The Great Obituary Hunt …

Sharon writes an interesting column – with a grim name:

Find Your Dead

Today she wrote about “The Great Obituary Hunt” … it was interesting to see her approach to finding obituaries – the search terms used, how she expanded and restricted the words selected for each search and the terrific results that she found.

I was thrilled (of course) that she found her answers on GenealogyBank!

Read about her search for her family’s obituaries by clicking here …..

Then start searching on GenealogyBank and see what you will find.
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GenealogyBank adds more newspapers from 23 States – 63 titles!

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 23 States – Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Vermont.

There are well over 3,700 newspapers on GenealogyBank — it has never been easier to find obituaries and the details about the lives of more than 1 billion of our ancestors and cousins.

GenealogyBank is the best obituary site on the planet!

These titles are live on GenealogyBank right now.
Titles with an *asterisk are new this month on GenealogyBank.
AK. Juneau. *Daily Record-Miner. 9/25/1906 to 3/19/1907

AR. Jonesboro. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 9/3/1904 to 4/30/1917
AR. Little Rock. *Arkansas Gazette. 1/8/1820 to 2/22/1874

AZ. Tucson. Fronterizo. 1/9/1892 to 12/17/1892
AZ. Tucson. Tucsonense. 3/17/1915 to 11/1/1931

CA. Colton. Chicano. 7/4/1974
CA. Los Angeles. Heraldo de Mexico. 12/9/1917 to 12/28/1928
CO. Colorado Springs. Gazette-Telegraph. 2/21/1903 to 12/22/1922
CO. Trinidad. Anunciador. 4/6/1918 to 11/18/1922
CT. Danielson. *Windham County Transcript. 11/12/1863 to 11/30/1865
CT. New London. *New London Daily Chronicle. 07/17/1860 to 12/31/1864
CT. New London. New London Democrat. 04/05/1845 to 12/25/1852
CT. Norwich. *Norwich Morning Bulletin. 09/18/1876 to 03/20/1882

ID. Idaho City. Idaho Falls Times. 07/09/1891. to 9/16/1920
ID. Idaho City. Idaho Register. 06/15/1889 to 8/1/1911
ID. Twin Falls. Twin Falls News. 1/8/1919 to 5/10/1922

IL. Chicago. Latin Times. 2/14/1975

IN. Centralia. *Centralia Sentinel. 03/09/1865

KY. Bardstown. *Western American. 09/06/1803 to 12/21/1804

MA. Dedham. Norfolk Democrat. 01/01/1850 to 09/15/1854
MA. Springfield. Springfield Republican. 01/01/1886 to 12/29/1891
MA. Stoughton. *Stoughton Sentinel. 07/01/1876 to 09/09/1876

MD. Baltimore. Baltimore American. 1/1/1905 to 2/29/1912
MD. Baltimore. Dunlap’s Maryland Gazette. 08/28/1775 to 01/05/1779

MO. Kansas City. Kansas City Times. 05/14/1884 to 01/31/1896

MS. Vicksburg. *Daily Commercial. 03/01/1879 to 12/28/1882
NC. Raleigh. *Semi-Weekly Standard. 08/10/1861 to 01/28/1868
NE. Nebraska City. Daily Nebraska Press. 01/14/1869 to 12/28/1876

NM. Albuquerque. Nuevo Mundo. 10/09/1897
NM. Las Cruces. Thirty-Four. 04/07/1880
NM. Las Vegas. Grito del Norte. 8/24/1968 to 6/1/1973
NM. Santa Fe. Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Livestock Journal. 10/08/1885 to 12/26/1895
NM. Socorro. Progreso. 05/17/1887 to 08/09/1887

NY. Albany. Albany Evening Journal. 03/22/1842 to 06/30/1849
NY. Auburn. *Cayuga Tocsin. 03/12/1812 to 04/12/1814
NY. Ballston Spa. *Saratoga Journal. 02/01/1814 to 06/11/1817
NY. Batavia. *Republican Advocate. 11/16/1801 to 09/28/1827
NY. New York. *Ahora. 6/12/1950 to 6/19/1950
NY. New York. *America Continental. 4/1/1956
NY. New York. *Americana. 2/21/1948 to 2/21/1948
NY. New York. *Artistas Hispanos. 6/21/1948 to 6/21/1948
NY. New York. *Ateneo. 4/21/1934
NY. New York. *Cascabeles. 5/1/1934
NY. New York. *Eco Antillano. 10/11/1941 to 5/9/1942
NY. New York. *Grafico. 1/21/1917
NY. New York. *Grafico. 12/5/1953
NY. New York. *Pueblos Hispanos. 3/26/1944 to 7/29/1944

