Sunday, June 28, 2015

Online Indexes for Death Records, Cemeteries and Obituaries - Latest Additions

The Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records Website has been updated with the following new links and updates...

Alabama
- Lawrence County Archives - Genealogy Indexes (includes indexes for cemeteries, marriages, wills and more)
- Mobile County: Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836-1995

Alaska
- Alaska Deaths Index Database (derived from a variety of sources)

Arizona
- Arizona Death Records Index 1870-1964 and Birth Index 1855-1939 (update: year 1964 added to death records; year 1939 added to birth records)

California
- California Death Index 1905-1939 at FamilySearch (update: now indexed by name)
- Alameda County Cemeteries

Colorado
- Denver Public Library Obituaries Indexes 1923-2014 (update: years 1923 and 2010-2014 added)

Connecticut
- Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012 (update: years 2002-2012 added; at Ancestry/requires payment)

Florida
- Escambia County: St. Michael's Cemetery Burials (Pensacola)
- Escambia County GenWeb Site - Genealogy Indexes (includes Pensacola News Journal obituaries indexes, Fisher-Pou Funeral Home index, probate indexes, and more)
- Pasco County: West Pasco Historical Society Obituary Database (also has a burial list for Pine Hill Cemetery)

Illinois
- Illinois, Soldier Burial Places, 1774-1974 from FamilySearch
- Cook County: see the next section
- Cumberland County Cemetery Burials (from the Cumberland County Historical and Genealogical Society)
- Kane County: Aurora Public Library Beacon Obituary Index
- Kane County: Elgin Newspapers Vital Records Surname Search
- Rock Island County: Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery Burials
- Winnebago County: Burials at Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Rockford, Illinois

Illinois: Cook County and Chicago
- Cook County Death Index 1878-1939 and 1955-1994 at FamilySearch (Update: more years added; 1910-1915 and 1955-1994 are for Chicago only)
- Cook County: Vital Records Index from Chicago Newspapers 1833-1851

See: Online Chicago & Cook County, Illinois Death Records & Indexes

Indiana
- Daviess County: Washington Times Herald Obituaries, 1984-2012 (from FamilySearch; includes obituaries from Daviess, Martin, Pike and Knox Counties)
- Fulton County: Akron Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes from Newspapers
- Hamilton County Cemetery and Newspaper Databases (the newspaper database indexes birth, marriage and death notices, and obituaries)
- Marion County Cemetery Burials Database (from the Genealogical Society of Marion County)
- Noble County Genealogy Indexes (includes births and deaths 1882-1938, cemetery burials, obituaries, wills and more)

Kansas
- Kansas Gravestone Photo Project
- Cherokee County Obituaries Index 1868-2007
- Leavenworth County Cemetery Burials Database
- Woodson County Death Index 1853-1926

Kentucky
- Kentucky Death Index 2000-2012 (this is a new index that adds 12 years to the already available indexes for Kentucky)
- Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990 from FamilySearch (browsable images; most of the images have not yet been indexed; wills from Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties are currently indexed.)

Maine
- Maine: Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990 (from FamilySearch)
- Kennebec County: Albion Cemeteries Index
- Waldo County: Town of Unity Cemetery Search

Massachusetts
- Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920 from FamilySearch (includes births, marriages and deaths, 1916-1920, and state amendments to vital records, 1841-1920; not yet complete)
- Barnstable County: Burials in Cataumet and Pocasset Cemeteries (Bourne, Massachusetts)
- Barnstable County: List of Headstones in Old Town Burying Grounds (Sandwich, Massachusetts)
- Bristol County: Historic Cemeteries of Rehoboth
- Essex County: City of Amesbury Cemeteries (includes a database for burials at Union Cemetery and Mt. Prospect Cemetery)
- Essex County: Old Burial Hill Gravestone Index (in Marblehead, Massachusetts)
- Hampden County: Longmeadow Cemetery Records
- Middlesex County: Chelmsford Newspapers Obituary Search
- Norfolk County: Knollwood Memorial Park Burial Search (Canton, Massachusetts)
- Norfolk County: Village Cemetery and Brookdale Cemetery Burials (in Dedham, Massachusetts)
- Norfolk County: Weymouth Town Vital Records to the Year 1850 (includes births, marriages and deaths)
- Suffolk County: St. Michael Cemetery Burials (Boston)
- Worcester County: Inscriptions from the West Street Cemetery in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (1798-1879)

Michigan
- Michigan Death Records 1897-1952 from the Archives of Michigan (update: 1921-1952 added) includes images of the death records from 1897-1939
- Michigan Gravestone Photo Project
- Eaton County: Charlotte Shopping Guide Obituaries 1997-2013 (from the Charlotte Community Library)
- Eaton County Genealogical Society Databases (includes cemetery burials, probate packet files index and other items)
- Livingston County: Village of Pinckney Cemetery Burials
- Otsego County: City of Gaylord Cemeteries (includes burial indexes for Fairview Cemetery and Bagley Cemetery)

Minnesota
- Minnesota: County Deaths, 1850-2001 at FamilySearch (not yet indexed; some counties not included; coverage varies by county)

