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The Daily Genealogist: Obituary Databases: Idaho and Texas

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Obituary Index, Boise Public Library, Idaho
The city of Boise, located in southwestern Idaho, is the county seat of Ada County. The Boise Public Library has made an obituary index available on its website. Enter the name of the deceased individual in the search box in last name, first name order. The data in the search results includes the full name of the deceased, newspaper title, date of publication, and page on which the obituary or death notice appears. In most cases the page number is followed by "DN" to indicate that it is a death notice or "O" or "OB" to indicate an obituary. You will find an Obituary Request Form on the search page that may be used  to order copies from the library for a fee.

Genealogy Index, Fort Bend County Libraries
Fort Bend County is located in southeastern Texas. Richmond is its county seat. The Genealogy and Local History Department of Fort Bend County Libraries has made a Genealogy Database with burial records information available on its website. A growing number of records contain digitized images of obituaries published in the Fort Bend Herald since August 1, 2007, as well as some earlier obituaries. Click the Online Database link to open the search page. Enter the name of the deceased in the search box in last name, first name order. Click the Name and Dates link in the search results to view the detailed record. For later records click View Obituary for a JPG image. In the Notes field you may find details about the deceased such as the inscription on the tombstone, cemetery name and burial information (section, lot, etc.), names of parents, spouse's name, and more.

Obituary Index, Burnet County Genealogical Society, Texas

Burnet County is located in central Texas. Burnet is its county seat. The Burnet County Genealogical Society has made an obituary index for the period from 1876 through 1910 available on its website. Click the index links in the navigation box to open the alphabetical files. The data fields are name (age is sometimes also included), city of residence, newspaper title, and date of issue.


Posted by Jean Powers at 06/05/2014 03:50:18 PM | 


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