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HOW TO BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR
OBITUARIES ON THE WEB (Canada)
The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published
obituaries. It is distributed FREELY, often twice a day by email, and
usually has over 2500 entries a day. You can search the database
anytime with the
search engine above.
The Obituary Daily Times mailing list is intended mostly
(but not only) for Family Historians, researchers and compilers (ex.
researching all of ONE FAMILY). The Obituary Daily Times is an index of
published obituaries across the world. Regular contributors
(volunteers) can request information about particular obituaries
WE DO NOT HAVE THE ACTUAL OBITUARIES.
Regular volunteers may request a particular copy from each other. For
others, GEN-OBIT is an easy way to find a publication date of an obit.
You can then refer to the newspaper to get a copy of it (at the library
or directly with the newspaper itself).
You can subscribe through email Rootsweb by sending a message to:
-- no subject is needed. In the body of the note write the single word:
Subscribe (Please turn off any signature lines that you may be using when writing to this address.
The robot does not recognize them as such and may not process your request to join).
Being a contributor implies a few very simple tasks:
a) Submitting an index of your local paper’s obituaries
b) Occasionally answering a query for more
information on an obituary you have indexed. (You should keep
the obituaries for at least 90 days after they appear in The Obituary
Daily Times). Queries are answered via
email. This means typing the obituary in its entirety and emailing it
off to the requestor. As a contributor you will
have access to obituary information across the world!
First look over the Contributor Handbook
Then for training contact Jan Plambeck
with the name of the newspaper and location of publication.
Send other queries to Alice Ramsay
- Final Moderator, webmaster, and administrator of GEN-OBIT mailing list
Jan Plambeck - Training Moderator
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