Carol Stetser

Looking for Obits in the Wrong Places

May 19, 2023 Genealogists love obits. For many of our ancestors, an obituary is the only biographical sketch of their lives we’ll ever find. Obituaries were published for most folks from the mid-nineteenth century forward.  The newspapers in which they were published are readily available either online or on microfilm at local libraries. Because of […]

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Finding Non-Digitized Obits

May 12, 2023 Although many newspapers are now digitized, some are still only available offline. Typically, undigitized newspapers tend to be smaller papers from rural areas – exactly the papers most likely to have published an obit for our ancestors. Luckily, there are ways to obtain obits, even if a newspaper is not available online. […]

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