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Herald Obituary Database

Our obituary database is now back online: The database is a searchable index of over 25,000 local obituaries that have been published in The Louisville Herald from 1887-2013. The database is updated weekly.

Copies of obituaries can be purchased at the cost of $1 per request.  

Requests can be made via email to Rachel Sweany at rsweany@louisvillelibrary.org, and should include the following information:

  • Decedent's first name, last name, and date of death
  • Your name and address
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your phone number  

Accepted forms of payment are cash and check made out to Louisville Public Library. Payments should be mailed to:

Local History Department
c/o Louisville Public Library
700 Lincoln Ave
Louisville, Ohio 44641

Due to limited staff, copies will be sent out within 7 days of payment.  Copies can be sent via US Postal Service or e-mail.  All e-mailed requests will be sent in PDF format. 

Please click the above link to enter the database.