Sunday, May 17, 2020

Online Indexes for Death Records, Cemeteries and Obituaries (USA) - Newest Additions and Updates

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

Alabama
- Alabama Estate Files, 1830-1976 from FamilySearch; for various counties; coverage varies by county
- Shelby County Cemetery and Obituary Indexes
- Tuscaloosa Public Library: Tuscaloosa News Obituary Index and Alabama Citizen Obituary Index

Alaska
- Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: Probate Index and Nenana Cemetery Burials

Arizona
- Arizona Death Certificates, 1870-1969; and Birth Certificates, 1855-1944 (Update: year 1969 added to the death certificates, year 1944 added to the birth certificates.)
- Arizona: County Coroner and Death Records, 1881-1971 (at Ancestry/requires payment; for Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma Counties; coverage varies by county)

California
- Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 at FamilySearch
- Los Angeles, San Gabriel Cemetery Association, Cemetery Index 1872-2003 from FamilySearch
- Sacramento City Cemetery Burial Card Index, 1840-2001 at FamilySearch
- Sacramento Old City Cemetery Map with Burial Search
- Sacramento County Historic Burials/Deaths, 1850-1933
- San Benito County Registrar, Burial Permits 1911-1948 from FamilySearch
- San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011 at FamilySearch
- Siskiyou County Death Index, c.1905-early 21st Century
- Solano County Genealogical Society, Burial Records at FamilySearch
- Sonoma County, Sebastopol, Evergreen Lawn Cemetery Burial Records, 1800-2010 at FamilySearch
- Stanislaus County, California Burial Permits, 1918-1947
- Tulare County, Visalia Cemetery Records, 1875-1990 from FamilySearch

Colorado
- Denver Public Library Obituary Indexes, 1913-2016 (Update: years 1913-1921 and 2015-2016 added)

Connecticut
- Windham County Cemetery Inscriptions and Vital Records

Delaware
- New Castle County: Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954 at FamilySearch; coverage varies by type of record

Georgia
- Chatham County: Catholic Diocese of Savannah Cemetery Records, 1853-1975 at Ancestry/requires payment
- Glynn County: Oak Grove Cemetery Burials (Brunswick, Georgia)

Hawaii
- Molokai: Hansen's Disease Records, Kalaupapa Vital Records Card Index, 1928-1947 at FamilySearch

Idaho
- Twin Falls County, Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery Records, 1937-1993 at FamilySearch

Illinois
- Illinois Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths
- Clinton County Veterans Memorial; has names and some short bios for those who died in 20th century wars
- Greene County, Vital Records Card File, ca. 1869-2007 (FamilySearch digitized microfilm of a newspaper index from the White Hall Township Library; browsable images - alphabetical by surname; indexes births, marriages and deaths)
- Jackson County Death Certificates, 1908-1917 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Morgan County Cemeteries
- Piatt County: Monticello Township Cemetery and Columb Cemetery Burials
- St. Clair County: O'Fallon City Cemetery Burials
- Will County: Joliet Herald-News Obituary Index, 1973-2012 (from the Joliet Public Library)

Indiana
- Bartholomew County, Columbus, Garland Brook Cemetery Interment Records, ca.1885-ca.2000 from Family Search

Iowa
- Iowa, Adjutant General's Office, Grave Registration Service, Cemetery Records, 1800-2000 at FamilySearch; for Iowa veterans who were buried out of state, at sea or in foreign countries
- Black Hawk County Cemeteries (also has Black Hawk County deaths 1935-1939, and other items)
- Black Hawk County: Cedar Falls Municipal Cemeteries Interactive Map (burials database) for Fairview Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery and Hillside Cemetery
- Buchanan County Obituaries and Cemetery Records, ca.1796-1988 at FamilySearch
- Marshall County, Marshalltown, Riverside Cemetery Burial Records, ca.1800-ca.1975 at FamilySearch
- Marshall County, Iowa Death Register, 1880-1890
- Polk County, Cemetery Gravestone Records at FamilySearch
- Story County: Iowa State University Cemetery Burial Search (in Ames, Iowa)
- Story County: Ames Municipal Cemetery and Ontario Cemetery Maps and Records
- Story County: Roland Cemetery Burials

Kansas
- Crawford County, Frontenac, Funeral Home Records, 1905-2014 from FamilySearch

Kentucky
- Jefferson County: Louisville Newspaper Obituary Index, 1918-1987; Handwritten indexes arranged by first letter of the surname, then by year. Downloadable PDFs.
- Lawrence County: Big Sandy News Obituaries (work in progress, not complete; from the Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogical and Historical Society)
- Warren County: Fairview Cemetery Online Burial Search (in Bowling Green, Kentucky)

Louisiana
- Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954 from FamilySearch
- Southwest Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1840-1906 (at Ancestry/requires payment) For these parishes: Calcasieu, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermillion. Most of the records indexed are for the years 1861-1865, 1873-1876, and 1879-1882. Coverage varies by parish.

Maine
- Cumberland County: Evergreen Cemetery Burials Finder Map (in Portland, Maine)
- Cumberland County, Westbrook, Woodlawn Cemetery, Burial Records, 1914-1992 at FamilySearch
- Cumberland Town Books: Cemeteries and Vital Records (includes Vital Records of Cumberland, Maine 1701-1892; Cemeteries of Cumberland, Maine; and other items)

Michigan
- Marquette County: City of Ishpeming Cemetery Burial Records
- Marquette County: Negaunee Cemetery Burials (in Negaunee, Michigan)

Minnesota
- Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Layman Cemetery Burial Records, 1860-1926 from FamilySearch

Mississippi
- Mississippi, Death Certificate Index, 1912-1943 at FamilySearch/from Reclaim the Records
- Copiah County Cemeteries

