Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906-1963 Now Online

Ancestry has been working with the Pennsylvania State Archives to digitize Pennsylvania death certificates and put them online. Scanned death certificates covering 1906-1963 are available now (fee required). See:

Online Pennsylvania Death Certificates, Indexes and Records

Ancestry is has now completed the database to 1963...

1925-1944 -- now available (added June 24, 2014)
1945-1963 -- now available (added October 24, 2014)

If you are a resident of Pennsylvania you may be able to access these Pennsylvania death certificates for free. See: Ancestry.com Pennsylvania for more information.

This article was updated on October 24, 2014.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Catholic Cemeteries with Online Burial Databases in the US

Roman Catholic Cemeteries with Burial Databases
Among the many items listed at the Online Death Indexes website you can find links for Catholic Cemeteries with burial searches in the following places...

California: Fresno Diocese Cemeteries, Orange County Catholic Cemeteries, and Holy Cross Cemetery in San Mateo County
Colorado: Diocese of Colorado Springs - Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery Burials (listed under Elbert County)
Delaware: Diocese of Wilmington (encompasses all of Delaware and 9 counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland (listed under New Castle County, Delaware)
Florida: Palm Beach
Georgia: Archdiocese of Atlanta Cemeteries (Fulton County)
Illinois: Jackson County: St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery Burials
Indina Allen County: Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery
Maine: Portland (Cumberland County)
Maryland: St. Joseph's and St. Mary's Catholic Cemeteries (in Baltimore)
Minnesota: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery Association (Red Lake County) and Saint Vincent de Paul Cemetery Burials (Hennepin County)
Missouri: Archdiocese of St. Louis; and Catholic Cemetery Burials in Iron, St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve Counties
Nebraska: Omaha (Douglas County)
New Jersey: Newark (Essex County)
New York: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester, Ascension Garden in Henrietta, and St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Clarkson (listed under Monroe County)
North Dakota: Catholic Diocese of Bismarck: St. Mary's Cemetery Burials (listed under Burleigh County)
Ohio: Cincinnati (Hamilton County), Cleveland Diocese (Cuyahoga County) and Dayton (Montgomery County)
Oregon: Eugene and Portland (listed under Multnomah County)
Pennsylvania: Diocese of Pittsburgh Catholic Cemeteries (listed under Allegheny County)
Rhode Island: Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence
Tennessee: Calvary Cemetery Burials - in Nashville (listed under Davidson County)
Texas: Catholic Cemeteries of the Victoria Diocese (several counties in South Texas; listed under Victoria County)
Washington: Archdiocese of Seattle (King County)
Wisconsin: Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Wyoming: Mount Olivet Cemetery in Cheyenne (Laramie County)

You can find links to the above databases at the Online Death Indexes website:

Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Cemetery Burials

Click on the appropriate state, then scroll down to the city or county as listed above.

Even if a Catholic Cemetery doesn't have an online burials search you may still be able to contact the cemetery for information (sometimes a fee may be required). Try using Google to see if there is a website for the Catholic cemetery, diocese or archdiocese you need.

This article was updated on 2 September 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014

Connecticut Cemetery, Obituary and Death Records Indexes - New Additions

Links to the items listed below were recently added to: Online Connecticut Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries

Connecticut Death Indexes - Newest Additions
 - Fairfield County: Fairfield Citizen News Obituaries Index 1982-2006 (from the Fairfield Public Library; some years missing)
 - Fairfield County: Greenwich Publications Index (includes obituaries from February 1983 to present)
 - Fairfield County: Stamford Obituary Index (includes the Stamford Advocate 1843-present and other area newspapers for earlier years)
 - Fairfield County: Westport Library Obituaries Index
 - Fairfield County: Pine Island Cemetery and Mill Hill Burying Ground Burials (Norwalk, Connecticut)
 
 - Hartford County: Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground and Village Cemetery (map and index of burials)
 - Hartford County: Vital Records of Simsbury, Connecticut (includes indexes for burials in 3 cemeteries, death notices, probate notices and other items)
 
 - Litchfield County: New Hartford Burial Records
 - Litchfield County: Kent Headstone Inscriptions
 
 - New Haven County: Beacon Falls Death Records Index and Cemetery Index

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Online Death Records, Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries - Latest Additions and Updates

The Online Death Indexes and Records website has been updated with links to the following items...

