We are glad to offer some great resources for those doing
genealogy research. Please use the search forms below to search three
separate obituary databases and a Materials and Researchers database. The first search box will access the
"The Materials Available to
Researchers" database. Some of those resources that
can be searched under the classification field are
Births, Counties (i.e. Meigs, Athens, Gallia), Business
Directory, Births, Births/Deaths, Biographies,
Autobiography, Board of Education, cash receipt book,
Cemeteries, Census, Civil War, City Directory, Criminal
Records just to name a few. As an example just type in
Civil War into the search filed and hit the search
button. There are a lot of resources available at
the courthouse that can be searched it is hard to list
them all here.
The second search box will search the "Meigs County Obituaries Index".
The third search box will access the "Bedford-Lodi Obituary
Index". And the fourth
search box is our newest database it is the
"Chester Courthouse Old
Obituaries All Names Index I thru V". These are
different databases so be sure to search all databases for your best chance for
The databases contain thousands of entries.
If you find useful information during your search you can then use this data to contact the Chester Courthouse
staff and retrieve the Obituary information from the volumes.
There is a $3 charge for the first obituary and $1 for
each additional obituary. There will a $1 discount for members of
Chester-Shade Historical Association (CSHA).
Obituaries can be ordered by contacting Kaye Fick at
you have the obituary information you obtained from our databases please include
the Volume # or Page # in your email. We will make arrangement for
payment and delivery of your obituary information. Good Luck!