Sunday, January 23, 2022

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...

Illinois
- Adams County (and nearby): Obituaries of West Central Illinois and North Eastern Missouri, ca. 1959-1981 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Cook County: Register of Confederate soldiers who died in Camp Douglas, 1862-65 and lie buried in Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, Ills., 1892 (scanned book from the Internet Archive)
- Fulton County Pre-1916 Death Index
- Lee County Death Index, 1877-1999 (also has a cemetery burials index and other items)
- Peoria County, Illinois, Deaths, 1878-1915 at Ancestry/requires payment; includes digitized images of the death registers
- Peoria County: Springdale Cemetery Grave Finder (in Peoria, Illinois)
- Peoria County: City of Chillicothe Cemetery Burial Search
- Shelby County Death Records, 1878-1917 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)

Indiana
- Jasper County Public Library Local Obituaries Indexes (for the Kankakee Valley Post and Rensselaer Republican newspapers)
- Jennings County GenWeb (includes cemetery burial indexes and probate indexes)
- Jennings County: Cemetery Records, Jennings County, Indiana, Marion and Spencer Townships (Scanned book at the Internet Archive)

Kansas
- Kansas, Leavenworth County, Cemeteries (scanned book on digitized microfilm from FamilySearch; compiled by the DAR from 1942-1947)

Kentucky
- Pendleton County Will Books Index and Cemetery Indexes

Maryland
- Baltimore City: New Cathedral Cemetery Burial Database Search (Catholic Cemetery in Baltimore)

Michigan
- Tuscola County: Elkland Township Cemetery Burial Records

Minnesota
- Brown County, Obituaries, 1855-1990 from FamilySearch
- Cottonwood County, Obituaries, 1850-1990 from FamilySearch
- Douglas County, Obituaries, 1860-1990 from FamilySearch
- Ramsey County: Elmhurst Cemetery Burial Search in St. Paul, Minnesota

Missouri
- Phelps, Crawford, Dent, and Washington Counties, Obituaries, 1880-1990 from FamilySearch; coverage varies by county
- Bollinger County Death Records (transcriptions), c. 1883-1891
- Johnson County, Missouri Cemetery Inscriptions digitized microfilm from FamilySearch - Johnson County Deaths, 1883-1893
- St. Charles County: Black Walnut Cemetery Grave Sites
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary Index; Covers 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-Jan 1971, 1992-2020, and January-November, 2021. (update March-November, 2021 added)
- St. Louis County: Webster Groves, Missouri, Historical Records from the St. Louis Genealogical Society; includes Births and Deaths in Webster Groves, 1903-1909 (with digitized scans of the birth and death registers)

Nebraska
- Nebraska, Index to Deaths, 1904-1968 at Ancestry/requires payment (update: years 1956-1968 added)

New Jersey
- Cape May County Veterans Cemetery Plot Finder
- Sussex County Historical Society Genealogy Indexes (includes indexes for deaths, cemeteries, and probate records)

New Mexico
- San Juan County Probate Records Index (also has marriage licenses index)

New York State
- Rockland County: Ascension Cemetery Burials (Catholic Cemetery in Airmont, NY)
- Westchester County: Yonkers, Birth and Death Registration and Indexes, 1875-1916 from FamilySearch
- Westchester County: Gate of Heaven Cemetery Burials (Catholic Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY; Babe Ruth and Jimmy Cagney are buried here.)

New York City
- Manhattan: New York, New York, Bodies in Transit, 1859-1894 (at Ancestry/requires payment) transcriptions of transit permits for bodies of the deceased traveling in, out, or through Manhattan; includes death date and burial place for most of the entries
- Staten Island: Mount Richmond Cemetery Map with Burial Search (Jewish cemetery for indigent burials in Staten Island, NY)
- Staten Island: Resurrection Cemetery Burials (Catholic Cemetery in Staten Island, NY)

North Dakota
- North Dakota, State Death Certificates, 1908-2007 (indexed) at Ancestry/requires payment; includes scanned images of the death certificates. Note: The decedent's Social Security number and cause of death have been redacted from these certificates.

