Thursday, 30 July 2009

Ancestry updates obituary collections

If you're like me there's at least one less common surname in your family background you like to track. For me it's Northwood. There are quite a few living Northwoods, and former Northwoods, on the periphery of my family tree. I've identified other Northwoods who I can't connect but suspect there must be a link.

To keep track of these people it's helpful that ancestry has obituary collections. Compiled from obituaries published in newspapers and from various online sources they often contain names, dates, places of birth and death, marriage information, and family relationships.

Ancestry just updated their obituary collections for Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, UK and Ireland and the US.

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