Monday, July 14, 2014

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

The Online Death Records and Indexes Website has been updated with links to the following items...

California
- Contra Costa County Obituary Index 1855-1920, and Probate Indexes
- Orange County Catholic Cemeteries- Burial Search
- Stanislaus County: Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County Indexes (includes burial permits, probate abstracts and other items)

Colorado
- Elbert County: Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery Burials (Diocese of Colorado Springs)
- Montrose Genealogy Center Cemetery Transcriptions (also has some listings for Delta and San Miguel Counties)
- Montrose County: Cedar Creek Cemetery Burials (Montrose, CO)

Connecticut
- Middlesex County: Pine Grove Cemetery Burials (Middletown, Connecticut)

Florida
- Palm Beach: Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery Burial Records Search

Georgia
- Georgia Death Certificates 1928-1940 at FamilySearch (update: years 1931-1940 added)
- DeKalb County: Sylvester Cemetery Database, 1811-2002
- Fulton County: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta Cemeteries (PDF files with burial listings for individual cemeteries)

Illinois
- DuPage County: Bloomingdale Public Library Obituary Index (includes PDFs for many of the obituaries)
- Jackson County: St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery Burials
- Lake County: Highland Park Obituary Index 1874-2009 (update: more years added)

- Cook County Death Index 1878-1922 and Chicago Death Index 1959-1994 at FamilySearch (update: years 1959-1994 for Chicago added) See: Online Chicago & Cook County, Illinois Death Records & Indexes

Indiana
- Warrick County Genealogy Indexes (includes WPA death records index 1882-1920, cemetery burials and more)

Iowa
- Iowa: County Death Records, 1880-1992 at FamilySearch

Kansas
- Cowley County: Arkansas City Public Library Obituary Index, 1993-2011, and Riverview Cemetery Burials

Kentucky
- Clark County: Winchester Cemetery Burial Records (Winchester, KY)

Massachusetts
- Bristol County: Swansea Cemeteries
- Essex County: Gloucester Cemetery Inventory
- Middlesex County: City of Waltham Cemetery Records Search (for Mount Feake and Grove Hill Cemeteries)
- Suffolk County: Boston Public Library Obituary Database 1932-1941 and 1953-2010; for the Boston Evening Transcript, Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald/Herald American (update: more years added)
- Worcester County: Town of Charlton Cemeteries

Michigan
- Alpena County Obituary and Cemetery Indexes (also has Alpena Catholic Church records indexes and other items)
- Emmet County: Greenwood Cemetery Burials (Petoskey, Michigan)
- Mason County: Lakeview Cemetery Burials (Ludington, Michigan)
- Oakland County: Rochester-Avon Historical Society Obituaries Index
- Oakland County: Royal Oak Public Library Obituary and Cemetery Indexes (has Daily Tribune Obituaries 2010-present, and Royal Oak Cemetery burials)

Minnesota
- Hennepin County: Saint Vincent de Paul Cemetery Burials (Catholic cemetery in Osseo, Minnesota)

Missouri
- Catholic Cemetery Burials in Iron, St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve Counties

Nebraska
- Knox County Cemeteries

New York
- Jefferson County Estate Claims Index
- Monroe County: Burials in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Clarkson, NY)
- New York City: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Newspaper 1841-1955 (update: several more years added)
- Saratoga County Cemeteries
- Schenectady County: Park View Cemetery Burials (Schenectady, New York)
- Schenectady County: Vale Cemetery Burials (Schenectady, New York)
- Westchester County: Field Library Obituary Index (index of death notices from Peekskill, New York newspapers from the mid-1800s to the present)

North Carolina
- Wake County: Raleigh News and Observer Newspaper Index 1926-1992 (includes death notices)

Ohio
- Montgomery County: Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery Burials (Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio)
- Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society Obituary Indexes (for the Dover Daily Reporter 1954-1967 and the Dover Times-Reporter 2003-2011)

Oklahoma
- McClain County: Hillside Cemetery Burials (Purcell, Oklahoma)
- Pottawatomie County: Fairview Cemetery Burials (Shawnee, Oklahoma)
- Sequoyah County: Sallisaw Memorial Cemetery Burials (Sallisaw, Oklahoma)
- Woods County: Alva Cemetery Burials (Alva, Oklahoma)

