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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  ==
 
 
 
<gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
Image:Ohio Stark County Coroner's Records (11-0435) Inquest Books DGS 4792223_179.jpg|Inquest Book
 
Image:Ohio Stark County Coroner's Records (11-0435) Reports DGS 4809442_7.jpg| Coroner's Report
 
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== What Can These Records 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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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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Image:Ohio Stark County Coroner's Records (11-0435) Inquest Books DGS 4792223_179.jpg|Inquest Book
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Image:Ohio Stark County Coroner's Records (11-0435) Reports DGS 4809442_7.jpg| Coroner's Report
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*The place where the death occurred
 
*The name of the person at the time of death
 
*The approximate death date
 
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To search the collection select the "Browse" link in the initial search page. Next select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images<br>
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*Name of the person
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*The location or date of the event
  
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.  
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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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'''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1922540/waypoints Browse Page]'''.
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# Select '''County'''
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# Select '''Record type, year range and volume number or letter'''
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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
  
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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{{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.}}
  
*Use the death date or age to calculate an approximate birth year.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence to find the family in census records.  
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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.  
*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.  
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*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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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*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.
 
*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 variant spellings of the surnames.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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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)
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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.
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*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.
 
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
  
{{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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*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.
  
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
[http://www.co.stark.oh.us/internet/HOME.DisplayPage?v_page=recorder Stark County, Ohio Recorder]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
*[[Ohio|Ohio]]
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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 others to find the same records.
*[[Ohio History|Ohio History]]
 
*[[Stark County, Ohio]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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.}}
  
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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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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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Stark, Ohio, United States
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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.

What Can These Records 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

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

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)
  • 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.


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 others to find the same records.

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:

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, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002.

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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.