Sheri, Sorry I was so late. I live in Calif but was born and raised in Cleveland. A week ago we were visiting my wife's father and I borrowed his car to go to a couple cemeteries in Y'town. The exercise tickled my memory about your posting and how I was able to find the cemeteries on the web. One of the things I came across on the Ohio History site was the fact that they have death certs for quite a few years. I sent for a few and found they listed the cemeteries for my ggrandfather and grandmother. Quick check in Yahoo Yellow pages got addresses and Yahoo Maps got me driving instructions. The cemetery offices had location records and the caretakers gave me directions. Got some good pix and as a bonus found several other family graves nearby.
In a family history document I found the location of my 4ggrandfathers probated will, Probate Office, Franklin County Court. I sent for it and got a copy of the handwritten document with his autograph. He was a Rev War vet. Now I am on a crusade to get copies of all the probate records for my direct line back to him. At the time I thought it was a unique chance and then, literally last night in bed, it occured to me that the Probate office in every county would have those documents. (Duh !! I was executor for my mother's will.) The set I have cost only $4.50 for 9 pages. Next call will be to Mahoning and Trumbull county offices. Are you aware that Mahoning was split out from Trumbull? Don't recall when. You might want to check on that forum for further tries for older info. Also note that Youngstown grew up and swamped its predessor town, Poland. Poland is still there as a suburb and has separate Yellow Pages listings on Yahoo. If you can think of anything else that I can help you on, let me know either by reply on this form or email - email@example.com Good Hunting, Phil
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