Oregon
- Multnomah County (and Lane County): Portland Catholic Cemeteries Burial Search (includes Mount Calvary and Gethsemani Catholic Cemeteries in Portland, and Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene)

Pennsylvania
- See: Recently Added Online Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries

Rhode Island
- Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission Grave Search

Tennessee
- TNGenWeb Cemetery Database (has burial listings for several counties)
- Montgomery County Death Sources Database and Leaf-Chronicle Obituary Index
- Tipton County: Covington Leader Obituaries Index 1917-1953

Texas
- Harris County: Kingwood Observer Obituary File Index 1993-Feb 2013 (update: more years added)

Virginia
- Bristol Church and Family Cemeteries Index (includes entries from some nearby counties in Virginia and Tennessee)

Wisconsin
- Oneida County: Rhinelander Area Newspaper Obituary Index 1882-2006
- Rock County: Fassett Cemetery Burials (Edgerton, Wisconsin)
- Rock County: Eastlawn Cemetery Burials (Beloit, Wisconsin)

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

Monday, July 07, 2014

Pennsylvania Cemetery, Obituary and Death Records Indexes - Latest Additions

Links to the items listed below were recently updated or added to: Online Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries

Pennsylvania Death Indexes - Updates and Additions
- Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906-1944 at Ancestry (fee-based) (Update: years 1925-1944 added)

- Allegheny Valley Daily News Obituary Indexes 1900-1953
- Allegheny County: The Homewood Cemetery - Burials Index (in Pittsburgh)
- Allegheny County: Smithfield East End Cemetery Burials (in Pittsburgh)
- Cambria County: Obituary and Death Notice Indexes for the Cambria Tribune, Johnstown Tribune and Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA); and the Journal (Nanty Glo, PA)
- Centre County: Centre Daily Times Obituaries Index -- index covers 1937-2011; some scanned obituary images are available from April 1961-August 1985 (update: some scanned obituary images are now available online)
- Dauphin County Cemetery Database
- Delaware County: Cumberland Cemetery Burials (Media, Pennsylvania)
- Lancaster County: Lititz Public Library Obituary Index
- Montgomery County: Montefiore Cemetery Burials (Jewish Cemetery in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania)
- Northumberland County: Tifereth Israel Cemetery Burials (Jewish Cemetery in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania)
- Warren County: Court House Vital Records -- Deaths 1893-1905 (not yet complete)

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Online Military Records and Indexes Website (USA) - Latest Updates

The Online U.S. Military Records and Indexes website has been updated with links to the following items...

War of 1812
 - War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910 from FamilySearch
 - War of 1812 Pension Application Files at Fold3 (not yet complete; ongoing project)
 - Michigan: War of 1812 Pensioners Index, 1883

Spanish American War
 - Wisconsin Genealogy Spanish American War Database

Civil War
 - United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 at FamilySearch
 - Kentucky: Battle of Perryville Casualty Database
 - North Carolina Confederate Soldiers Burial Database (ongoing project)
 - South Carolina: Confederate Rolls of South Carolina
 - Texas: United Confederate Veterans Robert E. Lee Camp No. 158 in Fort Worth (from the Fort Worth Library Digital Archives)
 - Washington: Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State
 - Wisconsin Genealogy Civil War Database

World War I
 - Alaska WWI Military Service Records: Personnel Information and Death Statistics
 - Arkansas World War I Discharge Records Index
 - California: San Francisco World War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits, 1918, from FamilySearch
 - New York Soldiers of the Great War: Fallen New York Soldiers of World War One
 - Texas: A Short History and Photographic Record of the 359th Infantry Texas Brigade (scanned searchable book); primarily from 39 Northeast Texas counties, but some other counties are included

World War II
 - United States Marine Corps Casualty Card Databases (for World War II, the Interwar Period 1946-1950, and WWII War Dogs)
 - Arkansas First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945 from FamilySearch (index is not yet complete)
 - Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945 from FamilySearch (not yet complete)
 - Michigan: World War II Honor List of Missing and Dead

Vietnam War
 - Indiana Vietnam War Deaths

This is a list of the most recent additions. There are many more military indexes listed at: Online Military Indexes and Records

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906-1944 Now Online (with more to come)

Ancestry has been working with the Pennsylvania State Archives to digitize Pennsylvania death certificates and put them online. Scanned death certificates covering 1906-1944 are available now (fee required). See:

Online Pennsylvania Death Certificates, Indexes and Records

Ancestry is planning on adding more digitized Pennsylvania death certificates (to 1963) in the next few months. The above webpage will be updated when more years are added. The tentative schedule for when the remaining Pennsylvania death certificates will go online at Ancestry is:

1925-1944 -- now available (added June 24, 2014)
1945-1963 -- November 2014

These dates may change.

