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Obituary Indexing

The launch of the Regional Obituary Indexing Project (ROIP) at Cemetery Junction has brought a lot of attention to the numerous Internet activities aimed at cataloging the millions of obituaries ever published.

Regional Obituary Indexing Project

It is sad to think about all the people who pass away on a daily basis, however, it is sadder still for the relatives and friends who don't even know. The concept behind this project initiative is for volunteers to submit basic information from the obituaries listed in their local papers.

There are no obligations. If you submit for a week, and stop, we'll still have a week's worth of information. If you just happen to stop by today and have the local paper handy, take a few minutes and catalog the obits.

Or go into your research files and look at all those photocopies you have of old newspapers with your ancestors obits on them. Take a few minutes and help the other ancestors on those pages get into our database.

Around the Web

+ Obituary Daily Times (GEN-OBIT)
This service is designed for family historians, researchers, and compilers (family experts) to look at worldwide obituaries on a regular basis.

+ Search the Obituary Registry
Thousands of records added daily. A national database of current and archived obituaries and death notices. Obituary Registry is a complimentary service of American Memorials.

+ Internet Obituary Network
An archive of contributed obituaries and memorials.

+ Obituaries for African Americans
Learn about the best places to find obituaries and how to most successfully use them in researching ones family history and genealogy.

+ Online Obituaries
Survey an archive of obituaries and death notices from across the country. Search by state, and access local newspapers.

+ Find Obituaries From 1,000+ Newspapers
Use's ObitFinder search engine to locate online obituaries in more than 1,000 U.S. newspapers. Search by name, city, school or club affiliation and more.

+ NetObituaries
Obituaries on-line permanently with pictures and text and Internet guest book allows mourners to view memorials or write remembrances and have a presence at funerals, memorials, and wakes

Discover and celebrate the fascinating lives, achievements and times of memorable people by reading short biographies known as OBITUARIES.

+ The Internet Obituary Network
Explore listings of obituaries and death notices from throughout the country. Access obituaries from each state.

+ GoodBye! The Journal of Contemporary Obituaries
Welcome to The Journal of Contemporary Obituaries GoodBye! is an opinionated bimonthly magazine which chronicles the deadfamous, infamous and non-famous. Subscribe to GoodBye! Give Death to the Living for only $15!

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Am looking for info on gmother Alma Mae Law (Culbreth). Born in McHenry Ms. on 27,June,1903. Would appreciate info on her father and mother and any siblings. She married James Ivey Law who was born near Live Oak Fla. There were 26 children, 13 that lived. They eventually lived in Ft. Lauderdale Fla. I have been tracking this info for quite a while and am a dead end.
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I am searching for info about Ellsworth Martin born abt. 1869. I have sketchy info that he was adopted and possibly born in Okla. Indian Territory or Kansas. He married Caroline Riedel at Ft. Madison, Lee co.Ia on 10-18-1890. Need info about this or how to research adoption this far back.
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Searching for links to my grandfather's family -he was JAMES PAUL "PETE" Wilson, b. 1904, possibly in Dubuque County, IA - ran away to FL in 1920 & began his family - never spoke of or saw his parents or siblings thereafter - Parents were EVA PEARL SIKES & JAMES PAUL? - Siblings were RUBY ALICE, ELMER, ALVIN EARL, CLAUDE LEROY - Any connections?
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Looking for Frank DEVERS, born about 1840 in Co. Donegal. Possibly emigrated to NY in 1856 or 1863. Married Mary SWEENEY in 1870 and settled in Allentown, PA. Andrew DEVERS was a witness at the wedding and the sponsor of their first child, Mary. Their other children were Owen, William, Margaret, Francis, Catherine, James, Edward, Neal and Daniel. Andrew was probably Frank's brother. He was born in 1845 and married Anna ROARTY in approx. 1869. I'm seeking the town in which Frank waa born and the names of his parents and siblings.
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