Deaths that occurred after December 19, 1908 are recorded by the Ohio Department of Health in a certificate format.
If you are researching a death before 1867, consider using "substitute" resources, like mortality schedules, will records, estate case files, or death notices in a community's newspaper, as written proof of a death. The Ohio History Connection holds probate court death records for several Ohio counties between 1867-1908.
Copies of Ohio Department of Health death certificates from December 20, 1908-December 31, 1963 are available through the Archives/Library at the Ohio History Center.
Ohio Department of Health Stillborn Death Certificates (December 20, 1908-1935, and 1942-1946) – Information includes name of deceased, sex, date and cause of death, place of burial, names and birthplaces of parents, and mother’s address.
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