Monday, February 11, 2013

Online Vital Records News for AZ, IL, MO and PA

Arizona and Missouri Online Death Certificates
The Arizona Department of Health and the Missouri State Archives have both added the year 1962 to their online collections of death certificates. The year 1937 has also been added for Arizona births. See...

Arizona Deaths 1844-1962 and Births 1855-1937 from the Arizona Department of Health; early years may be spotty

Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1962 from the Missouri State Archives

For a list of more online death certificates see:
Online Death Certificates and Records

Pennsylvania Death Certificates Are Being Digitized
Ancestry and the Pennsylvania State Archives have a partnership to digitize and index Pennsylvania death certificates (1906-1963).

April 2014 Update: Ancestry has now begun putting scanned Pennsylvania death certificates online (fee required). For details see:

Online Pennsylvania Death Records, Indexes and Obituaries

Illinois: Cook County and Chicago Online Images Removed
Unfortunately, FamilySearch has removed digitized images for Cook County, Illinois birth, marriage and death records from their website. However, their online indexes for these records remain. The images were removed for: Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922; Birth Registers, 1871-1915; Deaths, 1878-1922; and Marriages, 1871-1920. For more information see this entry at the FamilySearch wiki: Cook County Death Records

Copies of these records can still be obtained online for a fee from the Cook County Clerk. And the indexes for these records (and for some later years) are still available online. See: Chicago Genealogy Records and Sources on the Internet

Monday, January 14, 2013

Online Death Records, Indexes and Obituaries - Latest Additions and Updates


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

Arkansas
 - Arkansas Death Certificate Search 1935-1961

California
 - Los Angeles County: Pacific Crest Cemetery Burials (Redondo Beach, CA)
 - Los Angeles County: Harbor View Memorial Cemetery Burials (San Pedro, CA)
See: Online Los Angeles, California Death Records & Indexes

Colorado
 - La Plata County: Animas City Cemetery Burials (includes photographs of the grave markers)
 - La Plata County: Greenmount and Animas City Cemeteries - Burials Map (Durango, CO)
 - La Plata County Coroner Records, early 1893-early 1914
 - Logan County: Riverside Cemetery Burials (Sterling, Colorado)
 - San Juan County: Hillside Cemetery Burials (Silverton, CO)

Idaho
 - Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937 from FamilySearch

Illinois
 - McDonough County Probate Case Files Index 1833-1925
 - Vermilion County: Danville Jewish Community Obituaries

Indiana
See: Recently Added Indiana Death Records and Obituaries Indexes

Iowa
 - Des Moines County: Burlington Public Library Genealogy Index (indexes birth and marriage announcements, and obituaries in local newspapers from the 1830s-1897)

Kansas
See: Kansas Death Records and Obituaries Indexes - Newest Additions and Updates

Kentucky
 - Boone County Cemetery Registers

Maine
 - Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907 from FamilySearch (birth, marriage and death returns; currently indexed from 1892-1907)
 - Oxford County: Town of Dixfield Cemeteries
 - Penobscot County: City of Brewer Cemetery Records (includes North Brewer Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, and Woodlawn Cemetery)

Maryland
 - Washington County Obituary Locator 1790-2011 (update: more years added)

Michigan
 - Calhoun County: Albion Area Obituaries Index and Riverside Cemetery Records 1830s-present (update: more years added)

Minnesota
 - Wadena County Death Index 1880-February 1994

Mississippi
 - Jones County Cemeteries

Nevada
 - Carson City Recorder Genealogy Indexes: includes birth records index 1867-1957; death records index 1887-1957; and burial indexes for Lone Mountain Cemetery and Empire Cemetery (update: more indexes added)

New Mexico
 - Rio Abajo Area of Central New Mexico - Burial Records (downloadable research papers - 3 volumes) for the villages of Tomé, San Fernando, Los Enlames, Valencia, Peralta, Casa Colorada and Manzano, 1793-1956

New Jersey
 - Warren County: Belvidere Apollo Obituary Index 1826-1914 (update: more years added)

New York
See: New York Death Records and Cemetery Indexes - New Additions

North Carolina
 - Craven County: New Bern Obituaries and Death Notices Index 1751-1927 and 1968-Recent (update: more years added)

North Dakota
 - North Dakota Gravestone Photos (ongoing project)

Ohio
See: Ohio Death Records and Obituaries Indexes - New Additions

Pennsylvania
 - Butler County: Butler Area Public Library Online Obituary Database 1818-2012 (update: more years added)
 - Montgomery County: Lower Merion Historical Society Burial Records Search
 - Philadelphia: Christ Church Philadelphia Genealogy Search (includes Baptisms 1709-1900, Marriages 1709-1913, and Burials 1709-1900)
 - Westmoreland County Estate and Marriage License Search

