More NY State records added to death index website

New additions for New York State have been made to the website Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records.

Allegany County Historical Genealogy Indexes (includes cemetery burials and obituaries)
Cattaraugus County: Olean Public Library Obituary Database (for the 1980s and 1990s; not complete)
Herkimer County: Herkimer Evening Telegram Obituary Index
Niagara County: Lockport Union Sun and Journal Obituary Index, 1900-1903 and 2007-2011
Ontario County: Woodlawn Cemetery Burials (Canandaigua, New York)
Oswego County: Town of Granby Cemeteries
Rensselaer County: Town of Nassau Cemeteries
Rensselaer County: Stephentown Cemeteries Name Index

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West Hempstead obituary index reaches 500

The West Hempstead Obituary Index now has 500 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 1960. 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

Click on the link below to see the current index.
WH Obituaries