Obituary Index

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Our Obituary Index is for the death notices appearing in the Painesville Telegraph, from 16 July 1822 to 30 April 1986, and in the News-Herald (Willoughby), 25 March 1986 to the present, can be found in the Genealogy and Local History Room.  Also included are obituaries from the Northern Ohio Journal (Painesville), 11 July 1874 to 26 June 1880; the Painesville Republican, 1898 to 1906; and the Willoughby Gazette, 1 October 1868 to 25 September 1869.

NOTE:  Morley Library does not have microfilm for all the newspapers in this index, specifically the Painesville Republican and various editions of the Painesville Telegraph [covering a time period of about 1890 to 1910].


Obituary Index

Copies of articles found in the Morley Library Obituary Index may be requested by email   (, phone (440 352 3383), or snail mail (Morley Library  184 Phelps St. Painesville, OH 44077).
Please specify your choice of paper or electronic copy.
There may be a charge depending on file size. Note some obituaries can not be supplied as an electronic file.
Please limit your requests to four (4) individuals at a time.


Other resources that cover the Lake County area include:

Cleveland Public Library has an online NewsIndex  to help locate death notices (the successor to the Cleveland Necrology File and Cleveland News Index).  Covering the Cleveland area, it contains notices published in the Cleveland Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Cleveland Press, from the late 1840s to the present.

Page last updated 18 January 2021