Please read all of this email first -- DON'T just hop over and sign up.
There are a couple important points you need to remember.
LDS now has Ohio Death Certificates Images online. This is part of their program to put all records online, free for you to use. Their goal is to eventually have all the records they have on microfilm online.
We are fortunate that the Ohio Death Certificates are one of the first ones put online. This is not just a transcription, you can view the actual image and even save the image to your computer or print out a copy.
You must sign up first and there are no costs involved.
Once your are approved, which could take up to a couple of days depending on the number of people signing up, you will be able to start searching the records.
Two things you need to remember --
It MAY take up to TWO DAYS for approval before you can use the site.
There WILL be times when the site is DOWN. You may try to access the site and you will get a blank page. This is because they are adding more records, updating the search engine, or just general maintenance. Be patience and try again later. Before Christmas the site was down 4 to 5 days. I just want you to be aware of this so you don't panic if you can't get the site to load at sometime.http://search.labs.familysearch.org/