Arizona
- Arizona Death Records Index 1844-1963 & Birth Index 1855-1938 (update: year 1963 added to the death index; year 1938 added to the birth index)

Arkansas
- Saline County Library Obituaries Index

California
- Alameda County: Berkeley Daily Gazette Obituary Index (for assorted years 1894-1979)
- Alameda County: Tri-Valley Newspapers Index of Obituaries 1874-2004 (Livermore area)
- Amador County Cemeteries

Connecticut
- See: Recently Added Connecticut Cemetery, Obituary and Death Records Indexes

Delaware
- Delaware Genealogy Collections Gateway: Death and Probate Records Indexes (includes indexes for death registers, coroner records, probate records and more)
- New Castle County Wills Search

Georgia
- Hall County: Alta Vista Cemetery Burials (Gainesville, Georgia)

Illinois
- Kane County Genealogy Indexes (for Birth Certificates 75 years or older; Marriage Licenses 50 years or older; and Death Certificates 20 years or older; requires free registration; copies of the records can be ordered online for a fee.)
- Lake County Genealogical Records Index (indexes birth, marriage and death records prior to January 1, 1916)

- Note: there are now 5 Illinois Counties with vital records databases (like the one for Kane County mentioned above). These are for Cook County (including Chicago), DeKalb County, Kane County, Kankakee County and Winnebago County. See: Online Illinois Death Records and Indexes

Kansas
- Phillips County: Fairview Cemetery Records (Phillipsburg, Kansas)
- Shawnee County: Mount Auburn Cemetery Burials (Topeka, Kansas)

Kentucky
- Boyle County Genealogy and Vital Records Indexes (includes indexes for deaths, obituaries, cemeteries, marriages and more; also has some genealogy indexes for Casey County)

Massachusetts
- Hampden County: Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887 from FamilySearch
- Worcester County: Worcester City Death Certificates Search 1978-present

Michigan
- Kent County: Burials in 8 Grand Rapids City Cemeteries
- Ottawa County: Pilgrim Home Cemetery and Graafschap Cemetery Burials (Holland, Michigan; the city of Holland is in Ottawa and Allegan Counties)

Minnesota
- Wilkin County Historical Society Obituaries Index

Mississippi
- Alcorn County Cemeteries
- Prentiss County Obituaries and Cemeteries
- Tishomingo County: Cutshall Funeral Home Records (Iuka, Mississippi); for assorted years 1929-1990

Missouri
- Missouri Death Certificates Index and Images 1910-1963 (update: year 1963 added)

Nebraska
- Douglas County: Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Omaha Genealogy Lookup

New Jersey
- New Jersey Death Records Index, June 1878-June 1890 (update: more years added)

New York
- New York State Genealogical Research Death Index 1957-1963; does not include New York City (update: year 1963 added)
- Monroe County: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Burials (in Rochester, New York) and Ascension Garden Burials (in Henrietta, New York)

North Carolina
- North Carolina WPA Cemetery Survey Records - Tombstone Transcription Project

Ohio
- Ohio Obituaries Index 1810s-recent from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center (update: several more counties added)
- Ashtabula County Genealogical Society Gravestone Photos Project
- Preble County: Mound Hill Cemetery Burials (Eaton, Ohio)

Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes 1906-1963 (update: year 1963 added)
- Bucks County Genealogical Society Database (includes births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials)
- Montgomery County and Bucks County: Mennonite Heritage Center Cemetery Database (has nearly 86,000 burial records from 125 cemeteries)

South Carolina
- South Carolina Death Index 1915-1963 (update: year 1963 added)

South Dakota
- Minnehaha County: Dell Rapids Cemeteries

Texas
- Bexar County: San Antonio Death Records 1873-1926 and Birth Records 1896-1936 (includes scanned copies of the birth and death registers)

Wisconsin
- Chippewa County: St. Joseph Cemetery Burials (Boyd, Wisconsin)
- Green County Obituaries Index 1900-1929
- Richland County Cemeteries (also has Richland Observer Obituary Index 1970 to recent)
- Richland County: Richland Center Cemetery and Bowen Cemetery Burials (Richland Center, Wisconsin)
- Sheboygan County: Greenlawn Memorial Park Burials (Kohler, Wisconsin)

This is a list of the most recent additions. There are links for many more death records indexes at: Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Obituaries