Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Online Death Records and Indexes - New Additions and Updates

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

Arizona
- Arizona Death Records Index 1844-1959 & Birth Index 1855-1934 (update: year 1959 added for deaths; 1934 added for births)

Arkansas
- Garland County: Hot Springs Sentinel-Record Obituaries Index (ongoing project) also has some cemetery transcriptions and links to obituary indexes for nearby counties

California
- San Mateo County: Cypress Lawn Cemetery Burials (Colma, CA)
- Santa Clara County Archives (includes indexes for some probate cases, wills and coroner inquests)

Connecticut
- Connecticut Archives 1629-1820 - Indexes (includes Estates of Deceased Persons 1640-1820, and other genealogy indexes)

Delaware
- Sussex County: Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred Cemetery Survey

Florida
- Pinellas County Probate Records Search (c.1980s to present)

Georgia
- Troup County Cemetery Database

Idaho
- Ada County: City of Boise Cemetery Burials (for Fort Boise Military Cemetery, Morris Hill Cemetery and Pioneer Cemetery)

Illinois
- Christian County: Oak Hill Cemetery Burials (Taylorville)
- Cook County: Glenview Public Library Obituary Index; See: Online Chicago and Cook County Death Records and Indexes
- Sangamon County: Oak Ridge Cemetery Interment Records, March 1858-1940 in Springfield, IL (update: more years added)

Indiana
- Clark County: Obituary and Death Notices Index 1872-1900
- Clinton County: Genealogy Obituary Records (from the Frankfort Community Public Library)
- Floyd County: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library Newspaper Index (includes obituaries)
- Hendricks County: Brownsburg Public Library Obituary Finder
- Hendricks County Probate Records Indexes (works in progress)

Iowa
- Cherokee County: Oak Hill Cemetery Burials (Cherokee, Iowa)

Kansas
- Franklin County Genealogy Indexes
- Harvey County: Bethel College Mennonite Library and Archives Obituaries Indexes
- Rush County: Obituary Index for Rush County Newspapers 1874-1939

Maine
- Jewish Burials: State-wide Index for Some Jewish Cemeteries in Maine
- Cumberland County: Westbrook Historical Society Genealogy Indexes (includes cemetery transcriptions and more)
- Oxford County GenWeb Archives - Includes Some Cemeteries
- Oxford County: Andover Maine Genealogy Indexes (includes cemeteries and death indexes)

Maryland
- Maryland Portal to Court Records: Estate Search
- Frederick County: Reformed Cemetery Burials (Knoxville, Maryland)

Massachusetts
- Middlesex County: Cemeteries of Littleton, Massachusetts

Michigan
- Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society: Historical Records (inlcudes Foreign Deaths 1931–2002, and other items; also has PDF files for two large cemeteries)
- Oakland County: Clover Hill Park Cemetery Burials (Jewish Cemetery in Birmingham, MI)

Minnesota
- Carver County Newspaper Index Search (includes death notices)

Mississippi
- Hancock County Historical Society Genealogy Indexes (includes indexes for some obituaries, cemetery burials and other items)
- Itawamba County Book of the Dead - Cemetery Burials
- Lee County Cemeteries
- Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library - Genealogy Indexes (includes obituaries, cemeteries and more)

Missouri
- Missouri Death Certificates Index and Images 1910-1959 (update: year 1959 added)
- Adair County: Obituaries & Death Notices Index for the Kirksville Daily Express, March 1979-2009 (update: more years added)
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary Index (update - more years added: 1965, 1966, 2009); See: Online St. Louis, Missouri Death Records, Indexes & Obituaries

New Hampshire
- Cheshire County: Vital Records of Keene, New Hampshire

New York
- Madison County Cemeteries
- Onondaga County: Skaneateles Historical Society Archives - Genealogy Indexes (includes newspaper death indexes and some cemetery burials)
- Rockland County Cemetery Records and Funeral Homes (update: funeral homes index added)

North Carolina
- Union County Public Library Obituary Indexes (for Monroe and Marshville Newspapers)

Ohio
- Mahoning County: Goshen Township Cemetery Burials

Oregon
- Lane County: Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Burials

Pennsylvania
- Clearfield County Death Registrations 1893-1905 (not yet complete - more being added)
- Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Obituaries Index (most are from the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal)

South Carolina
- Chesterfield County: Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser Obituary Archive 2003-recent (not complete)

