Ohio Obituary Index

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How to Order Obituaries from the Ritter Public Library

The charge is $2.50 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 "Ritter Public Library" for amount - (number of obits X $2.50):

Genealogy Department
Ritter Public Library
5680 Liberty Avenue
Vermilion, OH 44089

The RPL 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 Ritter 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 their web site:


Ritter Public Library has only Vermilion 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.

RPL Contact Person:
Sarah Pearston
[email protected]
Phone: 440-967-3798
Fax: 440-967-5482