Another Place to Find Your Ancestors’ Obituaries

There are hundreds of millions of obituaries in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives. But did you know there is another collection in GenealogyBank that also has obituaries?

GenealogyBank’s Historical Documents section includes millions of obituaries, like this obituary of Marcus Baker (1849-1903).

An obituary for Marcus Baker, Twenty-fifth annual report of the United States Geological Survey 1904
Source: , Annual reports of the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1904. Twenty-fifth annual report of the United States Geological Survey 1904. Washington, DC: Department of the Interior, pages 369-371.

Unlike the space considerations faced by newspaper editors, the obituaries published in our Historical Documents collection are often much longer than newspaper obituaries. In the above example, Marcus Baker’s obituary is three pages long.

Be sure to search for obituaries in these old published documents here:

A screenshot of the search page for GenealogyBank's Historical Documents collection
Source: is your best source for obituaries, from 1690 to today.

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