In 2004, the Ritter Public Library became a contributing partner to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index. The library provides obituaries to the master index with entries from the Vermilion News and Vermilion Photojournal. After obtaining information from the master index, individuals may request copies of the full obituaries. The charge for a complete copy of an obituary is $2.50 per obituary (not per person, as some people may have duplicate obituaries).
Staff will provide copies as soon as possible. Turnaround time depends on the amount of requests generated by this master web obituary service.
Researchers may visit the Ritter Public Library in person and obtain copies of the obituaries for $0.20 per page when they do their own searching.
Adopted by the Ritter Public Library Board of Trustees
June 8, 2004