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Newspapers and Obituaries

Newspapers are a great source of genealogical information. Here are listed many local newspapers and where they can be found. The links are mostly for the obituaries. Do not ignore the Cleveland papers as many people put obituaries in the "big" papers. ILL means Inter-Library Loanable. The links with URLs are off-site.


Table of Newspapers
Indexes to Newspapers and Obituaries
Other Sources


from
Newspaper
Repository
Alkalines (Diamond Alkali newsletter)   Feb 1941 - 23 Mar 1961
Fairport Marine Museum & Lighthouse
American Friend and Marietta Gazette   24 Apr 1813 - 28 Dec 1828
Morley Library
Ashtabula Star Beacon   current 3 months
Perry Public Library
Ashtabula Star Beacon   Includes one month online obituaries in the archive
www.starbeacon.com
Centinel of the NW Territory (Cinti)   9 Nov 1793 - June 1796
Morley Library
Cleveland Independent Newsletter   18 Apr 1829 - 10 Aug 1830
Morley Library
Cleveland Daily Advertiser   6 Jan 1831 - 22 Mar 1838
Morley Library
Cleveland Gazette & Commercial Register   31 July 1818 - 29 Feb 1820
Morley Library
Cleveland Weekly Advertiser   5 Jan 1831 - 8 Oct 1840
Morley Library
Cleveland Whig   20 Aug 1834 - 28 Dec 1836
Morley Library
Cleveland Daily Herald   30 May 1835 - 30 Dec 1843
Morley Library
Cleveland Herald and Gazette   4 Jan 1837 - 30 Dec 1857
Morley Library
Fairport Harbor Beacon   13 Sep 1935 - 21 Oct 1959
Fairport Harbor Library
Fairport Harbor Beacon   13 Sep 1935 - 21 Oct 1959
Ohio Historical Society ILL
Fairport Harbor Beacon   13 Sep 1935 - 21 Oct 1960
Fairport Marine Museum & Lighthouse
Fairport Harbor Beacon   13 Sep 1935 - 21 Oct 1960
Morley Library
Free Enterprise   current 3 months
Perry Public Library
Geauga Gazette, Painesville   19 Aug 1828 - 15 Dec 1832 (not inclusive)
Morley Library
Geauga Gazette, Painesville   19 Aug 1828 - 15 Dec 1832
Ohio Historical Society ILL
Kirtland Gazette   current three months
Kirtland Public Library
Kirtland Gazette   Selected articles, Kirtland links
www.kirtlandgazette.com Link broken
Lake County Herald   26 Jan 1900 - 17 May 1921
Morley Library
Lake County News Herald   Jan 1928 - Dec 1946, July 1947 - Dec 1954
Morley Library
The Lake County Weekly Herald   26 Jan 1900 - 19 Dec 1919
          The Lake County Herald Semi-weekly   2 Jan 1920 - 30 Dec 1921
Willoughby Public Library
The Lake County Republican Herald   Jan 1928 - Dec 1932
Willoughby Public Library
Lake County Today  Painesville strike paper   15 Oct 1973 - 1 Mar 1974
Morley Library
Lake County Today   Painesville strike paper   15 Oct 1973 - 1 Mar 1974
Ohio Historical Society ILL
Latter Day Saint Elders' Journal   Some published in Kirtland, includes obituaries.   1837
Archive.org
Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate   Published in Kirtland,1834-1837.  
Centerplace.org
The Leader   1957 - 1976
         The Leader Journal 1977-1979
         Sun Leader Journal1980-June 1985
Willoughby Public Library
Madison Clipping file  
Madison Public Library
Madison Ohio Tribune   8 Jan 1993 - 10 Apr 1998
Morley Library
Madison Press   3 Jan 1936 - 5 July 1979
Madison Public Library
Madison Press bound copies   3 Jan 1936 - 5 July 1979
Madison Historical Society
Mentor Monitor   23 Feb 1939 - 31 Aug 1972
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Monitor   23 Feb 1939 - 31 Aug 1972
Morley Library
Mentor Monitor   7 June 1956 - 30 Apr 1964
Ohio Historical Society ILL
Mentor Monitor   current 6 months
Mentor Public Library
