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

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== Collection Time Period  ==
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This collection includes the years 1899 to 1909.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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.  
 
The collection includes obituaries from the Winchester Evening Star and an index. The obituaries are arranged by year, then alphabetically by name.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues.&nbsp;
  
[[Image:Virginia Winchester - Evening Star Obituaries (10-0773) DGS 4206360 12.jpg|thumb|right]]
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This collection includes the years 1899 to 1909.&nbsp;
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Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death.
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The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.
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== Record Content  ==
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Image:Virginia Winchester - Evening Star Obituaries (10-0773) DGS 4206360 12.jpg|Obituary Example
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These records generally contain the following information:  
 
These records generally contain the following information:  
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*The person’s last known residence
 
*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&nbsp;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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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
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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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 ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
For example:  
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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.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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=== Using the Information  ===
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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.
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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. For example:  
  
 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
 
*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 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.  
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*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*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:
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues.
 
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
 
 
Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Virginia Virginia][[|]]
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*[[Winchester, Virginia|Winchester, Virginia]]
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*[[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick County, Virginia]]
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*[[Virginia]]  
 
*[[Virginia Newspapers|Virginia Newspapers]]  
 
*[[Virginia Newspapers|Virginia Newspapers]]  
 
*[[Virginia Vital Records|Virginia Vital Records]]
 
*[[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  ==
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->“Virginia, Winchester - Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909,” database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]); from the Handley Regional Library, Winchester. FHL digital images, 11 folders, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
 
  
 
== 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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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1464685/waypointsVirginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909]  
 
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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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*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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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.  
*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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[[Category:Virginia|Vital]]
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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.}}

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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.

Record Content

These records generally contain the following information:

  • 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

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 ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them 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.

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

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. 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.

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?

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

Related Websites

Handley Regional Library

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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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: Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909

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.