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Ohio, Washington County Newspaper Obituaries, 1884-2013
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Washington, Ohio, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1884-2013
FamilySearch Resources
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Washington County Public Library, Marietta, Ohio


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of an index and images to newspaper obituaries for the years 1884 to 2013. It is from the collections at the Washington County Public Library in Marietta, Ohio.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Obituaries

  • The name of the deceased
  • Age
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Names of parents, spouse or other relatives
  • Name of newspaper, date and place of publication

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The place where the death occurred
  • The names of family members and their relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record
  • Search for other vital records on a state and county level, such as birth and marriage
  • 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 Who I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

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