Missouri
- Missouri Death Certificates Index and Images, 1910-1969 (Update: year 1969 added)
- Atchison County: Hunter Cemetery Burials (Rock Port, Missouri)
- Atchison County Deaths/Burials Index
- Barry County Genealogy and Other Documents (includes funeral records, 1958-early 1974 and other items)
- Carroll County, Missouri, Cemetery Index, 1840-1966 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
- Clay County: Fairview and New Hope Cemetery Viewer (Interactive Map) in Liberty, Missouri
- Clay County, Missouri, Cemetery Index, 1844-1938 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
- Gasconade County Probate File Index
- Greene County: Ozarks Obituary Collection from the Ozarks Genealogical Society and the Springfield-Greene County Library District; has more than 115,000 obituaries from southwest Missouri newspapers
- Greene County: Ozarks News and Historical Index (searches births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and other items that appeared in Springfield newspapers 1900-present; also indexes Springfield newspaper articles, 1867-June 30, 2002)
- Jackson County Clerk Registers and Permanent Records of Births and Deaths, 1883-1895; digitized microfilm from FamilySearch; not indexed; death registers appear to end c. August 1890, with a few entries recorded after that.
- Jackson County: Union Cemetery Burials Database (for surnames A-N) in Kansas City, Missouri
- Jackson County: Woodlawn Cemetery Collection; includes digital images of death registers (June 1897 to August 1911), burial registers (June 1897 and May 1918), and lot sales (1865-1951); Independence, Missouri
- Linn County, Missouri, Cemetery Index, 1850-1962 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
- Macon County, Missouri, Cemetery Index, 1830-1963 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
- Shelby County Death Indexes (includes Shelby County Death Register, 1883-1886; Shelby County Burial Cards Index, 1890s-1930s, and other items)
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary Index; Covers 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1970, and 1992-April 2020. (Update: August 2019-April 2020 added)

Montana
- Silver Bow County, Cemetery Indexes, 1880-2003 from FamilySearch

Nebraska
- Platte County: Columbus Telegram Obituary Index
- Platte County Genealogy Indexes; includes indexes for obituaries, cemetery burials, and other items
- York County: Greenwood Cemetery Burials, York, Nebraska

New Jersey
- New Jersey Death Index, 1901-2017 (at Ancestry/requires payment) Update: more years added, filling in previous gaps
- Essex County: Newark, Mount Olivet Cemetery Records, 1871-1984 at FamilySearch
- Essex County: Newark, Woodland Cemetery Records, 1895-1980 at FamilySearch
- Gloucester County, Clarksboro, Eglington Cemetery Records, 1880-1983 from FamilySearch
- Mercer County, Veteran's Service Office, Grave Registration Records, ca. 1770-ca.1979 from FamilySearch

New York City
- New York, New York, Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948: at Ancestry/requires payment; includes date and place of death, names of parents, date and place (cemetery) of burial and other items for many of the entries; earlier records have less information; coverage is for: Bronx, 1898-1948; Brooklyn, 1862-1948; Manhattan, 1866-1867, 1870-1875, 1934-1948; Queens, 1898-1948; Richmond, 1898-1948

See: Online New York City Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

New York State
- Erie County: Lackawanna, Holy Cross Cemetery Records, 1855-1965 at FamilySearch
- Orange County: Goshen Public Library Obituary Index
- Orange County: Persons Buried in Old Town Cemetery, Newburgh, New York
- Suffolk County: Connetquot Public Library Obituary Index

North Carolina
- New Hanover County: Wilmington, Oakdale Cemetery Records, 1852-2005 at FamilySearch; includes digitized images of the burial registers

Ohio
- Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932 and 1938-2018 at Ancestry (requires payment) 1952-1955 is missing; (Update: years 2008-2018 added)
- Cuyahoga County: Erie Street Cemetery Burials and Removals, 1840-1918
- Cuyahoga County: Riverside Cemetery Burials Index (Cleveland, Ohio)
- Hamilton County: Vine Street Hill Cemetery Index of Burials, 1851-1986 (Cincinnati) from FamilySearch
- Lucas County: Toledo Library Digital Collections: Cemetery Records; includes: Northwestern Ohio Genealogical Society Cemetery Project (burials in more than 30 cemeteries in the Toledo area) and Lloyd Brothers Walker Monument Company Records
- Lucas County: Toledo, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Index of Burials, 1877-1955 at FamilySearch

Oklahoma
- Tulsa County, Rose Hill Memorial Park Interment Records, ca.1915-ca.1982 from FamilySearch

Oregon
- Oregon Gravestone Photo Project (has over 140,000 entries)

Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, 1906-1969 (update: year 1969 added)
- Pennsylvania Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 from FamilySearch; list of persons who died in the year preceding the census
- Philadelphia, Greenmount Cemetery Records, 1880-1966 from FamilySearch

Rhode Island
- Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950 at FamilySearch

South Carolina
- South Carolina Death Certificates and Index, 1915-1968 (at Ancestry/requires payment) Update: 1966-1968 added
- South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 from FamilySearch; images only
- Charleston County: Burial Records for the Evergreen (Grimball) Cemetery, James Island

South Dakota
- South Dakota, Grave Registration Records, Gathered by the WPA in 1940 and 1941 at FamilySearch
- Lawrence County: South Lead City Cemetery, Card Index of Deaths, 1912-1966 from FamilySearch

Tennessee
- Tennessee Death Records and Index 1908-1965 (except 1913) at Ancestry/requires payment; includes digitized death certificates (Update: years 1959-1965 added)
- Davidson County: Mount Olivet Cemetery Records, 1855-1906 (cemetery in Nashville)
- Davidson County, Death Records, 1900-1913 from FamilySearch; includes digitized images of the death certificates

Texas
- Bosque County Cemetery Burials Database
- Dallas County, Oakland Cemetery Interment Cards, 1891-1999 from FamilySearch
- Tarrant County: Stewart Title Company Abstracts of Probate Records, c.1850s-c.1950s

Utah
- Box Elder County: Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015 from FamilySearch
- Wasatch County Obituary Index, 2003-2012 from the Heber City, Utah Family History Center
- Wasatch County Index to Obituary Books, pre-1960 and 1960-2003

Virginia
- Virginia Death Certificates, 1912-1993 and Death Records Index, 1912-2014 (at Ancestry/requires payment) Update: years 1992 and 1993 added to the digitized death certificates
- Fredericksburg City: Virginia Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007 from FamilySearch; includes Fredericksburg City Death Records, 1853-1896
- Portsmouth Public Library Genealogy Records: includes Norfolk County District 1 deaths, 1886-1896 (except 1895); and Norfolk County District 2 deaths, 1891-1896 (except 1895); and burial indexes for 7 cemeteries in Portsmouth City; also has some birth and marriage indexes
- Southampton County Genealogy Indexes (incudes Will Books 1749-1881, Death Records 1853-1890, and other items)

Washington
- Clark County: Fern Prairie Cemetery Burials (in Camas, Washington)
- King County Online Records Search, 1976-present (indexes some death certificates, marriages, and other items; coverage varies by type of record)

West Virginia
- West Virginia Death Records and Index, 1853-1969; coverage varies by county; includes free downloadable images of the death records or certificates; also has birth and marriage records (update: year 1969 added)