The Merchants' News, later Fairport Beacon   30 Nov 1934 - 18 Jan 1935
Fairport Marine Museum & Lighthouse
Miscellaneous Mormon Newspapers  
Kirtland Temple Visitor Center
News-Herald   Jan 1928 - July 1975 and 25 Mar 1986 - 31 Mar 2006 + CDs to Current
Morley Library
The News Herald (Willoughby, Ohio)   1 May 1963 - 30 June 1963 and 1 Mar 1964 - June 30 1964
Ancestry.com
News-Herald   current three months
Kirtland Public Library
News-Herald   current year
Mentor Public Library
News-Herald   current 3 months
Perry Public Library
The News-Herald (Actual titles listed)
         Lake County News Herald 3 Mar 1933-Dec 1954
         West Lake County News Herald 3 Jan 1955-30 Nov 1960
         The News Herald (Ohio) 1 Dec 1960-11 Dec 1978
         Lake County News-Herald Feb 1979-19 June 1983
         The News-Herald 1 July 1983-May 1986
         News-Herald Telegraph 10 May 1986-2 Sept 1987
         News-Herald 3 Sept 1987-current
Willoughby Public Library
News-Herald obituaries 9 May 2000 to current
www.news-herald.com
Northern Ohio Journal   9 Mar 1872 - 26 June 1880
Morley Library
Northern Ohio Journal   July 1874 - 26 June 1880
Ohio Historical Society ILL
Ohio American (Cleveland)   19 Sept 1844 - 26 May 1847
Morley Library
Painesville Canvas   Sept 1876
Ohio Historical Society
Painesville Democrat   Mar 1885 - Mar 1888
Ohio Historical Society
Painesville Telegraph   25 Sep 1822 - 31 Dec 1845
GenealogyBank.com
Painesville Telegraph   6 Jan 1859 - 26 Dec 1867
Fairport Harbor Library
Painesville Telegraph   13 Mar 1850 - 31 Dec 1950
news.google.com/newspapers
Painesville Telegraph/Republican   16 July 1822 - 30 Apr 1986
Morley Library
Painesville Telegraph   1 July 1822 - Nov 1871
Ohio Historical Society
Painesville Telegraph clipping file  
Fairport Marine Museum & Lighthouse
Painesville Journal   15 July 1871 - 2 Mar 1872
Morley Library
Painesville Journal weekly   15 July 1871 - June 1874
Ohio Historical Society ILL
Perry Heritage Quarterly   full run
Perry Historical Society
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland   1 Jan 1985 - current
Morley Library
Plain Dealer   3 Jan 1860 - 31 Dec 1865
Fairport Harbor Library
Plain Dealer, Cleveland   current three months
Kirtland Public Library
Plain Dealer   current year
Mentor Public Library
Plain Dealer   current 3 months
Perry Public Library
Plain Dealer clipping file  
Fairport Marine Museum & Lighthouse
Plain Dealer (Cleveland)   obituaries current 6 months
www.cleveland.com/obits/
The Telegraph=Republican Painesville   Nov 1836 - Aug 1838
Ohio Historical Society ILL
Telegraph=Republican   2 Jan 1907 - 30 Dec 1916
news.google.com/newspapers
The (Lake County) Tribune (Eastern Lake Co.)   8 Jan 1993 - 30 Aug 2002 + recent in storage
Morley Library
The Tribune (Eastern Lake Co.)   current 3 months
Perry Public Library
Willoughby Collegian   1 Nov 1868 - 1 June 1869
Morley Library
Willoughby Daily Republican   14 Dec 1931 - 18 Dec 1931
Willoughby Public Library
Willoughby Gazette   1 Oct 1868 - 25 Sept 1869
Morley Library
Willoughby Independent   18 Apr 1879 - 27 May 1920
Morley Library
Willoughby Independent   18 Apr 1879 - 27 May 1920
Willoughby Public Library
The Willoughby Republican   5 Jan 1917 - 27 Dec 1918,
      2 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1927
Morley Library
The Willoughby Republican   5 Jan 1917 - 27 Dec 1918,
      2 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1927
Willoughby Public Library
The Willoughby Republican and News   Jan 1919 - Dec 1919,
     7 Jan 1932 - Sept 1932
Willoughby Public Library


