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We are currently in the process of converting The Bellevue Gazette microfilm collection into a digital format. The microfilm and obituary request service we offer will be unavailable for the next few months. 2/19/2016 . the Hayes Presidential Library has some the following years available: 1877 – 1963.

Gary Murray
Programming and Communications Coordinator
How to Order Obituaries from the Bellevue Public Library
RB Hayes Obits
RB Hayes Obits
  1. The charge is $3.00 per obituary (not per person - some people have several obits.)
  2. Make a list of the name(s) and the citation(s) - newspaper name or abbreviation, date, page, column. You may also print and mail in this form.
  3. Mail with check to "Bellevue Public Library" for amount - (number of obits multiplied by $3.00):

    Bellevue Public Library
    224 East Main Street
    Bellevue OH 44811

  4. The Bellevue Public Library staff will send you the copies of the obits as soon as they can get to them. The turnaround time will depend on the amount of traffic this web service generates. Recipients should allow 2 weeks for delivery.
Of course, it is always possible for the researcher to visit the Bellevue Public Library in person. Copies made on-site are only $.15 each. For information about hours and location, try their web site:

The Bellevue Public Library owns an incomplete collection of microfilm for Bellevue newspapers dating from February 20, 1869 to the present. The Hayes Presidential Center Library maintains an Obituary Index, and it contains basic information about obituaries published in Bellevue's newspapers through 2000. Please check the List of Newspapers under "Location" to verify which library owns the newspaper microfilm at

Contact Information:
224 East Main Street
Bellevue OH 44811
Fax 419.483.0158