Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Ohio, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1854-1997
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1854 to 1997. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Deaths and Burials

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Marital status
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Race
  • Occupation
  • Burial date and place

Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki article Ohio Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The place where the death occurred

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


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?

  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record
  • Search for birth 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 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

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Ohio.

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 Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
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