Wisconsin
- Milwaukee, Holy Cross Cemetery, Interment Records, 1909-1979 at FamilySearch
- Milwaukee, Wanderer's Rest Cemetery Records, 1880-1979 at FamilySearch

Wyoming
- Sheridan Municipal Cemetery Burials

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

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Online Indexes for Death Records, Cemeteries and Obituaries (USA) - Latest Additions and Updates

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

Alabama
- Mobile County: Friends of Magnolia Cemetery, Funeral Books, 1911-1965 at FamilySearch

Arkansas
- Lee County Cemeteries

California
- Lassen County, State Board of Health, Burial Permits, 1931-1988 at FamilySearch
- Los Angeles: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Deceased Card File Index, 1877-1989 from FamilySearch
- Marin County Genealogical Society Indexes (includes Coroner's Inquest Records Index, 1941-1967; Wills Index, 1856-1908; and Probate Records Index, 1850-1940)
- Mendocino County, Ukiah, Russian River Cemetery District, Index to Burials, 1850-1990 at FamilySearch
- Sacramento County: Fair Oaks Cemetery Burials
- San Francisco Death Records, 1865-1904 (digitized microfilm of mortuary or death registers/indexes, 1865-June 1904 with gaps; and death certificates, July-December 1904 only; from FamilySearch; images only/not searchable by name; some years are missing)

Colorado
- Elbert County Cemeteries
- Jefferson County: Wheat Ridge, Crown Hill Cemetery Records, 1900-1950 (searchable database from FamilySearch)

Connecticut
- Hartford County: Cedar Hill Cemetery Burials in Hartford, Connecticut

Delaware
- Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934 at FamilySearch

Florida
- Broward County: Dania Memorial Park (a/k/a) Woodlawn Cemetery Burials (from the Genealogical Society of Broward County)
- St. Johns County: List of deaths and/or burials, 1800-1899 in St. Johns County, Florida; and St. Johns County, Florida register of deaths occuring in or burial in for the period 1900-1949 (scanned book at FamilySearch)

Georgia
- Chatham County: Savannah, Laurel Grove Cemetery Record Keeper's Book, 1852-1942 at FamilySearch; African American cemetery in Savannah
- Morgan County: Madison, Georgia Historic Cemeteries (lists 4000 burials, some with links to obituaries)
- Muscogee County: Linwood and Porterdale Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000 at FamilySearch

Hawaii
- Hawaii, Death Records and Death Registers, 1841-1925 at FamilySearch

Illinois
- Christian County Death Records, 1878-1917; Index, 1878-1927 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- DuPage County: Naperville Sun Index (includes obituary citations starting in 1997 up through much of 2006)
- Kane County: Elgin, Illinois Area Obituaries Index, Mid 1970s to 2011
- Kane County, Elgin, Gail Borden Public Library District, Local Newspaper Obituary Digital Index, 1922-2017 from FamilySearch
- Knox County: Linwood and East Linwood Cemetery Database (in Galesburg, Illinois)
- Peoria County Birth, Marriage and Death Records Before 1916 (includes scanned copies of the registers; for death records, coverage starts 12-28-1877)
- Randolph County Cemeteries
- Sangamon County: Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Sacramental Records, 1853-1975 (at Ancestry/requires payment; includes baptism, marriage and death/burial records; coverage varies by parish)
- Winnebago County Death Certificates, ca. 1876-1943 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)

Indiana
- Tippecanoe County Historical Association Genealogy Indexes (includes: Early Tippecanoe County Obituaries and Death Notices, 1830-1904; Index to Selected Death Records, 1830s-1960s; and Soldier Burials, 1889-1894)

Iowa
- Bremer County: Indexes to Obituaries in the Tripoli Leader, 1905-1999 (some years are missing)

Kansas
- Shawnee County Clerk: Births and Deaths from 1894-1911
- Shawnee County: Topeka Genealogical Society Surname Search (indexes some deaths, marriages and other items)
- Shawnee County: Rossville Community Library Genealogy (includes a database with obituaries and other items, plus burial lists for 5 cemeteries)
- Wilson County: Neodesha Cemetery and Neodesha Catholic Cemetery Burials

Louisiana
- New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972 at FamilySearch

Maine
- Cumberland County: Scarborough Historical Society Obituary Index Database (includes digitized copies of some of the obituaries -- ongoing project)
- Kennebec County, Togus National Cemetery Records from FamilySearch

Maryland
- Maryland, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1777 at Ancestry/requires payment
- Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796-1940 at FamilySearch
- Baltimore City Death Index, 1875-1880 and 1943-1949 (searchable database)

Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Delayed and Corrected Vital Records, 1753-1900 at FamilySearch

Michigan
- Huron County: Huron Daily Tribune Obituaries Index

Minnesota
- Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001 at FamilySearch (free with registration; coverage may vary by county; you must be at a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library to view the images)

Mississippi
- Mississippi Death Indexes, November 1912-1943 at Archive.org/from Reclaim the Records; scanned images
- Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951 at FamilySearch (includes indexed military grave registrations for Mississippi)
- Adams County, Natchez Death Index, 1835-1905 at FamilySearch
- Harrison County: Biloxi City Cemetery Burials
- Harrison County: Beauvoir Memorial Cemetery Burials (Civil War veterans cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi)

Missouri
- Camden County: Index of Cemetery Burials
- Jasper County: Peace Church Cemetery Transcription in Joplin, Missouri
- Lafayette County: Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri (7 volumes/PDF files)
- Montgomery County Historical Society Cemetery Burials
- Pettis County: Crown Hill Cemetery Burials (City of Sedalia)
- Pettis County Cemeteries
- Pettis County, Missouri, Cemetery Index, 1812-1953 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
- St. Louis: Bellerive Gardens Cemetery Burials Search

Nebraska
- Nebraska Death Index, 1904-1968 (searchable by name from 1956-1968; browsable images from 1904-1955; from Reclaim the Records)

New Jersey
- New Jersey Death Index, 1901-2017 (with gaps) at Ancestry/requires payment; 1904-1919 and 1930-1948 are not included in this database; there may be other gaps
- New Jersey Death Records Indexes, May 1848-December 1900 (Update: June 1899-December 1900 added)

New Mexico
- Los Alamos County: Los Alamos Monitor Obituaries Index, 1963-2000

New York State
- New York State Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957 to 50 years ago (update: April-late 1969 added)
- New York State Death Index, 1880-1956 free from FamilySearch with images of the index from Reclaim the Records; Deaths for Yonkers, Buffalo and Albany are not included until 1915.
- Nassau County: West Hempstead Obituary Index

