This is a weblog about genealogy in and about the State of Ohio. It will feature news and views (mostly mine) about developments of interest to genealogists doing research in Ohio, no matter where they reside.--Wally Huskonen

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Cuyahoga County Death Notices and Obits

I’ve finally gotten together for my own use a list of online resources for searching for death notices and obituaries for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. The three resources have been available for some time, but I didn’t completely understand the scope of each; in other words, when to use each. Here they are:

Cleveland Necrology File (1850-1975; full text)
Searchable database of newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-48, 1850-1975, and cemetery records, created by the Cleveland Public Library.
http://www.cpl.org/ , then click on Cleveland Necrology File under Special Focus on left.

Cleveland News Index (1976-present; index only)
Created by the Cleveland Public Library, the online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles, and reviews from the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present.

Cleveland.com (current plus three months)
Cleveland Plain Dealer website provides two weeks of death notices and obituaries.