Tennessee
- Tennessee Death Index 1914-1931 (update: year 1931 added)

Vermont
- Windsor County: Cemeteries, Obituaries and Death Notices Indexes (from the Hartford Historical Society)

Virginia
- Prince William Public Library System's Digital Library - Genealogy Indexes (includes births, marriage, deaths, probate records and more)
- Prince William County Indexes (includes cemeteries and obituaries)

Wisconsin
- Dane County: Forest Hill Cemetery Burials (Madison, WI)
- Forest County: Crandon Public Library - Local History Obituary Index 1909-1923, 2001-2003 and 2005-recent (ongoing project)
- Marathon County Cemeteries
- Pierce County Cemeteries

See: Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

Monday, May 03, 2010

Death and Burial Indexes at FamilySearch Record Search

As part of their recent update adding 300 million names, FamilySearch Record Search has added several databases that index some death and burial records for various states. See the list below. The update also includes many indexes for Births, Christenings and Marriages for various states. You can access these indexes and many more genealogy indexes at: FamilySearch Historical Records Search

While these death and burial indexes are not necessarily complete, they do contain numerous listings that may be helpful for genealogy research.

Recently Added Death and Burial Indexes at FamilySearch:

Arizona Deaths and Burials, 1910-1911; 1993-1994
Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882-1929; 1945-1963
Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815-1955
District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964
Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921
Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919
Idaho Deaths and Burials, 1907-1965
Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930
Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970
Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910
Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992
New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955
New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952
North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994
Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997
Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947
Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946
Vermont Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965
Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912
West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932

For more online death indexes see: Online Death Indexes and Records

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New York Genealogy Records and Resources Online

Here are some places to find New York City and State Genealogy Information, Records, Indexes and Resources on the Internet...

Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Census Records

Immigration Records

New York Newspapers

Sunday, March 07, 2010

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...

Alaska
- Alaska Probate Index 1885-1960

Colorado
- Boulder Genealogical Society - Cemeteries and Obituaries - Updated (includes: Boulder Daily Camera Obituary Index 1970-1974; burial indexes for the following cemeteries: Columbia Cemetery, Green Mountain Cemetery, Hygiene Cemetery, Lyons Cemetery, "Roadside" Cemetery, Rowley Cemetery, Weisner Cemetery; and more)
- Pitkin County: Cemetery Records for Red Butte, Aspen Grove, Ute and Basalt Cemeteries

Florida
- Flagler County Genealogy Indexes (includes some obituaries and cemetery records)

Illinois
- DeKalb County Cemeteries and Genealogy Indexes
- DuPage County: Obituary Index, 1972-2009 for Burr Ridge, Darien and Willowbrook, Illinois

Indiana
- Marion County Wills Index
- Sullivan County Obituaries Indexes (for obituaries 1929-present, and obituaries and death notices 1870-1905; also has indexes for wills and marriages)
- Union County Genealogy Indexes (includes cemetery records, obituaries index and more)

Kansas
- Clay County Rural Cemeteries
- Clay County: Greenwood Cemetery Burials (Clay Center, KS)
- Russell County Cemeteries
- Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Obituaries Index 1906-1935 and 1971-present with a few from 1936-1970 (update: more years added)

Kentucky
- Edmonson County: Mammoth Cave National Park Cemetery Database

Maryland
- Garrett County: Ruth Enlow Library Obituary Database, March 1877-1904

Massachusetts
- Middlesex County: Lowell Vital Records Indexes (Birth, Marriage, Death) from Local Newspapers
- Middlesex County Cemetery Projects
- Middlesex County: St. Mary Cemetery Burials (Tewskbury, Massachusetts)
- Middlesex County: Lowell Cemetery Veterans Burial List
- Worcester County: Southborough Rural Cemetery Burials, and Southborough Vital Records 1727-1849

Michigan
- Monroe County: Monroe Evening News Obituaries Index (from the Monroe County Historical Commission Archives)
- Tuscola County: Cass City Cemetery Records and Digitized Newspapers

Minnesota
- Scott County Historical Society Newspaper Index - Marriages and Obituaries

Missouri (St. Louis)
- Gatewood Gardens Cemetery Burial Database (St. Louis)
- St. Louis City Wills Index, Volumes M-X, 1877-1894 (downloadable PDF file)
- Index to Names in the Annual Reports of the Coroner of Saint Louis, Missouri, for the Years 1894, 1895, 1896, and 1897

