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What is in This Collection?
== What is in This Collection? ==
The collection consists of an index and images to Ohio statewide death certificates. Counties in Ohio generally began creating death records in 1867, when Ohio passed a law requiring the recording of deaths. Physicians and undertakers in cities and townships recorded death records and sent them to the county probate court. On 20 December 1908, the state took over the responsibility of recording deaths. You can find records of deaths that occurred from 1867 through 1908 in the probate court of each county. Most counties, also maintain copies of death certificates from 1908 to the present.
The collection consists Pre-1908 county death records were entered into register books with multiple entries to a page. These records were replaced in 1908 by certificates that were created in counties and sent to the State Department of an index Health. Copies in the counties are bound books containing forms that are printed front and images back and contain two certificates to Ohio statewide death certificatesa page. The information is handwritten or typed.
Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
 
The information recorded about the death is usually reliable, including the cause of death, the name of the attending physician or medical professional, the name and address of the funeral home, and the date and place of burial. The accuracy of other information depends on the reliability of the informant, often a family member.
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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