Ohio
- Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Decedent Search (requires registration)
- Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Unidentified Persons Search
- Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Coroner's Reports, 1833-1902 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Hamilton County: Cincinnati Newspapers Death Notices Indexes, 1818-1920 from the Hamilton County Genealogical Society

Oklahoma
- Delaware County: City of Grove Genealogy-Cemetery Transcription and Headstone Pictures for Buzzard and Olympus cemeteries; work in progress
- Garfield County, Obituaries, 1963-1986 from FamilySearch

Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, 1906-1971 from the Pennsylvania State Archives (update: year 1971 added)
- Bucks County Register of Wills Case Search
- Cambria County: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Obituaries, 1991-2018
- Lehigh County Civil War Grave Registrations (digitized grave registration forms of Civil War veterans buried in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)

Texas
- Bexar County: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio Sacramental Records, 1700-1995 at Ancestry/requires payment; includes baptisms, marriages and burials; coverage varies by parish

Utah
- Cache County: Providence City Cemetery Burials Search

Washington
- Pierce County: Artondale Cemetery Burial Records (in Gig Harbor, Washington)

This is a list of the most recent additions. There are many more links for death records indexes at: Online Death Records Indexes, Obituary and Cemetery Indexes (USA)

Sunday, June 27, 2021

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...

Alaska
- Anchorage: Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery - Search Burials
- Juneau Historical Files - People, 1890s-1950s: Biographical Information Arranged Alphabetically (includes some deaths)

California
- Alameda County Obituary Forms (index), 1968-1977 from the San Leandro Morning News and the Alameda Star Times newspapers
- San Diego: Mount Hope Cemetery Burial Registries and Indexes
- San Diego: Calvary Cemetery Tombstone Photos (Catholic Cemetery)
- San Francisco: Odd Fellows Cemetery San Francisco Registry, 1865-1906; A PDF that lists burials from the Odd Fellows memorial cemetery in San Francisco that were reinterred at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Colma, San Mateo County, California.
- San Francisco: Records From Tombstones in Laurel Hill Cemetery, 1853-1927
- San Mateo County Superior Court Records Index (indexes probate records and other court records)
- Sonoma County, Sebastopol, Evergreen Lawn Cemetery Burial Records, 1800-2010 at FamilySearch

Colorado
- Eagle County: Eagle Valley District Library Obituaries Search
- El Paso County: US Air Force Academy Cemetery Burials
- Kit Carson County Death Records Index, 1893-1907
- Kit Carson County: Fairview Cemetery Burials (Burlington, Colorado)
- Mesa County: Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado Honor Roll - In Memory of Our Interred Veterans, April 2020-recent (Grand Junction, Colorado)

Connecticut
- Connecticut Death Records Index, 1897-2001 from the Connecticut State Library (update: years 1969-2001 added)

Delaware
- Delaware, Wills and Probate Records, 1676-1971 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
- Delaware Church Deaths, 1750-1886 from FamilySearch; for the Christina Congregation, Trinity Church, Wilmington, Delaware

Idaho
- Idaho Death Records, 1890-1969 at Ancestry/requires payment (update: year 1969 added)

Illinois
- Bond County: City of Greenville Cemetery Database for Montrose and Lansing Cemeteries
- Bond County: Robinson Cemetery Database (in Pocahontas, Illinois)
- Brown County, Illinois Register of Deaths, Book 1, Dec. 1877-Oct. 1915; Indexes, 1878-1945 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Greene County Assorted Death Indexes (includes deaths reported in newspapers, 1899-1964; and other items)
- Henderson County Clerk Death Register, 1878-1902; and Index to Deaths, 1878-1900 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Kankakee County, Illinois Death Certificates, 1915-1951, Index, 1916-1958 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Macon County Clerk Death Records, 1877-1918; Index, 1877-1922 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Perry County Cemetery Burials (Includes these cemeteries: Chapman, Curlee, DeGroft, Dry, Huggins/Old Keene, John Hawkins, Nine Mile, and Swanwick Cemetery.)
- Perry County Cemeteries (scanned books from the Pinckneyville Public Library)
- St. Clair County: Marissa Township Cemetery Burials
- Tazewell County Clerk Vital Records, 1827-1922; digitized microfilm from FamilySearch; includes Index to Register of Deaths, 1877-1916, and other items