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

Nebraska
- Cass County Cemetery Burials and other Genealogy Indexes

New Hampshire
- Belknap County: Town of Belmont Genealogy Indexes (includes death index 1887-2008 and other indexes)
- Hillsborough County: Amherst Historical Society Genealogy Indexes (includes death index 1884-1989 and other items)

New Mexico
- New Mexico Death Records Index 1889-1945 from FamilySearch Record Search (Pilot)

New York
- Albany County: Knowersville Enterprise July 1884-July 1888 and Altamont Enterprise July 1888-December 2008 (digitized newspapers; includes obituaries and death notices)
- Dutchess County: Interments in Dutchess County Cemeteries before 1880
- Monroe County: Village of Churchville Cemetery Records Search

North Carolina
- Mecklenburg County: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Genealogy Indexes (includes some cemetery burials & early death notices)
- Wake County: Historic Oakwood Cemetery Burials (in Raleigh, NC)
- Wake County: Raleigh City Cemeteries Burial Databases (for City Cemetery and O'Rorke Cemetery)
- Wake County Wills Index 1771-1802

Ohio
- Fulton County Death Register Book 1 (1868-1886) transcriptions and images
- Wood County Cemetery Search

Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Cemeteries (a collection of cemetery transcriptions and photographs; coverage varies by county)
- Kingfisher County Cemeteries
- Muskogee Death and Newspaper Obituary Indexes 1916-2009 (update: more years added)

Pennsylvania
- Allegheny County: Index of Death Notices and Obituaries that Appeared in Pittsburgh Area Newspapers (ongoing project)

Texas
- Dallas County Probate Court - Search Case Records (recent)
- South Texas Area: Catholic Cemeteries of The Victoria Diocese (the Victoria Diocese comprises the counties of Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria, Wharton and Fayette County west of the Colorado River)
- Tarrant County: Death Notices and Miscellaneous News Items from the Arlington Journal and Arlington Citizen 1897-1940 (does not include all years)
- Tarrant County: Arlington Cemetery Burials

Virginia
- Richmond: Burial Records of Jewish Cemeteries in Central Virginia

Washington
- Walla Walla County: City of Walla Walla Burial Search - for Mountain View Cemetery
- Wenatchee Area Obituary Index 1880-2008 (update: more years added)

Wisconsin
- Outagamie County: Kaukauna Newspaper Index (for births, obituaries, weddings)
- Rock County Cemeteries
- Rock County: Janesville Gazette Obituaries Index, January 1981-May 1983; and January 1993-present (update: more years added)

See: Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

Friday, February 05, 2010

Online Genealogy Records Directories - Moving

Some of my online directories of genealogy indexes and records are moving to new URLs. Here is a list of some of the most popular, along with their new URLs. Please update any links you may have to these webpages. Thank you! -Joe

Online Birth and Marriage Records Indexes for the USA
was at: http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/vitalrecords.html

is now at:
http://www.germanroots.com/vitalrecords.html

What Passenger Lists Are Online?
Internet Sources for Transcribed Passenger Records and Indexes
was at: http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/onlinelists.html

is now at:
http://www.germanroots.com/onlinelists.html

Online Searchable Naturalization Indexes and Records (USA)
was at: http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/naturalization.html

is now at:
http://www.germanroots.com/naturalization.html

Finding U.S. Naturalization Records - a Genealogy Guide
was at: http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/naturalizationrecords.html

is now at:
http://www.germanroots.com/naturalizationrecords.html

Online Military Indexes and Databases - USA
was at: http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/military.html

was expanded into a separate website (in 2004):
http://www.militaryindexes.com/

Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records
was at: http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/deathrecords.html

was expanded into a separate website (in 2003):
http://www.deathindexes.com/

Thank you!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The German Roots (wee-monster) Website is Moving

If you have any links to my German Roots website, please update them - the old website will be going away soon. It was located at:

German Roots: German Genealogy Resources
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/

It has moved to:

http://www.germanroots.com/

If you are linking to an interior webpage such as:

What Passenger Lists Are Online?
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/onlinelists.html

Please change the URL to:

http://www.germanroots.com/onlinelists.html

Please change any other links to the old "wee-monster" website you may have.

Thank you kindly! :)

-Joe Beine