21 June 2009

10 Best Places to See Dead People

Family Tree Magazine recently released their annual 101 Best Web Sites for 2009. Most have probably seen it already, but I've been meaning to add links here for the ones applicable to this blog. Here we go!

- American Battle Monuments Commission
- Ancient Faces
- Cemetery Surveys
- Dead Fred
- Find a Grave
- Interment.net
- Kentucky Historical Society
- Mortality Schedules
- Names in Stone
- Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Here are some additional links from other categories:

- Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates (death records 1844-1958)
- Cook County, Illinois Vital Records (20+ years old death records)
- Maine State Archives (death index 1960-1996)
- Massachusetts Archives (death records index 1841-1910)
- Minnesota Historical Society (death cards records index 1904-1907; death certificates index 1908-2001)
- Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (53,835 deaths 1864-1877; 392,787 deaths 1908-1957)
- Seeking Michigan (1 million death certificates 1897-1920)
- Utah Death Certificates Index

- AfriGeneas (death databases)
- Footnote (profiles of deceased individuals)

- Illinois State Archives (statewide death index pre-1916 & 1916-1950)
- Missouri Digital Heritage (pre-1910 death records; death certificates 1910-1957)
- Washington State Digital Archives (death records)
- Wisconsin Historical Society (obituaries; 400,000 deaths pre-1907)

- FamilyRelatives.com (death records)
- FindMyPast (pre-1837 burial parish records; government death index 1837-2006)
- Irish Family History Foundation (gravestone inscriptions)
- ScotlandsPeople (wills & testaments 1513-1901; deaths 1855-2006)

- Alabama Department of Archives and History (WWI deaths)
- Library of Virginia (34,402-name Virginia Military Dead Database)

And a few from me:

- Farber Gravestone Collection "The Farber Gravestone Collection is an unusual resource containing over 13,500 images documenting the sculpture on more than 9,000 gravestones."
- Hillsborough County, Florida Cemeteries
- Georgia Death Certificates (1919-1927)


Diane Wright said...

I really like your list. I guess I will be spending even more time on the laptop. Thanks for even more links!!

S. Lincecum said...

I have so many bookmarked links, I sometimes get overwhelmed! :-)

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