West Hempstead Obituary Index updated

The West Hempstead Obituary Index has just been updated and now includes close to 800 entries.

This index includes obituaries and death notices related to residents and, in some cases, former resident of West Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. The majority of the entries are from 1930 to 1963. New entries will be added on a continuous basis.

The information in the index comes from area newspapers such as The Brooklyn Eagle, Newsday, The Hempstead Sentinel, the Nassau Daily Review Star, and the New York Times.

The index includes the date of death, publication and date of publication.

Anyone interested in copies of articles from this index, can contact Jean King at the West Hempstead Public Library, 516-481-6591 ext 22 or email jking@whplibrary.org.

You can access the link by clicking on the words just above this blog posting or click on
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Free webinars offered on photo identification, obituary research

Three free webinars will be offered today and tomorrow on a variety of topics.

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “You Will Never Look at Your Old Photos the Same Way Again” tonight at 8 p.m. Step into the 21st century with your photo identification! Every bit of a photograph – the thickness, the edges, the shape, and yes, even the image, can help you identify it. It’s not only what you look at in a photo, it’s how you look at it that counts. Even the most mundane items – the weather, the direction of street traffic – can be the clue that can solve a photo-mystery.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3824000663542975746

The Southern California Genealogical Society will present “Who Lived Next Door?” tonight at 9 p.m. Untangle individuals of the same name and solve genealogical mysteries using the “FAN Club” principle. This webinar will discuss methods for identifying FAN Club members and demonstrate the technique using case studies.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5997587818813841156

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Dissecting Obituaries for New Clues” tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. Obituaries are miniature biographies published when a person dies. They are just one of at least three possible death notices that you may encounter, and each can provide clues to your research for the deceased and the family. This webinar presents a methodology for dissecting an obituary, determining what information is provided or suggested, identifying record types that may be available, and determining where those records might be located and how to access them.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3609586003176944899

West Hempstead obituary index reaches 600 entries

The West Hempstead Obituary Index now has 600 entries. This index includes obituaries and death notices related to residents and, in some cases, former resident of West Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. The majority of the entries are from 1930 to 1961. New entries will be added on a continuous basis.

The information in the index comes from area newspapers such as The Brooklyn Eagle, Newsday, The Hempstead Sentinel, the Nassau Daily Review Star, and the New York Times.

The index includes the date of death, publication and date of publication.

Anyone interested in copies of articles from this index, can contact Jean King at the West Hempstead Public Library, 516-481-6591 ext 22 or email jking@whplibrary.org.

Click on the link below to see the current index.
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Obituary index being compiled for Yonkers Herald-Statesman

For those looking for obituaries in Yonkers, NY, there is an index being compiled on the Yonkers History website.

The index is for the Yonkers Herald-Statesman which began publishing in the 1930s and was discontinued on Jan. 1, 1999.

Currently the index has been completed for much of 1950, 1951, 1962 and 1963 as well as for a few scattered years.

For more information on the index and requesting a copy of an obituary, go to:
https://sites.google.com/site/yonkershistory/yonkers-obituaries-1

Free webinar to discuss obituary research

The Illinois Genealogical Society will present a free webinar on Tuesday, July 14, at 9 p.m. entitled “Dissect Obituaries for New Clues.”

Obituaries are miniature biographies for the deceased. Your job is to carefully analyze the content of the death notice, obituary, and/or funeral notice and look for clues. This seminar presents a methodology for dissecting an obituary, determining what information is provided or inferred, identifying record types that may be available, where those records are located, and how to access them. A sample obituary is dissected and discussed.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/723818762217470209

Archives at Queens Library conducts obituary searches

The Queens Borough Public Library owns microfilm of many newspapers in New York. The Archives at Queens Library conducts obituary and death notice searches for customers using these resources.

To submit a request:
*Include the complete name of the person. If the surname has an
unusual spelling please provide variant spellings.
*Include the complete date of death including day, month and year.
Requests that include only the month and year will be returned.
*There is a fee of $8.00 per name. Please make the check or money
order payable to the Queens Library.

Customers are limited to three names per request. Turnaround time is 5 to 10 business days upon receipt of request and payment.

Please send requests to:
Queens Library
Archives at Queens Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, N.Y. 11432

Please be sure to include the name Archives at Queens Library. Without it the Archives’s response will be delayed.

For more information call (718) 990-0770.