North Carolina
- North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000 from FamilySearch (for births, delayed births, and deaths)
- North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index (WPA) from FamilySearch; does not include all counties
- Columbus County Coroners' Inquest, 1914-1968, 1981 (gives name and year only)
- Wake County Death Records, 1900-1909 from FamilySearch

Oklahoma
- Oklahoma City, Rose Hill Burial Park, Interment cards, 1917-1982 at FamilySearch

South Carolina
- Anderson County Library Local Obituary Index (covers 1950-1954, 1980, and 2010-2018)
- Charleston City Death Records, 1821-1926 at FamilySearch

South Dakota
- South Dakota, Veteran Graves Registration Records Gathered by the WPA in 1940 and 1941 at FamilySearch (not complete)

Tennessee
- Davidson County: Nashville City Cemetery Records, 1843-1962 from FamilySearch
- Shelby County: Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913 at FamilySearch; includes digitized copies of the death certificates (called "burial permits")

Texas
- Erath County, Texas, Cemetery Inscriptions (Scanned books from FamilySearch; 3 volumes with indexes in the back of each)

Utah
- Utah Cemetery Abstracts from FamilySearch; compiled between 1953 and 1955; most entries appear to be for Salt Lake City

Vermont
- Searchable Index of Vermont Births and Deaths, 1909-recent, from the Vermont Department of Health
- Windsor County: Woodstock Cemetery records, 1793-1947 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)

Wisconsin
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Deaths, 1854-1911 at Ancestry/requires payment; includes images of the death records
- Marinette County: City of Marinette Cemetery Burials (for Calvary Cemetery, Forest Home Cemetery, and Woodlawn Cemetery)
- Milwaukee, Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Interment Records, 1880-1979 at FamilySearch
- Shawano and Oconto County Indexes from FamilySearch (includes images of some obituaries and obituary indexes for Shawano County, mostly 20th century; not searchable by name)

Social Security Death Index Page
- Social Security NUMIDENT Files, 1936-2007 (from the National Archives/free to search)
For info, see: The Social Security Death Index: a Guide for Searching Online

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

NARA's Online Social Security Numident Files Database Has Extractions from Some SS-5 Forms

The Social Security Numident Files Database (1936-2007) from the National Archives (NARA) now includes some "Application (SS-5) Files," which have information extracted from the form the person filled out when they applied for a Social Security Card (the SS-5 form). For some of the entries this includes some key information that genealogists are often looking for: names of the person's parents, and the person's place and date of birth.

Note that you will not find a text-based SS-5 in the Numident database for everyone who is in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). The database is free to use at NARA's website. Ordering copies of SS-5 forms from the Social Security Administration requires a fee.

Many of the "Application (SS-5) Files" in the Numident database contain:
  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Names of Parents
Some of the items listed above may be not be included on all Numidents.

Some of these files may also contain:
  • "Other Last Name" -- this is usually a woman's maiden name. Note that this is not included on a standard SS-5.
SS-5 Forms usually contain:
  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Names of Parents (may be redacted)
  • Address
  • Name and address of present employer
  • Sex and Color/Race
  • Date signed
Note that SS-5 forms may vary slightly over time.

Here is a comparison between the Numident application file from NARA and the SS-5 obtained from the Social Security Administration for actor Gregory Peck, who died in 2003.

The basic information given in the Numident application file for Gregory Peck:
  • Name: Eldred Gregory Peck
  • Social Security Number: 547-16-9811
  • Birth: 5 April 1916, San Diego, California
  • Parents: Bernice M. Ayres and Gregory P. Peck
The basic information given on the SS-5 form for Gregory Peck (see image below):
  • Name: Eldred Gregory Peck
  • Social Security Number: 547-16-9811
  • Birth: 5 April 1916, San Diego, California; Age: 21
  • Parents: Bernice Mae Ayres and Gregory Pearl Peck
  • Date signed: 20 December 1937
  • Employer: The Marston Co, 5th and C streets, San Diego
  • Sex: male; Color: white
  • Signature


NARA's Numident database also contains "Death Files," which is similar to the SSDI, but with fewer entries. And "Claim Files," which include brief information about when a person made a claim for Social Security benefits, including death claims.

If the person you're looking for is not in NARA's Numident database, you can try ordering a copy of the SS-5 from the Social Security Administration.

NARA's Numident database is online at: Social Security Numident Files Database from the National Archives.

For information about the online Social Security Death Index and related databases, along with information about how to order a copy of an SS-5 form, see:

The Social Security Death Index and Related Databases - Information for Online Searching



Here's a copy of Gregory Peck's SS-5 form (click on it to see a larger view).

Gregory Peck - Social Security SS-5 form

Sunday, September 22, 2019

A Child's View of a Journey from Germany to America in 1887

In 1884 my great grandfather, Johann (John) Nelke, came to America when he was 17 with his uncle's family. They settled in St. Louis, Missouri. John saved money to help pay for the passage of the rest of his family—his parents, Johann and Amelia, and his three younger sisters, Adeline, Hedwig (Hattie), and Bertha. They left from Rotterdam on a ship called the S.S. Rotterdam, arriving in New York on Thursday, May 26, 1887. The youngest Nelke passenger on the ship, Bertha, was twelve. After she grew up, one of her children, Melba Heyderich, wrote down what Bertha told her about life in Germany and the trip to St. Louis. So here is a second hand account of a child's journey from Germany to America in 1887. As later told to her daughter...

[Notes in brackets were added by me. I also made a few minor corrections.]


In Germany, the [Nelke] family lived on a large farm owned by a landowner that they worked for. My mother [Bertha Nelke] said that everyday her mother [Amelia] and father [Johann] had to work in the fields and left the three girls to knit socks, peel potatoes for the evening meal, etc. My mother's job was to tend to a flock of geese, a neighboring boy took care of the cows, etc. They went to school—a long walk away—in a one room schoolhouse. The teacher was a man who taught all grades. When it was time for religious studies, the Catholic children went outside to play while the teacher, a Lutheran, taught. When the priest arrived, the Lutheran children and teacher went outside while the priest instructed the Catholic children. Their brother John [my great grandfather] was raised Catholic which was the custom then. All boys were raised in their father's religion, the girls in the mother's.

Johann and Amelia Nelke and three daughters, Adeline, Hattie and Bertha left Barkenfelde, Germany for [Rotterdam] Holland. My mother [Bertha] remembered the strange dress and shoes and language of the people. They sailed on Bertha's 12th birthday, May 12, 1887. It was also the ship captain's birthday and Mom remembered that he came over to shake hands. It took two weeks before the captain called them up on deck to see the Statue of Liberty. So it was May 27, 1887 when they reached New York.