Missouri
- Missouri Death Certificates Index and Images 1910-1964 (update: year 1964 added)
- Barry County Cemeteries
- Cape Girardeau Municipal Cemeteries (includes burial indexes for Fairmount, New Lorimier and Old Lorimier Cemeteries)
- Jefferson County Probate Files Index (date range not given)
- St. Louis: see the next section
- Warren County Probate Files Listing to 1900

Missouri: St. Louis
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary Index (covers 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1970, and 1992-2014) (update: years 2012, 2013 and 2014 added)
- St. Louis County: Greenwood Cemetery Burials 1874-1908 (in Hillsdale, Missouri)
- St. Louis City Wills Indexes, 1852-1946 (update: years 1852-1866 and 1932-1946 added)

See: Online St. Louis, Missouri Death Records, Indexes & Obituaries

Nebraska
- Jefferson County Genealogy Indexes (includes a Funeral Register from Fairbury, Nebraska, and other items)

New Hampshire
- Grafton County: Lebanon Public Library Valley News Obituary Index, July 1997 to present

New Jersey
- Morris County: Presbyterian Church in Morristown Historic Graveyard Burials
- Sussex County: Old Newton Burial Ground Transcript

New Mexico
- Catron County: Mogollon Cemetery Archives

New York
- New York State Genealogical Research Death Index 1957-1964; does not include New York City (update: May-Dec 1964 and Jan-May 1965 entries added)
- Erie County: Forest Lawn Group of Cemeteries Search (includes Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo; St. Matthew's Cemetery in West Seneca; Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg; Williamsville Cemetery; and cremations at Buffalo Cremation)
- Genesee County Obituary Indexes (for assorted years 1898-2008)
- New York City: see the next section
- Suffolk County: Index to Birth, Marriage and Death Announcements in The Long Island Advance, 1879-1926 (from the Patchogue-Medford Library)
- Suffolk County: Mattituck-Laurel Library Genealogy Resources (includes Suffolk Times Obituary Index, Gildersleeve Scrapbook Obituaries Index, and other items)

New York City
- All Boroughs: New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949 from FamilySearch (includes Manhattan 1795-1949, Bronx 1898-1948, Brooklyn 1847-1949, Queens 1898-1949, and Richmond 1898-1949)
- Brooklyn and Queens: Diocese of Brooklyn Catholic Cemeteries (includes burial indexes for two cemeteries in Queens, one in Brooklyn and one in Nassau County)

See: Online New York City Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

Ohio
- Columbiana County: Salem News Obituaries Index 1943-2014, and Grandview Cemetery Association Burial Database (update: more years added to the obituaries index)
- Licking County Infirmary Burial Index
- Summit County Cemetery Records

Oklahoma
- Oklahoma On Demand Court Records (includes indexes for probate records and marriage licenses for many Oklahoma counties)

Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes 1906-1964 (update: year 1964 added)
- Lancaster County: Mounty Bethel Cemetery Burials (Columbia, Pennsylvania)

Rhode Island
- Newport County: Little Compton Cemeteries Index
- Newport County: God's Little Acre Colonial African Cemetery - Burial Markers
- Washington County: Charlestown Index of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1738-1849
- Washington County: North Kingstown Standard-Times Obituary Index

South Carolina
- South Carolina Death Index 1915-1964 (update: year 1964 added)

Utah
- Utah Death Certificates 1904-1962 (update: year 1962 added; also has unindexed images for 1963)

Vermont
- Addison County Cemetery Indexes
- Franklin County: Town of Fairfax Cemeteries
- Orange County: Town of West Fairlee Cemetery Plot Report (includes burials and plot owners)
- Washington County: Town of Barre Cemeteries (includes cemetery inscriptions for Wilson and Maplewood Cemeteries)
- Windsor County: Bridgewater Cemeteries
- Windsor County: Hartland Cemeteries
- Windsor County: Woodstock Cemetery Index

Virginia
- Virginia Death Records Index, 1912-2014 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes images of the death certificates from 1912-1987. Ancestry also has Virginia Birth Records, 1864-1999, and Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (with images for some years).

Washington
- King County: Lake View Cemetery Burials Index (Seattle)

Wyoming
- Natrona County: Highland Cemetery Burial Records Search (in Casper, Wyoming)

This is a list of the most recent additions and updates. There are many more links for death records indexes at: Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

Monday, June 01, 2015

Virginia Death Certificates, 1912-1987 Now Online

As part of their subscription-based collection of genealogy records, Ancestry.com has a new database that indexes Virginia death records from 1912-2014. Included are digitized images of the death certificates from 1912-1987. See:

Online Virginia Death Certificates, Indexes and Records

Ancestry also now has a Virginia Birth Records Index from 1864-1999 (with images for 1864-1913), a Virginia Marriage Records Index, 1936-2014 (with images for 1936-1988), and a Virginia Divorce Records Index, 1918-2014 (with images for 1918-1988). These also require a subscription. See the Virginia section at:

Online Birth, Marriage and Divorce Records Indexes

Note that statewide registration for vital records in Virginia began in 1912. Early birth listings in Ancestry's database are delayed birth records filed later.