Follow Friday: FreeObituariesFound.org

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Follow Friday: FreeObituariesFound.org

Today’s Follow Friday post is about FreeObituariesFound.org, which “exists to make all obituaries freely accessible by everyone.” The purposes of the site are to:

  1. Create and market a free Internet obituary archive
  2. Publish, index, and preserve new obituaries
  3. Duplicate, transcribe, abstract, index, and preserve past obituaries
  4. Publish instructional materials for obituary writers, genealogists, and historians
  5. Persuade obituary copyright holders to place content in the public domain and or make them freely available

As with FindaGrave and other popular genealogy sites, the content comes from the users. Take a look at the screen where you can contribute obituaries here:

http://www.freeobituariesfound.org/contribute

By |2 Mar 2012|genealogy|Comments Off on Follow Friday: FreeObituariesFound.org

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”