Obituaries

Posts about obituaries and death notices, including finding historic newspapers, and searching newspapers, newspaper indexes, digital newspapers

19 Aug 2014

Google News Archive for German Newspapers

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Today's guest post is about using the Google News Archive for German newspapers. German-language newspapers published in the U.S. can be important sources for obituaries and other information on German immigrant ancestors. My Germanic Genealogy teacher, Carolyn Thomas, of the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, shares her insights on using the Google News Archive [...]

10 Sep 2013

Berggren Brothers of Ishpeming, Michigan, for Tombstone Tuesday

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The Berggren brothers of Sweden were killed “in the usual way” mining iron ore in Ishepeming, Michigan, in 1889. Today’s Tombstone Tuesday is about Lars Erick and Per August and the grief their friends and family felt decades later. When I went to the Upper Peninsula, I was determined to find [...]

22 Jun 2013

Obituaries from Chicago German-Language Newspapers

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Today's topic is about using and translating obituaries from Chicago German-Language newspapers. I've found the birthplace for Gottfried Hann (1861-1896), my great-grandfather, as I continue trying to read 19th-c. German without actually knowing any. I paid a researcher to find these obituaries at the Newberry Library and now I'm [...]

13 Mar 2013

How to Write an Obituary a Genealogist Will Love

By |13 Mar 2013|Genealogy, Obituaries|Comments Off on How to Write an Obituary a Genealogist Will Love

How to Write an Obituary a Genealogist Will Love. I didn't know Harry Stamps, but I wish I had. Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013.  Harry was locally sourcing his food years before chefs in California starting using cilantro and [...]