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. The obituaries came from the "New Holstein Report."

Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues. 

The records cover the years 1900 to 2001. 

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.

Search the collection by 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.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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.

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New Holstein Public Library

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Wisconsin, Calumet County, New Holstein Public Library Records, 1900-2001

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"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.

 

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