32 Reasons Why Searching for Obituaries is Like Finding Gold

OK – you won’t get rich when you find an obituary, but your genealogy research will benefit, and your family history research will get richer. We have a tendency as researchers to underappreciate the value of the documents or articles that we already have acquired, and spend our time looking for new “stuff.” There are …

Did You Know That Ancestry Has 57 FREE Obituary Index Collections?

Did you know that there are many Free Obituary Index Collections available on Ancestry dot com? And yes, you do not need a subscription to access them. Here is the list of the 57 Free Obituary and Obituary Index Collections (as of June 24, 2021): Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Obituary Records, 1920-1969 FREE Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted …

Over 100 Million Online Obituary Records Available from FamilySearch

Did you know that there are about 100 million newspaper obituary records available from FamilySearch in 43 different collections? All but 1 collection have searchable indexes, and there are collections with images from newspapers, images from index card transcriptions only, and collections that are indexes only. Now, the great majority do not have newspaper images …

9 Ways to Effectively Find Obituaries in Online Newspapers

There are several ways to enhance your ability to find obituaries in old newspapers and other sources. Here are just a few of the most important techniques: Use Keywords in Your Search Criteria – Include words such as  Beloved, Dear, Loving, “Passed away”,  “Survived by”, Died, Funeral, “In lieu of flowers”, “Native of, Devoted, or a combination. This will take …

Free Hawaii Obituaries and Obituary Index Links

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information, and sometimes more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family.  This family name information is often not …

715 Free Obituary and Obituary Index Collection Links for the Western States

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries.  Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information and sometimes more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family.  This family name information is often not …

3,890 Obituary and Obituary Index Collection Links from the U.S.

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information and sometimes more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family.  This family name information is often not …

Free Washington Obituaries and Obituary Index Links

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information, and sometimes more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family.  This family name information is often not …

Free California Obituaries and Obituary Index Links

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information, and sometimes more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family.  This family name information is often not …