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Do you have mounds of obituary clippings? Do you read the obits every day? Do you have a file of the best obits? This group's for you.

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How do you use Obituaries and Funeral Programs 8 Replies

Started by Angela Walton-Raji. Last reply by Regina Lynn Williams Nov 1, 2009.

The Final Goodbye - Obituary Research Tips 1 Reply

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Obit from the NYTimes today

Started by Kate Steere Sep 1, 2009.

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Comment by Lludw Y Maes on November 12, 2009 at 12:35am
Hi i am looking for a pair of obituaries for a husban & wife the died in Los Angeles. The scgs data base only goes back to the 80s when the people i am looking for died in the 70s. I have submitted a request through RAOGK for LA County but no one has responded.
I am looking for obituaries for a Robert & Emily Bartlett who died in LA County. Emily died on Jun. 29, 1971 and Robert died on Feb. 11, 1974. They are both burring at the Arlington National Cemetery. Robert was born Jul. 25, 1905 in Iowa and Emily was born Nov. 6, 1906 in Wales. Prior to living in LA they were living in Florida.
Please let me know if anyone can help.
Comment by patsy adkins on July 28, 2009 at 7:51pm
jonathan
I just check on Newspaperarchive.com and couldnt find an obt for your Monroe Stern.
Comment by patsy adkins on July 28, 2009 at 7:42pm
I use my Obituaries to fill in missing pieces of the puzzle to my family history. It has helped out a lot too over the past few years.
I have good many Obituaries on dad's side of the family from Lincoln Co. WV. They would be the Egnor's, Whitten's, Mays,Adkins, Chandler, Linville too.
If somebody needs help in locating an Obituary in WV please let me know allright. Just leave me a comment on my page here.
Comment by Jonathan Samson on July 16, 2009 at 11:31am
Dae - Thanks for the tip. I'll wait and see if anyone here has access and then I'll bug someone from RAOGK. Great idea.
Comment by Tara Pfarner on July 13, 2009 at 9:34pm
Though I read the obituaries in the local paper each week, I don't have time to regularly check them against my genealogy file, so I keep them (the whole paper), until that "someday" comes when I can get to it. (Well, I do a few now and then.) If my husband knew how many newspapers I was hiding, he would have a fit.
Comment by Dae Powell on July 13, 2009 at 2:21pm
Hey Jonathan! If you don't get a reply today, try RAOGK, which has volunteers aplenty in Cook County.
Happy Dae·
Comment by Jonathan Samson on July 13, 2009 at 2:08pm
Hi - can anybody help provide a link or direct me to find an obituary for someone who died in Cook County (Chicago) on October 29, 1950. I presume the obit would be on the 30th of October in the name of Monroe Stern.
Comment by Margaretann on July 10, 2009 at 9:05pm
The intro describes me perfectly. First thing I read in any newspaper are the obits.
Comment by Greta Koehl on July 9, 2009 at 8:37pm
Mounds of obituaries - yes, that's me. I recently found a local researcher in Greenville, SC who copies them at the library for a reasonable fee; I'm in the process of going through almost 200 of these obituaries for a big project.
Comment by Mary Trogg on July 9, 2009 at 2:05pm
I find obituaries to be a tremendous help in filling in the recent blanks. My best source has been Ameica's obituaries, available free from Newsbank through my local library. And they do post a copyright notice with instructions on citations.
 

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