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.
Russian Obituary Resources (from the University of Illinois Library) http://www.library.uiuc.edu/spx/class/Biography/obitres.htm#russ
Nezabytye mogily. Rossiiskoe zarubezh'e: nekrologi 1917-1997 v shesti tomakh. V.N. Chuvakov. Moskva: RGB, 1999- . UIUC call number: Russian Reference Q.920.047 N499 v.1, v.2, v.3.
A wonderful new source for information about Russian emigres, this set provides brief biographical data, locations of graves, and citations for obituaries and death announcements published in the Russian emigre press from 1917-1997. Although only the first three volumes have been published to date and thus the data is only for people whose surnames begin with A through K (Russian alphabetical order), it eventually will provide data for over 50,000 people. See the entry for Dmitrii Adeknov.
Незабытые могилы : Российское зарубежье: некрологи 1917-1997 в шести томах
Unforgotten graves: Russian [zarubezhe]: obituaries 1917-1997 in six volumes
947 V4n v. 1 Family History Library International Books.
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