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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 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 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. As a contributor you will
have access to obituary information across the world!
First read the Relevant Contributor Handbook
for manual data entry;
for ObitFiler 1.06 (Old Version);
or for ObitFiler 2.01 (Java version)
For training contact Jan Plambeck
with the name of the newspaper and stateof publication.
Send other queries to Vivian Merkel
King Butler - Owner of The Obituary Daily Times mailing list and website
Charlie Kirschner - AZ, CO, ID, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT
Jan Plambeck - Training Moderator - AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MS, MT, NE, OR, WA, WI, WY, CAN (AB BC NB ON), England, Germany
Jan Wheeler - CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, KY, MA, MD, ME, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV
King Butler - Final Moderator
Vivian Merkel - AZ, CA, FL, MN, NC, SD, TN, CAN (MB NF NS PE QC SK)