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The Martins Ferry Public Library will provide a copy of an obituary, or a related article, from our microfilmed copies of LOCAL NEWSPAPERS. The newspapers are not indexed; therefore it is important that you provide an exact date of death.

If you do not know the exact date of death, try searching your local library's genealogy databases or try the Social Security Death Index or the Ohio Death Certificate Index. We also input obituary data in the RB Hayes Obituary Index. You can quickly search the index here:

Last Name: (required)
First Name: (optional)
Middle Name: (optional)
Year of Death: (optional / format YYYY)

The charge for this service is $5.00 for requests without an exact date of death and $3.00 for requests with an exact date of death. You will be contacted by email 1-2 business days after sending your request. You will be asked to send payment before the obituary research begins. If no obituaries are found, you are still charged the research fee.

The library also has an Obituary File for research use in the library. This file was created by town historian, Annie Tanks who passed away May 12, 2004. The Obituary File contains obituaries from approximately 1980 to the present. All local obituaries are cut out of the newspaper, filed and data entered the RB Hayes Obituary Index.

TO REQUEST AN OBITUARY PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORM. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL.

Name of deceased
Date of death/event
Place of residence
Other information

Your name
Address
City
State
Zip code
Telephone
You must enter a valid email address!
E-mail
Comments
  

*Note: if you wish to request another, you do not
have to enter your personal information a second time.

  

You are always welcome to come to the library and do the research yourself. Photocopies cost .20 per page.

By mail:
Send obituary requests to:

Martins Ferry Public Library
Attention: Reference
20 James Wright Place
Martins Ferry, OH 43935

You can also pay with PayPal

By phone (if you have 1 or 2 requests):
Call our Reference Desk at 740-633-0314 and give all the pertinent information for your search.

Local Newspaper Microfilm Coverage:

Belmont County Childrens Home Register 1880 - 1947; vol. 1-2

Martins Ferry Evening Times

August 3, 1891 – December 26, 1892

Bellaire Herald January 13, 1898 - January 5, 1899

NO MICROFILM

January 1893 – May 18, 1913

Bellaire Daily Leader

May 19, 1913 – September 30, 1913

NO MICROFILM

October 1913 – December 1913

Bellaire Daily Leader January - June 1914

Bellaire Daily Independent & Bellaire Daily Leader

March 10, 1914 – September 30, 1920

NO MICROFILM

October 1920 – July 23, 1924

Flushing News

July 24, 1924 – Dec. 9, 1926

Martins Ferry Daily Times

January 4, 1926 – April 1926 (May 1926 missing)

Martins Ferry Daily Times

June 1926 – December 1926

Bellaire Daily Leader January - December 1927

Flushing News

January 6, 1927 – May 30, 1929

Martins Ferry Daily Times

June 1927 – October 31,1927

Bellaire Daily Leader January - December 1928

Martins Ferry Daily Times

August 1928 – October 1928

Martins Ferry Daily Times

January 1929 – April 1930

Flushing News

June 5, 1929 - Oct. 1, 1930

NO MICROFILM May 1930; July 1930

Martins Ferry Daily Times

June 1930 – February 1932 (NO JULY 1930)

NO MICROFILM

March 1932

Martins Ferry Daily Times

April 1932 – November 1937

NO MICROFILM

December 1937

Martins Ferry Daily Times

January 1938 – December 1945

Martins Ferry Times Leader

January 1946 – Current


 

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Martins Ferry Public Library
20 James Wright Place - PO Box 130
Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935
Phone: 740-633-0314
Fax: 740-633-0935
Yvonne Myers, Director