If you are a resident of Pennsylvania you may be able to access these Pennsylvania death certificates for free. See: Ancestry.com Pennsylvania for more information.

This article was updated on June 24, 2014.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Catholic Cemeteries with Online Burial Databases in the US

Roman Catholic Cemeteries with Burial Databases
Among the many items listed at the Online Death Indexes website you can find links for Catholic Cemeteries with burial searches in the following places...

California: Fresno Diocese Cemeteries, Orange County Catholic Cemeteries, and Holy Cross Cemetery in San Mateo County
Colorado: Diocese of Colorado Springs - Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery Burials (listed under Elbert County)
Delaware: Diocese of Wilmington (encompasses all of Delaware and 9 counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland (listed under New Castle County, Delaware)
Florida: Palm Beach
Georgia: Archdiocese of Atlanta Cemeteries (Fulton County)
Illinois: Jackson County: St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery Burials
Indina Allen County: Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery
Maine: Portland (Cumberland County)
Maryland: St. Joseph's and St. Mary's Catholic Cemeteries (in Baltimore)
Minnesota: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery Association (Red Lake County) and Saint Vincent de Paul Cemetery Burials (Hennepin County)
Missouri: Archdiocese of St. Louis; and Catholic Cemetery Burials in Iron, St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve Counties
Nebraska: Omaha (Douglas County)
New Jersey: Newark (Essex County)
New York: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester, Ascension Garden in Henrietta, and St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Clarkson (listed under Monroe County)
North Dakota: Catholic Diocese of Bismarck: St. Mary's Cemetery Burials (listed under Burleigh County)
Ohio: Cincinnati (Hamilton County), Cleveland Diocese (Cuyahoga County) and Dayton (Montgomery County)
Oregon: Eugene and Portland (listed under Multnomah County)
Pennsylvania: Diocese of Pittsburgh Catholic Cemeteries (listed under Allegheny County)
Rhode Island: Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence
Tennessee: Calvary Cemetery Burials - in Nashville (listed under Davidson County)
Texas: Catholic Cemeteries of the Victoria Diocese (several counties in South Texas; listed under Victoria County)
Washington: Archdiocese of Seattle (King County)
Wisconsin: Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Wyoming: Mount Olivet Cemetery in Cheyenne (Laramie County)

You can find links to the above databases at the Online Death Indexes website:

Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Cemetery Burials

Click on the appropriate state, then scroll down to the city or county as listed above.

Even if a Catholic Cemetery doesn't have an online burials search you may still be able to contact the cemetery for information (sometimes a fee may be required). Try using Google to see if there is a website for the Catholic cemetery, diocese or archdiocese you need.

This article was updated on 2 September 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014

Connecticut Cemetery, Obituary and Death Records Indexes - New Additions

Links to the items listed below were recently added to: Online Connecticut Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries

Connecticut Death Indexes - Newest Additions
 - Fairfield County: Fairfield Citizen News Obituaries Index 1982-2006 (from the Fairfield Public Library; some years missing)
 - Fairfield County: Greenwich Publications Index (includes obituaries from February 1983 to present)
 - Fairfield County: Stamford Obituary Index (includes the Stamford Advocate 1843-present and other area newspapers for earlier years)
 - Fairfield County: Westport Library Obituaries Index
 - Fairfield County: Pine Island Cemetery and Mill Hill Burying Ground Burials (Norwalk, Connecticut)
 
 - Hartford County: Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground and Village Cemetery (map and index of burials)
 - Hartford County: Vital Records of Simsbury, Connecticut (includes indexes for burials in 3 cemeteries, death notices, probate notices and other items)
 
 - Litchfield County: New Hartford Burial Records
 - Litchfield County: Kent Headstone Inscriptions
 
 - New Haven County: Beacon Falls Death Records Index and Cemetery Index