Welcome to the Georgia
USGenWeb Obituary Project!
are three levels of volunteering work involved in helping
with this project:
obituaries as seen in the
newspaper. Permission is required. See bottom of
page for information and sample letter.
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
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?
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:
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
state archives and genealogical societies to
locate microfilm or other sources of pre-1923
(public domain) newspapers to transcribe
think about, some newspapers offer subscriptions
transcribe obituaries from newspapers already
granting permission (must have access to their
publication or website).
Law: The Georgia Obituary Project
will abide by today's copyright laws.
published after December 31, 1929, unless:
- you were the
original author of the obituary, or
- the newspaper
in question grants permission to reprint the
- the obituary is
that of a family member (you must give the
- you submit an
abstract/INDEX of your obituaries.
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