The Florida Obituaries include Ohioans who have died in Florida with obituaries appearing in various Florida newspapers. These are clipped by members of the Florida Chapter OGS, termed "Obituary Angels." The project began in the early 1980s so most obituaries are after that date. Provided in this index are the last name of the deceased, first name and other information, year, location of death or Florida residence, and city of origin in Ohio. This is a partial index. Volunteers at the Ohio Genealogical Society have made 19,363 entries for surnames from Aa through Hangen – 28 drawers. The remaining 55 drawers will be entered by future volunteers.
A photocopy or scan of an obituary may be had by remitting payment of $2.00 first obituary ($1.00 each additional obituary) to the Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 W, Bellville OH 44813.
This database may be searched in the following ways:
- Fuzzy -- will search for that string of characters. Searching for Johns will yield Johns, Johnson, Johnston, etc.
- Exact -- will search for that exact text only. Searching for Johns would yield only Johns.
- Soundex -- will search for Soundex equivalent. Searching for Johns would yield Johns, Jonns, Jones, etc.