Wisconsin, Calumet County New Holstein Public Library Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page

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Record Description

The collection consists of an obituary card file from the New Holstein Public Library for the years 1900 to 2001. The obituaries came from the "New Holstein Report."

Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues. Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death. The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Calumet County, New Holstein Public Library Records 1900-2001.

Record Content

The Wisconsin, Calumet County New Holstein Public Library Records may contain:

  • Name of deceased, including maiden name of married women
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Date and Place of Death
  • Date and Place of Burial
  • Marriage Date
  • Name of spouse
  • Death date of spouse
  • Nickname of the deceased
  • Names of survivors

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as birth date and place.

Search the Collection

To search the collection by image
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • 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.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • 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.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

Related Websites

New Holstein Public Library

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Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Wisconsin, Calumet County, New Holstein Public Library Records 1900-2001." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Calumet County, New Holstein Public Library Records 1900-2001.

 

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