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

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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.

For a list of records by surname range currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

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.

New Holstein report. Wisconsin, Calumet County, New Holstein Public Library Records. New Holstein Public Library, New Holstein, Wisconsin.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in the Wisconsin, Calumet County New Holstein Public Library Records may contain:

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  • Name of deceased
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Date and Place of Death
  • Date and Place of Burial
  • Marriage Date
  • Name of Bride or Groom
  • The Date of Death for the Husband or Wife
  • Nickname of the decease

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:

Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "surname range" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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

New Holstein Public Library

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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 also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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


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

Wisconsin, Calumet County, New Holstein Public Library Records, 1900-2001" digital images. FamilySearch (https//www.familysearch.org: accessed 17 November 2011). entry for Charles Aebischer, died November 24, 1947; citing Public Library Records , A-F Image 7; New Holstein Public Library, New Holstein, Wisconsin, United States. FHL digital images, 5 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


 

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