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Welcome to the
USGenWeb Obituary Project!

This project will endeavor to provide transcriptions of public domain obituary indexes and obituaries. Copyrighted materials for which written permission has been obtained may be included as well. Also current obituaries (after 1949) may be extracted. How to Submit Files, (2) Guidelines, (3) About the Obituary Project and (4) Tips for Locating an Obituary

The Coordinators listed below are NOT look-up volunteers, they do not have the resources to perform obituary look-ups. Please refer to Obituary Tips for help on finding an obituary. Or you may try
at Obit Lookup Volunteers

If you don't find your obituary on our pages ~ Please use our Search Engine Database ~ Updated Daily!!

Thinking about Adopting a State? Please see the
Guidelines Page for more information.

Obituary Project Coordinator

Special Projects Representative

Rebecca Maloney

The USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project was developed in April 2000. Newspapers have given permission to archive published obituaries to help researchers.

Thanks to RootsWeb who provided free access to the USGenWeb Archives 1996 to 2008.

Here is how you can help with the Obituary Project:

  1. Contact local newspapers to ask permission for the USGenWeb Archives Project to archive their obituaries (sample letter). Contact us with the name of the newspaper and name and title of person granting permission from the publication.
  2. Check with state archives and genealogical societies to locate microfilm or other sources of pre-1929 (public domain) newspapers to transcribe obituaries from.
  3. Volunteer to transcribe obituaries from newspapers already granting permission (must have access to their publication or website.
  4. Create an index of obits from your local newspaper.

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