She didn't mention too much about the trip. They came steerage and her mother [Amelia] was ill the whole trip. The girls were afraid that she was going to die, but it was probably seasickness. The trip was uneventful except for spotting a large whale. She said the water spouted up like a fountain, but then they were ordered to move to the other side of the ship because the ship was tilting.

They also had their own tin cup, plate, spoon, knife and fork that they had to keep and wash for the entire trip.

Immigrants Landing at Castle Garden, 1880
Immigrants Landing at Castle Garden, 1880

She didn't know exactly where they were, but she remembered a big, noisy room where they waited, and being pushed along and yelled at. [This would have been the Castle Garden immigration depot in New York City.] Since none spoke English they didn't know what was going on. Some people were crying and were being sent back and I guess the parents too were terrified. Then she remembered a crowded dirty train ride for a long time. They were met in St. Louis by their older brother, John [my great grandfather], who had come over when he was about 17. I don't know how long he had been here before he sent them money for the trip [it was about 3 years].


Melba's story about her mother was sent to me in 1999 by Roy Held, who is my mother's second cousin and the grandson of Bertha's sister, Adeline. The previous year, I received an email from Roy, who had seen a photograph of my great grandparents, John and Elisabeth Nelke, on my genealogy website. I gave Roy's papers to my mother who put them in a filing cabinet in her sewing room, which was once my bedroom. I found the papers three years ago while digging around in the sewing room to see what gems I might uncover, or in this case, rediscover, among all the colorful thread and fabric.

Bertha Nelke, c. 1905
Bertha Nelke, c. 1905

The Nelke family lived in a small village in West Prussia (Germany) called Barkenfelde that is now in Poland, where it is known as Barkowo. Barkenfelde did not have a Catholic or Lutheran church at the time the Nelke family lived there, so they attended Catholic church in Schlochau, about 14 km away, and later in Christfelde, a nearby village. Although they were raised Lutheran, the three Nelke girls were baptized in the Catholic church. The surviving church records for Schlochau and Christfelde are in a Catholic diocese archive in Pelplin, Poland. They have not been microfilmed and they are not online. I have not been able to locate Lutheran records for the area. They may have been lost or destroyed during the turmoil in the region at the time of World War II. The small wooden church in Christfelde was destroyed in the war. A new church was later built on the same spot.

Looking at my family tree, I see a twelve-year-old girl, exhilarated and scared at the same time, traveling from her tiny home village to Rotterdam, then a ship to New York City, and a crowded train to St. Louis. Along the way, she encountered new people and new languages. She worried about her mother, marveled at a whale, whose presence caused the ship to tilt, and then witnessed the unpleasant treatment of immigrants at Castle Garden.

S.S. Rotterdam
S.S. Rotterdam

This exciting and strange journey was followed by tragedy as Bertha's father, Johann, died eight months after the family arrived in America when he was 49. He was found in the bottom of a well on the grounds of the urban garden where he worked. The St. Louis deputy coroner ruled his a death a suicide. Apparently the rigors of the trip sparked a nervous breakdown. He's buried in an unmarked grave in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.

And then perhaps some calm arrived for the Nelke family as they settled into their new lives in this strange new place. Bertha and her sisters married Lutheran men, their brother married a Catholic woman. They all had children and passed things down. And somehow through the magic of connection, of wanting to connect—a discovery on the internet followed by an exchange of emails and letters and photographs—I ended up with this story to share.

This is the best part of genealogy, going beyond recording names, dates, and places, to find and share stories like this. Stories where we get to actually know our ancestors a little bit with a tiny peek into their lives.

-Joe Beine, September 2019


Thank you...

Roy Held for sharing Bertha's story with me and my mother.
Hans-Jürgen Nelke, who assisted with research in Barkenfelde and the surrounding area.

The Nelke Family

Parents (my great great grandparents):
Johann Nelke, 1839-1888
Amelia (Emilie) Mahlke, 1839-1915

Their children:
Johann (John), 1866-1930 (my great grandfather)
Adeline (Lena), 1869-1913
Hermann, 1872-1873, died in Barkenfelde
Hedwig (Hattie), 1873-1915
Bertha, 1875-1944
(her daughter Melba Heyderich, 1917-2011)

All of the above people were born in West Prussia and died in St. Louis (except Melba and Hermann). Several of their relatives also came to America and settled in St. Louis, including Amelia's brother, Carl, and her sister, Henrietta.

Sources

Sources and notes for this article can be found at: Nelke Family Genealogy Records

Photographs

Shults, A. B., Artist. "Immigrants Landing at Castle Garden. New York: 1880." Illustration in Harper's Weekly, May 29, 1880, p. 341. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/90707732/.

Johnston, J. S, photographer. Detroit Publishing Co., Publisher. "S.S. Rotterdam." Between 1897 and 1907. Photograph. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016795271/.

Bertha Nelke photograph from Roy Held's family collection.


About the Author

Joe Beine likes to take pictures, write stories, and search for his ancestors. He especially enjoys solving the little mysteries that always seem to show up in his family tree. He lives in Denver with with his perpetual puppy, Raven.

Visit Swan Light Stories to read two of his stories and learn more about his novella Sitting on Saturn.


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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Online Indexes for Death Records, Cemeteries and Obituaries (USA) - Newest Additions and Updates

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

Arizona
- Maricopa County: Mesa LDS Family History Center, Obituary Index, 1959-2014 from FamilySearch

California
- Alameda County: Mountain View Cemetery Records, 1857-1973 (Oakland, CA) from FamilySearch
- Napa County: Pioneer Cemetery Burials (in Calistoga, California)
- Napa County: Saint Helena Cemetery Burials (in St. Helena, California)
- Napa County: Treadway & Wigger Mortuary Records, 1902-2014 (in Napa, California)
- Nevada County: Historic Cemeteries
- Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Search Recorded Documents (includes some affidavit of death and affidavit of estate documents; begins with 1987)
- Nevada County Mortuary Records Indexes (from the Nevada County Genealogical Society)
- Placer County Cemetery District Number One Burial Search (for Lincoln Cemetery, Sheridan Cemetery, Manzanita Cemetery, and Santa Clara Memorial Park)
- Santa Clara County, San Jose, Oak Hill Cemetery Headstone Inscriptions, 1838-1985 from FamilySearch
- Santa Clara County: Los Gatos Memorial Park Cemetery Card Index to Burials, 1889-1989 from FamilySearch
- Santa Clara County: Mission City Memorial Park Burials Index (in Santa Clara, California)
- Tuolumne County: City of Sonora Cemetery Burials (includes Old City Cemetery and Hebrew Cemetery)

