Monday, June 15, 2009

Online Death Indexes and Records - Latest Additions and Updates

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

- Alabama Death Index 1908-1974 from FamilySearch Labs

- Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery Burials

- Arkansas Gravestones (has over 170,000 gravestone photos)
- Pike County Genealogy Records Indexes (includes some cemetery burials for Clark, Hot Spring, Montgomery and Pike Counties)
- Sebastian County Cemeteries

- Arapahoe County: Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society Indexes (includes: Littleton Cemetery Interment Records 1869-1981, Nickels-Hill-Drinkwine Mortuary Records 1915-1950, Obituary Index for the Littleton Independent Newspaper/ongoing project, and other items)

- Florida Death Index 1877-1939 from FamilySearch Labs

- Floyd County: City of Rome Cemeteries (3 city owned cemeteries can be searched for burials)
- Muscogee County: Columbus, Georgia Newspapers Obituary Project 1872-1918

- Whiteside County: Sterling Daily Gazette Index from the Sterling Public Library (includes obituaries)

- Cass County: Logansport Pharos Tribune Obituaries Index 1974-1980 and 1992-1999
- Cass County Cemeteries
- Henry County Death Records Index 1880-2000
- Howard County Cemeteries and Kokomo Tribune Obituary Index 1941-2008
- Miami County: WPA Death Index 1882-1920 (also includes cemeteries and other death indexes)
- Switzerland County: Vevay Newspaper Index 1840, 1853-1858 (births, marriages & deaths) ongoing project

- Atchison County Online Cemetery Files
- Pratt County Cemeteries

- Hampshire County: Burials in North and West Cemeteries in Amherst
- Nantucket County: Nantucket Grave Markers Database Search ("not comprehensive")
- Plymouth County: Plymouth Colony Archive Project (includes wills and probate inventories, 1600s)

- Berrien County: Silverbrook Cemetery Grave Search (Niles, Michigan)
- Calhoun County: Albion Area Obituaries Index 2001-recent
- Van Buren County: Hartford Obituary Index (various years; also includes some cemeteries)
- Van Buren County: Paw Paw Township Cemetery Burials

- Ramsey County: Roselawn Cemetery Burials (Roseville, MN)

New Jersey
- Hudson County Genealogical Society - Genealogy Databases (includes indexes for newspaper death notices, cemetery burials and more)
- Warren County: Belvidere Apollo Obituary Index 1826-1899 (from the Warren County Public Library)

New Mexico
- Santa Fe and New Mexico Obituary Index 1870s to 2005 (not complete; for the second half of the 20th century covers Santa Fe only)

New York
- Fulton County Cemeteries
- Monroe County: Webster Union Cemetery Burials (Webster, New York)
- Nassau County: Town of Oyster Bay Genealogy Indexes (includes historic cemeteries, death index 1881-1920 and other items)

North Carolina
- North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930 from FamilySearch Labs (includes digitized images of the death records)
- Wake County: North Carolina Family Records Online (includes "Marriage and Death Notices from the Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette: 1799-1893" and 220 family Bible records)

- Logan County: Summit View Cemetery Burials (Guthrie, Oklahoma)
- Oklahoma County: Oklahoma City Oklahoman Obituaries Index 1972-2008 (some years missing; work in progress) also has deaths found in OKC City Directories 1918 & 1920-1923

- Delaware County: Arlington Cemetery Burials (Drexel Hill, PA)

South Carolina
- South Carolina Death Index 1915-1955 from FamilySearch Labs (includes digitized images of the death records from 1915-1943)
- Charleston County Probate Court: Estate/Will & Conservatorship/Guardianship Records Search

- Tennessee Death Index 1914-1928 (udpate: year 1928 added)
- Shelby County: Baron Hirsch Jewish Cemetery Burials (Memphis)

- Burnet County Obituary Index 1876-1910 (from the Burnet County Genealogical Society)
- Burnet County GenWeb - Genealogy Indexes (includes some cemetery transcriptions and obituary indexes)
- Liberty County Birth, Marriage and Death Index
- Williamson County Cemeteries

- Northeast Kingdom Vermont Genealogy (has cemetery listings and other indexes for Caledonia County, Essex County and Orleans County)

See: The Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

Monday, June 01, 2009

Millvina Dean, Last Survivor of the Titanic, Dies

Elizabeth Gladys "Millvina" Dean, the last survivor of the Titanic sinking, died on May 31 at age 97. She was nine weeks old when her family boarded the Titanic in 1912. Her mother and brother also survived the sinking. Her father died in the tragedy. You can read more here: Millvina Dean, last remaining survivor of the Titanic, dies aged 97

Dean family on the Carpathia passenger list of Titanic Survivors
The above image is a portion of the Carpathia passenger list showing the three surviving members of the Dean family, siblings Bertram and Elizabeth (two-month-old Eliza) and their mother Georgette (Ettie). The Carpathia rescued 705 of the Titanic's survivors and brought them to New York on April 18, 1912. See: Partial List of Survivors of the Titanic who were taken aboard the Carpathia at the U.S. National Archives website.

James Cameron, director of the popular film, Titanic, along with two of the film's stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, donated money to help pay Millvina Dean's nursing home costs in her last days.

For information on Titanic passenger records see the New York section at... What Passenger Lists are Online?

For more on Titanic survivors see the Titanic category on the right side.