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How to Order Obituaries from the Putnam County District Library
RB Hayes Obits
RB Hayes Obits
  1. The charge is $2.50 per obituary (not per person - some people have several obits.)
  2. A request should include the name of the obituary and the location of the information including citation - newspaper name or abbreviation, date, page, column. Requests must also include the name, address, telephone number and email (if available) of the person making the request.
  3. Payment may be a check or money order made out to the "Putnam County District Library" and mailed to:
    PCDL - Local History
    136 Putnam Parkway
    Ottawa, OH  45875

  4. The Putnam County District Library staff will mail 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. We will attempt to complete your request within a week of receipt of your check.
It is always possible for the researcher to visit the Putnam County District Library in person. Copies of obituaries on site are $.25 per page. For information about hours and location, see the Library's web site:

Putnam County District Library has access to only Putnam County newspapers. For other newspapers listed in the Obituary Index, check the "List of Newspapers" under "Location" to verify where these are located. This information may be found online at

PCDL Contact Person:
Ruth Wilhelm
Phone: 419-523-3747 Ext 211