South Carolina
 - South Carolina Death Index 1915-1961 (update: years 1960 and 1961 added)

South Dakota
 - Pennington County: Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research - Online Indexes (includes: Rapid City Journal Obituaries Index 1970-2010 and Behrens' Mortuary Indexes 1879-1971)

Tennessee
 - Shelby County: Zion Christian Cemetery Burials (African American cemetery in Memphis)
 - Sumner County Genealogy Indexes (includes cemeteries and funeral home records)

Texas
 - Texas Death Records 1977-1986 from FamilySearch (not yet fully indexed; includes digitized copies of the death certificates)
 - Lamar County Death and Cemetery Records Database (update: more entries added)

Virginia
 - Arlington County: Arlington National Cemetery Burials (from the official website of Arlington National Cemetery)
 - Fairfax County: Civil War Veterans Buried in Fairfax County, Virginia

Wisconsin
 - Forest County: Crandon Public Library Local History Obituary Index 1890-1925, 1992-1994, 2001-2003 and 2005-recent (update: more years added)
 - Green Bay Area Research Center Genealogy Indexes; includes: Brown County Wills and Probate Case Files, 1821-1976; Oconto County Wills and Probate Case Files, 1857-1952; Outagamie County Probate Case Files, 1853-1958 (listed in the Brown County section)
 - La Crosse Public Library Genealogy Index; indexes obituaries 1904-1960, 1968-1969, and 1983-present; also has indexes for birth, marriage, divorce and cemetery records (update: more years added)
 - Langlade County Genealogical Society Cemeteries Index
 - Walworth County: Lake Geneva Public Library Obituary and Birth Announcement Indexes

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

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Kansas Death Records and Obituaries Indexes - Newest Additions and Updates

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

Kansas Death Indexes - Newest Additions
 - Douglas County: City of Lawrence Cemetery Records Search (includes Maple Grove Cemetery, Memorial Park Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, and Memorial Park Mausoleum)
 - Franklin County: Wellsville Cemetery Records (includes Wellsville Cemetery, Rock Creek Cemetery and Walnut Creek Cemetery)
 - McPherson County: McPherson City Cemetery Burials
 - Sedgwick County: Wichita Eagle & Beacon Obituary Index 1955-2011 (update: more years added)
 - Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Obituaries Index 1906-present (update: more years added)

Monday, January 07, 2013

New York Death Records and Cemetery Indexes - New Additions

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

New York Death Indexes - Latest Additions
 - New York State Deaths 1957-1962 (free downloadable data file; not searchable online; does not include New York City)
 - New York Gravestone Photos (ongoing project)
 - Monroe County: Rochester Genealogical Society Church Records (includes: "Index to Episcopal Church Records of Rochester 1820-1851," and scanned images for some other church records)
 - Queens: Cedar Grove Cemetery Burials (Flushing, NY)
 - Queens: Prospect Cemetery Burials (at York College Campus, Jamaica, Long Island, New York)
 - For the above two items (Queens) see: Online New York City Death Records and Indexes

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Ohio Death Records and Obituaries Indexes - New Additions

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

Ohio Death Indexes - Newest Additions
 - Belmont County Death Index 1867-1908
 - Columbiana County: Salem News Obituaries Index 1955-2012, and Grandview Cemetery Association Burial Database (update: more years added to the obituaries index)
 - Geauga County Births and Deaths 1867-1908
 - Henry County Genealogical Society Databases (includes estate records, veterans graves, early obituaries and more)
 - Lorain County: Probate Court Early Birth and Death Records 1867-1908
 - Stark County: Alliance Review Obituaries Index; coverage is spotty 1871-1948; full coverage from 1949-present (update: more years added)
 - Summit County: Barberton Public Library Obituaries Indexes
 - Trumbull County: Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Obituaries Index, 1900-1949, 1970, part of 1980, 1981 & 1987-2009 (update: more years added)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Recently Added Indiana Death Records and Obituaries Indexes

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

Indiana Death Indexes - Newest Additions
 - Fayette County Public Library Obituary Finder
 - Franklin County WPA Death Records Index 1882-1920
 - Hancock County WPA Death Index 1882-1920
 - Knox County: Early Vincennes 1732-1835 (includes some digitized probate records 1790-1820s)
 - Kosciusko County: Countywide Cemetery Preservation Digital Photo Project (ongoing project; currently has photos and text from 66 cemeteries)
 - Kosciusko County USGenWeb Genealogy Indexes (includes WPA Death Records Transcription 1882-1920, Wills, Obituaries and other items)
 - Kosciusko County: North Webster Community Public Library Cemetery and Obituary Indexes