Introduction[edit | edit source]
An obituary is a death announcement. They vary in length and amount of genealogical information included. Often the information they state is very valuable to genealogical research. They are usually found in a funeral program, a newspaper, or a local history.
Obituary Resources On Line[edit | edit source]
may have images of Arkansas obituaries
- Arkansas Obituary Collection at ancestry.com (Free/$)
- 62 newspaper titles included
- shows date range of obituary for each newspaper title
- links to search box for particular paper
- search results link to full obituary image
- Arkansas Obituaries at PublicLibraries.com. (Free)
- gives links to obituary newspaper columns, official government records, and societies that may help in searched for obituaries
- 32 newspapers are linked; images included; most show only recent obituaries
- 3 newspapers have historic obituary archives obituaries: Area Wide News, Ashley County Ledger, Northwest Arkansas Times
- Obituary Project at Arkansas USGenWeb (Free)
- obituaries submitted by individuals
- organized by county
- ObitFinder at Legacy.com. (Free)
- newspaper obituaries only very recent, but entire obituary and source cited
- also uses Social Security Death Index
- Order Online Obituaries at archives.com ($)
- ObitsArchive at ObitsArchive.com (Index Free; copies of articles $)
- large every name index of obituaries and death notices
lists of links to Arkansas obituaries
- Arkansas Obituary, Genealogy Resources and Help at AncestorHunt.com (Free)
- includes obituary search engines etc.
- includes newspaper links with obituary images
- Arkansas Obituaries links at cyndislist.com (Free)
- Death Records and Indexes at DeathIndexes.com [copyright Joe Beine] (Free)
- a few obituary links are given among other death links
- May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
Additional Obituary Resources[edit | edit source]
- The "United States Obituaries" and "United States Newspapers" Wiki articles list sources for finding obituaries and the newspapers that published them. Also, see "Arkansas Newspapers" for additional sources and how to locate newspapers.
- For Washington, some obituaries have been published and indexed in genealogical periodicals. Many of these are referenced in the Periodical Source Index.
- click FamilySearch Catalog and select the topics "Obituaries" and "Obituaries-Indexes" For counties, add a comma and the county name in the search box, then click Search.
- check county genealogy and historical societies