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Introduction[edit | edit source]

An obituary is a death announcement. They vary in length and amount of genealogical information included. Often the information they state is very valuable to genealogical research. They are usually found in a funeral program, a newspaper, or a local history.

Obituary Resources On Line[edit | edit source]

may have images of Arkansas obituaries

  • Arkansas Obituary Collection at ancestry.com (Free[1]/$)
    • 62 newspaper titles included
    • shows date range of obituary for each newspaper title
    • links to search box for particular paper
    • search results link to full obituary image
  • Arkansas Obituaries at PublicLibraries.com. (Free)
    • gives links to obituary newspaper columns, official government records, and societies that may help in searched for obituaries
    • 32 newspapers are linked; images included; most show only recent obituaries
    • 3 newspapers have historic obituary archives obituaries: Area Wide News, Ashley County Ledger, Northwest Arkansas Times
  • Obituary Project at Arkansas USGenWeb (Free)
    • obituaries submitted by individuals
    • organized by county
  • ObitFinder at Legacy.com. (Free)
    • newspaper obituaries only very recent, but entire obituary and source cited
    • also uses Social Security Death Index
  • ObitsArchive at ObitsArchive.com (Index Free; copies of articles $)
    • large every name index of obituaries and death notices

lists of links to Arkansas obituaries

  • Death Records and Indexes at DeathIndexes.com [copyright Joe Beine] (Free)
    • a few obituary links are given among other death links
  1. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.

Additional Obituary Resources[edit | edit source]

  • For Washington, some obituaries have been published and indexed in genealogical periodicals. Many of these are referenced in the Periodical Source Index.
  • click FamilySearch Catalog and select the topics "Obituaries" and "Obituaries-Indexes" For counties, add a comma and the county name in the search box, then click Search.
  • check county genealogy and historical societies