Sunday, October 18, 2015

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

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

- Los Angeles County: Antelope Valley Genealogical Society's Area Cemeteries (burials index for some cemeteries in Lancaster, Palmdale, Acton and Leona Valley)

District of Columbia
- District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961 at FamilySearch; includes index and digitized images of the death certificates (update: years 1960 and 1961 added)

- Nassau County: Fernandina Death and Burial Records, 1896-1916

- Georgia Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county

- Idaho Death Index, 1890-1964 (at Ancestry/requires payment) update: years 1963 and 1964 added

- Illinois Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county
- Adams County: Card Index to Deaths, 1877-1990 (at FamilySearch)
- Cook County: Ancestry's (fee-based) probate database for Illinois includes indexed and digitized probate records for Cook County and Chicago c.1871-c.1923; See: Online Chicago and Cook County, Illinois Death Records and Indexes. Scroll down to the "Chicago and Cook County Probate Records and Indexes" section.
- Knox County: Galesburg Public Library Birth, Obituary, and Wedding Index, 2006-recent; from the Register Mail newspaper
- McLean County: Central Illinois Obituaries, 1850-1880 (from Bloomington, Illinois Newspapers)
- St. Clair County: Walnut Hill Cemetery Burials, 1855-2014 (Belleville, Illinois)

- Benton County Cemeteries
- Grant County Death Certificates Index (from the Grant County Health Department)
- Greene County Death Records Index, 1895-1996
- Sullivan County Genealogy Indexes (Update: more indexes added, more years added to the obituary index)

- Iowa Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county
- Boone County Cemeteries
- Dallas County Cemeteries
- Iowa County Obituaries Index (also has other genealogy indexes)
- Webster County Death Certificate Index, 1925-1933

- Franklin County: Obituaries in Ottawa, Kansas Newspapers 1965-2003
- Republic County: Belleville City Cemetery Burials

- Louisiana Death Records Index 1911-1964 (update: year 1964 added)

- Waldo County: Births, Deaths and Marriages Recorded in Town Reports (from the Belfast Free Library)

- Washtenaw County: University of Michigan, Alumni Records - Necrology File Index (for students who died prior to 1965)

- Germanic Genealogy Society of Minnesota Cemetery Transcriptions (includes transcriptions for 8 primarily German cemeteries in Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Scott and Todd Counties)

- Mississippi Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county

- Missouri Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county

Missouri (St. Louis)
- St. Louis City Wills Indexes, 1816-1956 (update: more years added)
- Ancestry's (fee-based) Missouri Probate database includes indexed and digitized records for St. Louis City Probate Files c.1812-c.1898 and Wills c.1816-c.1967. See: Online St. Louis, Missouri Death Records, Indexes and Obituaries. Scroll down to the "St. Louis Probate Records and Wills" section.

- Cheyenne County: Greenwood Cemetery Burials (Sidney, Nebraska)

New Jersey
- New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980 at FamilySearch (free; browsable images only; not indexed; coverage varies by county; most end in 1920)
- New Jersey Wills and Probate Records, 1785-1924 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county
- Essex County: Glendale Cemetery Burials (Bloomfield, New Jersey)
- Morris County Probated Estates Search

New York (State)
- New York Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county

New York City
- New York Wills and Probate Records at Ancestry (requires payment; coverage varies)
- New York County, New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1658-1880 at Ancestry (requires payment; some volumes are missing)
- New York Probate Records at FamilySearch (unindexed; does not include the present day Bronx; coverage varies)
- Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogates Office, City of New York 1665-1801

See the "Probate Records and Wills" section at: Online New York City Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

North Carolina
- North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970 from FamilySearch (images only; not yet indexed; coverage varies by county; most records are from 1800-1930)
- North Carolina Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county
- Cumberland County Cemeteries
- Gaston County: Genealogy and Local History Indexes (includes: Early Church Histories and Cemeteries of Gaston and Lincoln Counties Index, and other items)
- Northampton County Burials Database (lists over 4300 burials in Northampton County)

