This page presents a collection of obituraties appearing in Baltimore area newspapers. The information presented on this page has been contributed by volunteers willing to share the research material they have obtained. Over the past few years this collection has grown to over 19,500 death notices and obituaries. One note, because of a quirk in the data base, capital letters are sorted first so a surname such as McKNIGHT is listed in order different than MCKNIGHT. Names Beginning with Di or De are at the end of the D listing. Also a name with a hyphen such as O'Conner will appear first, since punctuation marks are sorted before letters.
For obituraries published before 1923, the full text of the contributed obituary is provided . Since material published in 1923 and subsquent years may still be under copyright protection, only an abstract of pertinent genealogical factual data is provided for obituaries published in 1923 and afterwards. In these abstracts I have used abreviations such as h/o for husband of, or w/o for wife of to save server space and bandwidth.
Most of these death notices are from researchers that have obtained a copy of a newspaper containing a death notice for a person they were researching plus several others death notices on the copy of the page. Therefore, many of the death notices are not persons being researched by the contributor. We encourge persons who are interested in registering surnames of interest to do so with both the USGenWeb sites and also the RSL on rootsweb.com. This site has not tracked death notice submissions by each researcher. In most cases, the contributions tend to be from a partial copy of the newspaper, therefore, only a few and mostly relatively very old pages are completely extracted.
Researchers are requested to share obiturary material, particularly the older obituaries that you may receive in your research published in area Baltimore newspapers. To have your material added to this page, please send it as an attached file (ASCII format preferred) or as the body of an E mail to ***leeg @ erols.com*** (ignore the spaces and *)
Indexes and extracts of Marriages and/or Death Notices appearing in the Baltimore Sun have been extracted and published. These include:
If the obituary you are looking for is not on our site, you can try to obtain obituaries in old issues of the Baltimore papers from the the Enoch Pratt library. They provides a service to copy and send you obituaries from their collection of major Baltimore Newspapers. The Enoch Pratt library website has a page for genealogy research, Enoch Pratt will look up, for a modest fee, obituaries and marriage announcements in Baltimore Papers that where printed during at least the last 150 years. Information on contacting them for obiturary and marraige lookups is available on-line along with some othe research hints. The two largest newpapers are the Baltimore Sun (starting about 1837) and Baltimore News American (starting in 1919) & Baltimore American that was published from 1799 . There were (and are) several smaller papers published in Baltimore City and in surrounding communities in Baltimore County. Also there are other now defunct newspapers beginning in the 1770s that were published in Baltimore. The best source for most of these papers is the Maryland State Archives which has a Maryland Newspaper Project to collect and preserve Newspapers published in Maryland.
A special thank you to all the genealogy researchers who have contributed obituaries to this page:
|Merri Adelsberger||Alice L. Beard||Barbara Bonner||Greg Burton||Linda Butt|
|Cookie Cooper||Peggy Coughlan||Kimberly Day||Beverly H. DuVal||Mary Jean Gardner|
|E. J. "Jer" German||P. Hornick||Kristen Cerny||Mary Kerr||Theresa Kingsley|
|Judy Nacke||Isabelle Board Obert||Lynn Smith||Teri Strobel||Beverly Alexander|
|Donna Thomas||Mary Timmons||Lois Selby Turner||Raymond J. Yingling||Karen Keehne Zimmerman|
|Gina Chesnes||Anne Van Patten||Susan Dickson||Helen Deschenes||Peggy Hornick|
|Cynthia Shockley||Cindy Bailey||Mark Scharf||Gail Smith||Eleanor McCain of Concord, NH|
|Monica Mullikin||Ruth Brooks||Marie Judes||Eric Hass||Mary Jo Newman|
|Eileen E Doyle||Anne Marie Willis||Mary S Hodge||Gordon Leary||B Franklin|
|Pauline Leitner||Jennifer Pidgeon||Peggy Kolm||Joy Jinkerson||Clair Hadley|
|Rose Klein McLaughlin||Meriah Williams||Nancy L. Simmers||Deborah Pritchard||Nancy Josué|
|Mary Pettiss||Sarah S. Fitzgerald||Elizabeth Shelsby||Norman Peter (King) Daprato||Lisa Asbury|
|Cheryl Miller||Kathy Benisch||Mona Everett||Kathy Delaney||Anne Musselman|
|Pam Scott||Dee Gabler||Bill Toomey||Jean Johnson||Rose Hatten|
|Coleman O'Toole||Lisa Ronand||Brenda Antal||Christine Schott||Tom Jennings|
|Glenn Peddicord||Keith Clawson||Jamie M. Perez||Rev. Christos Christou Jr.||Lisa Huffman|
|Marsha Ensminger||Michael Willis Freeland||T.M. Sommers||Jean Johnson||Shirl Taylor-Pierce|
|Sharon Reinhard||Michelle Thompson||Wilma Moore||Jean Keener||Claire Albert|
|Nancy Mumford||(Mrs.) Coni Porter Uzelac||M. Little||Shannan M. Hinners|
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This page last updated 24 Jan 2008