We are glad to offer a great resource for those doing
genealogy research. Please use the search forms below to search two
separate obituary databases. The first search box will access the "Meigs County Obituaries Index".
The second search box will access the "Bedford-Lodi Obituary
Index". These are two distinctly
different databases so be sure to search both databases for your best chance for
The databases contain over 13,000 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!
Latter Day Saints CD's
The Chester-Shade Historical Association has the
complete 30 CD collection of the Latter Day Saints
Genealogical Archives. This includes both the Pedigree
Resource File as well as the Family History Resource
Pedigree Resource Files:
These records are stored on 30 CD's found in two volumes
in our library. CD's 1 thru 25 are in the first volume
and CD's 26 thru 30 are in the second. On these CD's,
you can search either the Master Index or the Pedigree
Family History Resource Files:
The following list of databases are found in these CD's
- 1880 U.S. Census and National Index
- 1881 British Isles Census and National Index
- 1881 Canadian Census and National Index
- Vital Records Index, British Isles
- Vital Records Index, North America (index Disc
- Vital Records Marriages North America (Disc 2-7)
- Vital Records Index, Western Europe, Alpine
- Vital Records Index, Western Europe, Benelux
- Vital Records Index, Western Europe, French
- Vital Records Index, Western Europe, German
- Vital Records Index, Western Europe, Italian
- Vital Records Index, Western Europe, Spanish