Indiana
- Clark County: Charlestown Library History and Genealogy Collection; includes indexes for James Funeral Home Records (Charlestown); Charlestown Cemetery lot listings; and other items
- Southern Indiana and Illinois Obituary Database (Includes these Indiana counties: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick; and these Illinois counties: Gallatin and White. Coverage varies by county.)

Iowa
- Van Buren County GenWeb Genealogy Indexes (includes Van Buren County Cemetery Burials Index, 1936 D.A.R. Grave Survey, Van Buren County SSDI, and other items)

Kansas
- Johnson County: Pleasant Valley Cemetery Burial Records (in Overland Park, Kansas)
- Sedgwick County: Wichita Eagle and Beacon Obituaries Indexes, 1955-2019 (update: years 2018 and 2019 added)
- Sedgwick County: City of Wichita Cemeteries - Burials (incudes Highland Cemetery and Jamesburg Park Cemetery)
- Sedgwick County: Tihen Notes: Wichita Newspaper Notes, 1872-1982 (includes some death notices and other items)
- Shawnee County: Security Benefit Association Cemetery Plat, Topeka, Kansas (The cemetery plots on the map show the name of the deceased and the year of death.)
- Shawnee County: Interactive Map of West Lawn Memorial Garden Cemetery (Topeka) includes burials search

Kentucky
- Western Kentucky Obituary Database from various sources for these counties: Breckinridge, Bullit, Butler, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henderson, Larue, Livingston, McLean, Meade, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Ohio, Union, and Webster

Louisiana
- Louisiana Death Records Index, 1911-1970 from the Louisiana Secretary of State (update: year 1970 added)
- Orleans Parish, State Museum Historical Center, Cemetery Records, 1805-1944 at FamilySearch (for 20 cemeteries)

Maryland
- Maryland Death Indexes (not complete - ongoing project; currently includes: Baltimore City, 1874-1962 with several gaps; all counties (except Baltimore City), 1969 -1972; and the state of Maryland, 1973-2014)
- Washington County: Antietam National Cemetery Burials (military cemetery that began during the Civil War)

Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924 from FamilySearch; includes scanned images of the death registers and certificates (update: years 1921-1924 added)

Michigan
- Branch County: Oak Grove Cemetery Burial Search Map (in Coldwater, Michigan)
- Washtenaw County: Chelsea District Library Family History Index and Chelsea Register of Births and Deaths

Missouri
- Missouri Death Certificates Index and Images, 1910-1970 (update: year 1970 added)
- Buchanan County: St. Joseph Public Library Death Record Database, 1891-1900; and Obituary Database, 1951-2017 (update: death record database, 1891-1900 added; and 4 years added to the obituary database)
- Cape Girardeau County: City of Cape Girardeau Death Records, 14 April 1882 to 28 February 1934
- Greene County Coroner/Medical Examiner Name Index, 1834-1950; and Probate Name Index, 1833-1899
- Ray County Obituaries Indexes (indexes obituaries from the Excelsior Springs Standard (1888-present), and other obituary collections)
- Ray County: City of Excelsior Springs - Crown Hill and Hillcrest Cemetery Burials

Nebraska
- Nebraska, Index to Deaths, 1904-1955 (at Ancestry/requires payment)

Nevada
- Washoe County: Ross-Burke Funeral Records, Reno, Nevada, 1904-1919 at Ancestry/requires payment

