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Record Description

The collection consists of and index to obituaries published on Currentobituary.com. Obituaries are from all over the United States. The collection covers the years 2001 to 2014.

Record Content

The records may contain any of the following:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Birth, death and burial date and place
  • Residences
  • Names of family members
  • Name of funeral home
  • Cause of death
  • Funeral officiator
  • Name of newspaper, date and place of publication
  • Other details such as military service

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Identifying formation such as death date

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your family member to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your family 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 family member’s name.
  • Your relative may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life. If they used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Information in these records is brief so it is easy to confuse individuals.
  • You may find it helpful to compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • 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 Family Member?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name.

Related Websites

Current Obituary.com

Related Wiki Articles

United States Obituaries

Contributions to this Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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:

“Currentobituary.com Index, 2001-2014. ” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Currentobituary.com.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Currentobituary.com Index, 2001-2014.

 

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