RI. Pawtucket. Pawtucket Times. 1/1/1920 to 2/23/1921

TX. Beaumont. Beaumont Enterprise and Journal. 4/13/1906 to 4/30/1911
TX. Brownsville. Heraldo de Brownsville. 1/12/1936 to 2/29/1940
TX. Cleburne. Cleburne Morning Review. 7/4/1911 to 5/31/1916
TX. El Paso. Atalaya Bautista: Semanario Evangelico Bautista. 2/12/1920 to 12/30/1920
TX. El Paso. Continental. 10/1/1958 to 3/11/1960
TX. El Paso. *Hispano Americano. 08/07/1893
TX. Galveston. *Galveston News. 01/01/1877 to 12/13/1883
TX. Kingsville. *Accion. 9/26/1931 to 11/1/1932
TX. Laredo. Alfa. 10/21/1956
TX. Laredo. Evolucion. 2/7/1919
TX. San Antonio. Heraldo de Mexicano. 10/9/1927 to 3/30/1930
TX. San Antonio. Prensa. 10/11/1918 to 2/23/1935

UT. Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Telegram. 10/2/1908 to 1/5/1910
VA. Winchester. *Philanthropist. 03/25/1806 to 02/28/1809
VT. St. Albans. St. Albans Daily Messenger. 01/13/1853 to 1/31/1922
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GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 4 States

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 4 States – Arkansas, California, Connecticut and Iowa.

There are well over 3,500 newspapers on GenealogyBank — it has never been easier to find obituaries and the details about the lives of more than 1 billion of our ancestors and cousins.

GenealogyBank is the best obituary site on the planet!

These titles are live on GenealogyBank right now.
Give it a try.

Arkansas
Alma Journal (Alma, AR). 06/25/2008 – Current
Charleston Express (Charleston, AR). 06/03/2008 – Current
Greenwood Democrat (Greenwood, AR). 06/03/2008 – Current
Paris Express (Paris, AR). 06/03/2008 – Current
Sherwood Voice (Sherwood, AR). 06/20/2008 – Current

California
OC Post-Irvine World News: Orange County Register weekly (Irvine, CA). 02/19/2008 – Current

Connecticut
Oxford Gazette (Oxford, CT). 03/06/2008 – Current

Iowa
Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA). 01/01/2003 – Current

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Finding Nemo – and every Smith, Miller and Buckner in America

Whether you’re looking for William Nemo who was “shot and instantly killed about 10 o’clock last night” in Anaconda, Montana as reported in the 24 June 1903 Anaconda Standard …

or ….. Boyd C. Buckner who died July 4th in Maynardsville, Tennessee as reported in the 6 July 2008 Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) - you’ll find them – along with over one billion other people in GenealogyBank.

The US Census Bureau has released the list of the top 1,000 surnames in use in America today – as I did a spot check of each surname in GenealogyBank I found all of them represented.

There were 13,475 entries for the surname: Vang – the last name on the list and 5.7 million entries for the surname Smith – the first name on the list.

Go to GenealogyBank to find the obituary; death notice; birth announcement; wedding and engagement announcement for your relatives. It’s all in there.

Here is the complete list – what family name are you looking for?
1 SMITH
2 JOHNSON
3 WILLIAMS
4 JONES
5 BROWN
6 DAVIS
7 MILLER
8 WILSON
9 MOORE
10 TAYLOR
11 ANDERSON
12 THOMAS
13 JACKSON
14 WHITE
15 HARRIS
16 MARTIN
17 THOMPSON
18 GARCIA
19 MARTINEZ
20 ROBINSON
21 CLARK
22 RODRIGUEZ
23 LEWIS
24 LEE
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28 YOUNG
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30 KING
31 WRIGHT
32 LOPEZ
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34 SCOTT
35 GREEN
36 ADAMS
37 BAKER
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39 NELSON
40 CARTER
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42 PEREZ
43 ROBERTS
44 TURNER
45 PHILLIPS
46 CAMPBELL
47 PARKER
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49 EDWARDS
50 COLLINS
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58 BELL
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62 COOPER
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64 COX
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68 PETERSON
69 GRAY
70 RAMIREZ
71 JAMES
72 WATSON
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75 SANDERS
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80 ROSS
81 HENDERSON
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84 PERRY
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89 FLORES
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Elayne Singer sounds like a special woman – her grandson, Scott Resnik said of her: “She was the family matriarch and my best friend.”

