell & Wayne Co's, WV Lisa Y -
Licking Newark Public Library Genealogy & Local History WebPage
Licking Licking County Genealogical Society WebPage
Lorain Elyria/Lorain Library Marilyn T -
Lucas Mt. Carmel Cemetery Index (courtesy Monroe County Michigan Library) WebPage
Lucas Toledo/Toledo Blade Archives (10/1996-P)
Fee for Full Text
Lucas Toledo/Toledo Public Library
Obituary Lookups - Fee for Copies
Mahoning Youngstown/Mahoning County Library - Genealogy & Local History WebPage
Mahoning   Ronald O -
Mahoning Youngstown Carol C -
Marion Marion Public Library WebPage
Marion Marion Star Newspaper.  Marion County Public Library.  Waiting List Debbie B -
Montgomery Dayton & Montgomery County Public Library/Dayton Newspaper Index (1985-P) WebPage
Montgomery Dayton & Montgomery County Public Library/Historical Obituaries Index Search Form (1850-1890) WebPage
Montgomery Dayton & Montgomery County Public Library/Genealogy Resources and Services. Fee for copies. WebPage
Montgomery Dayton/Dayton Daily News Pat J - Sabbatical
Montgomery   Pam J -
Morrow Mt. Gilead/Mor. Co Sentinel, Register Herbert W -
Morrow   Mary Ann K -
Muskingum Zanesville/Newspapers 1814-Present Doug K -
Muskingum   Mary Ellen -
Pickaway Pickaway County District Public Library WebPage
Pickaway Pickaway County Historical & Genealogical Society - Fee for research WebPage
Pike   Sheri F -
Preble The Register-Herald - Obits (2000-P). Click on "Archives" for non-current obits. Eaton, Eldorado, Lewisburg, New Paris, West Alexandria WebPage
Ross   Sheri F -
Sandusky RB Hayes Obituary Index.  Fee for full text. WebPage
Seneca RB Hayes Obituary Index.  Fee for full text. WebPage
Stark Alliance Review newspaper, "spotty" coverage from 1871-1959, full coverage from 1961 to the present.  Fee for full text copies. ($1) WebPage
Stark Louisville Public Library Obituary Database - Fee for copies WebPage
Stark Stark County Library Genealogy Request Forms - Fee for copies.
Other types of records also available
Trumball Warren, Niles Carol C -
Trumbull Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Local History & Genealogy Center. Copies sent by email at no charge. Otherwise check Local History & Genealogy Photocopy Policy for specific fees. WebPage
Trumball   Ronald O -
Tuscarawas Tuscarawas County USGenWeb Webpage
Tuscarawas Times-Reporter Larry B -
Tuscarawas County Death Records Vol 1-3 (1867-1908) Joanette S -
Warren   Opal B -
Williams Williams County and Bryan Newspaper Obituary Database WebPage
Wood Wood County Sentinel obituary index 1867-1876 (courtesy Monroe County Michigan Library) WebPage
*Statewide* Ohio Historical Society Newspaper Collection - Long Waiting List Mark W -
*Statewide* Ohio Historical Society
Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944) - Searchable

Ohio Links

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