Ohio Obituary Index

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How to Order Obituaries from the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library
RB Hayes Obits
RB Hayes Obits

The charge is $2.50 per obituary. Please limit obituary requests to ten names. Upon receipt of the completed request, you may request ten more names.
The request must include the newspaper name or abbreviation, date, and page. Requests must also include the name, address, telephone number and email (if available) of the person making the request.
Mail requests with a check made out to the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library for the amount: (number of obits x $2.50).

Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library
Attn: Genealogy Department
140 South Paint Street
P.O. Box 185
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Requests via email can be made to [email protected] or by fax at 740-702-4167 or by telephone 740-702-4145. There is no credit card option. The check will have to be mailed and received before the research is initiated.

The obituaries will be mailed as soon as we can get to them. We will attempt to complete the request within a week of the receipt of the patron's check.

All requests are answered on a "first come-first serve" basis.

Of course, it is always possible for the researcher to visit the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library in person. Copies of the obituaries on site are only $.10 each since you do the look-ups! For information about hours and location, try our web site:


Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library has only Chillicothe newspapers. For other newspapers listed in the Obituary Index, check the List of newspapers under "Location" to verify which library owns the newspaper microfilm at http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/list.asp

Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library
[email protected]
Phone: 740-702-4145