Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981
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|Location of Illinois|
|Mildred Hooper, Nauvoo, IL|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of an index and images of obituaries collected by Mildred Hooper for west central Illinois and north eastern Missouri. The collection is housed in Nauvoo, Illinois. The material is generally in alphabetical order, but some obituaries are mixed up after the first letter of the surname. The newspaper responsible for the obituaries was usually not noted. However, the Quincy Herald-Whig was responsible for some, if not all, of the obituaries. The collection covers the years 1959 to 1981.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981.|
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]
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|DGS||Film||Item(s)||County||Start Year||End Year||First Surname||Last Surname|
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of death
- The person’s last known residence
- The names of family members and their relationships
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
To view images in this collection:
- Look at the Digital Folder Number List section to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
- Go to the Browse Page
- Select the Film number to view the images
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Search for the death certificate
- Use the birth date or year to search for birth records
- Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records
- The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now ?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
- Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Illinois.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
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