- Diocese of Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries Burial Search (update: 3 cemeteries added); See: Online Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio Death Records and Indexes

- Clackamas County: Clackamas Review Obituary Index, 1926-April, 1999 (city of Milwaukie)
- Multnomah County: Assorted Death Indexes (includes indexes for Portland death certificates 1889-1902, Multnomah County probate cases 1852-1939, St. Mary's Cemetery burials (catholic cemetery in Portland), some obituaries, and other items)

- Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county

- Hamilton County: Chattanooga Public Library Newspapers Obituary Index 1897-2014 (updated: more years added)

- Williamson County Clerk Death Index Search (c. 1930s-recent; also has indexes for births and marriages)

- Utah Death Certificates Index 1905-1964; includes free downloadable images of the death certificates (update: years 1963 and 1964 added)
- Utah State Archives Online Death Indexes (includes Beaver County Death Registers Index, 1900-1905; Box Elder County: Garland City Cemetery Interment Registers Index, 1893-1961; Sanpete County Clerk Death Register, 1898-1905; Salt Lake County Coroners' Inquest Case Files Index, 1870-1871 and 1886-1937; Salt Lake County Probate Case Files Index, 1852-1896)

West Virginia
- West Virginia Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1978 (at Ancestry/requires payment) coverage varies by county

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

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Ancestry's New Collection of U.S. Wills and Probate Records

In early September, added some new U.S. databases with indexed and digitized wills and probate records for all 50 states. Coverage varies by county and not all counties are included. Access to this collection requires a fee-based subscription to

Ancestry's U.S. Probate Records and Wills Collection

Have fun digging around in these new records! :)

For more online death records and indexes see:
Online Death Indexes, Records, Obituaries and Cemeteries

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Irish Catholic Parish Registers Now Online

Great news for those with Irish ancestors. The National Library of Ireland now has digitized microfilm of Irish Catholic Church registers online. The records are unindexed, but you can browse through the images for 1,086 individual parishes for free. They cover the 1740s to the 1880s and consist of mostly baptisms and marriages. You can find the registers online at:

Catholic Parish Registers at the National Library of Ireland

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Online Indexes for Death Records, Cemeteries and Obituaries - Latest Additions

The Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records Website has been updated with the following new links and updates...

- Lawrence County Archives - Genealogy Indexes (includes indexes for cemeteries, marriages, wills and more)
- Mobile County: Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836-1995

- Alaska Deaths Index Database (derived from a variety of sources)

- Arizona Death Records Index 1870-1964 and Birth Index 1855-1939 (update: year 1964 added to death records; year 1939 added to birth records)

- California Death Index 1905-1939 at FamilySearch (update: now indexed by name)
- Alameda County Cemeteries

- Denver Public Library Obituaries Indexes 1923-2014 (update: years 1923 and 2010-2014 added)

- Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012 (update: years 2002-2012 added; at Ancestry/requires payment)

- Escambia County: St. Michael's Cemetery Burials (Pensacola)
- Escambia County GenWeb Site - Genealogy Indexes (includes Pensacola News Journal obituaries indexes, Fisher-Pou Funeral Home index, probate indexes, and more)
- Pasco County: West Pasco Historical Society Obituary Database (also has a burial list for Pine Hill Cemetery)

- Illinois, Soldier Burial Places, 1774-1974 from FamilySearch
- Cook County: see the next section
- Kane County: Aurora Public Library Beacon Obituary Index
- Kane County: Elgin Newspapers Vital Records Surname Search
- Winnebago County: Burials at Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Rockford, Illinois

Illinois: Cook County and Chicago
- Cook County Death Index 1878-1939 and 1955-1994 at FamilySearch (Update: more years added; 1910-1915 and 1955-1994 are for Chicago only)
- Cook County: Vital Records Index from Chicago Newspapers 1833-1851