New Hampshire
- New Hampshire Death Records, 1650-1969, Index and Images (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes digitized images of the death certificates or records

New Jersey
- Some Essex County Cemetery Burials -- for Woodland Cemetery (Newark), Clinton Cemetery (Irvington), Newark City Cemetery, and some defunct cemeteries; from the New Jersey Records Preservation Group
- Somerset County: Somerset Messenger Gazette Obituary Index, 1986-2012
- Union County: Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery Burials (in Linden, New Jersey)

New Mexico
- Hidalgo County Probate Records Search
- Lincoln County Clerk Probate Records Search

New York State
- New York State Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957 to 50 years ago (update: year 1970 added)
- Monroe County: Maplewood Cemetery Burials (in Henrietta, NY)
- Orange County: Warwick Valley Genealogical Resources (includes cemetery and obituary indexes; from the Albert Wisner Public Library)
- Saratoga County Clerk Online Records Access (includes some wills and cemetery deeds)

Ohio
- Delaware County: Oak Grove Cemetery Burial Record Search
- Franklin County Probate General Case Index Search, c.1990s-present
- Lucas County: City of Toledo Cemetery Burials Search (for Forest and Collingwood Cemeteries)
- Muskingum County Chapter Ohio Genealogy Society: Cemetery Indexes
- Ottawa County: Put-in-Bay Township Cemetery Burials (includes Maple Leaf Cemetery, Crown Hill Cemetery, La Fluer Cemetery, and North Bass Cemetery)
- Ottawa County: Harris-Elmore Public Library Digital Collection (includes some obituaries)
- Summit County: Chestnut Hill Memorial Park Burial Records Search (in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
- Wayne County Cemetery Master Name Index

Oregon
- Lane County: Oak Hill Cemetery Burial Book (Eugene, Oregon)
- Lane County: Eugene Masonic Cemetery Burial List

Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, 1906-1970 (index only) Update: year 1970 added; from the Pennsylvania State Archives

Rhode Island
- Rhode Island Death Registrations, 1853-1921 (digitized ledgers with an index for 1853-1900; also has Birth Registrations, 1853-1920; and Marriage Registrations, 1853-1920)

South Carolina
- South Carolina Death Certificates and Index, 1915-1969; at Ancestry/requires payment (update: year 1969 added)

Texas
- Dallas County: Oak Grove Memorial Gardens Burial Search (Irving, Texas)
- City of Houston, Texas Death Certificates, 1874-August 1900 (scanned books from FamilySearch)
- Index to City of Houston, Texas Death Certificates, 1874-August 1900 (scanned books from FamilySearch)

Utah
- Sanpete County: Ephraim City Park Cemetery and Historic Pioneer Cemetery Burials

Vermont
- Vermont Probate Files, 1800-1921 for Chittenden and Essex Counties; coverage may vary; from FamilySearch

Virginia
- Death Index of Virginia, July 1, 1853-1896 (for 34 Virginia cities and counties)
- Virginia Wills and Estate Records Index, 1633-1800 (from the will books of 51 Virginia counties and cities)
- Bristol Cemeteries Index (from the Library of Virginia)
- Petersburg Public Library Newspaper Index, 1797-1877 (indexes births, marriage, deaths, and other items; from the Library of Virginia)
- Petersburg: Poplar Grove National Cemetery - Civil War Burials
- Portsmouth Public Library Cemetery Burials Indexes for Lincoln (African-American) Cemetery and Olive Branch Cemetery
- Richmond Area: Henley Marriage and Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers, 1736-1982 with emphasis on the years 1780 to 1910; from the Library of Virginia
- Wythe County Cemeteries from the Kegley Library

Washington
- Washington State Department of Health, Death Certificates, July 1, 1907-1960, 1963-1969, 1974, and 1993-1995 (free) includes images of the death certificates; not yet complete -- more years and images are being added