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Newsday (Melville, NY) – August 4, 2004
Elayne Singer, 80, bookkeeper, family matriarch
Agonizing that her older sister, Marion, had a matter of hours to live, Elayne Singer told her grandson, Scott Resnik, in a telephone conversation Saturday morning that she hoped her own death would be quick and painless.


Less than two hours after that telephone conversation, Singer, a liver transplant survivor, died at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow from injuries sustained in an accident on Sunrise Highway. Singer, 80, and her husband, Irving, were on their way from the couple’s Uniondale senior complex to the Merrick Long Island Rail Road Station to pick up another of Singer’s sisters for a farewell visit to their dying sibling Marion when a car slammed broadside into their Honda Civic. Her husband was hospitalized with two fractured ribs.

“She was the family matriarch and my best friend,” Resnik said of his grandmother. “I called her my hero.”

Singer, the youngest of five children, all girls, was born and raised in Brooklyn. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1942. A fan of the big band music of the day, the former Elayne Lieberman was at a Manhattan dance hall, her grandson said, when she met Irving Singer not long after his discharge from the military in 1946.

The couple married two years later and subsequently moved to Levittown, where they raised two children.

When the children had grown, she became a career bookkeeper, working until she was almost 70 for a variety of local companies.

His grandmother may have been diminutive in stature, but she had a giant heart, Resnik, of Mastic, said.

As relatives fussed over her at a recent family barbecue, tripping over each other to cater to her, she just waved them off, insisting that there must be some tasks to which she could be assigned, Resnik recalled. “She was very petite but she had enough love in her to feed an entire city and more. She constantly wore a smile.”

In addition to her husband and grandson, Singer is survived by two daughters, Hope Martinsen of Afton, N.Y., and Cindy Nadelbach, of Levittown; three sisters, Pat Eagen of Manhattan, Marion Seplow of New Hyde Park and Bea Krebs of Brooklyn; and two other grandchildren, Josh and Lauren Nadelbach.

The funeral was yesterday at Boulevard Riverside Chapel in Hewlett followed by burial at Wellwood Cemetery in Pinelawn. Family will be sitting shivah in Levittown until tomorrow, relatives said.

Donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, P.O. Box 5218, Toms River, N.J. 08754-5218.
Copyright (c) 2004 Newsday, Inc.


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Frank Baum 1856-1919 – Going Beyond the Obits

Lyman Frank Baum, the author of the many books about the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was born today – May 15, 1856 – in Chittenango, Madison County, New York.


When he died obituaries appeared in newspapers around the country like this obituary that appeared in the Duluth (MN) News Tribune (8 May 1919).

It was written from the perspective of his sister-in-law Helen Leslie Gage (1845-1933) who lived at the time in Duluth.

Over the years there were many articles about L. Frank Baum in the newspapers.

Less well known is that late in his life he began to serialize his books and short stories in newspapers across the country under the title the Wonderful Stories of Oz.

Here is an ad for this series that appeared in the Salt Lake (UT) Telegram (7 January 1919).

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Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker – 1935-2008

Long time office manager of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists has passed away.
A prolific genealogist and writer – she was a long time presence in Connecticut genealogical circles. She is best known for her republication of the Barbour Index to Connecticut Vital Records which was issued as a CD-ROM under the title: The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut Based on the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records and Other Statistical Sources.

Our condolences to the family.

Here is her obituary – posted by permission of GenealogyBank.com

Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY) – April 4, 2008
RICKER, Jacquelyn Ladd 1935-2008
Was born September 25th, 1935 in Elmira, NY, and passed away March 30th, 2008 in Payson, AZ. Mrs. Ricker graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY, and then attended Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. Mrs. Ricker returned to her native Elmira, and worked at the American Bridge Division of the U.S. Steel Corp in Elmira, where she met her husband.


