1. Volunteers contribute indexes of obituaries from their local papers.
2. Entries are put into a searchable database.
3. Entries are emailed to list subscribers.
4. Volunteers can contact contributors for an actual obituary.
If you have a computer and get a publication that has obituaries, you can help!
Just a few minutes a day and you can help other researchers find those all-important obituaries for their genealogical research.
For more information, visit the Become a Volunteer page.
Each entry contains basic information, such as, name, date of publication, etc.
Find the publication abbreviation in our publication list.
If you are not a contributor, you will need to contact the publication, a library, or genealogical society to find the actual obituary itself.
Moderators receive submissions from volunteers in the USA, Canada, and countries all around the world.
They put all the information together and send them to the final moderator, who puts it into the database and GEN-OBIT email.