Colorado
- Jefferson County: Crown Hill Cemetery List of Burials, 1908-1950 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado
- Larimer County: Greenlawn Cemetery Burials (in Berthoud, Colorado)
- Pueblo County: Mountain View Cemetery Burial Index (in Pueblo, Colorado)

Florida
- Florida Death Records Index, 1877-1939 from FamilySearch (update: now includes digitized images of the death certificates)
- Hillsborough County Cemeteries
- Hillsborough County: Zion Cemetery Burials, 1913-1920 (African American Cemetery in Tampa; list was compiled by the Tampa Bay Times from 382 death certificates)

Georgia
- Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990 (at FamilySearch/free with registration) coverage varies by county; browsable images (indexed by name for Houston County only)
- Bibb County: Rose Hill Cemetery Burials (in Macon, Georgia)
- Carroll County Georgia Cemeteries - Tombstone Transcriptions
- Carroll County Obituary Index, 1872-2008 from the Carroll County Genealogical Society

Illinois
- Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 at FamilySearch (Update: some entries include images of the death certificates -- you must be at a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library to view the images)
- Sangamon County: Roselawn Memorial Park Burials (in Springfield, IL)

Kansas
- Rawlins County Cemeteries
- Saline County: Smoky Valley Genealogical Society Indexes (includes cemetery burials, census mortality schedules and more)

Louisiana
- Louisiana Death Records Index, 1911-1968 (update: year 1968 added)

Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Death Certificates, 1916 (from the Massachusetts Archives Digital Repository's Registers of Vital Records Series; currently available for the year 1916; ongoing project)
- Essex County: Hamilton Cemetery Burial Records Search
- Suffolk County: Boston Public Library Obituary Database (indexes obituaries in the Boston Evening Transcript, Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald/Herald American from 1932-1941 and 1953-2010)

Michigan
- Michigan Death Records, 1867-1952 at Ancestry (requires payment) includes scanned death registers from 1867-1897; and scanned death certificates from 1897-1943; 1944-1952 is index only (update: years 1942 and 1943 added to the scanned death certificates; 1951 and 1952 added to the index)

Minnesota
- Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2017 at Ancestry/requires payment (update: years 2003-2017 added)

Missouri
- Missouri Death Certificates Index and Images 1910-1968 (update: year 1968 added)
- New Madrid County: City of New Madrid Cemetery Transcriptions (includes some cemeteries outside of the city)
- Perry County Wills and Probate Indexes
- Pike County Cemeteries
- St. Charles County: Sage Chapel Cemetery Burials (African American Cemetery in O'Fallon, Missouri)
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary Index; covers 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1970, and 1992-April 2019 (update: 2015-April 2019 added)

For the St. Louis item, see: Online St. Louis, Missouri Death Records, Indexes & Obituaries

Montana
- Montana State Deaths, 1907-2016 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county (update: year 2016 added; and now includes digitized images of the death certificates for some entries)

Nebraska
- Box Butte County, Funeral Home Records, 1919-1976 at FamilySearch

New Hampshire
- Carroll County: Brookfield Vital Records (includes indexes for burials, burial permits, marriages, and other items)

New Jersey
- New Jersey Death Index, 1901-1903 from FamilySearch/Reclaim the Records
- Essex County, Superintendent of Soldiers' Burials, 1776-1979 from FamilySearch

New York State
- New York State Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957 to March 1969 (update: Jan-March, 1969 added)
- New York, Cemetery Abstracts, 1800-1965 from FamilySearch; miscellaneous collection of cemetery records from New York State; has 175,000 entries
- Nassau County: Glen Cove Public Library Obituaries Index
- Washington County: Salem Bancroft Public Library Cemetery Archives (also includes some cemeteries in Bennington County, Vermont)
- Washington County Genealogy Indexes (includes Fort Ann Deaths, 1860-1894; Death Records from the Salem Press, January 2, 1874 to January 28, 1948; and other items)

New York City
- Richmond County: Staten Island, Moravian Cemetery Interment Records, 1866-1967 from FamilySearch

North Dakota
- North Dakota Cemetery Records, 1877-1999 from FamilySearch (cemetery transcriptions compiled by the Red River Valley Genealogical Society in West Fargo, North Dakota; has over 200,000 entries)

Ohio
- Athens County, Deceased Veteran Grave Registration Card File Index, 1819-1936 from FamilySearch
- Franklin County: Union Cemetery, Burial Records, ca. 1878-1980 (Columbus, Ohio) at FamilySearch
- Marion County: Marion Public Library Obituary Database
- Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1949 from FamilySearch (includes burial permits, 1915-1947 for Briar Hill Cemetery; coroner's inquest books, 1882-1922 for Summit county; and some records for Edwin Shaw Hospital)

Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1967 at Ancestry/requires payment (update: year 1967 added)
- Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, 1906-1968 (update: year 1968 added)
- Allegheny County: Allegheny Cemetery Burials, 1845-1960 (in Pittsburgh) from FamilySearch
- Berks County, Reading, Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory Burial Records, 1887-1979 from FamilySearch
- Carbon County: Jim Thorpe, Cemetery Records, 1747-2007 from FamilySearch
- Northumberland County: Sunbury City Cemetery Burial Documents (digitized images)
- Washington County: Monongahela Cemetery Records Search

Utah
- Utah Death Certificates Index, 1905-1967 (update: year 1967 added)

Vermont
- Bennington County: Salem Bancroft Public Library Cemetery Archives (includes 4 listings for Bennington County: Beartown Cemetery, Castleton Cemetery Inscriptions, Fair Haven Village Cemetery, and West Sandgate Cemetery; also includes some cemeteries in Washington County, NY)

Virginia
- Danville City Cemetery Records, 1833-2006 at FamilySearch; coverage varies by cemetery

Washington
- Washington (State) Death Certificates, 1907-1960 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Washington Death Index, 1960-1964 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch; surnames are arranged by Soundex code)
- Clallam County Genealogical Society Obituaries Database
- King County: Mountain View Cemetery Burials (in Auburn, Washington)
- Spokane County: Episcopal Diocese of Spokane Church Records, 1870-1947; at Ancestry/requires payment; includes baptisms, marriages and deaths; coverage varies by parish

