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R. B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index

Medina County District Library is a member of the R. B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index. This index covers obituaries, death notices, and probate notices in the Medina County Gazette (1859 – present) and the Medina County Sentinel (1899-1961). It also includes obituaries indexed by more than 60 partner libraries throughout the state of Ohio.

To search the index with a name and a year of death, visit https://www.rbhayes.org/main/ohio-obituary-index/.

To limit your search, use advanced search features available at https://www.rbhayes.org/ohio-obituary-index/advanced-search-options/.

To order a copy of an obituary:

  • Medina County residents receive research assistance and copies for free.
  • Requests from residents outside of Medina County will be charged $5 per request.
  • Requests are defined as a maximum of 5 obituary copies per $5 fee.
  • Payment will be on the honor system and payments will go to Accounts Payable.

For each obituary requested, include the Name of the Deceased, Newspaper Title, Date of Obituary, and Page Number.

All requests must include your contact information with Name, Mailing Address, Email Address, and Phone Number.

Email the request to the MCDL Genealogy Team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • All requests are fulfilled by email, as JPEG files.
  • Please limit 5 obituaries per request.
  • Please do not submit additional requests until a previous one has been fulfilled.
  • Requests are processed in the order they are received and typically processed in 2 weeks.