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Visit the Ohio Department of Public Health for information on how to obtain birth and death certificates in Ohio.  Birth records are available since December 20, 1908.  Death records are available since 1954.

To place an order, write to:

Ohio Department of Health

Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 15098
225 Neilston Street
Columbus, OH 43216
(614) 466-2531

Birth records prior to 1908, death records prior to 1954 and marriage records prior to 1949 can be found here:

Ohio Historical Society

Archives/Library Reference Questions
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 297-2510
email: ohsref@ohiohistory.org

You may also search for death certificates issued between 1908 and 1953 or browse by Genealogical Society digital film number here:

Ohio Deaths 1908-1953

Ohio county probate courts have kept marriage records from the date of the county's formation. There is no statewide index to marriage records before September 7, 1949. Go to the list of county probate court marriage records held at the Ohio Historical Society. If the Ohio Historical Society does not hold a county's marriage records, please contact the county's probate court. A list of county courthouse contacts is available at Ohio County Courthouse Addresses.

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