Posted By:Bill Cribbs
Post Date:February 17, 2007 at 06:42:01
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Forum:Portage County, OH Genealogy Forum
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Hi all,
Several thousand Portage county obituaries have been compiled and placed online by a generous donor. They are in the library of files at
Just go to the Ohio page and scroll to Portage County. The obituaries can be keyword searched.

For a refresher, here’s what can be obtained from obituaries:

- middle names
- date of birth
- surviving family members
- place of death
- occupation
- military role
- place of burial/cremation
- cause of death
- funeral home

Many times we look for the obituary for the person of interest. However, search engines used by help to find names contained IN the obituary. You may find information about your person of interest in an obituary written for someone else. Obituaries are FULL of clues!

Hope this helps.