"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press & Thorndale Champion
29 April 2004

Newspaper Obituaries On-line at Public Libraries

This week, I wanted to share with you what numerous libraries are doing related to newspapers on-line, indexing and abstracting deaths, births, etc. from their local newspapers.

Below are listed the free websites of the few of the hundreds of public libraries throughout the United States who have this local resources on-line!

You can find most of these types of databases by using Goole Search on-line at: < http://www.google.com/.

In the search box I used the terms: public library obituaries

The second search I used the terms: public library obituary

I also had success using the terms: public library obituaries Texas

Just be creative and try your luck!

Gee, now I have to go and put all the obituaries I found in my family tree database.


Corpus Christ Public Library (TX)
http://lhdatabases.ccpl.ci.corpus-christi.tx.us/Obituary_home.htm

Fort Worth Public Library (TX)

http://www.fortworthlibrary.org/obits.htm

Los Angeles Public Library (CA)
http://pubindex.lapl.org/pages/rip.htm

Palm Springs Public Library (CA)
http://www.palmspringslibrary.org/obitsearch.asp

Live Oak Public Library, Savannah (GA)
http://www.liveoakpl.org/frames/obits.cfm

Villa Park Public Library (IL)
http://www.villapark.lib.il.us/local/obits/

Hammond Public Library (IN)
http://www.hammond.lib.in.us/obits.htm

Michigan City Public Library (IN)
http://www.mclib.org/obituary.htm

St. Joseph County Public Library (IN)
http://www.sjcpl.org/databases/obituary/obituary.html

Vego County Public Library (IN)
http://165.138.44.12/

Boston Public Library (MA)
http://www.bpl.org/catalogs/frame_obits.htm

Sagina Public Library (MI)
http://www.tricitynet.com/pls/obit.nsf?OpenDatabase

St. Louis Public Library (MO)
http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/obit.htm

Concord Public Library (NH)
http://www.ci.concord.nh.us/Library/online_information/obituaryindex.asp

Brooklyn Public Library (NY)
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eagle/index.htm

New York Public Library (NY)
http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/grd/resguides/obit/

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library (OH)
http://www.findlaylibrary.org/genedatabase.htm

Louisville Public Library (OH)
http://www.louisville.lib.oh.us/genealogy/

Cleveland Public Library (OH)
http://www.cpl.org/
Click on - The Necrology File

Clark County Public Library (OH)
http://guardian.ccpl.lib.oh.us/obits/

Wood County Public Library (OH)
http://129.1.59.220/obits.htm

Erie County Public Library (PA)
http://www.ecls.lib.pa.us/obits.html

Appleton Public Library (WI)
http://www.apl.org/history/obit/index.asp

La Crosse Public Library (WI)
http://lacrosselibrary.org/genealogy/



In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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