About the Obituary Records
Obituaries can potentially be a great source of family information. Some are very detailed. Others are bare bones minimum. Often the depth and length of an obituary is dependent on the editorial policies and practices of the newspaper in which it appeared.
Members of our society have compiled searchable indexes to obituaries from their hometown newspapers. These indexes are by NO means complete. They reflect the obituaries that the volunteers indexed. Some cover several months. Others cover decades. If you do not find your relatives name in a location where you are sure that they lived and died it does not indicate that there was no obituary. It simply means that that particular death announcement was not indexed by our volunteers. To reiterate none of these indexes are complete.
To locate obituaries not indexed here you can try searching the internet to ascertain if the obituary you are seeking has been digitized. If not, you can try writing to the library in the town where the newspaper was located to obtain a copy. Many libraries provide this service.
If you find an entry in the data base for a relative’s obituary it can be retrieved and sent to you.
DO NOT ASK FOR OBITUARIES OF PERSONS WHOSE NAMES DO NOT APPEAR IN THIS DATABASE. THE VOLUNTEERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RETRIEVE THEM FOR YOU AND WE WILL NOT REPOND TO SUCH REQUESTS.