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This Collection will include records from 1908 to 1953.
 
  
Pre-1908 county death records were entered into register books with multiple entries to a page. These records were replaced in 1908 by certificates that were created in counties and sent to the State Department of Health. Copies in the counties are bound books containing forms that are printed front and back and contain two certificates to a page. The information is handwritten or typed.
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
The certificates are arranged sequentially by number. Before being arranged numerically, they were arranged by year and month and then by county within each month and by registration district for heavily populated counties. The records are not always in strict date order for a district or county.  
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The collection consists of an index and images to Ohio statewide death certificates.  
  
To view these images you must be a registered FamilySearch user and you must be signed in to FamilySearch.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
Counties in Ohio generally began creating death records in 1867, when Ohio passed a law requiring the recording of deaths. Physicians and undertakers in cities and townships recorded death records and sent them to the county probate court. On 20 December 1908, the state took over the responsibility of recording deaths. You can find records of deaths that occurred from 1867 through 1908 in the probate court of each county. Most counties, also maintain copies of death certificates from 1908 to the present.&nbsp;
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For a list of records by years currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1307272/waypoints Browse].
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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'''Death entries''' include the following information:
  
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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*Name of deceased  
 
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*Date and place of death including city, county and state  
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*Residence of deceased; sometimes, a former residence  
| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Department of Health. Ohio Certificates of Death. Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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*Gender and age of deceased in years, months, and days  
 
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*Date and place of birth  
<br>Digital images of originals housed at various municipal archives throughout Ohio.
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*Marital status, race and occupation of deceased  
 
 
[[Ohio Deaths (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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Image:Ohio Death Register.jpg
 
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Death entries include the following genealogical information:
 
 
 
*Name of deceased
 
*Date and place of death including city, county and state
 
*Residence of deceased; sometimes, a former residence
 
*Gender and age of deceased in years, months, and days
 
*Date and place of birth
 
*Marital status, race and occupation of deceased
 
 
*Spouse's name, if married  
 
*Spouse's name, if married  
 
*Father's name and birthplace  
 
*Father's name and birthplace  
*Mother's maiden name and birthplace
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*Mother's maiden name and birthplace  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Name of informant, often a son, daughter or other family member
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*Name of informant, often a son, daughter or other family member  
*How long at current residence or length of time in United States
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*How long at current residence or length of time in United States  
*Occupation
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*Occupation  
 
*Burial information
 
*Burial information
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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Counties in Ohio generally began creating death records in 1867, when Ohio passed a law requiring the recording of deaths. Physicians and undertakers in cities and townships recorded death records and sent them to the county probate court. On 20 December 1908, the state took over the responsibility of recording deaths. You can find records of deaths that occurred from 1867 through 1908 in the probate court of each county. Most counties, also maintain copies of death certificates from 1908 to the present.
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to deaths make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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Pre-1908 county death records were entered into register books with multiple entries to a page. These records were replaced in 1908 by certificates that were created in counties and sent to the State Department of Health. Copies in the counties are bound books containing forms that are printed front and back and contain two certificates to a page. The information is handwritten or typed.  
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
  
*The place where the death occurred
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The information recorded about the death is usually reliable, including the cause of death, the name of the attending physician or medical professional, the name and address of the funeral home, and the date and place of burial. The accuracy of other information depends on the reliability of the informant, often a family member.
*The name of the person at the time of death
 
*The approximate death date
 
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records. Compare the information in the death 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.
 
  
When you have located your ancestor’s death 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.
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
For example:  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 
*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.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried 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.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
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*Name of the person
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*The location or date of the event
  
Keep in mind:  
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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# Select '''County'''
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# Select '''Record type, year range and volume number or letter'''
  
*The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
  
Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
 
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
The information recorded about the death is usually reliable, including the cause of death, the name of the attending physician or medical professional, the name and address of the funeral home, and the date and place of burial. The accuracy of other information depends on the reliability of the informant, often a family member.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1307272 Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.
  
*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death// Ohio Online Death Certificate Index]
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/ohio/ Online Ohio Death Records &amp; Indexes]
 
*[http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/ohio.htm Ohio Death Certificates]&nbsp;Available for purchase
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
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*Use the information found in the record to locate the death record. (Only keep this sentence if the collection is obituaries or cemetery records/funeral homes)
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.  
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Ohio Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*[[Ohio|Ohio]]
 
*[[Ohio History|Ohio HIstory]]
 
*[[Ohio Vital Records]]
 
  
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county. 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}&nbsp;For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Ohio Deaths (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. <br>
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Ohio-Deaths-1908-1953-known-issues&lang=en 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.
  
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.  
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==Citing this Collection==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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"Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953". index and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 21 March 2012). entry for James Lee Eaton, death date 11 August 1943, Butler County; Ohio Health Record, Columbus, Ohio, certificate no. 48242, Family History Library, Salt Lake City.
 
  
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Record Description
Record Type Death Certificates
Collection years 1908-1953
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of an index and images to Ohio statewide death certificates.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Death entries include the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death including city, county and state
  • Residence of deceased; sometimes, a former residence
  • Gender and age of deceased in years, months, and days
  • Date and place of birth
  • Marital status, race and occupation of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Father's name and birthplace
  • Mother's maiden name and birthplace
  • Cause of death
  • Name of informant, often a son, daughter or other family member
  • How long at current residence or length of time in United States
  • Occupation
  • Burial information

Counties in Ohio generally began creating death records in 1867, when Ohio passed a law requiring the recording of deaths. Physicians and undertakers in cities and townships recorded death records and sent them to the county probate court. On 20 December 1908, the state took over the responsibility of recording deaths. You can find records of deaths that occurred from 1867 through 1908 in the probate court of each county. Most counties, also maintain copies of death certificates from 1908 to the present.

Pre-1908 county death records were entered into register books with multiple entries to a page. These records were replaced in 1908 by certificates that were created in counties and sent to the State Department of Health. Copies in the counties are bound books containing forms that are printed front and back and contain two certificates to a page. The information is handwritten or typed.

Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.

The information recorded about the death is usually reliable, including the cause of death, the name of the attending physician or medical professional, the name and address of the funeral home, and the date and place of burial. The accuracy of other information depends on the reliability of the informant, often a family member.


Collection Content

Sample Images


How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select County
  2. Select Record type, year range and volume number or letter

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record. (Only keep this sentence if the collection is obituaries or cemetery records/funeral homes)
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.


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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to 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.

Citing this Collection

A citation is a note where you found information. Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Using citations allows other to find the same records.  

Collection citation:

"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953.

Image citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found 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 Deaths, 1908-1953.

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