Monday, December 10, 2007

Putnam County- Death Records

Death Records in Putnam County are again listed in three separate locations. The county courthouse in Ottawa under the Probate Court. The other two locations are at the library at Ft Jennings and the Archives in Bowling Green.

Death records of the nineteenth century and beyond are very detailed. The records will include persons name, date and place of death, age at time of death, place of birth, parents' names, occupation, name of spouse, name of the person giving the information and the informers relationship to the deceased. Race is also noted on the record.

Again if you are looking for copies of records that are certified the courthouse is the place to go. Copies of all the death records are located here. The library has records dating from 1834-1920. The archives include the same records dated from 1834 to 1920.

Please be aware that death records are only as accurate as the person that is giving the information. A common error is the name of parents and the dates of birth and location. Additional sources to document this information is critical.

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