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Local History & Genealogy Center

Death Certificates


Death certificates issued by the state of Ohio from December 21, 1908 through 1953 are available on microfilm along with indexes covering these years. Researchers can search the film and print, email, or save images to personal flash drives.

Certificates are arranged on film by dates and numbers.To determine certificate numbers for 1913 - 1937 online, see the Ohio Historical Society's Death Certificate Index or visit the library to use Ancestry/Library Edition to search "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002."

The LH&G Center has all indexes for 1908-1953, including those not available online. No indexes were created for stillbirth records for 1942-1953. Parents names and stillbirth dates must be known in order to locate these records.

If a correct certificate number can be found, staff will provide a limited number of copies by email or postal mail. See our Photocopy Policy (By postal mail or by E-mail).

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