What is the Future of Obituaries?

Just the other day, I was having a short conversation with François Desjardins, of the Drouin Institute, the company behind Généalogie Québec, which offers over 45 million online files and images for the Quebec and French-Canadian research community.  My interest was particularly the free online obituaries, which now number over 2.3 million names across Canada. […]

How to Find Historical Obituaries

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 more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family. This family name information is often not found anywhere […]

300 Obituary and Obituary Index Collections from Canada

This article has been updated and is more current (with more links).  The current version is 325 Obituary and Obituary Index Collections from Canada. Please us this new link.

What is the Difference Between an Obituary, a Death Notice, an Obituary Index and a Death Index?

In 2018 and 2019, I expanded the resources that I have made available on The Ancestor Hunt website. Besides free Online Historical Newspaper Links, I have added Obituary Indexes (which are found in the Obituaries tab above), and Birth, Marriage, and Death Record Links (found in the BMD Links tab above). It occurred to me that it […]

Find Old Obituaries from Canada

This article has been updated and is more current (with more links).  The current version is 325 Obituary and Obituary Index Collections from Canada Please use this new link.