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Obituaries: Getting all Obituaries: Getting all the clues the clues Thomas Jay Kemp Thomas Jay Kemp Director, Genealogy Products Director, Genealogy Products NewsBank, inc. NewsBank, inc. 28 March 2012 28 March 2012

Obituaries: Getting all the clues

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Obituaries: Getting all the clues. Thomas Jay Kemp Director, Genealogy Products NewsBank, inc. 28 March 2012. Over 1 billion names Over 5, 850 newspapers All 50 states 1690 to today Over 263,000 rare books & documents 210 million obituaries & death records. Newspapers - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Obituaries: Getting all the Obituaries: Getting all the cluesclues

Thomas Jay KempThomas Jay Kemp

Director, Genealogy ProductsDirector, Genealogy Products

NewsBank, inc. NewsBank, inc.

28 March 201228 March 2012

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◦ Over 1 billion namesOver 1 billion names◦ Over 5,Over 5,850850

newspapersnewspapers All 50 statesAll 50 states 1690 to today1690 to today

◦ Over 263,000 rare Over 263,000 rare books & documentsbooks & documents

◦ 210 million obituaries 210 million obituaries & death records& death records

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NewspapersNewspapers 5,850 & Growing! 1690-Today5,850 & Growing! 1690-Today

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GenealogyBankGenealogyBank

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Obituaries - Obituaries -

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Obituaries - Obituaries - Full nameNames of

relatives

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Obituaries - Obituaries - Full nameNames of

relatives

Name of cemetery

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Obituaries - Obituaries - Full nameNames of

relatives

Name of cemetery

Name of clergy and their denomination

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Obituaries - Obituaries - Full nameNames of

relativesDate, place and

cause of death

Name of cemetery

Name of clergy and their denomination

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Obituaries - Obituaries - Full nameNames of

relativesDate, place and

cause of deathDate and place

of birth

Name of cemetery

Name of clergy and their denomination

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Obituaries - Obituaries - Full nameNames of

relativesDate, place and

cause of deathDate and place

of birthDate and place

of marriage

Name of cemetery

Name of clergy and their denomination

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Obituaries - Obituaries - Full nameNames of

relativesDate, place and

cause of deathDate and place

of birthDate and place

of marriage

Name of cemetery

Name of clergy and their denomination

OccupationEducationSocial groups

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Let’s see a typical obituary Let’s see a typical obituary --

Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) 30 November 1920, page 13.

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Let’s see a typical obituary Let’s see a typical obituary --

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Let’s see a typical obituary Let’s see a typical obituary --

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Let’s see a typical obituary Let’s see a typical obituary --

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Find the ancestral home Find the ancestral home town -town -

Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) 26 April 1893, page 4.

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Can be printed across the Can be printed across the country -country -

San Francisco Bulletin (California) 23 October 1874, page 2.

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Printed in another Printed in another language -language -

El Continental (El Paso, Texas) 20 January 1959, page 3.

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Or in long lost styles & Or in long lost styles & syntax -syntax -

Boston News Letter (Massachusetts) 30 April 1705, page 2

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Or in long lost styles & Or in long lost styles & syntax -syntax -

Providence Patriot (Rhode Island) 18 September 1822, page 3

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Or in long lost styles & Or in long lost styles & syntax -syntax -

Providence Patriot (Rhode Island) 18 September 1822, page 3

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Or in long lost styles & Or in long lost styles & syntax -syntax -

Providence Patriot (Rhode Island) 18 September 1822, page 3

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Or in long lost styles & Or in long lost styles & syntax -syntax -

Providence Patriot (Rhode Island) 18 September 1822, page 3

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Typical Search - Typical Search -

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Typical Search -Typical Search -

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Typical Search -Typical Search -

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Typical Search -Typical Search -

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Typical Search -Typical Search -

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Typical Search -Typical Search -

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Typical Search -Typical Search -

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GenealogyBank.comGenealogyBank.com

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What do you have on Grace (Toms) Stewart – who was born and married in Stamford, CT?

What do we know about her?

Her maiden name: Grace TomsBorn: abt1896 in Stamford, CTSpouse: Charles StewartOther: “Toms” family lived/died in Stamford area.

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Search for Grace Stewart = Over 3,500 hits

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Search for Grace Stewart = Over 3,500 hits

Just Recent Obituaries = 167 hits

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Search for Grace Stewart = Over 3,500 hits

Just Recent Obituaries = 167 hits

Limit to CT only = None

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Search for Charles Stewart = Over 700 hits

Just CT Obituaries = 1 hit

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Not him

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New Search for Grace Stewart Adding “Stamford” to theExtra search terms box

Just One Obituary

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It was her:It was her:

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Grace M. Stewart, 93, …. died of pneumonia Feb. 1 at the Collingswood Nursing …Center, Rockville, MD

“…a native of Stamford, Conn. …”

“Her husband, Charles Stewart, died in 1920.”

Washington Post – 4 Feb 1992

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Some Practical TipsSome Practical Tips

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Some Practical TipsSome Practical Tips

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ipmorantt!

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Some Practical TipsSome Practical Tips

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◦ Over 1 billion namesOver 1 billion names◦ Over 5,850 Over 5,850

newspapersnewspapers All 50 statesAll 50 states 1690 to today1690 to today

◦ Over 263,000 rare Over 263,000 rare books & documentsbooks & documents

◦ 210 million obituaries 210 million obituaries & death records& death records

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