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 17, 2021

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, 1870-1970; and Birth Certificates, 1855-1946 (Update: year 1970 added for the death certificates; years 1945 and 1946 added for the birth certificates)
- Coconino County: Citizens Cemetery Burials (Flagstaff, Arizona)

California
- San Bernardino County: Yucaipa Valley Genealogical Society Obituary Surname Index
- San Diego County: El Cajon Cemetery Records (PDF from the San Diego Genealogical Society)

Colorado
- Colorado, Select County Death Records, 1986-2017 at Ancestry/requires payment; most are from Denver, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties, coverage varies by county, not all counties are included, has 169,000 entries, a small number of the entries include images of the death certificates

Connecticut
- Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955 at FamilySearch; "Index to selected death records."
- Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955 at FamilySearch

Florida
- Florida Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 (these list people who died in the year preceding the date the census was taken; coverage varies by county and census year)
- Manatee Genealogical Society Tombstone Inscriptions Surname Index

Georgia
- Georgia Death Certificates, 1928-1943, Index and Images at FamilySearch (update: year 1943 added)
- Bulloch County: African American Funeral Programs from the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center
- Fulton County: Atlanta African American Funeral Programs Collection; most are from the late 20th-early 21st centuries
- Thomas County: African American Funeral Programs from the Thomas County Public Library System; most are from the late 20th-early 21st centuries
- Thomas County Public Library African-American Obituaries Index; indexes 4200 obituaries

Hawaii
- Hawaii, Death Certificates and Indexes, 1841-1942 at Ancestry/requires payment; includes digitized copies of the death certificates; coverage varies by place
- Hawaii, Birth, Marriage, and Death Cards, 1850-1950 at Ancestry/requires payment; Digitized index cards extracted from Honolulu newspapers

Idaho
- Idaho Death Records, 1890-1968 at Ancestry/requires payment; includes digitized copies of the death certificates (update: year 1968 added)
- Franklin County Cemeteries
- Nez Perce County, Brower Wann Funeral Home Records, 1925-1986 at FamilySearch

Illinois
- Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1988 (browsable images only; coverage varies by county; at FamilySearch)
- Adams County: Quincy, Greenmount Cemetery Records, 1875-1985 at FamilySearch
- Bureau County Online Genealogy Search -- Indexes birth certificates (75 years or older), marriage licenses (50 years or older), and death certificates (20 years or older)
- Cook County: Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago Database (from the Archdiocese of Chicago)
- Cook County: Pioneer Cemeteries of Palatine Township (includes burial lists for some of the cemeteries)
- Knox County Cemeteries
- Marion County: Patoka Cemetery Inscriptions and Genealogical Information
- Richland County: City of Olney Cemetery Burials (for Haven Hill, Memorial Gardens, and Maple Dale Cemeteries)
- Richland County: Index of Death Records 1878-1940; Death Records, 1877-1950; and Stillbirths, 1883-1904 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- Vermilion County Clerk Register of Deaths, 1877-1903 (with index, 1877-1907); and Stillbirth Register, 1878-1917 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch; indexed)
- Whiteside County: Fulton Newspapers Indexes (indexes some deaths and obituaries)
- Winnebago County: Catholic Diocese of Rockford Cemetery Burials -- for Mount Hope Cemetery (Elgin) and Calvary Cemetery (Winnebago)

Indiana
- Harrison County, Index Cards to Corydon Democrat Newspaper Obituaries, 1861-2008 at FamilySearch
- Lake County Will Abstracts, 1855-1930s

Iowa
- Iowa Death Records, 1920-1967 at Ancestry/requires payment; includes images of the death certificates (update: years 1941-1967 added)
- Dallas County, Violet Hill Cemetery, Lot Records, 1846-1988 (in Perry, Iowa) from FamilySearch
- Lyon County, Cemetery Records, ca.1800- ca.2000 at Family Search
- Scott County: Fairmount Cemetery Burials (in Davenport)
- Scott County, Oakdale Cemetery, Interment Records, 1856-1989 (in Davenport) at FamilySearch

