Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Barberton Births and Deaths 1938 forward

A link on the Akron-Summit County Public Library website led me to this online index of relatively recent vital events in Barberton, just southwest of Akron in Summit County, Ohio. It's a work in progress of the Barberton Health District (includes Norton) with records being entered monthly, and eventually to be entered back to 1909. (Although at one point the database is said to cover only up to 2001, I found an entry for 2003.)

Separate search engines for births and deaths work similarly. The main engine works only if you enter first name, last name, and full event date. You can select a secondary engine that will produce all results for a given surname. Otherwise, no browsing, but this is still a partial local substitute for censuses not yet available. Search results may include both parents' full names. You can crown a successful search by ordering an official (certified) birth or death certificate for $27 through VitalChek.

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