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Subject: [SMITH-L] Newest obituary collections and data sets with SMITH data1-19-2011
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:28:45 -0600
The following are the latest data sets recently added that have SMITH
data. To search them, use the watermarked search box that has the
name of the county or data set on the gray search button.
MASSACHUSETTS - Harvard University Obituary Collection
MINNESOTA - Blue Earth County Obituary Collection
OHIO - Athens County Obituary Collection
OHIO - Clinton County Obituary Collection
OHIO - Greene County Obituary Collection
OHIO - Logan County Obituary Collection
OHIO - Medina County Obituary Collection
OHIO - Wyandot County Obituary Collection
PENNSYLVANIA - Northumberland County Funeral Notices Collection
TEXAS - Texas Death Index - The Year 1999
Featured data set:
World War I - Casualties of American Army Overseas
During World War I, the commanding
general of the American expeditionary
forces and the War Department issued
daily casualty lists from the overseas
operations to the major newpaper outlets
for public notification.
According to Robert Wilde, editor of the
European History section of About.com,
"there is no - and there will never be -
a definitive list of the casualties
inflicted during World War One".
What can a family researcher get out of
these files for their family tree?
- The fact that your ancestor had
a military record
- The fact that he/she fought in
World War I
- An approximate date of death or
- Was your ancestor a POW?
- Your ancestor's rank or job while
- You may find a middle initial
that you didn't have.
- The town where your ancestor lived.
- These lists are transcribed from old
newspaper clippings from the New York
Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Dallas
Morning News. Some of the lists will
have additional information on locals
who were casualties. This type of
information will be found toward the
bottom of the page.
Hope this helps,