Ohio Cemetery Records

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This entry was originally written by Carol L. Maki and Michael John Neill for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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According to the Ohio Genealogical Society, the majority of Ohio counties have published cemetery records in one form or another. The society suggests contacting local societies or one of the major genealogical libraries in the state.

Ohio Cemeteries (Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978), edited by Maxine Hartmann Smith, is a listing comprising all known cemeteries included in several sources. It is organized by county and by township, alphabetically, with an index by cemetery name. Included are concise locations of the cemetery and publication information. Ohio Cemeteries: Addendum (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1990), edited by Teresa L. M. Klaieber, includes updates and revisions to the previous volume. County chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society can be contacted regarding cemetery information in their counties.

See also Ohio Cemetery Records: Extracted from the 'Old Northwest' Genealogical Quarterly (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), which includes an every-name index by Elizabeth P. Bentley and covers northeastern and central Ohio, and the Ohio Adjutant General's Office, Grave Registration of Soldiers Buried in Ohio (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958).

Some online cemetery inscriptions can be located here: Ohio Cemetery Records