See: Online Chicago & Cook County, Illinois Death Records & Indexes

- Daviess County: Washington Times Herald Obituaries, 1984-2012 (from FamilySearch; includes obituaries from Daviess, Martin, Pike and Knox Counties)
- Fulton County: Akron Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes from Newspapers
- Hamilton County Cemetery and Newspaper Databases (the newspaper database indexes birth, marriage and death notices, and obituaries)
- Marion County Cemetery Burials Database (from the Genealogical Society of Marion County)
- Noble County Genealogy Indexes (includes births and deaths 1882-1938, cemetery burials, obituaries, wills and more)

- Kansas Gravestone Photo Project
- Cherokee County Obituaries Index, 1868-2007
- Woodson County Death Index, 1853-1926

- Kentucky Death Index 2000-2012 (this is a new index that adds 12 years to the already available indexes for Kentucky)
- Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990 from FamilySearch (browsable images; most of the images have not yet been indexed; wills from Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties are currently indexed.)

- Maine: Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990 (from FamilySearch)
- Kennebec County: Albion Cemeteries Index
- Waldo County: Town of Unity Cemetery Search

- Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920 from FamilySearch (includes births, marriages and deaths, 1916-1920, and state amendments to vital records, 1841-1920; not yet complete)
- Barnstable County: Burials in Cataumet and Pocasset Cemeteries (Bourne, Massachusetts)
- Barnstable County: List of Headstones in Old Town Burying Grounds (Sandwich, Massachusetts)
- Essex County: City of Amesbury Cemeteries (includes a database for burials at Union Cemetery and Mt. Prospect Cemetery)
- Essex County: Old Burial Hill Gravestone Index (in Marblehead, Massachusetts)
- Hampden County: Longmeadow Cemetery Records
- Middlesex County: Chelmsford Newspapers Obituary Search
- Norfolk County: Knollwood Memorial Park Burial Search (Canton, Massachusetts)
- Norfolk County: Village Cemetery and Brookdale Cemetery Burials (in Dedham, Massachusetts)
- Norfolk County: Weymouth Town Vital Records to the Year 1850 (includes births, marriages and deaths)
- Suffolk County: St. Michael Cemetery Burials (Boston)
- Worcester County: Inscriptions from the West Street Cemetery in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (1798-1879)

- Michigan Death Records 1897-1952 from the Archives of Michigan (update: 1921-1952 added) includes images of the death records from 1897-1939
- Michigan Gravestone Photo Project
- Eaton County: Charlotte Shopping Guide Obituaries 1997-2013 (from the Charlotte Community Library)
- Eaton County Genealogical Society Databases (includes cemetery burials, probate packet files index and other items)
- Livingston County: Village of Pinckney Cemetery Burials
- Otsego County: City of Gaylord Cemeteries (includes burial indexes for Fairview Cemetery and Bagley Cemetery)

- Minnesota: County Deaths, 1850-2001 at FamilySearch (not yet indexed; some counties not included; coverage varies by county)

- Missouri Death Certificates Index and Images 1910-1964 (update: year 1964 added)
- Barry County Cemeteries
- Cape Girardeau Municipal Cemeteries (includes burial indexes for Fairmount, New Lorimier and Old Lorimier Cemeteries)
- Jefferson County Probate Files Index (date range not given)
- St. Louis: see the next section
- Warren County Probate Files Listing to 1900

Missouri: St. Louis
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary Index (covers 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1970, and 1992-2014) (update: years 2012, 2013 and 2014 added)
- St. Louis County: Greenwood Cemetery Burials 1874-1908 (in Hillsdale, Missouri)
- St. Louis City Wills Indexes, 1852-1946 (update: years 1852-1866 and 1932-1946 added)

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

- Jefferson County Genealogy Indexes (includes a Funeral Register from Fairbury, Nebraska, and other items)

New Jersey
- Morris County: Presbyterian Church in Morristown Historic Graveyard Burials

