There are three levels of volunteering work involved in helping with this project:
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:
- you were the original author of the obituary, or
- the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary, or
- the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation), or
- you submit an abstract/INDEX of your obituaries.
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About the Obituary Project
USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project
USGenWeb Georgia Archives
USGenWeb Georgia State Page
USGenWeb Georgia Tombstone Project
Obituary Archives Project Coordinator - Maggie Stewart
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