BYU Idaho Alumni Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Idaho, United States, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1950-2013
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What is in This Collection?

These records include an index and images of obituaries of various persons that attended BYU Idaho (formerly Ricks College) for the years 1950 to 2013.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The records usually contain:

  • The name of the deceased
  • Age
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • The names of parents, spouse or other relatives
  • The name of the newspaper, date and place of publication

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The approximate date death
  • The place of death
  • The names of other family members and their relationships

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:<br

  1. Select the appropriate Surname Range which takes you to the images

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.


Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"BYU Idaho Alumni Obituaries, ca. 1950-2013." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing BYU Idaho. David O. McKay Library, Rexburg, Idaho.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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