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Ask a Genealogist: Looking at local newspaper obituaries.

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Question:

Can you give me some advice for looking for obituaries in small town newspapers?

Answer:

Depending on the size of community the article could be as small as a two line death notice, or a full page front page obituary column. If you notice that your community does not have a newspapers look at the neighboring communities.  The neighboring communities would often carry the news for a town that did not have a local newspaper.  Also, remember to look a week following the funeral.  The newspaper may make mention of those who attended the funeral, the pall bearers, etc.
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