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Welcome to the Georgia
USGenWeb Obituary Project!

ADOPT ME!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

           There are three levels of volunteering work involved in helping with this project:

  1. Submitting whole obituaries as seen in the newspaper. Permission is required. See bottom of page for information and sample letter.

  2. Indexing the information found in the obituary (Name, dob, dod, locations, parents, spouses, marriage date & location, cemetery, funeral home, date of source, picture availability) . If you live in Georgia or know someone who does that subscribes to a local paper, then you can help with this project! You can index the local paper. Permission is not required from the newspaper, so begin today. It is easy, not a lot of typing is involved, just a dedication to saving the obits and typing in the basic information for each one. Estimated amount of time five to ten minutes a day (or save them and do them on the weekend). More information available at bottom of this page.

  3. Individual Obituaries also accepted. Permission is required to place the obit word for word. Otherwise a synopsis or index of the obit can be submitted without permission. Know the city and need the county?

County Files

Appling Atkinson Bacon Baker Baldwin Banks Barrow
Bartow Ben Hill Berrien Bibb Bleckley Brantley Brooks
Bryan Bulloch Burke Butts Calhoun Camden Campbell
Candler Carroll Cass Catoosa Charlton Chatham Chattahoochee
Chattooga Cherokee Clarke Clay Clayton Clinch Cobb
Coffee Colquitt Columbia Cook Coweta Crawford Crisp
Dade Dawson Decatur DeKalb Dodge Dooly Dougherty
Douglas Early Echols Effingham Elbert Emanuel Evans
Fannin Fayette Floyd Forsyth Franklin Fulton Gilmer
Glascock Glynn Gordon Grady Greene Gwinnett Habersham
Hall Hancock Haralson Harris Hart Heard Henry
Houston Irwin Jackson Jasper Jeff Davis Jefferson Jenkins
Johnson Jones Lamar Lanier Laurens Lee Liberty
Lincoln Long Lowndes Lumpkin Macon Madison Marion
McDuffie McIntosh Meriwether Miller Milton Mitchell Monroe
Montgomery Morgan Murray Muscogee Newton Oconee Oglethorpe
Paulding Peach Pickens Pierce Pike Polk Pulaski
Putnam Quitman Rabun Randolph Richmond Rockdale Schley
Screven Seminole Spalding Stephens Stewart Sumter Talbot
Taliaferro Tattnall Taylor Telfair Terrell Thomas Tift
Toombs Towns Treutlen Troup Turner Twiggs Union
Upson Walker Walton Ware Warren Washington Wayne
Webster Wheeler White Whitfield Wilcox Wilkes Wilkinson
Worth            

Here is how you can help with the Obituary Project

  • To volunteer send your name, email address, and the newspaper you will be working from, make a note if you are indexing or submitting whole obits. Once a month, you will email me your file of obit information. We will then place them online. Questions or comments, please contact me: Maggie Stewart

  • Contact local newspapers to ask permission for the USGenWeb Archives Project to archive their obituaries.  Here is a sample letter to send to the newspapers. Contact me with the name of the newspaper and name and title of person granting permission from the publication.

  • Check with state archives and genealogical societies to locate microfilm or other sources of pre-1923 (public domain) newspapers to transcribe obituaries from.

  • Something to think about, some newspapers offer subscriptions by mail.

  • Volunteer to transcribe obituaries from newspapers already granting permission (must have access to their publication or website).

  • Copyright Law: The Georgia Obituary Project will abide by today's copyright laws.
    Obituaries published after December 31, 1929, unless:

    1. you were the original author of the obituary, or
    2. the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary, or
    3. the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation), or
    4. you submit an abstract/INDEX of your obituaries.


    This page was last revised Wednesday, 02-Oct-2013 00:30:06 EDT

    Thinking about Adopting a State? Please see the
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    Obituary Archives Project Coordinator - Maggie Stewart