Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909
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|Frederick, Virginia, United States|
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|Location of Frederick, Virginia|
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|Handley Regional Library|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection includes obituaries from the Winchester Evening Star and an index. The obituaries are arranged by year, then alphabetically by name. This collection covers the years 1899 to 1909.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
These records generally contain the following information:
- Name of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Names of family members
- Cause of death
- Date and place of burial
How Do I Search This Collection?
To begin your search you will need to know the following:
- The person’s name
- The approximate death date
- The person’s last known residence
Search the Index
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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?
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 alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
- 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 ances
Consult the Virginia Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records
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
"Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Handley Regional Library, Winchester.
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