New Mexico
- Catron County: Mogollon Cemetery Archives

New York
- New York State Genealogical Research Death Index 1957-1964; does not include New York City (update: May-Dec 1964 and Jan-May 1965 entries added)
- Erie County: Forest Lawn Group of Cemeteries Search (includes Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo; St. Matthew's Cemetery in West Seneca; Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg; Williamsville Cemetery; and cremations at Buffalo Cremation)
- Genesee County Obituary Indexes (for assorted years 1898-2008)
- New York City: see the next section
- Suffolk County: Index to Birth, Marriage and Death Announcements in The Long Island Advance, 1879-1926 (from the Patchogue-Medford Library)
- Suffolk County: Mattituck-Laurel Library Genealogy Resources (includes Suffolk Times Obituary Index, Gildersleeve Scrapbook Obituaries Index, and other items)

New York City
- All Boroughs: New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949 from FamilySearch (includes Manhattan 1795-1949, Bronx 1898-1948, Brooklyn 1847-1949, Queens 1898-1949, and Richmond 1898-1949)
- Brooklyn and Queens: Diocese of Brooklyn Catholic Cemeteries (includes burial indexes for two cemeteries in Queens, one in Brooklyn and one in Nassau County)

See: Online New York City Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

- Columbiana County: Salem News Obituaries Index 1943-2014, and Grandview Cemetery Association Burial Database (update: more years added to the obituaries index)
- Summit County Cemetery Records

- Oklahoma On Demand Court Records (includes indexes for probate records and marriage licenses for many Oklahoma counties)

- Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes 1906-1964 (update: year 1964 added)
- Lancaster County: Mounty Bethel Cemetery Burials (Columbia, Pennsylvania)

Rhode Island
- Newport County: Little Compton Cemeteries Index
- Newport County: God's Little Acre Colonial African Cemetery - Burial Markers
- Washington County: Charlestown Index of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1738-1849

South Carolina
- South Carolina Death Index 1915-1964 (update: year 1964 added)

- Utah Death Certificates 1904-1962 (update: year 1962 added; also has unindexed images for 1963)

- Franklin County: Town of Fairfax Cemeteries
- Orange County: Town of West Fairlee Cemetery Plot Report (includes burials and plot owners)
- Washington County: Town of Barre Cemeteries (includes cemetery inscriptions for Wilson and Maplewood Cemeteries)
- Windsor County: Bridgewater Cemeteries
- Windsor County: Hartland Cemeteries
- Windsor County: Woodstock Cemetery Index

- Virginia Death Records Index, 1912-2014 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes images of the death certificates from 1912-1987. Ancestry also has Virginia Birth Records, 1864-1999, and Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (with images for some years).

- King County: Lake View Cemetery Burials Index (Seattle)

- Natrona County: Highland Cemetery Burial Records Search (in Casper, Wyoming)

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

Monday, June 01, 2015

Virginia Death Certificates, 1912-1987 Now Online

As part of their subscription-based collection of genealogy records, has a new database that indexes Virginia death records from 1912-2014. Included are digitized images of the death certificates from 1912-1987. See:

Online Virginia Death Certificates, Indexes and Records

Ancestry also now has a Virginia Birth Records Index from 1864-1999 (with images for 1864-1913), a Virginia Marriage Records Index, 1936-2014 (with images for 1936-1988), and a Virginia Divorce Records Index, 1918-2014 (with images for 1918-1988). These also require a subscription. See the Virginia section at:

Online Birth, Marriage and Divorce Records Indexes

Note that statewide registration for vital records in Virginia began in 1912. Early birth listings in Ancestry's database are delayed birth records filed later.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Online Indexes for Birth and Marriage Records (USA) - Latest Additions and Updates

Links to the items listed below were recently added to: Online Birth and Marriage Records Indexes or its supplementary state webpages.

