Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Obituaries from the Cleveland Necrology File











If you have any ancestors who may have lived or died in the Cleveland, Ohio area, consider checking for obituaries or death notices in the Cleveland Necrology File. The url is not pretty, but it is:

http://dxsrv4.cpl.org/WebZ/Authorize?sessionid=0&next=/html/obit_start.html&dbchoice=1:dbname=necr&bad=html/authofail.html&style=noframe

A search for the name Newberry, Spencer, yielded this result:






Besides searching for a name, you can also search by Key Word. Below are the first of 210 "hits" after I performed a search with the keywords Sandusky and Ohio:










The possibilities of keyword searching at the Cleveland Necrology File are endless. You could search by the name of any town, church, cemetery, or funeral home. The database is free, and easy to navigate.

If you have ancestors from the northeastern portion of Ohio, "let your fingers do the walking" as you search the hundreds of listings in the Cleveland Necrology File, one of the many Research Databases provided by the Cleveland Public Library.

1 comment:

Lori said...

This is indeed a very valuable resource. I was helping someone with research so she could find a family name for her new baby and we were able to find several previous unknown relatives through the use of the Cleveland files.