Ohio Obituary Index

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Rutherford B. Hayes

Presidential Library & Museums

How to Order Obituaries from the Brumback Library

The charge is $3.00 per obituary (not per person - some people have several obits.)
Make a list of the name and the citation - newspaper name or abbreviation, date, page, column.
Mail with check made out to "Brumback Library" for amount - (number of obits X $3.00):
Please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Genealogy Department
Brumback Library
215 West Main Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

The BL staff will mail you the copies of the obits as soon as they can get to them. The turnaround time will depend on the amount of traffic this web service generates.

Of course, it is always possible for the researcher to visit the Brumback Library in person... Copies of the obituaries on site are only $.50 each since you do the look-ups! For information about hours and location, try their web site:


Brumback Library has only Van Wert area 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.

BL Contact People:
John Carr, Marcia Welty
[email protected]
Phone: 419-238-2168
Fax: 419-238-3180