Kansas
- Kansas, Deaths, 1811-1940 at FamilySearch; for Atchison, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Kingman, Labette, Miami, Montgomery, Nemaha, Osage, Shawnee, Sherman, and Wyandotte Counties; coverage varies by county
- Kansas Genealogical Society and Online Library - Obituaries Indexes, 1870-2006 (has over 600,000 entries)
- Allen County: City of Iola Cemetery Burials (for Iola Cemetery and Highland Cemetery)
- Cowley County: Memorial Lawn Cemetery Records Search (in Arkansas City, Kansas)
- Douglas County: Lawrence City Cemetery Records, 1850-1988 at FamilySearch
- Douglas County Genealogical Society Indexes
- Riley County, Sunset Cemetery, Burial Index Cards, 1856-1998 at FamilySearch

Louisiana
- Louisiana Death Records Index, 1911-1969 from the Louisiana Secretary of State (update: year 1969 added)
- New Orleans, Louisiana, Index to Death Records, 1804-1964 at Ancestry/requires payment (update: years 1950-1964 added)

Maine
- Aroostook County: Cary Library Genealogy Database (Indexes birth, marriage, death and burial records from Houlton, Maine and surrounding communities in the Southern Aroostook County area.)

Michigan
- Allegan County Clerk Death and Marriage Search (includes death certificates index, 1867-recent)

Minnesota
- Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955 from FamilySearch; you must be at a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library to view the images
- Blue Earth County, Glenwood Cemetery, Burial Records, ca. 1869-1990 in Mankato, Minnesota; from FamilySearch
- Olmsted County, Oakwood Cemetery Records, 1863-1998 at FamilySearch
- Waseca County Historical Society, Burial Cards, ca.1860-1992 at FamilySearch

Mississippi
- Mississippi Index to Deaths, 1912-1943 at Ancestry/requires payment
- Hinds County: Mississippi Asylum Cemetery Records, November 1912 to March 9, 1935 (in Jackson, Mississippi)

Missouri
- Missouri Death Index, 1968-2015 from Reclaim the Records
- Missouri Census Records and Tax Lists (includes Mortality Schedules for the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses)

- Caldwell County, Missouri, Cemetery Index, 1864-1967 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
- Cass County Public Library Digital Collections (includes: Memorial Card and Obituary Collection; Runnenburger Funeral Home Records, 1901-1983; and other items)
- Jefferson County Permanent Record of Deaths, 1883-1892; digitized microfilm from FamilySearch; includes searchable name index
- Marion County: Sprague Funeral Home Ledgers (in Palmyra, Missouri)
- Marion County, Missouri, Cemetery Index, 1833-1967 (at Ancestry/requires payment)

- St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary Index (Covers 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1970, and 1992-June 2020) Update: July-November 2020 added
- St. Louis City Probate Court Record of Wills, 1816-1928 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- St. Louis City Probate Court Wills, 1917-1967 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)
- St. Louis City: Smithers and Wagoner Funeral Home Records, 1865-1899 and 1934
- St. Louis County: Washington Park Cemetery Burial Card Index from the Missouri History Museum Archives (African-American cemetery in Berkeley)
- St. Louis County: St. Ferdinand Cemetery Burials, 1893 (Catholic Cemetery in Hazelwood, Missouri)

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

Nebraska
- Cedar County Genealogy Indexes (includes indexes for some probate records, cemetery burials, and Randolph Times obituaries)
- Lancaster County, Fairview Cemetery, Burial Records, 1864-1999 (in Lincoln) at FamilySearch
- Thayer County: Sacred Heart Cemetery Burials (in Hebron, Nebraska)

New Jersey
- Bergen County: Riverside Cemetery Grave Search (Jewish Cemetery in Saddle Brook, New Jersey)

New Mexico
- Bernalillo County: Sunset Memorial Park Burials Search (cemetery in Albuquerque)
- McKinley County Register of Deaths, 1907-1935; digitized book from FamilySearch (not indexed)

