Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Obituary Records (Obits)

Obituary Records can be a fantastic source of information for genealogists. 

They often contain much more information than just a death record. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries its not uncommon for people to have incredibly long obituaries telling practically a person's whole life story. 

Obituaries are the few final written words that provide glimpses into the lives of ordinary people and allow us to look at our own lives and times. 

Click on the newspaper image to visit the library's obituary databases: