Obituaries in genealogy research
August 18, 2004
I really enjoyed the piece called "Tips for genealogy research" by mariwinn.

A fantastic resource for family researchers, both new and veteran, is the obituary. While the standard for the content of an obituary differs from newspaper to newspaper and funeral home to funeral home, it can be argued that many clues can be extracted from even the shortest of obits.

Here are some clues that can be found in well-written obituaries:

1. Full name of deceased


2. Birth and death dates


3. Towns of birth and death


4. Parents names


5. Surviving family members


6. Deceased family members


7. Military service information


8. Religious affiliation


9. Society affiliations


10. Occupation


11. Funeral information


12. Burial information

Online resources for obituary research are:

Obituary Central


Obituary Links Page


ObitsArchive

Other genealogy tools include:

GenealogyBuff.com


Marriage Search Engines


Surname Search Utility


FamGen.net


GenLookups

Good luck in your family research!

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