Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Ohio Genealogy: Ohio Online Death Certificate Index
The website of the Ohio Historical Society hosts the Ohio Online Death Certificate Index. The years covered are: 1913 through 1944. The database is free, and no registration is required. In the Basic Search, a surname and last name can be searched. Two different date spans are offered:
The Advanced Search allows more variations, including searching by just a first name,and an individual year, month, and date may be entered. Below are the search results when I entered the surname Cross and limited the search to Erie County, Ohio for the years 1913-1935.
While the collection entitled Ohio Deaths 1908-1953 is a vital component of Family Search Labs, the Ohio Online Death Certificate Index is a user friendly database that provides an alternative search tool for locating information about Ohio Deaths.