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How to Order Obituaries from the Guernsey County Library
RB Hayes Obits
RB Hayes Obits
  1. The charge is $1.00 per obituary (not per person - some people have several obits.)
  2. Please include all information found in the citation, including name of the deceased, date of death, and name of the newspaper (or other source of obituary). The majority of our obituaries will come from the Daily Jeffersonian newspaper. Also please include the name, address, telephone number or e-mail of the person making the request.
  3. Mail with check to "Guernsey County Library" for amount - (number of obits multiplied by $1.00):

    Guernsey County Library
    Finley Room
    800 Steubenville Avenue
    Cambridge, Ohio 43725

    You may also e-mail your request to, Shirley Ford, The Library must receive payment prior to filling the request.
  4. Your request will be filled as soon as possible. All requests are filled in the order they are received. Please be patient.
You may also visit the Finley Room at the Guernsey County District Public Library and search for the obituary yourself. Copies are 25 cents onsite.

The Guernsey County Library also has the microfilm for the following newspapers: Noble County Leader, 1899-1961; Cumberland Echo, 1899-1952; Barnesville Whetstone, 1894-1970, Quaker City Hometowner, 1933-1974; and the Guernsey Times, 1860-1899, but these newspapers are not indexed. We will search within a 2-week timeframe, provided an exact date-of-death is given.

Guernsey County Public Library Contact Person:
Shirley Ford
Phone: 740-432-5946