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Geauga County Genealogical Society (Early birth, marriage and death indexes)
Geauga Veterans Memorial List*
Rutherford B. Hayes Library's Ohio Obituary Index (Geauga County obituaries)

Geauga County obituaries can be located via the Rutherford B. Hayes Library’s Ohio Obituary Index. Instructions are included there for ordering obituaries from the Anderson Allyn Room for $3 per obituary. You can also come to the Anderson Allyn Room in person to locate and print obituaries yourself for the cost of the copy. (Obituaries are from microfilmed Geauga County newspapers - mid 1800s to current. This is an ongoing project.)

Geauga County Funeral Homes 
Check the service who handled the arrangements for recent obituaries.

US Gen Web Archives for Ohio
At this site you can find indexes and/or abstracts of the following Geauga County records:

  • Federal Census Indexes: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
  • Mapbook Indexes
  • “Places in Geauga County” by Constance R. Wells: lists names of towns, roads and other locations that no longer exist or are known by another name.

Other Free Websites
The world’s largest free genealogy database contains world-wide records, such as Ohio death records from 1908 to 1953 (with images of original records).
The catalog can be searched by title, surname or location (for instance, “Geauga County”). “Books” includes scanned family and county histories,
such as Our Huntsburg Heritage. Create a free account to access Family Tree, which may link you to branches of your family tree already created by descendants of a common ancestor. Learn how to research through WIKI articles and tutorials. Indexing world records continues at a rapid pace, so check back frequently for more records.

Find A Grave 
Cleveland Public Library Necrology File 

Subscription Databases ancestry lib

The GCPL subscribes to databases useful for genealogy research: Ancestry Library Version, Heritage Quest, and Sanborn Fire Maps.

America's GenealogyBank: Free access from library only. Quickly find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. Read every article on every page of the newspaper.

Ancestry Library Version: Free access from library only. Most of the data in the world’s largest subscription genealogy database,, can be accessed free of charge from a library computer, through the library’s home page. Records on Ancestry Library Version include all U.S. Federal Census Records from 1790 to 1940, searchable by name, with original images. Personal features of are not included in the Library Version, such as storing your family tree, collaborating with others and notifications from Ancestry.

HeritageQuest: You can use your library card from home through the Geauga County Public Library home page. This database contains digitized genealogy and local history books, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records and U.S. Federal Census records.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: You can use your library card from home through the Geauga County Public Library home page. These street maps, produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970, are used to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods.

World Vital Records: This resource provides access to more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide. Records include digitized US and UK censuses, historical map collections, newspapers, tombstone photos, and yearbooks from high schools, colleges, and the military. Newly digitized records are added every month.

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