Allen County Death Records ...
Ohio did not mandate
birth records until 1867.
Before that local town or church records are all that exist if any exist
and death records from 1867 through 1907, are located at the Allen
County Courthouse. To obtain records, contact:
Court of Common Pleas,
Courthouse Fourth Floor,
1243, Lima, OH 45802.
NOTICE: Death certificates
are now available at the Family
Search Labs (LDS). Here you may view and print an actual copy of
the death certificate.
Birth and death
records starting in
1908 are maintained at the Allen County Health
Department. Information is filed alphabetically by year. To
obtain a birth or death record, there must be a written request with the
following information: Birth: full given name, date of birth, place
of birth and parents names (mother's maiden name); Death: name of
deceased, date of death, place of death.
Information on how to obtain certified copies of birth and death
records is at the Health Department web site.
Allen County Health Department
219 E. Market Street
Post Office Box 1503
Lima, OH 45802
The records that are available to
view here include deaths that occurred between December 1908
and December 31, 1959. If a record exists in the index you
may use the Certificate number when contacting the Health Dept for a copy
of the record.
Use the links below to
access the transcription of deaths recorded at the Health Department. Records are listed
surname. Keep in mind the dates when these records began. If
your ancestor died prior to 1908 the death will not be listed here. As always, there is room for error in the transcription or by
the original Health Department recording of the event. It is always
possible that not all deaths were recorded.
D E F
L M N
given to Ed Van Horn, a past resident of Lima and ambitious researcher
took on the task of transcribing the Allen County birth and death
records that currently reside at the Allen County Health Department.
Thanks to Ed's efforts, this data is available to Allen County, Ohio
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