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Obituaries are newspaper articles published near the time of a person’s death. They include biographical information such as a person’s date and place of birth, dates of immigration, marriage dates, community service, and names and locations of surviving relatives. Long obituaries for pioneers and prominent people are often found several pages away from the brief death notices in vital statistics columns. If you know the approximate death date of your ancestor, search the entire newspaper for several dates.
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Obituaries are newspaper articles published near the time of a person’s death. They include biographical information such as a person’s date and place of birth, dates of immigration, marriage dates, community service, and names and locations of surviving relatives. Long obituaries for pioneers and prominent people are often found several pages away from the brief death notices in vital statistics columns. If you know the approximate death date of your ancestor, search the entire newspaper for several dates.  
  
Local [[Canada Genealogy|genealogical]] and [[Canada Societies|historical societies]], public libraries, and some newspaper publishers maintain clipping files of obituaries. Printed abstracts of obituaries can also be found in various published sources, such as genealogical periodicals. A few Canadian published sources are listed in:
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Local [[Canada Genealogy|genealogical]] and [[Canada Societies|historical societies]], public libraries, and some newspaper publishers maintain clipping files of obituaries. Printed abstracts of obituaries can also be found in various published sources, such as genealogical periodicals. A few Canadian published sources are listed in:  
  
Jarboe, Betty M. ''Obituaries: A Guide to Sources''. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982. (FHL book 973 V43j.)
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Jarboe, Betty M. ''Obituaries: A Guide to Sources''. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982. (FHL book 973 V43j.)  
  
See also "[[Canada Newspapers|Newspapers]]," "[[Canada Periodicals|Periodicals]]," and "[[Canadian Vital Records (KP)|Vital Records]]."
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See also "[[Canada Newspapers|Newspapers]]," "[[Canada Periodicals|Periodicals]]," and "[[Canadian Vital Records (KP)|Vital Records]]."  
  
The Family History Library has a few published lists of obituaries. See the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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The Family History Library has a few published lists of obituaries. See the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
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Revision as of 16:38, 12 June 2008

Obituaries are newspaper articles published near the time of a person’s death. They include biographical information such as a person’s date and place of birth, dates of immigration, marriage dates, community service, and names and locations of surviving relatives. Long obituaries for pioneers and prominent people are often found several pages away from the brief death notices in vital statistics columns. If you know the approximate death date of your ancestor, search the entire newspaper for several dates.

Local genealogical and historical societies, public libraries, and some newspaper publishers maintain clipping files of obituaries. Printed abstracts of obituaries can also be found in various published sources, such as genealogical periodicals. A few Canadian published sources are listed in:

Jarboe, Betty M. Obituaries: A Guide to Sources. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982. (FHL book 973 V43j.)

See also "Newspapers," "Periodicals," and "Vital Records."

The Family History Library has a few published lists of obituaries. See the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

[PROVINCE] or [COUNTY] or [CITY] - OBITUARIES

Relevent Web Sites:

http://www.genealogybuff.com/canada/
http://www.genealogybuff.com/canada-bbs/