Indexes to Newspapers and Obituaries
Repository or Source
Genealogical Roots in Newspapers  
Index to The Painesville Telegraph 1822 - 1875. "The articles can range from vital statistics, funny family stories, letters from travelers to somber memories of wars and visitors." Includes name, year and some description of the content. Full citations are available by request, and copies are available for a nominal charge.
Thanks to Lisa McGrattan for this site.
http://grins.freeservers.com
The Cleveland News Index (CLENIX)   news & obituary index 1976 to present.
Includes name, one relative, date & page of paper. Indexes the Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, and others.
Thanks to Cleveland Public Library
www.cpl.org
Index to Geauga Gazette 1828-1832 (not inclusive) by Kelley Nolan with forward by Sally Malone. Includes Surnames, Businesses, Associations, Ships, etc. with descriptions.
Go to Index
Index to Cleveland Jewish News Obituaries 30 Oct 1964 - 28 DEc 2007 by Helen Wolf
Ancestry.com
The Cleveland Necrology File   full obituaries & cemetery record abstracts
1847-1975 & 1833 from The Plain Dealer, The Cleveland Press, etc. Gives paper date.
Thanks to Cleveland Public Library
     
www.cpl.org
Guide to the Painesville (Ohio) Telegraph 1822-1829 Newspaper Abstracts with Indexes by Judy J. Stebbins   All kinds of local tidbits with article citations.
Lake Co. Historical Society,
Morley Library
Painesville Telegraph Microfilm Stebbins Index 1830 - 1861 A-Z Index to Painesville Teleraph Microfilm Notice Selections, Chronological Order 1830 - 1861 by Judy J. Stebbins (below). Gives name, type of article, and newspaper citation. Each refers to the book of Notice Selections.
Go to Index.
Paper copy at Morley Library.
Painesville Telegraph Microfilm Notice Selections, Chronological Order 1830-1861 by Judy J. Stebbins. This 398 page book has abstracts of the actual articles, and a listing of other interesting article as the the end. A huge thank you to the author for sharing this major resource with us.
Go to Book.
Paper copy at Morley Library.
Obituary Index from Guide to the Painesville (Ohio) Telegraph 1822-1829 by Judy J. Stebbins   indexed for obituaries by Cynthia Turk
Go to Index
News-Herald Obituary Index   Includes name and newspaper or death date 1980-about 2005
Willoughby Public Library
News-Herald Obituary Index Online   Includes name and newspaper date 1980-2005 derived from the Willoughby Library indexing
Go to Index
Lake County Necrology Index File   Card index file to obituaries and death notices from The Telegraph 1822-1986 and the News-Herald 1986-current
Morley Library
Lake County Necrology Index File Online   Card index file to obituaries and death notices from The Telegraph 1822-1986 and the News-Herald 1986-current and some others. Currently only A-Ms plus all names for 1998, and more current.
www.morleylibrary.org >genealogy
Madison Press Obituary Index Card File   1936-1979. Gives name and death date. Also some marriages
Madison Public Library
News-Herald Obituary Index   Said to be indexed from 1977 to about 1995
Little Red Schoolhouse,
Willoughby
Obituary Daily News   Online index to obituaries from The Tribune, News-Herald, Ashtabula Star Beacon, Plain Dealer and around the world. Some as early as 1995, to current, possibly not complete. Very searchable
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/
Willoughby Independent Abstract 18 Apr 1879-26 Dec 1879 by Judy Stebbins
Go to Book
Willoughby Independent Abstract 1880 by Judy Stebbins
Go to Book
Willoughby Independent Abstract 1881 by Judy Stebbins
Go to Book
Willoughby Independent Abstract 1882 by Judy Stebbins
Go to Book
Willoughby Independent Abstract 1883 by Judy Stebbins
Go to Book
Willoughby Independent Abstract 1884 by Judy Stebbins
Go to Book
Willoughby Independent Index to Abstract 1879-84 by Judy Stebbins, includes relationships, refers to Abstracts above.
Go to Book
Willoughby [Ohio] Independent Obituary Abstract Index April 1879 to January 1882 Online   Every name index to obituaries and death notices includes name and page number to abstract book at Morley Library.
Go to Index
1907 Courthouse Time Capsule contained many local and distant newspapers, several indexed by Marianne Wiley.
Go to Selections


Other Obituary and Newspaper Sources
Source
Chronicling America   Lists publication information -- 106 Lake County newspaper entries, some short run and little known titles.

Chronicing America
American Memorials.com   Online obituaries advanced searchable by place, etc.

www.AmericanMemorials.com
Ancestry Rootsweb Message Board Lake Co. Obituaries   full obituaries submitted by volunteers.
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Lake County Obit Lookup Volunteers (off-site)  
A Rootsweb Freepage
FuneralNet   obituaries, cemeteries, funeral homes
www.funeralNet.com
News-Herald   full text obituaries for today

www.news-herald.com
Obit Central   a variety of obituary links and information

www.obitcentral.com
The Painesville Telegraph   excerpts of local news items from August 1822 to December 1822, transcribed by Becky Falin

Go to Index
ProQuest,   a large library online system containing many newspaper abstracts and articles such as Plain Dealer. Usually requires library card.

Through many local libraries

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