Ohio Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
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|Location of Ohio|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of an index to deaths from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. The collection covers the years 1908 to 1932, 1938 to 1944, and 1958 to 2007. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Age at Death
- Estimated Birth Year
- Date of Death
- Certificate Number or page number
- Name of Deceased
- Name of Father
- Name of Mother
- Name of Spouse
- Place of Death
- Page Number
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person
- The date of death
- The place where the death occurred
Search the Index
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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
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 the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Search for other vital records such as birth, and marriage
- 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 census records
I Can’t Find the Person 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, or even initials
- Consult the Ohio Record Finder to find other records
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007." Database and images. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2010. Citing Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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