USGenWeb Archives Obituaries Project

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Welcome to the
USGenWeb Obituary Project!

This project will endeavor to provide transcriptions of public domain obituary indexes and obituaries. Copyrighted materials for which written permission has been obtained may be included as well. Also current obituaries (after 1949) may be extracted. Click here for a template to use when extracting. There is more information available: (1) How to Submit Files, (2) Guidelines, (3) About the Obituary Project and (4) Tips for Locating an Obituary

The Coordinators listed below are NOT look-up volunteers,
they do not have the resources to perform obituary look-ups.
Please refer to Obituary Tips for help on finding an obituary.
Or you may try RootsWeb Obit Look-up Volunteers
at Obit Lookup Volunteers

Thinking about Adopting a State? Please see
the Guidelines Page for more information.

State Coordinator State Coordinator
Alabama Gina Brown Montana Adopt Me!
Alaska Adopt Me! Nebraska Adopt Me!
Arizona Adopt Me! Nevada Gerry Perry
Arkansas Sandra Kornegay Rhodes New Hampshire Adopt Me!
California Adopt Me! New Jersey Cyndie Enfinger
Colorado Mary Ann Hetrick New Mexico Adopt Me!
Connecticut Jo Branch New York Shay Gage
Delaware Adopt Me! North Carolina Adopt Me!
District of Columbia Alice Warner North Dakota Adopt Me!
Florida Cyndie Enfinger Ohio Maggie Stewart
Georgia Adopt Me! Oklahoma Linda Simpson
Hawaii Adopt Me! Oregon Maggie Stewart
Idaho Adopt Me! Pennsylvania Cyndie Enfinger
Illinois Deb Haines Rhode Island Adopt Me!
Indiana Judi Burns South Carolina Adopt Me!
Iowa Alice Warner South Dakota Adopt Me!
Kansas Maggie Stewart Tennessee Nan Starjak
Kentucky Sherri Bradley Texas Mary Ann Hetrick
Louisiana Jo Branch Utah Nichole Larsen
Maine Adopt Me! Vermont Adopt Me!
Maryland Cyndie Enfinger Virginia Alice Warner
Massachusetts Adopt Me! Washington Nichole Larsen
Michigan Jana Cortez West Virginia Edith Mccartney
Minnesota Adopt Me! Wisconsin Kathy Grace
Mississippi Adopt Me! Wyoming Adopt Me!
Missouri Adopt Me!    

Thinking about Adopting a State? Please see the
Guidelines Page for more information.

Obituary Project Coordinator
Maggie Stewart

The USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project was developed in April 2000. Newspapers have given permission to archive published obituaries to help researchers.

RootsWeb has provided free access to the USGenWeb Archives since 1996, and like our volunteers, is dedicated to free online genealogy.

Here is how you can help with
the Obituary Project:

  1. Contact local newspapers to ask permission for the USGenWeb Archives Project to archive their obituaries (sample letter). Contact Maggie Stewart with the name of the newspaper and name and title of person granting permission from the publication.
  2. Check with state archives and genealogical societies to locate microfilm or other sources of pre-1929 (public domain) newspapers to transcribe obituaries from.
  3. Volunteer to transcribe obituaries from newspapers already granting permission (must have access to their publication or website.
  4. Create an index of obits from your local newspaper.

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