Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection includes the years 1899 to 1909.  
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The collection includes obituaries from the Winchester Evening Star and an index. The obituaries are arranged by year, then alphabetically by name.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues.&nbsp;
  
Obituaries from the Winchester Evening Star arranged by year then alphabetically by name.  
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This collection includes the years 1899 to 1909.&nbsp;
  
=== Record Content  ===
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Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death.
  
These records generally contain the following information:
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The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.
  
• Name of deceased
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
• Date and place of death
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
• Residence
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{{Collection citation | text= "Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Handley Regional Library.}}
  
• Names of family members
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[[Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
• Cause of death
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== Record Content  ==
  
• Date and place of burial
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These records generally contain the following information:
  
• Mortician
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[[Image:Virginia Winchester - Evening Star Obituaries (10-0773) DGS 4206360 12.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Name of deceased
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*Date and place of death
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*Residence
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*Names of family members
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*Cause of death
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*Date and place of burial
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*Undertaker
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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To begin your search you will need to know the following:  
 
To begin your search you will need to know the following:  
  
The person’s name.
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*The person’s name  
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*The approximate death date
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*The person’s last known residence
  
• The approximate death date.  
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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. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
  
• The person’s last known residence.  
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Next, 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.  
  
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For example:
  
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 confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.
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*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
 
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*Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.  
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*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.  
 
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*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.  
Next, 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:
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
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*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.  
Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
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Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.  
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Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.  
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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.  
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Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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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.  
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
 
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
  
Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
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== Record History  ==
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Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues.
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=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
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Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related web sites here.  
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[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/default.asp Handley Regional Library]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
Virginia Newspapers Virginia Vital Records Virginia Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*[[Winchester, Virginia|Winchester, Virginia]]
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*[[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick County, Virginia]]
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*[[Virginia]]
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*[[Virginia Newspapers|Virginia Newspapers]]
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*[[Virginia Vital Records|Virginia Vital Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
“Virginia, Winchester - Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); from the Handley Regional Library, Winchester. FHL digital images, 11 folders, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.  
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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.  
 
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A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
  
• United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
• Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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"Virginia,Winschester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909" index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXFJ-JY8&nbsp;: accessed 3 May 2012), Lena Johnson, Obituary dated 30 November 1901; citing Newspaper Records, FHL microfilm 4,206,430; image 00,264; Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia, United States.
  
 
[[Category:Virginia|Vital]]
 
[[Category:Virginia|Vital]]

Revision as of 15:43, 5 March 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection includes obituaries from the Winchester Evening Star and an index. The obituaries are arranged by year, then alphabetically by name.

Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues. 

This collection includes the years 1899 to 1909. 

Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death.

The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Handley Regional Library.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records generally contain the following information:

Virginia Winchester - Evening Star Obituaries (10-0773) DGS 4206360 12.jpg
  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Residence
  • Names of family members
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Undertaker

How to Use the Record

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

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate death date
  • The person’s last known residence

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. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, 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.
  • 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.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

Related Websites

Handley Regional Library

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Virginia,Winschester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909" index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXFJ-JY8&nbsp;: accessed 3 May 2012), Lena Johnson, Obituary dated 30 November 1901; citing Newspaper Records, FHL microfilm 4,206,430; image 00,264; Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia, United States.