After moving to Glastonbury, CT, she volunteered in several civic organizations while rearing their two sons. Then Mrs. Ricker began a career in genealogy and worked her way up to be Office Manager of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. During this time, she became an active member in several genealogy organizations. She also became a prolific researcher of genealogy archives and was a noted author and editor of several genealogy publications. After retiring from The Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Mrs. Ricker moved to Payson, AZ with her husband and continued her extensive Genealogy research and publishing.

She also has been active with the Library Friends of the Payson Public Library, The Gila County Historical Society and The Zane Grey Cabin Foundation. Mrs. Ricker was predeceased earlier this year by her husband of nearly 50 years, David T. Ricker. Mrs. Ricker is survived by her sons, David W. Ricker of Dallas, TX, and Dr. Jonathan E. Ricker (Nancy) of Danville, KY. She is also survived by her mother, Arthea Johnson of Prescott, AZ; two brothers, William E. Ladd (Mary) of Scottsdale, AZ and Gary A. Ladd (Vivian); two grandchildren, Jeffrey L Ricker and Rachel E. Ricker, both of Danville, KY; four nephews and one niece.

A celebration of life will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008, at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero Dr., Payson, AZ. Memorial gifts may be sent in Mrs. Ricker’s honor to the Library of Friends, Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., Payson, AZ 85541; Payson Humane Society, 812 S. McLane Rd, Payson, AZ 85541; RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson, AZ 85541; and the Zane Grey Cabin Foundation, 201 N. McLane Rd., Payson, AZ 85541.

Robin Dombrowsky, 1951-2007

Robin Dombrowsky a well known genealogy librarian has passed away. She was an active promoter of genealogy through her many articles and popular lectures. She was active in genealogy even while getting her MLS at the University of South Florida. She was the Supervisor of the Reference Department at the Palm Harbor (FL) Public Library.

She will be missed.

Her obituary appeared in the St. Petersburg Times – courtesy of GenealogyBank

St. Petersburg Times (FL) – December 7, 2007
DOMBROWSKY, Robin Dianne, 56, of Clearwater, was the Supervisor of Adult References at the Palm Harbor Public Library. She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Gregory Dominguez; her sister, Ann Boray; and nephew, Connor Boray, of Carol Stream, IL. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 7, from 2-5 pm, at Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor, with a Memorial Gathering at 6 pm, at the Palm Harbor Public Library. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

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Cronista del Valle. Brownsville, TX – 20 April 1925

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Continental. El Paso, TX. 9/20/1936 to 8/28/1938
Bejareno. San Antonio, TX. 2/7/1855 to 7/28/1956

A soldier’s last letter ….

What have I done I asked myself, to deserve to be remembered by strangers in a town in which I had never been…”

You can almost hear him ask that now, over 100 years later as we remember him.

Corporal Wilson Mcpherson Osbon (1877-1899) wrote the letter on 28 Dec 1898, in gratitude for a Christmas care package of food and goodies sent from Mrs. R.S. Gleason of Aberdeen, SD. She had sent it to him and the three other young men who were serving in the Philipines from Howard, South Dakota in Company F – among them was his brother Orman King Osbon (1874-1903).

Portion of his letter – Aberdeen Daily News 22 Feb 1899

This would be the last letter Wilson Osbon would write back home. He was killed just a few weeks later on 15 Feb 1899.

I found his story in the Aberdeen (SD) Weekly News.
In looking into it further, I quickly pulled more than a dozen articles about him and his family in GenealogyBank.
It was gripping to read his last letter.

Even more gripping to read in the old newspapers that his brother Orman was also killed in the Philippines just four years later in a fight leading a group of 22 men against a band of local thugs – in Bolinao, Philippines.

Going beyond the historical newspapers I found Orman Osbon’s obituary in a 1903 report of the War Department. It was there that I learned one more key family detail – Orman Osbon had married in the Philippines and his wife, Antonia Osbon resided in Manila.

Annual reports of the War Department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. Volume VII. Report of the Philippine Commission –
Serial Set Vol. No. 4634, Session Vol. No.858th Congress, 2nd SessionH.Doc. 2 pt. 7. p. 719.
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