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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1880-1950
FamilySearch Resources
Archive
Newspapers.com $


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of an index to obituaries and death notices from Newspapers.com. Index records will be published as they become available. The first newspapers indexed are the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the Pennsylvania Reading Times, the San Bernardino Daily Sun and the Scranton Republican.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The records usually contain:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Age
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Names of parents, spouse or other relatives
  • Name of newspaper, date and place of publication
  • Mortuary or undertaker

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The approximate death date

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Try searching by surname only

Record Finder[edit | edit source]

Consult the United States Record Finder to find other records

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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