New York State
- Onondaga County: Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Cemeteries Search
- Rockland County Veterans Cemetery Search
- Suffolk County: Beth Moses Cemetery Burials (Jewish cemetery in West Babylon, New York)
- Suffolk County: Wellwood Cemetery Burials (Jewish cemetery in West Babylon, New York)
- Warren County Cemeteries (includes assorted cemetery transcripts and almshouse cemetery images)
- Westchester County: Yonkers Death Index and Registers, 1875-1889 at Archive.org/from Reclaim The Records; scanned books
- Westchester County: The Old Burial Grounds of the Town of North Castle, N.Y. (PDF of scanned book that lists burials)
- Yates County, Swann Vital Records Collection, 1723-2009 from FamilySearch

North Carolina
- North Carolina Digital Collections: Secretary of State Wills, 1663-1789 (Loose original wills probated in the province.)
- Davie County Genealogy Document Portal (includes scanned obituaries and some obituary indexes)
- Durham County, North Carolina Cemetery Burials
- Durham County Death, Birth, Marriage, and Divorce Announcement Indexes includes Durham County Obituaries Index, 1848-1927

North Dakota
- Burleigh County: Sunset Memorial Gardens of Bismarck Burial Locator

Ohio
- Ohio, Grave Registrations of Soldiers, 1810-1955 at FamilySearch
- Cuyahoga County Death Records, 1840-1908 (at Ancestry/requires payment; includes images of the death registers)
- Warren County: City of Lebanon Cemetery Burials

Oklahoma
- Comanche County, Highland Cemetery Records, 1901-1994 at FamilySearch
- Grant County Funeral Home Records Index for the Wilson Funeral Home and the Mills Funeral Home
- Noble County, Parker Funeral Home, Funeral Records, 1908-1982 (in Perry, Oklahoma) from FamilySearch

Oregon
- Columbia County: Rainier Cemetery District Burials Search

Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (at Ancestry/requires payment); includes scanned copies of the death certificates (update: year 1968 added)
- Pennsylvania, Deaths, 1852-1854 (at Ancestry/requires payment) for 49 counties; includes images of the death records
- Adams County Historical Society Genealogy Indexes (includes indexes for estate files, tombstone inscriptions, and other items)
- Adams County Register of Deaths, 1893-1905 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch)

Rhode Island
- Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932 from FamilySearch; for all counties: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington (coverage may vary by county)

Tennessee
- Greene County Genealogical Society Indexes (includes cemetery transcriptions; Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home Records, 1908-1949; and other items)
- Tennessee Valley Cemetery Relocation Files, 1933-1990 (at Ancestry/requires payment; includes digitized images of the files)

Texas
- Bexar County: African American Funeral Programs of San Antonio
- Frio County Cemeteries
- Hardin County Clerk, Death Records, 1908-1948 from FamilySearch
- Jefferson County: Port Arthur News Obituary Index, 1969-2020
- Jefferson County Historical Commission - Cemeteries

Utah
- Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976 from FamilySearch

Virginia
- Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912 at FamilySearch
- Richmond: East End Cemetery Burials and Searchable Map - Historic African-American Cemetery in Richmond

West Virginia
- West Virginia Death Records and Index, 1853-1970 (update: year 1970 added)

Wisconsin
- Dunn County Death Records Index, 1868-1979 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch; includes digitized death registers, 1868-1884)
- Dunn County Potter's Field List of Known Burials (near Menomonie, Wisconsin)
- Fond du Lac Public Library Records, 1848-1980 (digitized microfilm from FamilySearch; includes a digitized Calvary Cemetery index, 1900-1980)
- Grant County: Hillside Cemetery Burials, Platteville
- Portage County: Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society Local Resources (indexes); includes: "1876-1907 Portage County Death Registrations," cemetery and obituary indexes, and other items
- Portage County: South New Hope Cemetery Plots (in Nelsonville, 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 and Obituaries

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
- 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