Wyoming
- Wyoming, Reclaim the Records, State Archives Vital Records Indexes, 1908-1966 at FamilySearch; includes a Wyoming death index, 1939-1952; also has indexes for marriages (1941-1966), and divorces (1941-1952)

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

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Online Indexes for Death Records, Cemeteries and Obituaries (USA) - Latest Additions and Updates

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

Arizona
- Arizona Death Certificates, 1870-1968; and Birth Certificates, 1855-1943 (update: year 1968 added to the death records and year 1943 added to the birth records)
- Arizona Obituaries (a collection of over 85,000 transcribed Arizona obituaries, c. 2006-recent)
- Gila County Cemetery Records, 1927-1994 (from FamilySearch; for Dudleyville, Ft. Grant, Mammoth, Superior, Ray, and Hayden cemeteries; coverage may vary by cemetery)
- Pinal County GenWeb (includes some cemetery burials; death index, 1887-1908, and other items)

California
- Fresno County: Sanger/Del Rey Cemetery District Gravesite Locator
- Fresno County: Selma Cemetery District Burial Search
- Fresno County Cemeteries (has burial lists for Veterans Liberty Cemetery, Potters Fields, and Memorial Mausoleum interments at Ararat Armenian Cemetery)
- Kern County: Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemeteries Gravesite Locator (in Bakersfield, California)
- Kern County Cemeteries
- Kern County: Bakersfield Californian Obituaries Indexes, 2001-2002
- Los Angeles: California County Birth and Death Records at FamilySearch (includes some digitized Los Angeles death certificates from c.1905-c.1963) For info see: Online Los Angeles, California Death Records and Indexes
- Sacramento Cemetery Records, 1900-1959 from FamilySearch
- Sacramento County: Sylvan Cemetery Burials Search (Citrus Heights, CA)
- San Francisco County Genealogy Records, 1824-1997 from FamilySearch (includes coroner's records, probate indexes, marriage licenses, and other items; coverage varies by type of record)

Colorado
- Boulder County: Longmont Genealogical Society Projects (includes Shaw Mortuary Burial Records, Longmont Ledger Newspaper Index (births, marriages, and deaths), some cemetery burials, and other items)
- Denver County Probate Case Files, 1900-1925 at FamilySearch; digitized images only
- El Paso County: Roman Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs Sacramental Records, 1800-1967 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes baptism, marriage and burial records for parishes in Colorado Springs and nearby cities; coverage varies by parish

Connecticut
- Connecticut Vital Records Prior to 1850 (Barbour Index) from FamilySearch

Delaware
- Delaware Vital Records Indexes, 1650-1974 at FamilySearch (includes birth, marriage, death, bible, and cemetery indexes; coverage varies by place and type of record; includes images of the index cards)

Georgia
- Georgia Death Certificates, 1928-1942 Index and Images at FamilySearch (update: years 1941 and 1942 added)

Hawaii
- Hawaii, Kauai County Obituaries, 1982-2010 from FamilySearch

Idaho
- Idaho: County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929 at FamilySearch (Includes digitized birth and death registers for Ada, Bannock, Bingham, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Canyon, Cassia, Clearwater, Elmore, Fremont, Kootenai, Latah, Nez Perce, Owyhee, Shoshone, Twin Falls and Washington counties. Coverage varies by county.)
- Idaho County Records from FamilySearch (for Butte, Cassia, Elmore, Gooding, Lemhi, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka and Twin Falls Counties; some of these have probate records or coroner's records or other items of genealogical interest; some of the records may not yet be indexed)
- Bonneville County: Rose Hill Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 (Idaho Falls) from FamilySearch

Illinois
- Cook County: Southern Cook County Obituaries, ca. 1970-1990 from FamilySearch; compiled by the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society
- LaSalle County: Local Newspaper Indexes (includes indexes for some deaths and obituaries; from the Peru Public Library)
- Macon County: Decatur Public Library Collections, 1879-2007 from FamilySearch (includes obituary indexes, 1879-2007)
- Madison County: Collinsville Herald Assorted Obituaries (date range not given)
- Marion County: Elmwood Cemetery Transcriptions, 1853-2009 from FamilySearch (in Centralia, Illinois)
- Marion County: Elmwood Cemetery Grave Listing (in Centralia, Illinois)
- McHenry Plaindealer Obituary Indexes, August 1875 through April 1890 (ongoing project); and 1949-1984 (1950 is missing); from the McHenry Public Library District
- Stephenson County: Cedarville Cemetery Record Index from FamilySearch
- Stephenson County: Lena Park Cemetery Transcriptions, 1854-1983 from FamilySearch

Indiana
- Adams County: Adams Public Library: Index for the Decatur Daily Democrat (includes obituaries)
- Lake County: Crown Point Community Library Obituary Index
- Ripley County: Greendale Cemetery Records, 1861-2007 (Osgood, Indiana) from FamilySearch
- Steuben County Obituaries (assorted)

Iowa
- Allamakee County Historical Society Genealogy Indexes (includes indexes for wills/probates and coroner's inquests)
- Monroe County: Card Index of Births, Deaths and Marriages from Newspaper Clippings, 1898-2015 from FamilySearch

Kansas
- Leavenworth County Deaths, 1891-1911 (at Ancestry/requires payment)

Kentucky
- Jefferson County: Louisville Cemetery Index Cards, 1840-1988 from FamilySearch
- Trimble County Obituaries, 1928-1989

Louisiana
- Louisiana Tombstone Inscriptions, 1812-1970 at FamilySearch (for assorted cemeteries in Louisiana; coverage varies by parish and cemetery)

Maine
- Knox County Cemetery Records, ca. 1800-2007 at FamilySearch
- Maine, Tombstone Inscriptions, Surname Index, 1620-2014 at FamilySearch (for assorted cemeteries in Maine; has 129,000 entries)

Maryland
- Baltimore, Loudon Park Cemetery Records, 1853-1986 at FamilySearch

Michigan
- Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 at FamilySearch (indexed collection of scanned obituaries from some public libraries in Michigan; has over 1 million images)
- Michigan Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 at FamilySearch

Minnesota
- Minnesota: County Deaths, 1850-2001 at FamilySearch (coverage varies by county; some counties have very few or no records) (update: images have now been indexed)
- Clay and Steele County Obituaries, 1865-2006 at FamilySearch
- Wright County, City of St. Michael and Frankfort Township, Birth and Death Records, 1900-1953 from FamilySearch (includes some entries prior to 1900)
- Yellow Medicine County Death Records, 1872-1910

