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Welcome to The Obituary Daily Times web site!
HOW TO BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR
OBITUARIES ON THE WEB
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 between themselves.
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: GEN-OBIT-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org
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 autorobot does
not recognize them as such and may not process your request to join).
Please note that if you are using JUNO, or other similar email only
service, please DO NOT send a message to Rootsweb. Instead, send one to
and ask him to add you to his Juno list. Our daily message is much larger than
JUNO will accept through the listserve. Instead, we at The Obituary Daily
Times maintain our own mailing list for JUNO subscribers and send out the
mailing in smaller pieces that Juno will accept.
Please not that we are currently needing to reorganize and this information is in flux.
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 a 90 days after they appear in The Obituary Daily
Times). Queries are answered via
email. This means typing the obituary in it's entirety and emailing it off to
the requestor. And then you will
have access to obituary information across the world!
First read the CONTRIBUTOR
For training contact Jan Plambeck
with the name of the newspaper and state, and one of our trainers will be
in touch with you soon.
Send other queries to Vivian Merkel
Denis Savard - Owner of The
Obituary Daily Times mailing list and website
Jan Wheeler - CA, PA, KY, MO, CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, MD, DC, NY, NJ, HI, DE
Charlie Kirschner - TX, OK, CO, AZ, NM, LA, ID, NV, UT
Walter Styles -Final Editor- VA, GA, AL, MS, TN, SC, AR, WV, WY
Jan Plambeck - Training Moderator - MI, AK, OR, MT, IN, KS, WA, IL, IA, MN, NE, Canada (English speaking provinces only) and other English speaking countries
Vivian Merkel - AZ, MN, FL, CA,SD, TN, NC, Canada (English speaking provinces only) and other English speaking countries
Calvin Wright - Training Moderator
Chris Knowles - Website and misc. other oddities