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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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The collection consists of images of Coroner's Inquest books, reports, and case files from the courthouse in Canton, Ohio.
 
The collection covers the years 1890 to 2002.  
 
The collection covers the years 1890 to 2002.  
  
The collection consists of images of Coroner's Inquest books, reports, and case files from the courthouse in Canton, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available.
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As soon as the county coroner’s office was established they began keeping records. The following types of deaths were reported to the county coroner:  
 
 
As soon as the county coroner’s office was established they began keeping records. The following types of deaths were reported to the county coroner:&nbsp;
 
  
 
*Accidental deaths  
 
*Accidental deaths  
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*Deaths under any other special circumstances
 
*Deaths under any other special circumstances
  
The records were created as a permanent record of the details surrounding deaths within the county. The records also enabled government officials to better care for the public’s health needs and protection.&nbsp;
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The records were created as a permanent record of the details surrounding deaths within the county. The records also enabled government officials to better care for the public’s health needs and protection.  
  
For a list of records by event and date currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1922540/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Coroner. County Records Center, Canton.}}  
 
 
 
Digital images of originals housed in various municipal archives throughout Ohio.
 
 
 
[[Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
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== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
 
The records usually contain the following information:  
 
The records usually contain the following information:  
  
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*Sometimes, name of mortuary is given
 
*Sometimes, name of mortuary is given
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
 
  
*The place where the death occurred
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
*The name of the person at the time of death  
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*The name of the person at the time of death.
*The approximate death date
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*The approximate date of death.
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*The place where the death occurred.
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
  
To search the collection: <br>  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1922540/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images  
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br>  
 
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images
 
  
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1922540 Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. The following suggestions may be helpful to you:
 
  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor in the coroner's records, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
*Use the death date or age to calculate an approximate birth year.  
 
*Use the death date or age to calculate an approximate birth year.  
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence to find the family in census records.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the residence to find the family in census records.
 
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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*Use the information to search for an obituary.
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. &nbsp;
  
== Related Websites  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Coroner. County Records Center, Canton.}} <br><br>
  
[http://www.co.stark.oh.us/internet/HOME.DisplayPage?v_page=recorder Stark County, Ohio Recorder]
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*[[Ohio|Ohio]]
 
*[[Ohio History|Ohio History]]
 
*[[Stark County, Ohio]]
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
"Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002" digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 March 2012). &nbsp;Homer L. La Chat, November 9, 1937; citing; Coroner's Records, Index to coroner's file records, 1937-1966, image 136; Stark County Records Center, Canton, Ohio, United States.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Stark, Ohio, United States
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Location of Ohio
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1890-2002
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of Coroner's Inquest books, reports, and case files from the courthouse in Canton, Ohio. The collection covers the years 1890 to 2002.

As soon as the county coroner’s office was established they began keeping records. The following types of deaths were reported to the county coroner:

  • Accidental deaths
  • Homicidal deaths
  • Occupational deaths
  • Sudden deaths (deaths of infants and young children, or deaths of individuals in any jail, confinement, or custody
  • Suicidal deaths
  • Therapeutic deaths (deaths which occurred during a medical procedure such as surgery)
  • Any death where there is a doubt, question, or suspicion
  • Deaths under any other special circumstances

The records were created as a permanent record of the details surrounding deaths within the county. The records also enabled government officials to better care for the public’s health needs and protection.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Unusual details surrounding the death
  • Date examination was made
  • Sometimes, name of mortuary is given

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person at the time of death.
  • The approximate date of death.
  • The place where the death occurred.


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor in the coroner's records, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the death date or age to calculate an approximate birth year.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence to find the family in census records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Use the information to search for an obituary.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Coroner. County Records Center, Canton.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.