Montana
- Montana Genealogy Records for Various Counties from FamilySearch (for Beaverhead, Big Horn, Cascade, Chouteau, Flathead, Granite, Judith Basin, Lake, Meagher, Pondera, Rosebud, Sanders, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, and Yellowstone Counties; some of these have death certificates or probate records and other items of genealogical interest; some of the records have not yet been indexed)
- Deer Lodge County: Anaconda, Cemetery Records, 1878-2005 from FamilySearch
- Mineral County Obituaries, 1870-2010 from FamilySearch

New Hampshire
- Hillsborough County: Manchester Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 from FamilySearch
- Hillsborough County, Manchester, Obituaries, 1800-2007 from FamilySearch
- Hillsborough County: Woodlawn and Edgewood Cemetery Search (Nashua, NH)
- Merrimack County: Concord Public Library Obituary Index, 1971-recent
- Rockingham County: Derry News Obituary Index, c. 1880-recent (from the Derry Public Library)
- Strafford County: Rochester Public Library Obituary Indexes (for the Rochester Courier, 1884-1993; the Rochester Times, 1993-2017; and Fosters Daily Democrat, 2015-ongoing)

New Jersey
- New Jersey Death Records Indexes, May 1848-June 1899 from the NJ State Archives (update: July 1897-June 1899 added)
- Essex County: Bloomfield Public Library Obituaries Indexes, 1973-2015 (from the Independent Press and Bloomfield Life Newspapers; also has a PDF with "Bloomfield and Montclair Cemetery Inscriptions Before 1800")
- Hudson County: Holy Name Cemetery, Card Index of Interment, 1849-1984 from FamilySearch; Catholic Cemetery in Jersey City

New Mexico
- Grant County Catholic Church Records (and other records) (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)

New York State
- New York State Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957 to 1968 (update: February to December 1968 added)
- New York State Death Index, 1880-1956 at Ancestry/requires payment (update: 1852-1944 added for the city of Buffalo)
- Chautauqua County Cemetery Indexes
- Jefferson County Vital Records, 1847-1849
- Tompkins County Cemeteries
- Yates County Cemeteries

North Carolina
- North Carolina 1930s Works Project Administration (WPA) Cemetery Surveys (from the North Carolina Digital Collections; some counties not included)

Ohio
- Carroll County Veteran Grave Registrations, 1817-1980 from FamilySearch
- Clark County: Ferncliff Cemetery Burials (in Springfield, Ohio)
- Clermont County: Mt. Moriah Cemetery Burials Search (in Union Township)
- Columbiana County: Salem News Obituaries Index 1936-2018, and Grandview Cemetery Association Burial Database (update: more years added to the obituaries index)
- Coshocton County: Coshocton Public Library Genealogy and Local History (includes Index of Estates, 1811-1960; and other items)
- Hamilton County, Ohio Morgue Records, 1887-1930
- Hamilton County: Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati Burials Database
- Hamilton County: Mt. Washington Cemetery Burials
- Hancock County Probate Court Search (includes estates and marriages)
- Licking County: Hartford (Croton) Township Records, 1881-1962 (Burial Records and Cemetery Deeds) from FamilySearch
- Trumbull County: Bloomfield Township, Brownwood Cemetery Records, 1824-2012 from FamilySearch
- Washington County: Marietta Cemetery Records, 1788-2013 from FamilySearch

Oregon
- Deschutes County: Bend Bulletin Newspaper Indexes, 1903-1994 (update: more years added)
- Linn County Death Certificates, c.1903-1965 (indexed) includes digitized images of the death certificates (also has an index for obituaries and other items)
- Marion County: Oregon State Hospital List of Unclaimed Cremains
- Tillamook County Obituaries Index, 1871-recent (update: more years added)
- Umatilla County: Olney Cemetery Records (Pendleton, Oregon)

Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, 1906-1968 (update: year 1968 added)
- Schuylkill County: Schuylkill Haven, Funeral Home Obituary Cards, 1914-2007 at FamilySearch

Texas
- Bexar County Vital Records Index (Births and Deaths) (Date range not given, but it appears to cover c.1940s-c.2000s for births and c.1960s-c.2000s for deaths.)
- Bexar County Cemeteries (some with burial indexes)
- Bexar County: San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007 from FamilySearch (includes records from the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Old City Cemetery, and San Jose Burial Park)
- Comanche County Records, 1858-1955 from FamilySearch (includes digitized death records, c.1904 to 1982 (not yet indexed), and other items)
- Harris County: Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008 (Houston) from FamilySearch
- Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985 from FamilySearch (includes digitized death records, 1903-1985, and other genealogy records; many of the items are not indexed, but images of the records can be browsed)
- Swisher County Genealogy Records, 1879-2012 at FamilySearch (includes death records or registers, 1903-1989 with some years missing; an index to deaths, 1903-2012; and other items; coverage varies by type of record; not yet complete)

Utah
- Utah Death Certificates Index, 1905-1967 (update: year 1967 added)

Virginia
- Virginia Death Certificates, June 1912-1987 from FamilySearch
- Virginia Death Records Index, 1912-2014; and Death Certificates, 1912-1991 at Ancestry/requires payment (update: years 1988-1991 added to the digitized death certificates)
- Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986 from FamilySearch
- Charlotte County Cemetery Indexes (also has other genealogy indexes; from the Charlotte County Historical and Genealogical Society)
- Fluvanna County: Colbert Funeral Home Records, 1929-1976 from FamilySearch
- Lynchburg: Diuguid Funeral Home records, 1820-1971 from FamilySearch (Index and images of records from Old City and Spring Hill Cemeteries, Lynchburg, Virginia)

Washington
- Washington (State) Death Certificates, 1907-1960 from FamilySearch (update: most entries now have images)
- Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Washington Death Index, 1960-1964 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch; surnames are arranged by Soundex code)
- Clallam County Genealogical Society Obituaries Database

West Virginia
- West Virginia Death Index, 1853-1970 at FamilySearch; includes statewide death index for 1917-1956, and a county death index for 1853-1970 (appears to end c. 1973); coverage for the county death index varies by county; entries in this database link to images offsite
- West Virginia Death Records and Index, 1853-1968; coverage varies by county (update: year 1968 added)
- Ohio County: Mount Wood Cemetery Records (Wheeling, West Virginia)

Wisconsin
- Winnefox Vital Records Index (indexes vital records from newspapers in Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties; coverage varies by county)
- Manitowoc Genealogy and Local History Database (includes a death notice and obituary index, 2017-current, and other items; ongoing project)
- Manitowoc County: Cemetery Records of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
- Waupaca County Cemeteries and Obituaries

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