- Alabama: County Marriages, 1809-1950 at FamilySearch (not yet fully indexed)

- Carroll County Marriage Indexes

- California: County Marriages, 1850-1952 at FamilySearch
See: Online California Vital Records Indexes

- Colorado Marriage Records Index 1859-1939, and Divorce Index 1861-1941 (from the Denver Public Library)
- Colorado Statewide Marriage Index 1853-2006 at FamilySearch (update: more years added)
- Denver Marriage Records Index 1940-1974 (from the Denver Public Library)
- El Paso County Marriage Licenses and Marriage/Civil Union Records Index Search, 1940-current
- Larimer County Marriage Index, 1858-1910
See: Colorado Genealogy Records and Indexes on the Internet

- Florida Marriages, 1830-1993 at FamilySearch
See: Online Florida Vital Records Indexes

- Illinois: County Marriages, 1810-1934 at FamilySearch (coverage varies by county; does not include all counties)

- Indiana Marriage Records Index 1811-1959 from FamilySearch; assorted counties (update: more counties added)
- Indiana Marriage Index 1958-2012 from the Indiana State Library (update: more years added)
- Floyd County Marriage License Search (includes PDF copies of the marriage licenses)
- Howard County Marriage Record Books 1844-1945
See: Online Indiana Vital Records Indexes for Birth, Marriage & Death Records

- Harvey County Marriage License Index 1872-April 1913

- Morgan County Marriage Index 1823-1950

- Maryland Marriage References Index (some of these were extracted from the Hodges Marriage References Index, 1674-1851)
- Maryland Marriage Licenses and Records Index, 1649-1886

- Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes digitized images of the marriage certificates or registers
- Genesee County Marriage Index, 1867-1934 and Birth Index, 1878-1907 (works in progress from the Flint Genealogical Society)
- Jackson County Online Marriage Records Search 1800s to Present

- Yellow Medicine County Birth Records 1870-1910 (large Excel file)
See: Minnesota Vital Records Indexes on the Internet

- Missouri Marriage Records Indexes - 6 Counties (for Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Iron, St. Francois, and Washington Counties; circa early 1800s to early 1900s; coverage varies by county)
See: Online Missouri Vital Records Indexes for Birth, Marriage & Death Records

- Greater Omaha Genealogy Society Marriage Indexes -- has some marriage indexes for Brown County, Cass County, Dodge County, Douglas County (Omaha), Hall County, Rock County, Sarpy County, Thurston County, and Wayne County; also has indexes for Omaha Births and Omaha Obituaries

- Carson City Marriage Records Index

New York
- New York State: County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936 at FamilySearch (coverage varies by county; some counties not included; does not include New York City)
- Ulster County Marriage Record Index Search 1908-1935; and Ulster County Town Clerk Returns of Birth, Deaths and Marriages c.(1847-1850, 1873-1884)
See: New York Vital Records Indexes & Genealogy Records on the Internet

North Carolina
- North Carolina Marriage Records 1741-2011 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes images of the marriage registers or records; for 87 North Carolina counties (of 100); coverage varies by county
- North Carolina County Records Finding Aids (includes indexes for: Caldwell County Marriage Licenses, 1878-1882; Haywood County Marriage Licences, 1857-1925; Lenoir County Divorces 1880-1914, 1922-1969; and many other items
See: North Carolina Vital Records Indexes on the Internet

North Dakota
- Stutsman County Marriage Index July 1, 1884 to 1925

- Hughes County Marriage Index 1907-1968

- Oregon Marriage Records Search (indexes marriage records for various years for the following counties: Columbia, Coos, Crook, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Lake, Lane, Polk, Tillamook, Umpqua and Washington; coverage varies by county)

- Pennsylvania Birth Indexes, 1906-1909 (update: year 1909 added)
- Pennsylvania Birth Records, 1906-1908 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes digitized copies of the birth certificates
See: Online Pennsylvania Vital Records Indexes for Birth, Marriage & Death Records

South Dakota
- South Dakota Marriages, 1905-2013 (at Ancestry/requires payment) (update: more years added)

- Hamilton County Marriage License Index Search (includes Chattanooga; covers 1857-1927 and 1979-present) update: more years added

- Laramie County Marriage Indexes before 1985

For links to the above items see: Online Birth and Marriage Records Indexes